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IIT IIM Alumni to hold Q8 Open Quiz 2016
November 29, 2016, 3:40 pm
The best of brains and quiz enthusiasts of all ages and vocations living in Kuwait, will be vying for that top place in The-Quiz Competition of Kuwait, titled ‘Q8 Open Quiz – 2016’.

It is an annual signature quiz event of the prestigious IIT-IIM Alumni Association, Kuwait, in partnership with Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST). The Quiz Contest is scheduled to be held on 17 December at the GUST Auditorium. It is being hosted by the highly acclaimed, entertaining, world renowned master quizzer, Giri Balasubramaniam,  popularly known as ‘Pickbrain’.

Mr. Giri is known for his distinctive techno savvy style of quizzing, sense of humor coupled with great flair and approachable easy nature has earned him several accolades. He holds seven Limca records for quizzing achievements and has hosted more than 1250 shows across 65 destinations across India. He has also hosted many quiz shows in USA, Sri Lan­ka, Singapore, London and the Middle East Region.

Tata Crucible Business Quiz for Colleges and Corporates, TCS IT WIZ quiz for Schools, Reserve Bank of  India IQ quiz, Times of  Oman Quiz are some of the most popular shows hosted by Giri. He began his career as a media sales executive in 1992. In the year 2000, he quit a division of Walt Disney India Pvt. Ltd to pursue his passion for quizzing as a profession. Now, he heads Greycaps India Pvt. Ltd, India's largest onstage quiz company, headquartered in Bangalore.

This quiz is open for all, irrespective of age, nationality, professional and educational qualifications. The inaugural 2014 as well as 2015 events were resounding successes with more than 100 teams (3 members a side) from 10 nationalities participating for the crown. This year's event will see prestigious schools competing with best of their teams.

Not just schools but many corporates, organizations, and individual group of quizzers are competing this year for the coveted honor of being the best among the best.

The event will be inaugurated by the Ambassador of India, H. E. Sunil Jain. Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) is their event partner for 3rd year in a row.

KCST, a private college, has a mission to providing science and technology education with a socially responsible and entrepreneurial mind as well as promoting educational talent related pursuits, of which QOQ-2014, 2015 and 2016 are fine examples.

IIT-IIM Alumni Association, Kuwait invites all the quizzers to compete with enthusiasm, as besides the winners several other prizes are up for grabs, including the audience rewards.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) are globally renowned premier Indian institutions of higher education in the fields of Engineering Technology and Management, respectively. The association can be reached at or the official website


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