The historic city of Mysore played host to its second edition of Tata Crucible for campuses. Colleges from across the city and surrounding locations, like Mandya and Hassan were part of the battle. With over 350 teams the energy levels were high. The finalists were:
NIE : Ms. Rashmi Ravi and Bhargav Ayyengar
SJCE : Pradhan Sarathy and Karthikeya K
Mahajana College : Abhishek and Rithesh
VVCE : Achal and Srihari
SJCE : Srikar and Shreyas
NIE : Deepit Sapru and Varun K
Champions, SJCE - Srikar and Shreyas
The final witnessed an interesting battle between SJCE with Srikar and Shreyas and the NIE team of Rashmi and Bhargav. The NIE duo were the defending champions from a year ago, so the pressure was more on them. The SJCE team played carefully to ensure they took no negatives or undue risks.
While the other teams did try to make a dent, it was really these two teams that kept the tempo but with SJCE playing rock solid there was no room for Rashmi and Bhargav to get past them. Showing maturity as soon as they realised winning would be difficult, they changed their strategy and played for the second place, only to win it with ease. SJCE marched into the next round winning their first ever title in this quiz.
The audience won several prizes and enjoyed the wit and sharp humour of the quizmaster. The winners now make it to the Coimbatore zonal. Dr. Krishnamurthy, Director and Dean, Mysore Medical College appreciated the teams for their performance and gave away the prizes.
Runner Up, NIE - Ms. Rashmi Ravi and Bhargav Ayyengar
WINNER : SJCE - Srikar and Shreyas
RUNNER UP : NIE - Ms. Rashmi Ravi and Bhargav Ayyengar