BITSAA International
Scholarships Brochure
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A gift to students, faculty and friends of BITS - courtesy BITSAA
Message from the Chairman
Dear Students,
Welcome to BITS Pilani and congratulations on your decision to pursue under gradu...
BITSAA International
BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) International is a non-profit organization that works under a umbrel...
Get to know BITSAA
Board of TrusteesBoard of Advisors CXOs BITSAA Teams
• Alumni Membership
• Campus Relations
• Finance
•...
BITSAA Scholarships & Awards
BITSAA International Scholarships is an initiative to encourage the pursuit of excellence and...
BITSAA MCN Scholarships
Hiralal Agarwal Memorial Scholarship: The Hiralal Agarwal Memorial Scholarship has been instituted...
BITSAA MCN Scholarships
Santha E. Iyer Scholarship: Santha E. Iyer Scholarship is instituted by Suraj E. Krishnan, who gra...
BITSAA MCN Scholarships
Pendyala Vamsikrishna Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was instituted by BITSAA Internationa...
BITSAA MCN Scholarships
Late Shri Chaman Lal Scholarship : Late Shri Chaman Lal Scholarship is instituted by Vijay K. Agga...
BITSAA MCN Scholarships
Dr. S. K. Agarwal Scholarship : Shivali Agarwal graduated from BITS, Pilani in June 2007 with a du...
BITSAA Travel Scholarships
BITSAA Travel Scholarship : BITSAA-IRU Partial Travel Grant supports the travel expenses of stu...
BITSAA Travel Loan
BITSAA Travel Loan : BITSAA Travel Loan aims to provide partial financial support to the students atten...
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BITSAA Grants
Graduate Application Scholarships: The BITSAA Graduate Application Scholarship provides financial assistance...
Student Project Assistance
STUDENT PROJECT ASSISTANCE:
BITSAA International encourages students to come up with their own ...
Student Project Assistance
Inspired Karters go to SAE BAJA:
While Acyut, the humanoid was dancing to the tunes– a new clas...
Student Project Assistance
PROJECT IFOR:
The Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance (IFOR) is an autonomous aerial v...
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BAJA Team
BAJA Project
Team ACYUT
Team IFOR
The IFOR
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BITSAA Awards
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Name of the Award Description Campus No. of Awards/Prize Money
Deadline for
nominations
Results
Declarati...
BITSAA Awards
BITSAA Global 30 under 30 Awards: At the end of 2005, BITSAA instituted the 30 under 30 awards, to be given ...
BITSAA Student Initiatives
BITS2BSCHOOL
BITS2BSCHOOL, the BITSian community started with an aim of helping fellow BITSians...
BITSAA Student Initiatives
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP(CEL)
The vision of this initiative is to Inspire BITSians...
Know your Campus Representatives
The Campus Relations team, as the name suggests, establishes a two way connection between...
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  1. 1. BITSAA International Scholarships Brochure
  2. 2. 2 A gift to students, faculty and friends of BITS - courtesy BITSAA
  3. 3. Message from the Chairman Dear Students, Welcome to BITS Pilani and congratulations on your decision to pursue under graduate/graduate studies At Birla Institute of Technology and Science. You’ll be proud of your choice in the years to come. Over the years, BITS has provided the highest quality technical education to students in India admitted on the basis of merit. Its graduates are found throughout the world in leadership roles in all areas of engineering, Science and commerce. BITS today symbolizes the maturing of Indian technical ability and "can-do" entrepreneurial spirit. The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to address the world's great challenges. The family of BITS Alumni is large and widely spread. BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) has emerged as one of the strongest alumni networks of any university. Now a network of over 21480 registered members worldwide, BITSAA has conceived and successfully implemented numerous initiatives that are becoming a model for other leading University alumni organizations in India. Membership is free. Please visit the BITSAA International website for membership registration and details of activities. Some of the initiatives taken by BITSAA are listed in the brochure for your knowledge and benefit. Visit www.bitsaa.org for more information. Good wishes to you. With your active cooperation, I am sure we can take BITS & BITSAA to loftier perches. Please feel free to contact me at raju[DOT]reddy[AT]bitsaa[DOT]org or my team at bitsaa- executives[AT]bitsaa[DOT]org with your ideas, time or the desire to contribute to your alma-mater in any way. Sincerely, Raju Reddy (1976-1981) Chairman, BITSAA International
