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Tata group announces the 7th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz for Singapore'ssharpest young minds

Singapore’s most popular annual business quiz for students organised by the Tata group is back

The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is a part of the initiatives of the Tata group to engage with the youth. It is a knowledge initiative to encourage lateral associations, speed of thought and out-of-the-box thinking.

Singapore, November 7, 2013:The Tata group announces the launch of its 7th annual edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz in Singapore. The quiz seeks to bring Singapore’s sharpest young minds together through a business quiz that tests their speed of thought and lateral thinking capabilities. The year’s edition promises to be an ultimate test of business intelligence with the best of infotainment.  It will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at University Cultural Centre Hall, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent. Mr. Vikram Sud, Regional Head of Operations & Technology, Citi Asia Pacific will be the Guest of Honour.

The quiz comprises of multiple visual and audio-visual question rounds from the world of business and economy, including business houses, personalities, brands and markets, among other exciting topics. It will be conducted by renowned Quiz Master, Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam, popularly known as ‘Pickbrain’.

The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz made its international debut with the Singapore edition in 2007 and is a unique platform that offers Singapore's student community an opportunity to enhance their decision making skills and encourages swift creative thinking in competitive scenarios, along with valuable networking and great prizes.

Mr. Vivek Kamra, President and CEO, Natsteel said, “Tata group is excited to be back in Singapore this year after the overwhelming support and increase in student participation over the past couple of years. Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is an experiential platform to engage with the youth who are our future stakeholders. Every year brings its own share of surprises with students showcasing unique intellectual capabilities. We have created a new benchmark in Singapore with this unique business quiz for students and this year, we look forward to yet another exciting battle of wits that will surely enthrall the audiences and participants alike.”

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 . The top eight scoring teams will be chosen from a preliminary written round and a quick wild card round (teams comprise two participants each from the same college/university). The top eight teams will then battle it out for the championship. The top 2 teams will be invited to participate in the international finals in India in early 2014.

The winning teams will together take home cash prizes of Singapore $ 12,000.*

The distribution of the cash prizes is as follows:

  • 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, teams will take away exciting goodies like digicams/tablets and Tata Crucible merchandise for the finalists and attractive prizes for the audience.

About Tata Crucible Campus Quiz

Tata Crucible seeks to bring together the sharpest young minds to take on the heat of a challenging 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 2012 edition saw strong participation from campuses across the city-state, including NUS, SMU, NTU, SIM, S P Jain Center of Management and others, with SMU taking the top place. The winning SMU team of Poon Jia Wen and Aaron Wong Xuan Ming and Runners-up NUS team of SriharshaBhat and Karan Prasad were invited to compete in the international finals, held in Mumbai earlier this year.The UK edition was launched successfully in 2008 and the 5th edition saw the participation from 30 leading UK universities and colleges

Since 2009 to broaden the scope of the event, the concept of the grand International Final was conceived as a face-off between the top two teams from Singapore, UK and India, which is held in June quarter each year.The international finals held in India after Tata Crucible Campus Quiz India 2013 saw some interesting moments where the team from IMT Ghaziabad was announced the National Champions from India and Symbiosis Law School, Pune emerged the overall International Champions of the Tata Crucible.

TATA PRESENCE IN SINGAPORE
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.

ABOUT TATA GROUP
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 $100.09 billion (around Rs475,721 crore) in 2011-12, with 58 percent of this coming from business outside India. Tata companies employ over 450,000 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 $103.58 billion (as on October 24, 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.

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skchokshi@tata.com, arushiagrawal@tata.com

 

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