Akash Verma, from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong, emerged victorious in the Cluster 24 Finals of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2021, the maiden online edition of India’s largest business quiz for campuses.
The Cluster 24 Finals covered the Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram region.
The winner took home a cash prize of Rs 35,000 and will now compete in the zonal finals to qualify for the nationals.
IIM Shillong’s Utkarsh Singh, meanwhile, was declared the runner-up and won Rs 18,000.
For the online version of the Campus Quiz, the country has been divided into 24 clusters and, after two levels of online preliminaries, the top 12 finalists from each cluster will be invited for the Wild Card Finals, out of which the top six finalists will then compete in the 24 online Cluster Finals.
The winner from each of the cluster finals will then qualify for the zonal finals. Winners at the four zonal finals will directly qualify for the national finals. The runners-up from the four zonal finals will compete in a Wild Card Final, and two out of the four runners-up will then qualify for the national finals. In all, six contestants will compete at the national finals and the top scorer will be crowned as the national champion and will receive a grand prize of Rs 2.5 lakh and trophy.