IBM launches contest for engineering students

Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: IBM along with IBM Business Partners launched `The Great Mind Challenge' contest, in which 10,000 students at India's 250 engineering and MCA colleges will develop software based on various project scenarios.

"The Great Mind Challenge" is designed to improve the software development skills of Indian students as they work to solve issues facing businesses today.

The registrations will be open to all the Engineering and MCA college students through a website and direct mailers to the student community across India.

Through the contest IBM will help students develop hands-on experience on IBM software products and gain live project experience.

The programme will continue through the end of this year.

Prizes for the winning teams include high-end personal computers, iPods and USB MP3 players.