Indian Army Tanks and DRDO Missiles Reach Pilani Rajasthan

When tension builds up, one is left with no option but to recollect Swami Vivekananda quote “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves."
By: Dr BR Natarajan
March 22, 2009 - PRLog -- This is not the time to settle the scores between India and its enemies but time for APOGEE 2009 the TechFest of BITS Pilani which is one among the top ranking universities in India today. Birla Institute of Technology and Science popularly known as BITS has campuses in Pilani Rajasthan, Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad. Recently the National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC reaccredited BITS with 3.71 CGPA out of 4 and awarded “A” grade “Very Good” status to BITS.

APOGEE stands for “A Professions Oriented Gathering over Educational Experience”. This TechFest of BITS Pilani like its cultural counterpart OASIS has been jewel in the crown among TechFests of various T Schools. For that matter BITS with its MBA is  B School, with its CS IS Software degrees is a IT School, with Mechanical, Chemical, EEE, Civil degrees is T school, MScs in Maths Physics Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Economics degrees is a S School and with Pharmacy added is a P School also.

APOGEE which saw its silver jubilee two years back is in its 27th year and is scheduled from 23 March to 27 March 2009. This year over hundred institutions which include overseas ones also are participating and close to thousand participants have invaded the campus in Pilani Rajasthan.

Title sponsor for APOGEE is Vedanta – Hindustan Zinc while Air India and Steel Major SAIL are the Gold Sponsors. The Silver Sponsors include ONGC, Infosys, IBM, BSNL, Google, NTPC and many more. The Prize sponsors are IDA and Sun Microsystems. This year APOGEE has Technophilia as Robotics partner, National Geographic Channel as Green Partner, UNDP as Knowledge partner, Pearson as Academic partner, GupShup as SMS Partner, MockInt as Interview partner, ICC as Commerce partner. In addition APOGEE has a whole lot of partners for both Media and Online media as well as Food & Beverages.

If you wonder why and from where the tanks and missiles landed up in Pilani, then it is high time to tell you that for APOGEE 2009, Indian Army and DRDO Defence Research & Development Organization Hyderabad are the exhibition partners.

Every one knows that the latitude and longitude of Pilani is 28.3 degrees N and 75.6 degrees E but with an array of workshops, events, invited lectures, online events, paper & poster sessions, Kernel, Projects, exhibitions, Robo Soccer, OHTs etc in APOGEE 2009, its worth watching the altitude of Pilani.

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BITS Pilani is a Deemed University established under section 3 of the UGC Act. 1956 under notification no. F.12-23/63.U-2 dated 18th June, 1964.

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