BGM 2016/2017 @ Dubai
BGM 2014 was an absolute blast! The mantle for the next BGM (BGM 2016/2017) was handed off on the last day of BGM 2014 to BITSAA Middle East Chapter!. Yes, BGM is going International now!
As you may recall, When we started the BGM 2014 bidding process in 2011-12 (which eventually went to the Hyderabad chapter) the prevalent sentiment amongst the community at that time was to line up the future venues as well. The Next-BGM Committee comprising of Raju Reddy (Chairman, BITSAA Intl), Kris Ramachandran (Advisor to the Chancellor), SP Kothari (Chairman, Emeritus), CS Goel (CEO, BGM 2011 & Vice Chair Chapter's Council), Sarath Kolla (COO, BGM 2011), Sudeep Jain (Vice Chair, Chapter's Council), Prem Jain (Chair, BGM 2011) and Pradeep Sethi (Trustee) met up in November 2013 to discuss the venue for BGM 2016-17. The committee used the earlier bids and the relative rankings as a starting list and after much deliberation and multiple rounds of discussions, the decision boiled down to having the next BGM at a BITS Campus, in the hands of a strong 'on-ground' team and bringing the new campuses' alumni into the fold at a much faster pace. This tipped the hat in BITSAA Middle-East's favor.
On behalf of the 'Next-BGM' committee, I would like to congratulate the "Middle East Chapter" for a bid and note that inspired confidence in the team’s organization and led the committee to a unanimous decision of having the next BGM at Dubai. An already successful BITSAA Gulf Meet in 2013 was a cherry on the top.
CEO, BITSAA International
BGM Rolling Trophy Handover Ceremony (BITSAA Hyderabad to BITSAA Middle-East)
Jan 5, 2014, Day 3 of BGM 2014
BGM 2014 - Bidding Process See here