Winners Rao's Degree College Kalyan Sai and M.R. Vikhyat
Runners GVP College of Engg Akshay and Srikar
Over 1,100 students were part of the city edition of the quiz. Quiz host Ms. Rashmi Furtado was quick and snappy with the prelim that contained 20 questions. The first-time participants found the preliminary a shade difficult while the regular teams could navigate more easily. The teams that made it to the rounds onstage were:
Vignan Institute of Engineering :Tejaswini & Preity Jasmine
ANITS :Harsh & Niteesh Naidu
Vignan Institute of IT :Jagan Kumar & Swaroop
GITAM University :Amogh Shashank & Himanshu Kumar
GITAM University (Tech) :V. Amogh & Supriya
GITAM University :Sanjay Akula & Harshit Ram
THE TOP SIX (FINALISTS)
GVP College of Engg :Akshay and Srikar
GITAM Inst of Technology :Raju and Sivaprasad
Rao's Degree College :Kalyan Sai and Vikhyat
Aditya Global Business School :Sivaram and Venkat Surya Teja
ANITS :Harish and Niteesh N
GITAM :Sanjay and Harshit Ram
The final was anchored by noted quizmaster Pickbrain, who is hugely popular in this region. The huge crowd was cheering the respective colleges and other teams right through the final. The Rao's college team from Nellore dominated the final, scoring from the initial questions to the very end.
They did not give any team a chance to close in on them right through the final. GVP College of Engineering, was the only team that came close to the winners. Once they realised, they did not have a chance to win, the GVP team played it very sensibly, to finish runner-up.
The chief guest professor Siva Ramakrishnan, vice-chancellor GITAM University, gave away the prizes and advised the teams to focus on learning, be it within the classroom or outside the classrooms. Professor Dharma Raj of GIT and Commander Guru-Murthy, director placements, GITAM were also present.