Bengaluru team in NEWS WIZ finale

Bengaluru team in NEWS WIZ finale

Rajdeep Sardesai, Quiz Master conducting New Quiz for students, Wild Card Entry to News Wiz-2018 at JSS Auditorium in Bengaluru on Wednesday. file Photo by S K Dinesh

Three teams from the south India are all set to battle it out for the NEWS WIZ-2018 title in the grand finale of a popular quiz show 'NEWS WIZ Season 3' on India Today Television.

The grand finale of the quiz show, which is the brain child of Kaun Banega Crorepati producer Siddhartha Basu and anchored by veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, will be aired on the India Today Television on November 3.

“The iconic show is slated for the final countdown on November 3 on India Today Television at 8 pm,” the organisers said in a statement.

Apart from bagging the NEWS WIZ 2018 title, the lucky winners will also get a chance to go on a trip to Oxford, England, they added.

The top three finalists for the grand finale are from Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Thrissur.

While Dishita Swaika and Rishab Devaiah of the Sishu Griha Montessori High School will represent Bengaluru in the grand finale, Hussain Ahmed and Syed Abdul of the Mannan Little Flower High School will participate in the quiz show from Hyderabad.

Sreeram Madhavan V and Paul Binu of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, Poochatty, will participate in the final challenge from Thrissur.

“A total of 3,500 students actively participated in the News Wiz hosted on-ground by Sardesai. The News Wiz team under the leadership of Sardesai has travelled widely across the country to pick up the Wild Card entries for the very first time in this third edition. The journey has been eclectic as students from as far from Kashmir to Kerala participated in great numbers to make the show a super success,” the organisers said.