Quiz on the Beach® (QoTB®), Asia’s largest on-campus business quiz is the flagship quizzing
event of T.A. Pai Management Institute held every year in the first week of January. What
started off as an inter-college fest 16 years ago has shaped into the mega event of QoTB®
that we witness today. Over the years, QoTB® has successfully developed a unique identity
and has gone from strength to strength amplifying its presence across Indian and
QoTB® was conceptualized in the year 2004 with the aim of creating a healthy competitive
environment in which students from across the world would contest with teams in different
stages of qualifiers, semi-finals, and finals to win the coveted title of QoTB® Champions.
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
With its roots spread across three countries- India, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates,
QoTB® has grown exponentially. The 16th edition of QoTB® saw over 6000 participants from
3 countries fighting it out for fame, glory, and a grand cash prize. This year QoTB® has
expanded to new cities. The qualifiers were held across 12 Indian cities namely Mumbai,
Ahmedabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune,
Manipal and Bhubaneshwar. To add on to the royal trail, the international qualifiers were
held at Singapore and Dubai.
The grand finale took place on the grounds of TAPMI with the renowned quizmaster Giri
‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam hosting the show. QoTB® 2019 witnessed the victory of
Preetham Upadhya and Akhil Siddharth from PES University, Bangalore as winners and
Shalini Gupta and Vikhyat Muthyala from SIM Global Education, Singapore Institute of
Management as runners-up.