- Ace quizmaster Pickbrain (Mr Giri Bala Subramaniam) was the host of the show
- Tata Crucible Quiz' is the largest Indian quiz show
Jalandhar: Tenth edition of India’s largest quiz show- Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014, Punjab edition, was held at LPU Campus. LPU students Praneeth Sai and Anmol Upadhyay, both final year students of B Tech ECE, won prize of Rs 50,000. After preliminary written round among 100 registered teams from across the Punjab, breathtaking contest of intellect among selected teams for wild card round was held. Subsequently, two teams of LPU and other teams including GNDU Amritsar, Thapar University Patiala, NIT Jalandhar competed in the final round. The quiz was hosted by ace quizmaster Pickbrain-Mr Giri Bala Subramaniam, who holds many Limca- Records to his credit for quizzing achievements. The final witty quizzing included Visual Potential, Buzzing, Think Ten Fold and Rapid Ten rounds. The questions tested students’ present and previous knowledge related to products, brands, companies, places and many more.
LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar awarded the winner teams with cash prizes. Congratulating the winners and all other participating students, Dr Kanwar asked them to stay focused as students are the real future of the country. In fact, 'Tata Crucible Quiz' is a key knowledge initiative, which seeks to bring together sharpest young minds on the country’s largest quiz platform. Started in 2004, it has now become an eagerly anticipated annual event. Judged as the highest rated ground quiz, it is a team-based contest with 2 participants per team. ‘Quiz’ has also been taken outside India and is running successfully in Singapore and in the UK.
Praneeth who hails from Warangal (Andhra Pradesh) and Anmol from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) are very happy on getting awarded after competing lot of participants. Praneeth said: “I am happy that our university gave us a golden chance for participating in the coveted Quiz, which was organised at our campus itself. It was my dream to participate in it as I am further aiming to be prestigious alumni of LPU as an IAS officer.” Anmol holds: “The type of learning and encouragement which is always received through our teachers has indeed let us fair well at the quiz.”