Tuesday, March 30, 2010

LUMS students win ‘Battle of Minds’

Federal Secretary for Petroleum Kamran Lashari has said that youngsters are the future of Pakistan and they should work hard to enhance leadership traits in their personalities to meet all sorts of challenges. 

He stated this at the grand finale of ‘Battle of Minds 2010’, a graduate intake programme run by Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited (PTC) since 2008, aimed at exploring and further building the top talent of Pakistan by providing the candidates with challenging opportunities at the start of their careers. 

An increasing number of students apply every year for the programme to represent their respective universities and to be crowned the ‘Battle of Minds Champion’. The programme offers great learning opportunities for university students and challenges them to apply their leadership capabilities. 

This year, top students from National University of Science & Technology’s (NUST) Business School, NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (EME), Lahore University of Modern Sciences (LUMS), University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) participated in the competition. 

The grand finale was participated by six teams, comprising four students each, from the six universities. In a daylong competition, the participating graduates gave presentations on selected topics. 

The students from LUMS won the competition while IBA came second, followed by EME at the third position. The top three teams were given prizes by the chief guest and will also be fast tracked through PTC’s challenging recruitment process. 

Later, Deputy Managing Director PTC Mubashir Raza thanked the chief guest and the participants, saying that ‘Battle of Minds’ is aimed to give corporate exposure to the top upcoming talent of Pakistan. 

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