Tata group announces the 9th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz at Singapore
Singapore, 26th October, 2015
: The Tata group announced the 9th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz in Singapore today. The quiz is a key knowledge initiative for the youth by the Tata group which strives to bring together the sharpest young minds to take on the heat of intense quizzing on business knowledge and out of the box thinking. The quiz will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at University Cultural Centre Hall, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent.
The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is a platform that offers Singapore's student community a unique opportunity to involve themselves with the subject of international business, in an engaging and intellectually stimulating manner. The quiz through its format of audio and visual question rounds, challenges the participants in various subjects ranging from the world of business and economy, including business houses, personalities, brands and markets, amongst other exciting topics. It will be conducted by renowned quiz master, Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam, popularly known as ‘Pickbrain’.
Mr. K.V. Rao, Resident Director, ASEAN, Tata Sons
said, “It’s heart-warming to see the phenomenal response that the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz receives every year in Singapore. This is the 9th edition in Singapore, and we see enthusiastic participation of local Singapore / ASEAN students along with strong support from the campuses . Tata Crucible has emerged both in India and internationally as the most awaited campus event at the leading business schools and institutions of higher learning. It is a gateway for our Tata group to engage with brilliant young minds”
The quiz is open to all college student teams above the age of 18. Students can register for participation in the quiz by logging on to the website www.tatacrucible.com/sg by October 26, 2015. The top eight teams will be chosen from a preliminary written round and a quick wild card round (teams will comprise of two participants each from the same college/university). The eight teams will then battle it out for the championship. There is no entry fee for the competition.
The winning teams will together take home cash prizes of Singapore $ 12,000.*
The distribution of the cash prizes is as follow:
- Winning team: A cash prize of S$ 7,000
- First runner-up team: A cash prize of S$3,000
- Second runner-up team: A cash prize of S$ 2,000
(* Terms and conditions apply, please refer to the website www.tatacrucible.com/sg).
Besides the cash prizes, there are exciting goodies like tablets/e-readers and Tata Crucible merchandise for the finalists and attractive prizes for the audience.
Tata Crucible Campus Quiz
Tata Crucible seeks to bring together the sharpest young minds to take on the heat of a tough business quiz. The Quiz made its debut in India in 2004 and successfully generated a huge response in the very first year itself. It has since become an annual event. The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz made its international debut with the Singapore edition in 2007. It offers Singapore's student community a unique opportunity to involve themselves with the subject of international business, in an engaging and intellectually stimulating manner. The 2013 edition saw strong participation from campuses across the city-state, including NUS, SMU, NTU, SIM, S P Jain Center of Management and others, with NUS claiming all the top three places. The UK edition was launched successfully in 2008 and the 6th edition saw the participation of around 30 leading UK universities and colleges. In order to broaden the scope of the event, since 2008-09 the concept of the grand International Finale was conceived as a face-off between the top two teams from Singapore, UK and India. In 2014, ICAI team from Bengaluru was the National Champions from India. The team from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar was the overall International Champions of Tata Crucible.
Tata group’s presence in South East Asia
In Singapore since the early 1970s, with the establishment of a precision engineering company and training centre, the Tata group has actively participated in the economic development of the country and the region. Today, over 15 Tata companies are present in Singapore in diverse areas, including manufacturing, engineering, communications & information technology, chemicals, energy, and financial services, employing over 3,100 people and with investments / assets over $ 7bn.
About Tata group
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture. In 2014-15, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $108.78 billion. These companies collectively employ over 600,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. There are 30 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $134 billion (as on 31st March 2015). Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels.
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