Press Release
For Immediate Publication

National University of Singapore teams claim top honours in the exciting 7th edition of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz in Singapore

  • The business quiz brings Singapore’s sharpest young minds together and tests their speed of thought and lateral thinking skills.
  • Abhimanyu S and Rohan Naidu from National University of Singapore became the new champions of the Singapore edition

Singapore, November 11, 2013: Singapore witnessed an enthralling battle of wits, where Abhimanyu S and Rohan Naidu from National University of Singapore were crowned winners at the grand finale of the 7th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz at the University Cultural Centre Hall. Closely following the lead pair were Karan Prasad and Shivam Bhardwaj from National University of Singapore who clinched the first runners-up position. After contesting multiple rounds of high energy quizzing, the duo from National University of Singapore took away a whopping cash prize of $ 7,000 among other exciting prizes. The first runners-up Karan Prasad and Shivam Bhardwaj from National University of Singapore won a cash prize of $3,000. The top two teams will now compete with the other finalists at the International Finale to be held in India early next year.

The second runners-up position was sealed by Sainyam Gautam and Kushagra Saran from National University of Singapore who also claimed a cash prize of $ 2,000.

Gracing the occasion with his presence was Chief Guest Mr. Vikram Sud, Regional Head of Operations & Technology; Citi Asia Pacific. He was impressed by the high levels of energy and passion for quizzing that he witnessed at the finale. Applauding the finalist teams he said, "It is great to see such talent here. We need this kind of workforce like you guys who are having this kind of innovation and think innovatively with smart connections."

Abhimanyu S and Rohan Naidu from National University of Singapore were thrilled on their victory. Shared Abhimanyu S, “Quizzing is extremely special to the both of us. We are very passionate about it. It's not just an event, it's a way of life--keeping your mind open all the time and absorbing the world. Pickbrain's quizzes are very well-crafted and Tata Crucible the most prestigious event a quizzer can win, so I feel extremely happy". Added Rohan Naidu, “This was my first-ever Tata Crucible and it is surreal to have won this as a teenager. Quizzing isn't merely regurgitating facts that you've swallowed in preparation for an event, it's a Sherlock Holmes-styled way of deductive reasoning. Pickbrain quizzes ensure that you need to think rather than recall”.

The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Singapore 2013 was anchored by ace quizmaster MrGiri Balasubramaniam, aka ‘Pickbrain’.

This year, the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz received participation of 148 students in 74 teams (of two contestants each) from prominent educational institutions like Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Singapore Management University and SIM. These students were tested on subjects ranging from business to current affairs, business houses to personalities. The preliminary round saw nearly 25 questions on various topics administered to all participants, followed by a wild card round amongst teams 7 to 14 from the scores, to select 2 teams who joined the 6 top scoring teams to make an 8 team stage final.

The final teams on stage, all of whom were tested with five rounds of live, rapid-fire quizzing across categories ranging from Business Basics to Bricks, economy, personalities, and brands included:

  1. Abhimanyu S and Rohan Naidu from National University of Singapore
  2. Karan Prasad and Shivam Bhardwaj from National University of Singapore
  3. Sainyam Gautam and Kushagra Saran from National University of Singapore
  4. Jishnu Mohan and Ayush from National University of Singapore
  5. Dhruv Bindal and Jain Malik from Nanyang Technological University
  6. Lu Ying Jie and Daniel Tay from National University of Singapore
  7. Pranav Rao and Devaki Ravi Praveen from Singapore Management University
  8. Aditya Srivastava and Sai Visesh from National University of Singapore
The evening was graced by senior Tata leaders from Singapore and representatives from the local universities amongst others.
Channel NewsAsia is the official Broadcast Partner for the quiz and will be telecasting the quiz in one edition capsule.

  • The first telecast is on 18th December, 2013 at 8.30pm (GMT +8) and the repeats are on 19th December, 2013 at 1:30pm, 20th December, 2013 at 5.30pm, and on 23rd December, 2013 at 11:30am (GMT +8).
For more details about the quiz, log on to

Singapore is an important market and hub for Tata companies. Singapore is the headquarter of Tata Technologies and Tata NYK and also regional headquarter of Tata Consultancy Services, and offices of Tata Communications, NatSteel Holdings, Tata Technologies, Voltas, Tata Chemicals, Tata Power, Tata NYK Shipping, Kalzip Asia (a division of Tata Steel Europe),Tata Capital and York Transport Equipment (Asia), among others, are located in the island state. Tata group has a strong track record of collaboration with the local tertiary institutions. The Tata group has an employee base of over 2000 people in Singapore.

The Tata group comprises over 100 operating companies in seven business sectors: communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals. The group has operations in more than 80 countries across six continents, and its companies export products and services to 85 countries.

The total revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $96.79 billion (around Rs 527,047 crore) in 2012-13, with 62.7 percent of this coming from business outside India. Tata companies employ over 540,000 people worldwide. The Tata name has been respected in India for more than 140 years for its adherence to strong values and business ethics.

Every Tata company or enterprise operates independently. Each of these companies has its own board of directors and shareholders, to whom it is answerable. There are 32 publicly listed Tata enterprises and they have a combined market capitalisation of about $106.10 billion (as on November 7, 2013), and a shareholder base of 3.9 million. The major Tata companies are Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels. For regular news and updates, follow the Tata Group on Twitter ( and YouTube

For further information, please contact:
Tata Sons
Sarika Kapoor Chokshi / Arushi Agrawal