Quiz on the Beach® (QoTB)

Quiz on the Beach® (QoTB®) is Asia’s biggest on-campus quiz, conducted by T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal. Having started as an intercollege fest 15 years ago, QoTB® has developed its identity across India and other nations.

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.

With its roots spread across three countries- India, Singapore and United Arab Emirates, QoTB® has grown exponentially. The latest edition of the quiz, QoTB® 2018, saw over 3000 teams from 3 countries fighting it out for fame, glory and an overwhelming cash reward.

The Quiz on The Beach® was held across 10 Indian cities namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Manipal and Lucknow. To add on to the royal trail, the international qualifiers were held at Singapore and Dubai.

The nationally telecasted show over ET Now enjoys the viewership of over 2 lakh people. QoTB® is hosted by the noted Quizmaster Mr Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium, an avid quizzer himself.

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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

Format of QoTB Dubai Edition

  • On the spot registrations are also accepted.
  • The quiz would be conducted over two rounds – written preliminaries and on-stage finals by the Quiz Master.
  • The written preliminaries would be an eliminator where the top eight teams would go throughto the next level are finalized.
  • The finals are conducted on the same day and the top two teams that win the finals qualify for 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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