  4. 4. BITSAA International BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) International is a non-profit organization that works under a umbrella vision of maximizing the potential of BITSians and BITS Pilani. Our aim is to make BITSAA the best and most well networked alumni community in the world, positively enhance BITSians’ professional and personal lives and give back to BITS Pilani to strengthen the infrastructure, student exposure and education quality. We engage in charitable and educational activities by raising funds for setting up endowments, creating scholarships, rewarding teaching and research and generally promoting the development of resources at all BITS Pilani Campuses - Pilani, Dubai, Goa & Hyderabad What we are and What we do? 1. BITSAA International acts as an umbrella organization  A facilitator for BITSians, BITSAA Chapters and BITS Pilani  Provides Online resources, Infrastructure for all BITSians, Chapters, Batch Groups through the portal www.bitsaa.org  Provides fund raising resources for BITSians & friends of BITS in need of support 2. BITSAA International is the voice of BITS Alumni 3. BITSAA International is an endowment fund for BITS & its Alumni 4. BITSAA International likes to:  Create Global projects to give back to BITS Pilani (e.g. BITSConnect, BITSConnect 2.0, BITS Spark, Bridges to the Future)  Create Global projects to network with BITS Alumni (e.g. BITSAA Global Meet, BITSian Day) 5. BITSAA in co-operation and in conjunction with the BITS Alumni Affairs Division (BITSAAD) / Office of Alumni Affairs (OAA) concentrates on promoting "giving back" theme amongst worldwide alumni. For the list of initiatives please visit : http://www.bitsaa.org/?page=initiatives BITSAA International BITS Pilani OAA 2
  5. 5. Get to know BITSAA Board of TrusteesBoard of Advisors CXOs BITSAA Teams • Alumni Membership • Campus Relations • Finance • Chapter Relations & Outreach • Fundraising • Marketing & Communications • Operations • Investment • People Strategy • Technology • Scholarships & Awards 3
  6. 6. BITSAA Scholarships & Awards BITSAA International Scholarships is an initiative to encourage the pursuit of excellence and to ensure that no student at BITS Pilani is denied a holistic educational experience and the opportunity to compete with the best due to a lack of funds. BITS Pilani alumni have donated over $100,000 to BITSAA International over the years to create 10+ scholarship initiatives spread across all the BITS Pilani campuses. These scholarships have sponsored tuition fees, travel expenses for attending conferences and application costs towards pursuing graduate studies for the students apart from encouraging excellence in academics, sports and liberal arts. To know more, visit www.bitsaa.org/scholarships. Currently, BITSAA offers the following grants & awards to the students, faculty & alumni. MERT CUM NEED (MCN) SCHOLARSHIP: This Merit Cum Need Scholarship is awarded to bright students fulfilling the criteria. TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP BITSAA Travel Scholarships supports the travel expenses of students participating in academic events of International repute. GRADUATE APPLICATION SCHOLARSHIP The BITSAA Graduate Application Scholarship provides financial assistance to BITSians for their applications to MS/PhD programs. PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP In the past BITSAA has supported the development of India’s First Humanoid ACYUT and its participation at international level competitions and conferences, Team BAJA at SAE BAJA Competition and Team IFOR. PAPER PUBLICATION ASSISTANCE This Financial Assistance is for Paper Publication in Reputed Journals ZERO PERCENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIP BITSAA Loan Scholarships aims to provide partial financial support to the students attending non-technical or business or social entrepreneurship conferences/summits/fellowships, abroad. Conferences and allied events related to literature studies, economics, finance, personality development, etc. are covered under BITSAA loan program. More details about the scholarships and awards are given in the brochure. If you would like more information about any scholarship, or have any questions / comments / suggestions, please send a mail to scholarships-team@bitsaa.org. 4
