Amity University tops at Dubai

‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’ is how the quizmaster aptly summarised a fantastic Dubai edition of Tata Crucible. The first ever digitally hosted Tata Crucible for campuses across GCC was a great success with this being the 4th consecutive edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz at Dubai. Quizmaster Pickbrain was at his absolute best reserving some of his top-notch questions of the season for the finale. It was quick, tense and tough.

The six who were part of the Dubai finale were:

  • Hani P Jamal | Amity University, Dubai
  • Ayan Marwaha | New York University, Abu Dhabi
  • Shrey Dwivedi | SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai
  • Ashish George Abraham | Amity University, Dubai
  • Azhar Mohammed | BITS Pilani Dubai Campus
  • Hardik Bhatia | BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

The battle was fascinating and close for a while before Hani Jamal blazed away to an unassailable lead. Hani, the quizzer from Amity University Dubai, is a powerful player especially on the buzzers. His confidence and courage ensured he stayed ahead of the rest to win in style. He said (in his words) “Being able to win Tata Crucible has been a long-time dream. When the pandemic hit, I was most worried that I wouldn’t be able to take part in the event. But thanks to the innovations at Tata, I was able to achieve my dreams from (the safety of) my own computer.”

The second place was a tight affair between Ayan Marwaha and Shrey Dwivedi the former inching ahead to clinch the second position. All the finalists truly appreciated the format, and the effort of the quizmaster and his team to pull this off in these circumstances.

In his welcome note, Mr. Sunil Sinha, Resident Director Middle East & North Africa, Tata Sons Private Limited expressed his thoughts and said, “Tata Crucible is very important platform for Tata group because it helps us to connect with youth and it helps Tata group to remain young even after 150 years of its existence.”

The chief guest for the Dubai grand finale was Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India, Dubai, who was the Consul General of India to Birmingham, UK prior to this and also played a key role in implementing may citizen centric measures as the Regional Passport Officer, New Delhi. He was impressed with the event and remarked, “ Today’s event is an example of how to convert crises into an opportunity, and how we are able to engage young minds… Indian educational Institutions are giving their American and British counterparts a run for their money, and it is very heartening to see.”

The quiz was conducted in virtual only format from the prelims to the final attracting over 150 contestants from 18 campuses from across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This is the first time the quiz has seen participation from Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The performance was perhaps the best in the years that the quiz has been held here truly justifying the observation on the contestants that ‘they came, they saw, they conquered’ (Veni, Vidi, Vici).