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BITS Pilani Rajasthan Towering above the Rest in India Today
There is an age old saying that Sun, Moon and Truth are the three things that cannot be hidden for too long and its time to know the truth about BITS Pilani.
By: Prof BR Natarajan
The task of a University is the creation of future and no university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library and the magnificent Library at BITS Pilani will tell you the obvious.
BITSians have time and again proved that they do not shirk from putting their best foot forward to march out boldly and seize the opportunities to face the challenges head on. It's indeed a matter of pride that in the BITS IIT category, about 20% of the winners of the Aditya Birla Tomorrow's Leaders Today Scholarship so far are from BITS Pilani alone.
A successful entrepreneur requires Resource mobilization acumen, Negotiation Skills, Information Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Decision Making Skills and Communication Skills apart from Ability for Leadership, Time, Stress and Project Management. The broad based integrated and interdisciplinary approach of education at BITS, Pilani gives ample opportunities from admissions to graduations for developing such skills and acquiring such ability to ensure that winning in tough situations becomes a way of life for the students of the Institute as well as meeting challenges and facing unknown situations are part of the rich experience they accumulate. In short BITS system imparts you the Never Say Die Attitude and Hunger for the Impossible.
While countless seminars, workshops, conferences and symposia for years have paid lip service to fostering university - industry linkages, BITS Pilani has set the benchmark and is way ahead of others in successfully implementing the same in India Today through Practice School and work integrated learning programmes.
BITS Pilani also offers an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates which include HCL Chennai & Bangalore, Accenture Bangalore, Essar Power Hazira, NTPC, Texas Instruments Bangalore, GRASIM Nagda, Patni Pune & Mumabi, CFCL Kota, IIQM Jaipur, Valtech Bangalore, Qualcomm Bangalore, Hindustan Zinc Udaipur, Bombay Hospital Mumbai, CMC Vellore, NCSM Kolkata, WIPRO Bangalore, NDPL Delhi, Satyam Hyderabad, Intel Bangalore, CTS Chennai, BDL Hyderabad, DELL Bangalore, Strides Arco Bangalore, DR Reddy's Hyderabad, Ashok Leyland Chennai & Hosur, Hindalco Renukoot, Bharat Forge Pune, Honeywell Bangalore, Tech Mahindra Pune, THDC Tehri. When it comes to reaching work integrated learning programmes, BITS Pilani has always been in the forefront for the past three decades.
Graduates from BITS Pilani are swelling in numbers from Wall Street to Dalal Street advising companies on multibillion dollar mergers and acquisitions, financing new companies, acquiring mature businesses and much more.
Some of the illustrious alumni from BITS Pilani include Texas Pacific Vivek Paul, Bharat Forge Baba Kalyani, iFlex Rajesh Hukku, Onida Gulu Mirchandani, Simputer Vijay Chandru, Dabur Sunil Duggal, NetCustomer Punita Pandey, SAIL Sushil Kumar Roongta, ATA Airlines Subodh Karnik, Intel Sunit Rikhi, Penguin authors Shashi Warrier and Dilip D’Souza, Film Stars Anu Hassan and Divya Kaniha, ace film director 16 December fame Mani Shankar, UN FAO Prabhu Pingali, Verizon Wireless Ajay Waghray, Cairn India Ajay Gupta, SGX Ramaswami.
BITS Pilani is just not a T school or IT School but an institution which knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. The weekly Newsmagazine Outlook in its June 11, 2007 issue has put BITS Pilani right on top of the private engineering colleges in India today. For the Corporate HR Perception parameter, the Dataquest IDC Best Tech School survey 2007 has put BITS Pilani right on top of all the institutions excluding the IITs. Public is wondering as to why BITS Pilani did not figure in the India’s Best Colleges Survey reported in June 4, 2007 issue of India Today magazine.
For the academic year 2004-2005 BITS Pilani admissions were based on the normalized percentage of marks and when this fact was known to everyone across the length and breadth of India, the Magazine India Today went about ranking the best colleges stating that BITS Pilani admissions were based on an entrance examination. One can easily conclude as to whose credibility is at stake in this episode.
In the case of News, one should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. Considering that the principles of good journalism are directed toward bringing the highest quality of news reporting to the public, thus fulfilling the mission of timely distribution of information in service of public interest, it must be made known that BITS Pilani stopped participating in the India Today ranking of India’s best colleges for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
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Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani is one among the top ranking universities in India today offering degrees in Engineering, Management, Economics, Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, General Studies, Finance, etc presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus. BITS Pilani also offers an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates.