MANIPAL: The 14th edition of Quiz on the beach™ (QoTB™), the flagship event of T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal is scheduled to be held on 8th January 2017. The final leg of India’s largest on-campus business quiz will be held on the sands of the beautiful Malpe beach against the stunning backdrop of the Arabian Sea.
Started in 2003, the unique concept of quizzing on the beach has grown exponentially over the years. The city qualifiers this year were conducted over 4 months in 8 Indian and two international cities of Dubai and Singapore. An online qualifier was also conducted to reach every quizzing enthusiast in the country. Over 2000 quizzers from the entire length and breadth of the country and internationally, participated in the qualifiers.These students were from more than 400 institutes, including premier institutes such as IIMs, IITs, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Delhi University and others.The top 26 teams are now arriving in Manipal to battle it out to win the coveted TAPMI QoTB™ Champions title.
The top 8 teams from the semi-final will take part in the Grand Finale which is scheduled to start at 6 pm on Sunday, January 8th 2017 on the Malpe beach. The winning teams stand to win a prize money of Rs 6.00 lakhs,Rs 3.00 lakhs and Rs 1.00 lakh for the first, second and third place respectively. Quiz master for the Grand Finale would be GiriBalasubramaniam of the TATA Crucible fame. Pickbrain, as he is fondly called, is a prolific quizmaster and has anchored over 2000 shows across several countries like India, USA, Srilanka, Singapore, UAE, Oman and UK.
CNBC TV 18 is the official broadcaster of the event and viewers will also be able to watch the grand finale on the CNBC network’s prime time slot.