Highest-ever participation of 320 teams (960 students)
Chennai, 22 Aug 2015 : The venue of the 5th edition of the Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz seemed jam-packed with enthusiastic students, teachers and parents, as 960 students registered to participate in this largest inter-school quiz contest. At the end of the one-and-a-half-hour grand finale, the team from Chettinad Vidyashram (AshwinSenthil Kumar, Siddharth Pillai and SethuAswin) emerged champions. The team from AMM Matriculation HSS (Shubhankar Agrawal, Sarvesh and Saikrishna) were the runners up. A total of 320 teams across Chennai participated in the written preliminary round, from which 6 teams were shortlisted for the Grand Finale. Several members of the audience also won prizes for the various questions asked by the Quizmaster Dr. NavinJayakumar. The prizes were distributed by Mr. Ramkumar, Managing Director Tube Investments of India, a part of Murugappa Group.
Organised by the Murugappa Group as part of its contribution to the Madras Week celebrations, the 2015 edition of the Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz is the fifth edition in running. It was conducted for the first time in 2011 with 96 teams, and steadily grew in size to 212 teams in 2012, 242 teams in 2013, and 282 teams in 2014. This edition had innovative rounds like ‘Pictionary’ and ‘Grid connect’ in addition to the usual rounds of quizzing.
The programme was attended, among others, by the famed Chronicler of Madras Mr. S Muthiah, teachers, parents, quizzing enthusiasts and members of the media.
About Murugappa Group
Founded in 1900, the INR 269 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Parry Sugar industries Ltd, Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.
Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Transmission systems, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies such as Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), Yanmar & Co. and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG). The Group has a wide geographical presence all over India and spanning 6 continents.
Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The Group fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.