Coimbatore, 7 January 2014: The Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz on the history, heritage and culture of the city will be held on Saturday 25 January 2014 at CODISSIA. The Quiz is open to students of class 5 to 12. The Quiz offers total prizes of over Rs. 1 lakh and trophies for the Top 3 schools of the Finale. The finale follows a written preliminary round open to student teams of 3 each. Audience rounds are open for all. Registrations close on 22 January 2014.

Also take part in pre-event contests on Facebook and Twitter to win family holiday packages and other exciting prizes

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About Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz:

The Quiz in its second year will be anchored by renowned quizmaster Dr Navin Jayakumar and is brought to Coimbatore by the Murugappa Group. This is part of the successful Murugappa Quiz series which has seen three successful editions in Chennai.

The first edition of the Coimbatore-centric Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz, held on 2 February last year was a great success and attracted 274 teams. Sri Sowdeswari Vidyalaya students won the Top prize followed by GD Matriculation HSS placed at No.2 and SBOA Matriculation HSS at No.3.

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 225 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including eleven 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., Sabero Organics Ltd., Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies like Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Crucible and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM). The Group has a wide geographical presence spanning 13 states in India and 5 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.