The city of Kochi has always been enthusiastic about a Tata Crucible and this time was no different. The fervour extends to not just teams from the city but across the state, with teams coming in from Thrissur, Kottayam, Trivandrum and more. The prelim was snappy and fast leading to the finalists.
University of Kerala, Trivandrum :Akash and Aravind MJ
Govt. Medical College, Thrissur :Arun Ghosh and Ashlyn Tom
St.Berchman's College :Balagopal and Shelvin Thomas
Govt. Engineering College (GEC), Thrissur :Harikrishnan and Ashique
Baselius College, Kottayam :Ashwin Chako and Achu P
Univ. College, Trivandrum :Jithu Johney and Vignesh
Champions, University of Kerala, Trivandrum - Akash and Aravind MJ
The final line up featured very well-balanced teams based on the prelim scores. As the quiz started and moved into the first couple of questions the GEC team from Thrissur were blazing their way through.
Things soon got interesting though as the teams from Trivandrum were firing as were the aspiring doctors indicating it was an engrossing finals we had on our hands at Kochi. With the teams from Trivandrum and Thrissur all trying to outscore the other, many a risk was taken resulting in great excitement.
At the end of a day, it was duo from University of Kerala, Trivandrum who powered their way through, dominating the second half of the quiz to win in style. Their final score of 900 crubits, set a record for this year, thus far. The GEC team from Thrissur did well to stay ahead of Univ. College Trivandrum and clinch the runner up title.
The guest of honour was Dr.Indu Nair, Group Director, SCMS Group of Institutions, underlined the need to cultivate a good reading habit and joked that colleges should consider punishment time in libraries.
Runner Up, Govt.Govt. Engineering College (GEC), Thrissur - Harikrishnan and Ashique
WINNER : University of Kerala, Trivandrum - Akash and Aravind MJ
RUNNER UP : Govt. Engineering College (GEC), Thrissur - Harikrishnan and Ashique