  7. 7. BITSAA MCN Scholarships Hiralal Agarwal Memorial Scholarship: The Hiralal Agarwal Memorial Scholarship has been instituted by Bhasker D. Agarwal (’70). This scholarship is awarded to a student who is a native of Faizabad, UP. It is awarded to a student from Faizabad. If there is no student from Faizabad then it is available to any needy student for that year only. Ram Niwas Yadav Scholarship: The Ram Niwas Yadav Scholarship has been established to provide merit-based scholarship to students in need of financial aid. Extra consideration is given to students from the rural areas of Haryana, Rajasthan, UP or Bihar. Minimum GPA requirement: Need to maintain 6 on 10 to remain eligible 5 Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) INR 50000 per year 1 Pilani Goa Hyderabad January 2009 Ashutosh Pandey (2008A4PS348P) – I & II Sem Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) 80% of Tuition Fee 2 ( at least one for Mathematics Major) Pilani Goa Hyderabad I Semester , 2011- 2012 Rajesh Kumar Vijayvargiya (2011A8PS284P) – I Sem Nikhil Motiani (2011A8PS347P) – I Sem Aayush Singal (2011A3PS188P) – II Sem Chirag Bansal (2011B2PS791P) – II Sem
  8. 8. BITSAA MCN Scholarships Santha E. Iyer Scholarship: Santha E. Iyer Scholarship is instituted by Suraj E. Krishnan, who graduated from BITS Pilani in June 1993 in Physics and Chemical Engineering. It is awarded annually for 4 years of study to a girl student Minimum GPA requirement: Need to maintain 7.5 on 10 to remain eligible Bhushan Bhatia Scholarship: The Bhushan Bhatia Scholarships have been instituted by Brij Bhushan, an alumnus from the class of 1964. 6 Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) 40% of the Tuition Fee 1 per semester Pilani I Semester, 2011-2012 Ahima Dharembra (2011A8PS234P) – I Sem Bhanu Priya S (2011B1PS515P) – II Sem Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2008-09) 40% of the Tuition Fee 2 (1 male & 1 female) Pilani Goa Hyderabad January 2009 Kucherlapati Swapna (2006A2PS679P) Bhanu Priya S (2006C6PS402P)
  9. 9. BITSAA MCN Scholarships Pendyala Vamsikrishna Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was instituted by BITSAA International in honor of Pendyala Vamsikrishna or "Vamsi" ('92). Vamsi died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. The scholarship was instituted in the first semester of the academic year 2002 - 03. The scholarship sponsors full tuition fee for a II year student on merit-cum-need basis. It is awarded for 2nd year of study only. Rakesh Chandra Scholarship: The Rakesh Chandra Scholarship has been instituted by Rakesh Chandra, an alumnus from the class of 1964. 7 Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) 25% of the Tuition Fee 1 per year Pilani January 2009 Sagar Arora (2010B4A7640P) – I Sem Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) 40% of the Tuition Fee 1 per semester Pilani I Semester, 2002-03 S. Pramod( 2010A3PS190P) – I Sem Siddharth Mohan (2010A4PS232P) – II Sem
  10. 10. BITSAA MCN Scholarships Late Shri Chaman Lal Scholarship : Late Shri Chaman Lal Scholarship is instituted by Vijay K. Aggarwal in memory of his elder brother Late Shri Chaman Lal, who in spite of serious of his blindness worked extremely hard all his life without any self interest in the outcome of his hard work. By his dedication to work, he proved that any handicap can be overcome by the means of hard work, determination, and perseverance- a good lesson for all of us. Class of 1966 - 1971 Scholarship : 1966-71 batch collected funds at the time of their Silver Jubilee reunion for instituting various scholarships and awards to benefit students of BITS Pilani. Currently the accumulated sum amounts to 16 lakhs INR. The annual interest from the corpus is to be utilized to award MCN scholarship for female students. 8 Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) INR 20000 per semester 1 per semester Pilani Semester 2, 2010-2011 Divya Joshi(2010A3PS160P) – I Sem Swetha Susam George(2010B2A7667P) – II Sem Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) 40% of the Tuition Fee or INR 20000, whichever is lesser 1 per semester Pilani Semester 1, 2011-2012 RaviKiran Chirravuri (2008A7PS059P) – I&II Sem
  11. 11. BITSAA MCN Scholarships Dr. S. K. Agarwal Scholarship : Shivali Agarwal graduated from BITS, Pilani in June 2007 with a dual degree qualification of M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences and B.E in Chemical Engineering. She has been working with Schlumberger since August 2007. The Dr. S. K. Agarwal Scholarship is initiated in memory of her father Late Shri Dr. Sajan Kumar Agarwal. The scholarship is merit cum need based and is available to students from the Pilani campus. This scholarship is currently discontinued. 9 Scholarship Amount Number of scholarships Campus Date of commencement Recipients (2011-12) 25% of the Tuition fee 2 per semester Pilani Semester 1, 2010-2011 Deepanshu Gupta(2011A4PS275P) – I Sem John Rajan Mavely(2011B1PS831P) – I Sem Navdeep Bajaj(2011A8PS354P) – II Sem Gaurav Dadhich(2011B3PS513P) – II Sem NOTE: The deadlines for nominations for MCN Scholarships are in line with SWD deadlines for Institute MCN. Students need not apply separately. The results are declared two months after the beginning of each semester ( in line with the SWD’s announcement for Institute MCN winners).
