The team of IIT-Madras emerged victorious at the regional rounds of India’s biggest inter-college quiz contest - ‘Numero YONO’ held in Chennai recently. IIT-Madras team bagged annual scholarship of Rs. 2.16 lakh that witnessed participation of 67 teams from multiple colleges in the state. The first runner up of this competition was Coimbatore Institute of Technology that won annual scholarship of Rs. 1.44 lakh.
‘Numero YONO’ - presented by State Bank of India, is conducted across all 17 cities where SBI Local Head Offices are located. In the Grand Finale, 17 teams from 17 cities will compete with each other for the top spot to win the total scholarship of Rs. 5.76 lakh at Mumbai in March, 2019. The 17 cities include Ahmedabad, Amravati, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune and Thiruvananthpuram.
Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, SBI said, “We would like to congratulate the winning team of IIT-Madras. Also we want to thank all the teams for their whole-hearted participation in ‘Numero YONO’ to make this a successful event. We hope that by taking part in this contest, students took away enriching experience of learning and strong team spirit.” In the last few months SBI under its comprehensive digital service platform YONO has come up with diverse youth engagement initiatives. ‘Numero YONO’ is yet another initiative by the bank to reinforce the brand recall for YONO among its stakeholders.