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Altran Announces Nationwide “Bright Minds” Paper Competition for Engineering Students across India

Gurgaon, Haryana, 27 October 2010 – Altran®, a global innovation, technology, and services company focused exclusively on communications has announced the All India ‘Bright Minds’ Technical Paper Contest 2010. The contest invites engineering students across all colleges in India to submit an original paper on one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Telecom, Electronics & Engineering or IT. The papers will be evaluated by a 12 member jury of domain experts, and the top three winners will be awarded internships with Altran along with an Apple®, iMac®, iPad™, and iTouch respectively. The next 10 winners will be rewarded with DVD players.

The Bright Minds competition is an effort to foster innovative thinking among students and offer them a platform to present original ideas. More than 6,000 of Altran’s global workforce is based in India and growing rapidly, presenting a tremendous opportunity for young engineers to start a career in an environment in which they can learn, innovate and advance.

“Altran is keenly interested in interacting with and stimulating the brightest young minds, searching for the best new talent, and uncovering a wealth of young innovators and creators”, said Sudip Nandy, Altran's chief executive officer. “We are honored to present this opportunity for India’s future leaders and look forward to having the winners on board to experience a truly unique environment for innovation and advancement.”

“Altran is proud to present this platform to express creativity, innovation, and technical excellence,” said Amitabh Hajela, vice president of human resources at Altran, “it is a unique opportunity for young leaders to interact with our technology experts.” He further said: “Altran is at the forefront of communications and the technology which we all use in today’s connected world. Our demand and focus remain on hiring technology professionals, with a huge focus on-campus hiring. Altran seeks to hire more than 1,500 candidates from leading engineering campuses for the year 2011-12. Altran is expecting to reach more than 20,000 students through this contest.

Participation Process:

  • Students can access official contest information and submit their papers
  • Last date for papers to be submitted is November 30, 2010
  • Jury to evaluate the papers and select the winners
  • Winners to be declared by January 19, 2011

About Altran

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in engineering and R&D services. The Group offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Infrastructure & Transportation, Industry & Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductors & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance and the Public Sector. Altran generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2018, with nearly 46,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For more information, please visit

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For further information, contact:

Steven Manuel
AVP, Corporate Marketing
Altran Inc.

Shikha Singh Sehrawat
India: Text 100
Tel: +91 981 175 7369

Tanvi Maheshwary
India: Text 100
Tel: +91 965 402 2951