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Schedule and Venues
Centre Date Day Venue Time
Chennai 15.10.08 Wednesday Kamaraj Arangam, 492, Anna Salai,
Teynampet, Chennai -600 006
11.00 am
Puduchery 17.10.08 Friday Pondicherry Engineering College,
Pillaichavadi, Pondicherry -605 014
11.00 am
Madurai 18.10.08 Saturday Lakshmi Sundaram Hall, Thallakulam,
Madurai- 625 002
11.00 am
Coimbatore 19.10.08 Sunday CIT Auditorium,
Coimbatore Institute of Technology,
Avanashi Road, Coimbatore -641 014
11.30 am
Trichy 20.10.08 Monday `Vasantham Hall,' Hotel Sangam,
Collector's Office Road,Cantonment,
Trichy -620 001.
2.00 pm
Thiruvananthapuram 31.10.08 Friday Tagore Centenary Theatre,
Vazhuthacadu,
Thiruvananthapuram -695 010
10.00 am
Kochi 1.11.08 Saturday A.J.Hall, Kaloor-Kadavanthara Road,
Near Private Bus Stand, Kaloor,
Kochi -682 017
11.00 am
Kozhikode 03.11.08 Monday Tagore Centenary Hall, Red Cross Road,
Kozhikode -673 032.
11.00 am
Mangalore 04.11.08 Tuesday Town Hall, Hampankatta,
Mangalore -575 001.
2.00 pm
Bangalore 6.11.08 Thursday Chowdiah Memorial Hall,
G.D. Park Extn, Vyalikaval,
Bangalore- 560 003
2.00 pm
Hyderabad 10.11.08 Monday Hari Hara Kala Bhavan, MCH Complex,
S.D.Road, Secunderabad 500 003
11.00 am
Vijayawada 11.11.08 Tuesday Fr. Devaiah Auditorium,
Andhra Loyola College Campus,
Ring Road, Vijayawada -520 008.
2.00 pm
Visakhapatnam 13.11.08 Thursday Port Kalavani Auditorium,
Visakhapatnam Port Sports & Cultural Complex,
Nehru Place, Saligramapuram, NH - 5,
Visakhapatnam -530 024.
9.30 am (Regional Round)
2.00 pm (All India Final)

Event Structure

Preliminary Round & Regional Final Round : At each centre, there will be a written preliminary round to select the six teams for the regional finals. The preliminary round and the regional finals in each region will be held on the same day. One winning team from each region will be eligible to participate in the national Semi-Final to be held this year in Visakhapatnam.

Semi-Final Round : The regional finalists will participate in the national Semi-Finals. Two semi-finals of 6 and 7 teams in each will be held at Visakhapatnam on 13th November 2008.

Final Round : 6 teams, selected from the Semi-Finals, will compete each other for the top honors at Visakhapatnam on 13th November 2008.

Rules/Procedure

  • The Regional Rounds will be conducted in 13 cities: Chennai, Puducherry, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam and culminating in an All India Final in Visakhapatnam
  • The schools should complete their entries and send it to the local regional office of The Hindu within the specified dates
  • Each school can send in a maximum of three teams, using the Entry Cards sent to them.
  • Participation is open to school students in classes VI to IX
  • Teams must consist of any two bonafide students from the same school
  • All participants are requested to carry entry cards to the venue
  • All the participants must report at the venue, atleast 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the preliminary round as given in the schedule.
  • The teams in each centre will participate in a written preliminary round to decide the 6 finalists for that centre. In each centre, the finals would be held immediately after the prelims.
  • The winners in each centre will qualify for the All India Semi-Final
  • The Hindu will arrange for the travel and stay of the outstation teams (along with one adult escort per team) qualifying for the All India Semi-Final
  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend the rules as they deem fit.

    All India Final: 13th, November 2008 in Visakhapatnam at 2.30 p.m.

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