60 students make it to the semi-finals after a grueling selection in which 43 lakh students from 12,300 schools participated
Bhubaneswar: April 26: Prabhudutta Prusti from Buxi Jaga Bhandhu English Medium School, Bhubaneshwar and Anuska Aditi from Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Cuttack, have made Odisha proud by qualifying for the semi-finals (the TV phase) of DISCOVERY SCHOOL SUPER LEAGUE POWERED BY BYJU’s. The team from Odisha will compete with teams from 28 other states as well as 1 Union Territory (Delhi) for the national title as well as a chance to visit NASA. DSSL reached 12000+ schools across India where 43.7 lakh students participated in the initial around. An additional 3.7 lakh wild card entries came through Byju’s app. Toppers from each school qualified for the next phase. The phase 2 test was conducted in 196 cities – 2 toppers from each state qualified for the semis. The on-air phase will feature 30 state-wise teams will compete in 5 semi-finals (6 teams per episode). DSSL premieres April 28 at 1:00 pm on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD World. The quiz show will also be showcased on Discovery Science and Discovery Kids starting May 01, 2019.
The show will be hosted by the multi-talented personalities Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar. These Two Quiz Masters will lead their camps called the Cyrus’s Champions and Mini’s Mavericks. There will be 6 teams in each episode, and the winners per episode will make their way straight to the finals where they will battle it out to make their home state proud. The quiz offers an exciting reward – top 3 teams, along with their school principals, will win a coveted trip to NASA and a cash prize.
Vikram Tanna, VP, Head of Advertising Sales and Business Head of Regional Clusters, Discovery Communications India, said, “DSSL is already the Gold standard in quiz contests across the country. This landmark IP is setting new benchmarks, clearly emerging as India’s biggest ever integrated quiz show traversing across on-ground, digital and television. I wish all the best to the 60 students who have made it to the semi-finals.”
Atit Mehta, Head of Marketing, BYJU’S, said, “DSSL is a quiz show which encourages students to approach learning with a whole new perspective. Celebrating the importance of life-long learning, this quiz show aims at making learning fun, exciting and engaging.”