“How do I get in?” seemed the first question that was on the mind of ace quizmaster Pickbrain as he navigated his way past the huge crowds to enter the hall. With over 1100 contestants this was by the far the biggest turnout at Vizag for a business quiz.
The cheers Pickbrain received were reflective of the popularity of the quiz. A not so tough prelim saw the following six make it to the final.
Vignan Institute of IT :Venkata Satya and Kiran Prasad
Indian Maritime University :Mudith Dhruv and Jayakrishnan
DSNLU :Rupak Kumar and Chitrartha Gupta
GITAM University :Sai Teja and Anjonmithra
Aditya Global Business (Rajamundry) :Shresth F and Sanjay Chowdhary
GITAM University :Ankur Bhattacharya and Shyam N Reddy
Champions, GITAM University - Ankur Bhattacharya and Shyam N Reddy
The final started with Gitam represented by Ankur and Shyam blazing away to a quick fire start. It took sometime for Aditya Global, VIIT and the Indian Maritime University to gain ground but the Gitam duo never let go of their lead position.
The scenario did not change much as the quiz progressed, with Gitam dominating while the others were all in the fray for the runner up title. Gitam did not give any team any room for play and they make it to the next. The Maritime boys held out sensibly to finish runner up.
The guest of honour, Dr.Prasada Rao, Hon. Vice Chancellor, Gitam University congratulated the teams gave away the prizes to the champion teams.
Runner Up, Indian Maritime University - Mudith Dhruv and Jayakrishnan
WINNER : GITAM University - Ankur Bhattacharya and Shyam N Reddy
RUNNER UP : Indian Maritime University - Mudith Dhruv and Jayakrishnan