Varanasi – IIT BHU sweep Varanasi

It is the second time in eleven years that Tata Crucible is visiting Varanasi and it was the first time the quiz was being held at the BHU campus auditorium. The enthusiasm was visible as over 400 students thronged the venue for the prelim.

Quizmaster Pickbrain arrived to cheers and applause as he went about his task quickly done with the prelim, a 20 question fare, leading the following finalists.

The finalists were:

  • IIT BHU: Deepak Singh and Shobit Shubhankar
  • BHU: Zahinuddin and Ankur Agarwal
  • BHU (Social Sciences): Piyush Pandey and Sukrit Dutta
  • IIT BHU: Shubham and Ms. Anishika
  • IIT BHU: Hemanth and Rajan Arora
  • IIT BHU: Aditya and Ashwini

The final was a very tight battle with the team of Deepak and Shobit doing superbly well but in bursts with too many negatives at regular intervals knocking themselves out of the battle. The BHU Social Sciences department boys were good in the first segment, lost out in the second and came back late to win the runner up position.

The team of Hemanth and Rajan Arora were calm and collective but could not get the buzzer to go down often enough to challenge the others. In all this drama the team that kept battling valiantly even if they lost something on the buzzer were Aditya and Aswini.

They had to however hold the momentum till the end which they did to ensure they won the final and made it to the eastern zonals.

The guest of honour Prof. AK Mukherjee, Dean Student Affairs, IIT BHU gave away the prizes and congratulated all the teams on the occasion. He specially thanked the Tata’s for creating such a lovely platform for youngsters.

RESULTS

  • WINNER : IIT BHU – Aditya and Ashwini
  • RUNNER UP : BHU (Social Sciences) – Piyush Pandey and Sukrit Dutta
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