Students from IIS, NSTU become the runners up at “Int’l Hult Prize Regionals” in Mumbai

Rajesh, NSTU, 27 April 2019

Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) team has won the title of runners up in the Mumbai regional competition of the prestigious ‘HULT PRIZE’. On 13th April, the Hult Prize regional final was held in Mumbai, India. 65 teams from different countries of the world, including Australia, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, Singapore, India, and Bangladesh participated in the competition. Among the teams of Bangladesh, there were 16 teams notably from DU, CU, SUST, BUET, KUET, RUET, JUST, BUTEX, MIST, DIU, IUB, BUBT and NSTU. The team “Complacency’ comprised of four BSS students from the Institute of Information Sciences, namely- Touhidur Rahman Adil, Sabiha Tasmim, Md. Riaz Uddin, Shanewaz Islam Pranty has achieved the glory of second place in that competition. Professor Dr M Wahiduzzaman, Vice Chancellor of the Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU), Treasurer and Director (IIS) congratulated the team for their outstanding achievement.

Previously, International Hult Prize-2019 ‘On Campus’ was held for the first time at Noakhali Science and Technology University in collaboration with Institute of Information Sciences, United Nations and Global Clinton Initiative on 5 December 2018. Champion and runners up team “Team Road Warden” and “Complacency” were selected for the regional final in any of the 25 cities fixed by the Hult authority. One winning team from each host city then moves onto a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advice and guidance as they create prototypes and get ready to launch their new social business.