Rohtak – BITS Pilani rule Rohtak

Champions, BITS Pilani - Aditya and Sreejan

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Runner Up, BITS Pilani - Ashwin and Utsav Kumar

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The debut edition of the Rohtak Crucible was a reflection of how small towns in India are becoming big hubs for business quizzing. With close to a 100 teams vying for the slots in the final the stage was set with a quick prelim that led to the following six finalists.

The finalists after the prelim were

  • IIM Rohtak : Venkat Bhargava Sreedhar and Shardul Bahuguna
  • IIT Rourkee : Shiv Ashish Singh and Vishal
  • BITS Pilani : Aditya and Sreejan
  • UIET : Lilesh Kumar and Shruti
  • BITS Pilani : Shantanu Sharma and Navdeep
  • BITS Pilani : Ashwin and Utsav Kumar

The final was a keen battle right from the word go with the BITS Pilani teams and IIT-R making early progress. As the quiz moved on IIM-R also joined the scoring as Aditya and Sreejan from BITS were trailing their college mates Ashwin and Utsav Kumar.

The next couple of rounds saw a consistent Aditya and Sreejan make steady progress as it boiled down to the final over of the game where Aditya and Sreejan held on their lead and made it to the national final. It however took a last ball effort for Ashwin and Utsav of BITS to stay ahead of Shiv and Vishal from IIT sealing the runner up position.


  • WINNER : BITS Pilani – Aditya and Sreejan
  • RUNNER UP : BITS Pilani- Ashwin and Utsav Kumar