Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Dhaka University’s finance department team won the Battle of Minds 2010, a real-life business case solving competition.

The grand finale of the show, organised by the Bangladesh unit of British American Tobacco (BAT), was held at North South University (NSU) in Dhaka on Tuesday, a press statement on Wednesday.

NSU became the first runner-up while IBA of Dhaka University team stood second runner-up.

Two hundred and thirty five participants from 13 universities from across the country participated in this year’s edition, involving business case idea generation, market visit, research and presentation.

Muhammad Zamir, chief information commissioner of Information Commission Bangladesh, lauded BAT Bangladesh’s role in providing university students with an opportunity to interact with the corporate world.

“Battle of Minds is truly the showcase competition for the country’s graduating students, providing the aspiring future leaders with a platform to showcase their entrepreneurial acumen,” said Arun Kaul, managing director of BAT Bangladesh.

Syed Imtiaz Faruque, Head of HR of BAT Bangladesh, said the competition helps talented young individuals to be groomed and prepared to enter the corporate world.

Golam Mainuddin, chairman of BAT Bangladesh, was also present.

Inam Ahmed, deputy editor of The Daily Star; Kazi Wahidul Alam, editor of Bangladesh Monitor; Zaid Amin, vice president for corporate banking of Citibank NA, and Syed Imtiaz Faruque were the judges for the final event.

BBN/SI/AD-23Dec10-10:42 am (BST)