Quiz on the Beach® (QoTB)

Quiz on the Beach® (QoTB®) is India’s largest on-campus quiz, conducted by T.A. Pai Management
Institute, Manipal. Having started as an intercollege fest 16 years ago, QoTB® has developed its identity across India and other nations. QoTB® is hosted by the noted Quizmaster Mr. Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium, an avid quizzer himself.

QoTB® was conceptualized in the year 2004 with the aim of creating a healthy competitive environment in which students from across the world would vie with each other for the coveted QoTB® Champions tag. Besides bringing together the sharpest student minds, it serves as an opportunity for them to interact, network and more importantly, learn from their colleagues in other top institutes.

The latest edition of the quiz, QoTB® 2019, saw over 3000 teams from 500+ colleges fighting it out for fame, glory and an overwhelming cash reward.

The 17 th edition of ‘Quiz on The Beach®’ 2020 will be held across 7 Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, and Manipal. The Grand Finale will happen at the ‘Malpe’ beach.

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Abhishek Madhavan (Convenor)

Phone:+91 99007 36068

Subramanian K (Co-Convenor)

Phone:+91 74189 12337


Quiz Masters

An avid quizzer and a noted quizmaster, ‘Pickbrain’ Giri Balasubramaniam, was selected to host the prestigious Tata Crucible – The Business Quiz, India’s biggest corporate quiz in 2004. Having presented close to 1700 shows across 61 destinations of India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Middle East, UK, and USA, Giri is a familiar face on television where he hosts quiz shows regularly.
Giri began his career as a media sales executive in 1992, in 2000, he quit a division of Walt Disney India Pvt. Limited to pursue his passion as a profession. He is also the ‘brain’ behind the Global Awareness Program (GAP), one of India’s first structured knowledge enhancement programs for school children.
Lloyd Saldanha, a charismatic young quizmaster, is known for his entertaining questions and characteristic wit. Having presented over 500 shows across 86 destinations in India, UK, Singapore, and UAE, he has become one of the most sought-after quizmasters in India over the past few years. Lloyd has anchored several significant quiz shows in the domain of educational institutions, including at IIM-A, IMI Delhi, and IFIM, to name a few.

A well-traveled man and a voracious reader, he is the author of a fortnightly quiz column in ‘Bangalore Spotlight’, a publication of The Times of India.

Quiz Format

  • There will be 7 city qualifiers.
  • Two teams from Manipal Qualifier and one team each from the remaining 6 city qualifiers will be advanced to the Grand Finale.
  • A total of 8 teams will participate in the Grand Finale.


  • TAPMI QoTBTM is a Business Quiz and is open to full-time students from all disciplines.
  • The quiz is open to students from institutes that are affiliated to universities or are universities themselves.
  • The quiz is open to institutes that fall under the purview of AICTE or UGC or the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India and other institutes of repute.
  • It is NOT open to junior college/foundation students lower than the undergraduate category.
  • It is NOT open for teams from courses run by professional associations such as ICAI, ICSI etc. This list is merely indicative and NOT exhaustive.
  • Each team should consist of two participants only.
  • Both the participants in a team SHOULD belong to the same institute.
  • A participant can be part of one team only.
  • Individual participants are NOT allowed to take part.
  • An institute can send any number of teams to register for the quiz.
  • Team composition cannot be changed after the qualifying rounds are conducted.
  • There is NO ENTRY FEE
  • Once registered, organizers have the right to communicate with the teams, from time to time,any information regarding the quiz.
  • The organizers retain the right to make any changes to the event, its format, date, rules and in any matter related to this event, at any time before or in the course of the event.
  • The decision of the organizers and Quiz Master will be final and binding on all issues related to QoTB and no correspondence in this regard would be entertained.
  • Disputes, if any, are subject to jurisdiction of Udupi district, Karnataka.
  • The usage of cell phones, laptops, tablets or any electronic devices during the quiz is strictly prohibited. Any individual or team found using the same would be disqualified.
  • All participants are required to carry a valid college/institution photo ID to the venue without which participation will NOT be allowed.
  • By entering the event venue and/or participating in the quiz, the attendees permit themselves to be photographed/video-graphed/recorded by electronic and print mediums for telecast/publication and other display usage of the organizers.
  • Eatables are not allowed inside the venues where the city qualifiers are being conducted.


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