Tata Crucible seeks to bring together curious and sharp young minds to take on the heat of an exciting and invigorating 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 Quiz is a part of the Tata group's engagement with the youth as a knowledge initiative to encourage lateral associations, speed of thought and out-of-the-box thinking.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 last edition (12th edition) held in October 2018 saw participation of 194 students - 97 teams from prominent local institutions, including Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, S. P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Management University and Singapore Institute of Management. Muthyala Rajendra Vikhyat and Shalini Gupta of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) were crowned winners at the grand finale of the 12th edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz at the Singapore Institute of Management. Following the lead pair were Anjan Raina and Ramakrishna Krishnan from National University of Singapore (NUS). The second runners up position was sealed by Ang Wei Loong and Pung Tuck Weng from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
About the Tata groupFounded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising 30 companies across 10 verticals. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission 'To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust'. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture. In 2017-18, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $110.7 billion. These companies collectively employ over 700,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors. There are 28 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $145.3 billion (as on March 31, 2018). Companies include Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Titan, Tata Capital, Tata Power, Tata Advanced Systems, Indian Hotels and Tata Communications.
Tata presence in South East AsiaThe Tata group's presence in the region is from the early 1970s, when Tata Precision Engineering was set up in Singapore. Today, the group has over 16 operating companies and employs over 7,000 people in the region. Singapore is a nodal international location for the group with over 3,300 employees. Tata Sons set up its office in Singapore for ASEAN region in 2014.
- Group companies have a range of activities in the region including manufacturing, services, projects and financing.
- NatSteel in Singapore has one of the largest single cut-and-bend operations worldwide; Tata Steel is the largest producer of long steel products in Thailand.
- Singapore is the headquarters of Tata Technologies and Tata NYK Shipping and the regional headquarters of Tata Consultancy Services. For APAC, Tata Communications, Tata Capital and Tata Chemicals have their international headquarters in Singapore.
- The state-of-the-art Tata Communications Exchange (TCX) data center in Singapore is built to meet the growing IT outsourcing needs of enterprises.
- Tata Power has made significant investments in coal resources in Indonesia and is developing power generation projects in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Tata Power has set-up subsidiaries in Singapore for managing its coal shipping logistics and for international projects.
- TML Holdings, a subsidiary of Tata Motors is based out of Singapore.
- Several group companies including TCS, Tata Motors, Titan offer their products and services across the ASEAN region.
- JOil, which is a JV with Temasek Life Sciences, has Jatropha research and nursery facilities and plantations in Singapore and Indonesia.
- Tata International trades in energy, metals, agriculture and other commodities in the region.
- Tata Petrodyne has interests in the oil and gas blocks in Indonesia.
- Voltas has executed multiple prestigious turnkey engineering projects in Singapore.
- Tata group has an excellent network of partnerships with local institutions of higher learning, public institutions and community organizations in the region.