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BITSians to represent India at Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute

Friday, November 21, 2008   (0 Comments)
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Second year students at BITS-Pilani, Srikumar Murthy (2006A3PS235) and Rachit Chandra (2006A7PS012) have been selected to attend the annual Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute (GLI) in New York during the summers.

Srikumar and Rachit are among the 75 students across the worldincluding 15 students from India who would be visiting New York during 12-18 July 208 representing the Global Leaders at GLI, New York. These 75 students are amongst the 150 second-year students selected from 100 of the world's top ranking universities and colleges. They will attend the Global Leadership training and seminars, meet and consult with renowned leaders like Kofi Annan, Henry Paulson and build ties based on shared experiences and common goals.

Goldman Sachs Foundation conducts the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program with the motive to train and develop tomorrow's educators, policy makers, business leaders, research scientists, social entrepreneurs, and other professionals and to create an international network through which they can share ideas, work collaboratively, and begin to change the world, together. In this regard, the Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with educational organizations in selected countries, conducted an annual international competition at 100 top-ranked universities in about 19 countries.

Initially, the foundation named 150 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders from all over the world. Apart from Srikumar and Rachit, two global leaders were also named from BITS Pilani. Anantha Padmanabhan and M Harsha Vardhan were the other two Global Leaders.

Srikumar is currently enrolled in the bachelors of Electrical and Electronics engineering program while Rachit is enrolled in the bachelors of engineering in Computer Science program at BITS-Pilani.

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