Jamshedpur – NIT Jamshedpur win by a whisker

Champions

NIT Jamshedpur - Palak and Aakash

View Image

Runner Up

IIT Kharagpur - Arjit Patra and Sayan Dutta

View Image

Over a 100 teams battled through a tough prelim at Jamshedpur. The venue was abuzz with students from the schools of the city also there in full swing to win audience prizes. Quizmaster Pickbrain was swift with the prelim and selected the following six teams.

FINALISTS

  • NIT Jamshedpur: Kumar Ankur and Susheel
  • NIT Jamshedpur: Palak and Aakash
  • XLRI Jamshedpur: Tanveer Ali and Snehanshu Gupta
  • IIT Kharagpur: Arjit Patra and Sayan Dutta
  • NIT Jamshedpur: Pawan and Vikas
  • XLRI Jamshedpur: Akshay and Mayukh

The business quiz which is not new to this city is always a pitched battle amongst campuses. The final seemed a one sided affair with the IIT team racing off to a lead in the early stages. Seasoned quizmaster Pickbrain was at his best as he kept encouraging the teams to crack his posers.

The XLRI teams and NIT represented by Palak and Aakash gave some quality answers but took negatives to be able to sustain the score line. It was just past the mid way that the duo from NIT came up with a series of outstanding answers that stumped everyone and silenced the other teams.

As the excitement mounted and as the quiz inched to the final round, with NIT’s Palak and Aakash still powering their way and with three questions remaining, they were on the verge of a great victory having caught up with IIT in style.

As Pickbrain fired the next question the NIT duo took the initiative and went for the buzzer bravely and got the answer right to the delight of the audience. IIT were now forced to go for the next one which they got wrong and finished runner up.

The entire audience though applauded for a valiant effort by all the teams. The guest of honour Mr. Ashish Mathur, MD Jusco, congratulated the teams and awarded them the prizes.

image