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IBA clinch ‘Battle of Minds’ award

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Staff Reporter Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of the Dhaka University has won the first prize in ‘Battle of Minds-2014’. The annual competition is a prestigious event of British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) in the recruitment of talented human resources in the industries. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) became the first runner-up while Islamic University of Technology (IUT) bagged the second runner-up award. BATB chairman Golam Mainuddin, Industries secretary M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, former Defense secretary Kamrul Hasan, former Liberation War Affairs secretary K.H. Masud Suddiqui and Managing Director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh M Fayekuzzaman and presented the certificates to winning teams in a program at Hotel Radisson on Monday night. BAT is hosting the event from 2004, and this year, on its 11th edition, a total of 2200 students from different universities across country took part in the competition through online application. The online applications were narrowed down to 150 students who moved to first round. Then 60 candidates who took part in various competitions and won, moved to second round. Students from IBA, North South University, University of Khulna, BUET, Jahangir Nagar University, Islamic University of Technology and Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) took part in semifinal rounds of the competition. Nahiyan Rehman, award winning student from IBA, said this competition has increased their self confidence. “This competition will serve as a motivator when we will enter the new career by the end of study period.” Shehzad Munim, Managing Director of BATB, said they are hosting this event for 11 years as a part of their recruitment process. “We can bring out the best of students through this kind of competition