  12. 12. BITSAA Travel Scholarships BITSAA Travel Scholarship : BITSAA-IRU Partial Travel Grant supports the travel expenses of students participating in academic events of International repute. Applications will be considered for Technical conferences (science, mathematics and engineering) organized abroad. Applicant should be a BITS Pilani student (grad/undergrad) during the period of travel and technical work should be done in collaboration with BITS Pilani faculty member(s). The generic guidelines for the BITSAA travel scholarships can be found at www.bitsaa.org/scholarships Scholarship Recipients: 12 NOTE: The applications for travel scholarships are accepted year around. Application should be submitted 60 days prior to travelling and the result is declared around three weeks from the date of submission of the application. All the travel grant applications must be sent to the faculty in charge of respective campuses as under. Year Recipient Name ID No. Amount Conference 2012 - 13 Deepan Kishore 2010AAPS068U INR 10,000 8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS) 2012 – 13 Paritosh Raman 2009C6PS681G INR 10,000 International Conference on Networking (ICN 2013) 2012 – 13 Prathamesh Gaikwad 2009A7PS149G INR 10,000 International Conference on Networking (ICN 2013) 2012-13 Niyati Parameswaran 2009A7PS197U INR 10,000 2013 International Conference on Software Design Engineering(2013 ICSDE) 2012-13 Prof. Ramprasad Joshi INR 52,000 Evostar, Vienna (2013) Pilani Goa Hyderabad Dubai Prof. Arya Kumar Prof. Hari Om Bansal Dr. Veeky Baths Dr. S S Deshmukh Dr. Madhiajagan 10
  13. 13. BITSAA Travel Loan BITSAA Travel Loan : BITSAA Travel Loan aims to provide partial financial support to the students attending non-technical or business or social entrepreneurship conferences/summits/fellowships, abroad. Conferences and allied events related to literature studies, economics, finance, personality development, etc. are covered under BITSAA loan program. The generic guidelines for the BITSAA travel loan and application forms can be found at www.bitsaa.org/scholarships. It is a Travel Loan with a "return- with-zero-percent-interest” clause. BITSAA administers three loan funds – General Loan Fund started by Rohit Koul, Yugaa Travel Loan Fund started by Sarath Kolla and Anurag Jain Loan Fund started by Anurag Jain. BITSAA Travel Loan Recipients: If you are a loan applicant, please contact the BITSAA Scholarships Team at scholarships-team@bitsaa.org Year Recipient Name ID No. Name of the Loan Fund 2011 - 12 Gaurav Khandelwal 2008C6PS437H Anurag Jain 0% Loan Fund 2011 - 12 Jinal Shah 2009A3PS010G Anurag Jain 0% Loan Fund 2012 - 13 Deepan Kishore 2010AAPS068U Anurag Jain 0% Loan Fund 2012 - 13 Bhavesh Pandey 2010H124416P Anurag Jain 0% Loan Fund 2011 - 12 Shruthi Vishwanath 2008B3A1270H Yugaa Travel Loan Fund 11
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  15. 15. BITSAA Grants Graduate Application Scholarships: The BITSAA Graduate Application Scholarship provides financial assistance to BITSians for their applications to MS/PhD programs. All students who are currently pursuing their undergraduate/graduate degree in any of the BITS campuses are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The general guidelines & FAQ can be found at www.bitsaa.org/scholarships. Scholarship Recipients: Paper Publication Assistance (Courtesy-Class of 1966-'71): Two grants of Rs.5,000 for undergraduate students and 1 grant worth Rs.10,000 for post-graduate student are awarded every semester for publishing papers in reputed journals. Students from all campus are eligible to apply for this grant & the student should be enrolled in one of the BITS campuses at the time of application for the grant. Time lines are below: Scholarship Recipients: To apply for these grants, write to scholarships-team@bitsaa.org 14 Year Semester Recipient Name ID No. 2012-2013 I Ajitesh Srivastava 2010B4A7640P 2012-2013 I Soham Jayesh Desai 2009A3PS266P Submission Date Evaluation by BITS completed by Evaluation by BITSAA completed by Decision Notification Jan 1 – Jul 31 Aug 15 Aug 30 Aug 31 Aug 1 – Dec 31 Jan 15 Jan 30 Jan 31 Year Semester Recipient ID No. 2012-2013 I Swaraj Raman 2011H123139P 2012-2013 I Priyans Murarka 2010A8PS310G 2012-2013 I Siddhartha Gupta 2009B4A7516G
