The first-ever Battle of Brains inter-college quiz competition organized by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), in association with Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and dubaiquiz.com, attracted 68 students from 14 colleges and high schools of UAE.
The Indian High School Dubai team, comprising Arun Nair and Pritesh Singh, emerged champions in a closely fought final round at the event held at the Knowledge Village Auditorium.
The second spot was bagged by Dubai Modern High School, represented by Avneet Fernandes and Eric Kalapura, while the third place went to BITS Pilani represented by Tarun Balakrishnan and Mukundh Vasudevan.
The other teams that made it to final rounds were IITM, Al Tawam (Sherwood Academy) Abu Dhabi and University of Wollongong in Dubai.
"The aim of Battle of Brains was to engage students in a general knowledge contest with lots of fun elements, said Bridget Clifford, Student Services Manager at the UOWD. "The response to the inaugural event was overwhelming. We plan to make this contest an annual feature on our calendar of events.
The quizmaster for the event was Ameet DSilva. The Battle of Minds was sponsored by Linksys Cisco and Radio 105.4 Dubai Spice.