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* A small percentage (historically around 0.5% to 1.5% and upto 5-6%) of this contributed amount shall be deducted for administrative/ overhead expenses that BITSAA incurs as an organization and shall be pro-rated based on actuals at the end of the year
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General Fund Donate to BITSAA Initiatives Your generous donations have helped us run various initiatives like BITSConnect2.0, Atmanirbhara, helping BITSians in emergency situations, multiple student projects, awards, travel grants and tuition scholarships. This fund is used to keep BITSAA and these activities (and many more in future) running. If you are not sure which fund to donate to but still want to make a contribution, donate to this fund. Trust us to use this money in the initiative wherever there is most need.
Student Enrichment Fund Awards / Grants for Student Projects, Tuition and Travel Scholarships The tuition fee at BITS (like everywhere else in India) is sky-rocketing! Current students pay approx 1.5 Lakh INR per year and this number will probably go up in coming years. Many deserving and meritorious students need our help. Generous donations to this fund not only help in creating tuition scholarships but also helps BITSAA promote student research by funding innovative student projects (many of which have won laurels for BITS and India) and student travel for paper presentations in International conferences. [Click here to see current scholarships and their impact.] The following are supported via this fund:
1.Student Projects Fund : (PROJECT ID: SE001)
BITS students are participating in top International Engineering Design competitions (and winning!) This fund will provide seed funding for such projects to get started.
2.Tuition Scholarships : (PROJECT ID: SE002)
This fund will help students in need to make sure they are able to continue their studies.
3. Travel Grants : (PROJECT ID: SE003)
This fund will support student travel for paper presentations at international conferences.
Faculty Enrichment Fund Awards / Grants for Faculty Research and Travel Scholarships BITS is dreaming big, as is evident from the announcement of project "Parivartan” by the Chancellor of BITS on November 13, about the growth plan of BITS and the modernization of the Pilani campus. For BITS to continue to grow, it needs a renewed focus on research. BITS has already taken several steps in this regard by increasing the number of higher degree candidates (MS/PhD) and subsidizing their tuition fee (other than giving stipends/scholarships). Few chair professorships have been announced by the Chancellor and a few more have been funded by the alumni. With this vision in mind, this fund will help fund the following activities:
1. Young Faculty Excellence Award : (PROJECT ID: FE001)
This award recognizes a BITS faculty from one of the four campuses for excellence in inspiring and engaging teaching that stimulates discovery and inquiry, in research and innovative projects, and in their professional achievements and commitment towards BITS. The first such award was instituted with a generous grant by Kris Ramachandran ('67, Pilani) and comprises of a rolling plaque, a citation, and a cash award of INR 100,000.
2. Endowed Chairs : (PROJECT ID: FE002)
A one-time endowment of Rs. 44,00,000 will endow a named chair (donor to decide the name) for a period of 20 years. It can be done by an individual donor, an entire batch or even on behalf of your company. Chancellor Kumaramanglam Birla has kick started this program by creating 7 Endowed Chairs funded by the Birla family. Class of 1981 has funded 1 chair in BITS, Hyderabad. A detailed document is available on request.
3. Research Endowment : (PROJECT ID: FE003)
The idea is to build a research corpus at pilani that could be used for a multitude of research activities by BITS faculty via #1 and #2 above. This initiative is being championed by the 1985 Batch and is supported by BITSAA
BITSAA Global Meet 2014 World Fund Donate to BGM 2014 (Jan 3-5) BITSAA Global Meet (BGM)2014 Fund welcomes donations from Alumni and Alumni Groups to support the BGM event. All funds collected will be directed to support BGM event and BGM Sponsored BITSAA Causes (like Alumni Mentorship, Entrepreneurship tracks, networking meets) at the direction of BITSAA Board of Trustees and BGM Executive Organizing Committee. Head to BGM website to know more about BGM and what it has in store for all of us.
[Click here to read about BITSAA's commitment to smooth and transparent proceedings]
[Click here to watch a video of BITSAA Intl Chairman - Raju Reddy, Global Fundraising Committee Chair, Viggy Mokkarala and BITS Connect 2.0 Global Chair, Prem Jain, talk about the genesis and vision of Bridges to the Future Campaign]