  16. 16. Student Project Assistance STUDENT PROJECT ASSISTANCE: BITSAA International encourages students to come up with their own projects to create an impact worldwide. In the past BITSAA has supported a few projects. While BITSAA puts in efforts to raise funds and support students in other ways and means, this assistance is not guaranteed. Team ACYUT: AcYut, the six year old humanoid robot of BITS-Pilani is not just India's first indigenously built humanoid, but also one of the best humanoid robots in the world today. It is a name to reckon with in the world of Humanoid robot builders now. AcYut's achievements like winning a total of 7 medals including India's first ever gold over a span of 4 years at the RoboGames(USA, formerly Robo Olympics), securing the second place in Robocup(Iran) in a tightly fought final, demonstrations at various prestigious Universities. 15
  17. 17. Student Project Assistance Inspired Karters go to SAE BAJA: While Acyut, the humanoid was dancing to the tunes– a new class of BITSians teamed up across disciplines to get a 4 wheeler onto road. All the Individual parts of the ATV will be designed and fabricated in BITS Workshop. The team – “Inspired Karters” comprising of 15 members is truly multi-disciplinary with students from Mechanical, Electronics, Economics and Civil streams as they attempt, not to finish a project but to introduce a working product. Tires from USA, steering system similar to the one used in Lotus Elise, the team is all ready to display their vehicle during BAJA 09 competition. Inspired Karters Racing is a team of over 40 undergraduate students from BITS, Pilani who conceptualize, design, manufacture, test and race. The Team wins the 1 prize in Static Design Evaluation at SAE BAJA 2013. 16 Behind all this success, lies the immense amount of contribution by the BITSAA Batch of 1983 and BITSAA International and we are extremely grateful for that. The kind of support extended by them was tremendous and we hope that this bar set by the present team will spur vigour in the coming teams to aim higher and bring more laurels. --- Team BAJA
  18. 18. Student Project Assistance PROJECT IFOR: The Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance (IFOR) is an autonomous aerial vehicle that has been developed by BITS Pilani Dubai Campus students. The vehicle is capable of localizing itself using the SLAM algorithm, stabilize its attitude (pitch, roll and yaw) and altitude using PID controllers, plan paths around obstacles and navigate an unknown indoor environment with wall following guidance. In addition, it has been designed to be capable of pattern recognition which would enable it to recognize images and signs. 17
  19. 19. 19 BAJA Team BAJA Project Team ACYUT Team IFOR The IFOR 18
  20. 20. BITSAA Awards 20 Name of the Award Description Campus No. of Awards/Prize Money Deadline for nominations Results Declaration Shashi Kishore Research Excellence Award Research Papers in Economics Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad 1 (10,000 INR) 31-Jul 30-Sep Prabhat Award Best outgoing student in Dept. of Physics Pilani 1 (10,000 INR) RP Vaid Award Best outgoing student in Dept. of Chemical Engineering Pilani 1 (5,000 INR) 15-Mar 20-Apr APOGEE Awards - Instituted by Class of 1966-'71 4 paper presentation awards for BITSians during APOGEE Pilani 4 awards (10,000 INR each) APOGEE dates APOGEE dates Prof. SC Rastogi Merit Scholarship Highest GPA for Biological Sciences Courses Pilani 1 (25,000 INR) 20-Mar 20-Apr Srikanth Visweswariah Analog Design Contest Phase 1 : Analog Design Contest in Pilani during/before to APOGEE Pilani 3 (1st - 5000 INR, 2nd - 3000 INR, 3rd - 2000 INR) APOGEE dates APOGEE dates Phase 2 : Analog Design Fellowship for the 1st prize winner if he/she pursues full semester registered project in Analog electronics or related fields Pilani 1 (20,000 INR. To be incremented 2500 every 3 years) 5-Aug Brij Bhushan Badminton Trophy Winner of Badminton Championship Pilani 1 (5000 INR) BOSM dates BOSM dates Ranvir Trehan Tennis Trophy Winner of Tennis tournament at BOSM, Pilani Pilani 1 (10,000 INR) BOSM dates BOSM dates Leuna Herkawat Award Winner of Tarang, Music Competition at Oasis Pilani 1 (5000 INR) OASIS dates OASIS dates Prof. Suresh Ramaswamy Memorial Award Innovative project proposals Goa 1 (40,000 INR) 15-Jan 15-Apr Mantra Awards 5 awards for each BITS campuses for students showcasing outstanding leadership Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai 5 awards for 4 campuses (total 20) each worth cash prize of 5000 INR 20-Feb 30-Apr 19
