A team from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) has won the skill development based recruitment competition the Battle of Minds 2020.
The winning team, "Time Travelers" were crowned champions at the grand finale of the 17th edition of this competition held on Monday, says a press release.
Team 'Anything Works' from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) -University of Dhaka, Islamic University of Technology (IUT) and Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), and team 'Go For It' from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) -University of Dhaka were named the first and the second runners-up respectively.
Three teams were declared the winners after completing multiple competitive stages of the competition. 'Re-imagine Tomorrow' is the theme of this year's Battle of Minds.
About 2,800 students from 25 universities participated in the competition that continued for several months. The top 18 students, who were chosen through a rigorous multi-stepped selection process, presented their final case solutions in the grand finale for the prestigious title.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen graced the event virtually as chief guest.
He said students can showcase their talents through the Battle of Mind and also learn to think out of the box. This is a platform that helps bridge the gap between academic life and the corporate world to create leaders for tomorrow.
''Battle of Minds is working towards enhancing employability of our country's youth which is also one of the key priorities of the government of Bangladesh,'' he said.
He also said, ''We are blessed with a vibrant young population who can play an enormous role in the economic growth of our country. It is the youth of today who will determine the right future for our country. We only have to ensure that they have the right platform to flourish.''
British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BAT) has been organizing the Battle of Minds since 2004.
Managing Director of BAT Bangladesh Shehzad Munim said over the past decade and a half, Battle of Minds has transformed thousands of talented minds across the nation, by giving them a platform to showcase their skills in solving complex real-world problems.