The team from Oracle won the Bangalore round of ‘Cerebration - The Business Line corporate quiz’ here on Sunday.
Yagnyeshwaran Hariharan and Mitesh Agarwal, after a few negative points, came back strongly in the buzzer round to finish on top. ING Vysya Bank, represented by Prasad Shetty and Samrat Mukherjee, lost to Oracle by a whisker.Management students from IIM, Bangalore, took on the corporate biggies and were placed third.
The Oracle team will now face the Chennai regional winner, TCS, the Coimbatore regional winners, TCS, the Hyderabad regional winners, Vizag Steel, and the Delhi winners, Genpact, at the finals in Mumbai on January 26.
Lloyd Saldanha conducted the quiz, which had some heartbreaking moments as well as some laughter. Earlier in the day, nearly 50 teams took part in the preliminary written round in Bangalore, of which six teams —Oracle, IIM-B, ING Vysya Bank, HSBC, Life is Outside and Attra Infotech qualified.
D.M. Mujumdar, deputy general manager, Corporation Bank, gave away the prizes.
The title sponsor for the quiz is Corporation Bank. The associate sponsors are NCDEX and SAIL. ITC Windsor, Bengaluru, was the hospitality partner for the event. The gift sponsors were Raymond Weil, App Tabs and Lawrence & Mayo for the Bangalore round.