  21. 21. BITSAA Awards BITSAA Global 30 under 30 Awards: At the end of 2005, BITSAA instituted the 30 under 30 awards, to be given every three years, to recognize and honor outstanding BITSians under the age of 30 who have demonstrated excellence in one or more of many areas. These awards are dedicated to all those young BITSians who thought and acted differently, who challenged the status quo, rewrote the rules, and created their own paths, to the best examples of what it means to be a BITSian. These awards are open to all BITSians graduated/graduating from Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad and distance learning programs. The next awards are going to be held in 2015. Find the winners of 2012’s 30 under 30 here: http://www.bitsaa.org/?page=bits30under30 Prof. S Venkateswaran Faculty Excellence Award: This award is instituted by the generosity of BITS Alumnus Mr. Karthik Krishna in the name & honor of Prof. S Venkateswaran, former Director & Vice Chancellor of BITS Pilani. As a part of this award, an yearly contribution of INR 100,000 shall be made by BITS alumnus Karthik Krishna. The award commenced from 2012 and for the first time was awarded to Prof. Dhananjay Madhukar Kulkarni (Prof. DMK) who is currently Associate professor at BITS Pilani, K.K Birla Goa campus where he is engaged in research projects with industrial collaborators. Prof S. Venkateswaran Faculty Excellence Award is awarded to Prof. Dhananjay Madhurkar Kulkarni in recognition of his outstanding contributions to teaching, research and institute development at BITS Pilani. Through his achievements, Prof. Kulkarni has brought glory to the name of the institute. The award was presented by Chancellor Dr. Kumar Mangalam Birla at the first convocation ceremony of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on 12-Aug,2012. 20
  22. 22. BITSAA Student Initiatives BITS2BSCHOOL BITS2BSCHOOL, the BITSian community started with an aim of helping fellow BITSians join global B-Schools is now a 3000+ member community with increasing popularity on-campus students as well. A number of aspirants continue to join and leverage the group’s expertise to aim for the top B-Schools. Recent stats show that BITSians have made it into 9 out of top 20 B-School Management Programs. Harvard, INSEAD, Kellogg, Wharton, ISB, Duke –Fuqua are among the BITSians’ preferred schools BITS2BSCHOOL continues to assist prospective applicants by way of discussion forums, lecture series and application tips. http://www.bitsaa.org/?page=bits2bschool BITS2MSPhD BITS2MSPhD is an initiative for BITS Pilani students and alumni who aspire for MS and PhD programs from world's leading universities and institutes. For most of us, pursuing graduate studies is a giant leap. . Started in 2005, the current membership stands in excess of 3800. In 2011-12, the forum has seen 257 offers in total from 76 universities, to 102 successful applicants. BITS2MSPhD is the largest higher education support initiative by any Indian university. Join the group and access the resources which will guide you through the application process - right from test preparations to applying to schools to attending visa interviews. A lot of alumni in reputed universities at various positions – graduate students, research scholars, professors, research scientists and heads of departments - are offering their assistance to guide you through what it takes to pursue your dreams. http://www.bitsaa.org/?page=bits2msphd BITS2IAS BITS2IAS is an initiative for BITS Pilani students and alumni who aspire for Indian Civil Services. The Indian Civil Services is considered as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. Even though corporate jobs offer lucrative salaries with incentives, a majority of youngsters still compete and crave entry into the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC. For future aspirants - "bits-to-ias" Google group initiative was started by S.Nagarajan (AIR-1 in 2004) which addresses all the queries related to preparation, choice of subjects and other miscellaneous topics related to civil services http://www.bitsaa.org/?bits2ias 21
