Sethu Madhavan and Rabi Shankar Saha from Capgemini, Kolkata, Subhasish Wilfred Kispotta and Anand Raj from Bokaro Steel, Jamshedpur top the Kolkata Zonal finals to enter National Finals of ‘Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017’

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Sethu Madhavan and Rabi Sankar Saha from Capgemini, Subhasish Wilfred Kispotta and Anand Raj from Bokaro Steel were declared as the top two teams at the Kolkata Zonal (Zone 2) Finals of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017. They will now compete with top two teams of the other three zones in the national finals, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on October 15, 2017. The regional winners from over seven teams across seven cities, represented by: Tata Sky-Raipur, Separis Info-Guwahati, Vizag Steel-Vizag, NTPC- Bhubaneswar

The eastern zonal final of the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017 was replete with excitement. With the regional champions coming in with a reservoir of knowledge and great quizzing acumen, the fight to the top was a tough one and kept the audience suitably engaged.


Congratulating the zonal winners Chief Guest Mr. Vinaya Varma, CEO, mJunction Services Limited said “Knowledge sharing through quizzes is ingrained in the people from eastern India and quizzes are part of many cultural programmes here. They have an edge when it comes to the game as quizzing is practiced from a very early stage of life.”


The Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017 format is based on the concept of ‘Real Time Strategy’ with an aim to create a simulation of the fast-paced environment, we all operate in. The format revolves around contemporary gaming concepts and invigorating set of rounds where decision making and strategy are the key to winning the coveted title.


Renowned quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam, popularly known as ‘Pickbrain’, brought to life the competition in his unique and quirky style of quizzing. (Watch what happens when Tata Crucible enthusiasts catch the Quizmaster:


The Kolkata Regional Finals preceded the Zonal Finals where Sethu Madhavan and Rabhi Sankar Saha from Capgemini were the Kolkata Regional winners while the runners-up were Debasish Mukherjee and Abhishek Kar from mjunction. The other teams that competed in the Regional Finals were Anirvan B. and Samrat Banerjee from HSBC, Anand Kumar and Prosenjit Mitra from DSP-Durgapur, Rajeev B. and Abhishek C from Capgemini, Abhishek Das and Sudip Kalyan De from TCS.


The National winners of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017 will receive prize money of Rs 5 lakhs* along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy. The prizes for this year’s quiz are supported by Tata Motors and the Jaago Re campaign by Tata Global Beverages.


Introducing Tata Crucible Hackathon


Tata Crucible broadened its horizon this year and added another platform in its fold, namely the ‘Tata Crucible Hackathon’. With Group Technology and Innovation Office of the Tata group as the content partner, the Tata Crucible Hackathon invited full-time working professionals from any organisation, to come up with ideas to solve the most intriguing challenges ranging from industrial processes to road safety related issues.


Commenting on the launch of Tata Crucible Hackathon, Mr. Atul Agrawal, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tata Services, said, “Pioneering with innovation is a driving force within the Tata group. For years, the Tata group has been pushing the boundaries with its innovative solutions for problems cutting across sectors. We are delighted to add the platform of Tata Crucible Hackathon which will challenge talented professionals to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for the identified challenges and look forward to exciting ideas.”


The winners of Tata Crucible Hackathon from Kolkata were Mukesh Kumar and Vijay Anand from Team Conviction of Tata Steel. They received a cash prize of Rs. 40,000 for the most viable solution presented for the challenge – The Heat Energy Recycling: How to utilize heat energy wasted in industries by Mr. MC Thomas, Executive In Charge of Ferro Alloys and Minerals Business Unit of Tata Steel Ltd and Prof Chandradeep (CD) Mitra, Advisor & Mentor, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park. Team Conviction presented solution of harvesting waste heat using efficient thermoelectric generator


The Tata Crucible Hackathon had two phases. The preliminary round was an online submission round where registered teams were required to submit their solution(s) for the identified challenges. For the preliminary round, teams could contribute to all four challenges but each team could submit only one solution per challenge.


The challenges identified for the maiden edition are:

  • Say no to underground crackers: to eliminate use of explosives in mining
  • The heat energy recycling: how to utilise heat energy wasted in industries
  • The third wheel of safety: to establish unique safety measures for two wheelers
  • The intoxication detection: develop a completely automated way to detect alcohol


The hackathon is divided into four zonal events, the second of which was held today in Kolkata. At the zonal finals, the top teams were announced and asked to present their solutions to a panel of jury. Tata Crucible Hackathon will be held in the following cities respectively, in Kolkata on 7th October 2017, in Delhi on 8th October 2017 and in Mumbai on 14th October, 2017.


The other top solutions for the challenge came from:


Rohit Kumar Singh, Sriram.S, Abhay Shankar & Neelima Kadirisani from Team Technovations of Tata Steel respectively, for challenge – The Heat Energy Recycling: How to utilize heat energy wasted in industries


Ashish Chaudhary, Sakshi Sharma,Aurovinda Mohanty & Pundan Kumar Singh respectively from Team  Steel Cyclos of Tata Steel, for challenge – The Third Wheel of Safety: To establish unique safety measures for two wheelers


About Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz:

‘Tata Crucible – The Corporate Quiz’ seeks to bring together the sharpest young minds to take on the heat of the country’s largest business quiz. Youth is a key audience cluster which the Tata group is focusing its communication at and Tata Crucible is a key knowledge initiative towards this engagement. Started in 2004, it has now become an eagerly anticipated annual event. In a commissioned research amongst the participants, Tata Crucible Quiz has been judged the highest rated ground quiz. The Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz is a team based contest (Two participants per team)


You can follow Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz on



You Tube:

Mobile App: Download the Tata Crucible Brainbox mobile app on your phone, available on iOS, Android and Windows platforms.


About Tata group:

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. 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 2016-17, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $100.39 billion. These companies collectively employ over 695,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $130.13 billion (as on March 31, 2017). Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels.

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