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BITSAA International

Scholarships Brochure

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 graduate/graduate studies
At Birla Institute of Technology and Science. Youll 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

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?
BITS
1.
BITSAA International acts as an umbrella organization
Pilani

A facilitator for BITSians, BITSAA Chapters and BITS Pilani


OAA

Provides Online resources, Infrastructure for all BITSians, Chapters,


Batch Groups through the portal www.bitsaa.org
BITSAA

Provides fund raising resources for BITSians & friends of


International
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

Get to know BITSAA


Board of Advisors

Board of Trustees

CXOs

BITSAA Teams

Alumni Membership
Campus Relations
Finance
Chapter Relations &
Outreach
Fundraising
Marketing &
Communications
Operations
Investment
People Strategy
Technology
Scholarships & Awards

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 Indias 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.
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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.
Scholarship
Amount

Number of
scholarships

Campus

Date of
commencement

INR 50000 per year

Pilani
Goa
Hyderabad

January 2009

Recipients (2011-12)
Ashutosh Pandey (2008A4PS348P) I & II Sem

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
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- Rajesh Kumar Vijayvargiya (2011A8PS284P) I Sem


Nikhil Motiani (2011A8PS347P) I Sem
2012
Aayush Singal (2011A3PS188P) II Sem
Chirag Bansal (2011B2PS791P) II Sem

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
Scholarship Amount

Number of
scholarships

Campus

Date of
commencement

40% of the Tuition Fee

1 per semester

Pilani

I Semester,
2011-2012

Bhushan Bhatia Scholarship:

Recipients (2011-12)
Ahima Dharembra (2011A8PS234P) I Sem
Bhanu Priya S (2011B1PS515P) II Sem

The Bhushan Bhatia Scholarships have been instituted by Brij Bhushan, an alumnus from

the class of 1964.


Scholarship Amount

Number of
scholarships

Campus

Date of
commencement

40% of the Tuition Fee

2 (1 male & 1
female)

Pilani
Goa
Hyderabad

January 2009

Recipients (2008-09)
Kucherlapati Swapna (2006A2PS679P)
Bhanu Priya S (2006C6PS402P)

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.
Scholarship Amount

Number of
scholarships

Campus

Date of
commencement

40% of the Tuition Fee

1 per semester

Pilani

I Semester,
2002-03

Recipients (2011-12)
S. Pramod( 2010A3PS190P) I Sem
Siddharth Mohan (2010A4PS232P) II Sem

Rakesh Chandra Scholarship: The Rakesh Chandra Scholarship has been instituted by Rakesh Chandra, an alumnus from
the class of 1964.

Scholarship Amount

Number of
scholarships

Campus

Date of
commencement

25% of the Tuition Fee

1 per year

Pilani

January 2009

Recipients (2011-12)
Sagar Arora (2010B4A7640P) I Sem

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.
Scholarship
Amount

Number of
scholarships

Campus

Date of
commencement

40% of the Tuition


Fee or INR 20000,
whichever is lesser

1 per semester

Pilani

Semester 1,
2011-2012

Recipients (2011-12)
RaviKiran Chirravuri (2008A7PS059P) I&II Sem

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.
Scholarship
Amount

Number of
scholarships

Campus

Date of
commencement

INR 20000 per


semester

1 per semester

Pilani

Semester 2,
2010-2011

Recipients (2011-12)
Divya Joshi(2010A3PS160P) I Sem
Swetha Susam George(2010B2A7667P) II Sem

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.
Scholarship

Number of

Amount

scholarships

25% of the

2 per semester

Tuition fee

Campus

Date of commencement

Pilani

Semester 1, 2010-2011

Recipients (2011-12)

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 SWDs announcement for Institute MCN winners).

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:
Year

Recipient Name

ID No.

Amount

Conference
8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered

2012 - 13

Deepan Kishore

2010AAPS068U

INR 10,000

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

2012-13

Prof. Ramprasad Joshi

INR 52,000

and Molecular Systems (NEMS)

2013 International Conference on Software Design Engineering(2013


ICSDE)
Evostar, Vienna (2013)

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.
Pilani

Goa

Hyderabad

Dubai

Prof. Arya Kumar


Prof. Hari Om Bansal

Dr. Veeky Baths

Dr. S S Deshmukh

Dr. Madhiajagan

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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 "returnwith-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:
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

If you are a loan applicant, please contact the BITSAA Scholarships Team at scholarships-team@bitsaa.org

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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:
Semester
Year
Recipient Name
ID No.
I

2012-2013

2012-2013

Ajitesh Srivastava

2010B4A7640P

Soham Jayesh Desai

2009A3PS266P

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:
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

Swaraj Raman

2011H123139P

2012-2013

Priyans Murarka

2010A8PS310G

2012-2013

Siddhartha Gupta

2009B4A7516G

Scholarship Recipients:

To apply for these grants, write to scholarships-team@bitsaa.org

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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.

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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.

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
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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.

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The IFOR

BAJA Team

Team IFOR

Team ACYUT

BAJA Project

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BITSAA Awards
Name of the Award

Description

Campus

No. of Awards/Prize Money

Deadline for
nominations

Results
Declaration

Pilani, Goa,
Hyderabad

1 (10,000 INR)

31-Jul

30-Sep

Shashi Kishore
Research Excellence
Award

Research Papers in Economics

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

4 paper presentation awards for BITSians


during APOGEE

Pilani

4 awards (10,000 INR each)

APOGEE dates

APOGEE dates

Pilani

1 (25,000 INR)

20-Mar

20-Apr

Pilani

3 (1st - 5000 INR, 2nd - 3000


INR, 3rd - 2000 INR)

APOGEE dates

APOGEE dates

Pilani

1 (20,000 INR. To be
incremented 2500 every 3 years)

5-Aug

Pilani

1 (5000 INR)

BOSM dates

BOSM dates

Pilani

1 (10,000 INR)

BOSM dates

BOSM dates

Pilani

1 (5000 INR)

OASIS dates

OASIS dates

Goa

1 (40,000 INR)

15-Jan

15-Apr

Pilani, Goa,
Hyderabad,
Dubai

5 awards for 4 campuses (total


20) each worth cash prize of
5000 INR

20-Feb

30-Apr

APOGEE Awards Instituted by Class of


1966-'71
Prof. SC Rastogi Merit
Scholarship

Highest GPA for Biological Sciences


Courses
Phase 1 : Analog Design Contest in Pilani
during/before to APOGEE
Srikanth
Visweswariah Analog Phase 2 : Analog Design Fellowship for the
Design Contest
1st prize winner if he/she pursues full
semester registered project in Analog
electronics or related fields
Brij Bhushan
Winner of Badminton Championship
Badminton Trophy
Ranvir Trehan Tennis Winner of Tennis tournament at BOSM,
Trophy
Pilani
Leuna Herkawat
Winner of Tarang, Music Competition at
Award
Oasis
Prof. Suresh
Ramaswamy Memorial Innovative project proposals
Award
5 awards for each BITS campuses for
Mantra Awards
students showcasing outstanding
leadership

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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 2012s 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.

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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
groups 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

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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

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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

Campus

Representative

Pilani

Tanish Anand

Goa

Parth Goel/ Rohit pandey

Hyderabad

Ishaan Pahuja

Dubai

Deepan Kishore kumar/ Rajarshi Sinha

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