  23. 23. BITSAA Student Initiatives CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP(CEL) The vision of this initiative is to Inspire BITSians to play a prominent role in leading diverse entrepreneurial activities in the Country and make a significant contribution in global entrepreneurial innovation. The idea for CEL was seeded by the BITSAA Center for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (CEVC), with the vision of promoting the spirit of entrepreneurial thinking among the BITSian community . The students and the Institute shared this vision and came together in record time to set up the center. The concerted efforts of the students, alumni and faculty resulted in the Centre (set up within a short span of 6 months) being named as one of the top 5 centers of Entrepreneurship among Indian Universities. http://www.bitsaa.org/?page=cel BITS Embryo Embryo is a project to foster strong collaboration of BITS students and faculty with the alumni and friends of BITS Pilani. Embryo aims to help BITS Pilani students become Leaders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Through lecture series and collaborative projects, the students can get exposure to the cutting edge technology. It also gives an opportunity to network with the Alumni and friends of BITS, who are reputed academicians and industry leaders. http://www.bitsembryo.org/ BITSConnect2.0 BITSConnect 2.0 project aims to connect the geographically spread out BITS Pilani campuses with each other and to the external world – universities and research labs abroad, industries, alumni around the globe. With strong support from BITS alumni community, from BITS Administration and from Industrial partners like CISCO systems, Godrej – the world class infrastructure is ready for commissioning. The TelePresence classrooms are all set to radically change the ways in which students and faculty of the BITS campuses communicate with strategic partners – industry, university and alumni. This project is the biggest Unified Telepresence and Communications Solution that any Indian University has adopted. http://bitsconnect20.bitsaa.org Visit here to know more about the initiatives of BITSAA International: http://www.bitsaa.org/?page=initiatives 22
  24. 24. Know your Campus Representatives The Campus Relations team, as the name suggests, establishes a two way connection between BITSAA and the various BITS campuses. Envisioned to sync important activities on the campuses with BITSAA, it is now a multi-faceted team and has developed a robust communication channel among students, faculty and BITSAA. The beneficiaries of this initiative are both the students on campus, who now have an easy access to the activities of their alumni, and BITSAA, which was constantly apprised about the important events and achievements of students and faculties on the campuses. BITSAA Campus Relations is the team responsible for the crucial job of managing BITSAA relationship with all the four BITS campuses and their administrative authorities. This team helps in aligning BITSAA to the priorities of BITS Pilani institutions and the BITSians. The team functions through a representatives for maintaining relations at each campus and acts as a single point contact for all the campus authorities and students to deal with BITSAA. It keeps the campuses informed about the BITSAA initiatives from time to time and similarly updates the alumni all over the world about the happenings at campuses. For more information/suggestions, write to campusrelations-team@bitsaa.org Here are the Campus Relations Team Representatives in different Campuses 23 Campus Representative Pilani Tanish Anand Goa Parth Goel/ Rohit pandey Hyderabad Ishaan Pahuja Dubai Deepan Kishore kumar/ Rajarshi Sinha
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  26. 26. Connect with Us! Register today on global BITSAA Directory - www.bitsaa.org Registration & Membership is FREE! /bits.pilani /groups?mostPopular=&gid=1112 /BITSAA /user/bitsaainternational www.bitsaa.org/blog plus.google.com/10651500706539548 8706
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