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When: June 23, 2012
12 Noon
Where: Athidhi Banquet hall
727 S Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, California  94086
United States
Contact: Praveen Joginipally

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Here is your chance to meet the Vice Chancellor of BITS-Pilani, Prof. B N Jain, and the director, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus, Prof. V S Rao. 

Prof Jain is the Vice Chancellor of all four BITS Pilani campuses starting August 2010. Please find more about Dr. Jain here

 As a part of the Vision 2020 plan, BITS Pilani is on its way to break out of the pack and emerge as one of the most prominent universities in Asia. Over the past 10 years BITS has executed well to increase its student strength from 3,500 to 10,500 across 4 campuses, created its own entrance exam, is revamping its curriculum, and has increased focus on research amongst students. Prof BN Jain is leading a strong team at BITS for Vision 2020, the mandate for which comes down from the Chancellor Mr Kumarmangalam Birla. Please read Prof Jain's message to the alumni on

Prof Jain and Prof Rao are on a whirlwind tour of the US west coast (organized by BITSAA) for recruiting faculty. The details of their tour can be found at here

As part of the tour, Prof. Jain and Prof. Rao are very excited to meet the BITSians in the bay area, get to know them well and hear suggestions/thoughts they have to offer. 

The discussion will center around the following 3 topics.

[A] Faculty Enrichment
- Recruiting Faculty from abroad
- Setting up program under which faculty and students undertake travel to conferences
- Outstanding young faculty fellowships

[B] BITS Industry Relationships
- Sponsored R&D projects (with industry in India or Abroad)
- PS1/PS2 in US

[C] Next Generation Infrastructure
- BITSConnect 2.0
- Setting up research facilities or schools (e.g. School for Information Technology)
- Renovating sports arenas and other cultural facilities

Come join us on Saturday, 23 June 2012 to meet the VC and Diro.

Lunch buffet will be served. A photograph with the Vice Chancellor and the Diro is the cherry on the cake!

Note: We will process full refund for requests received until 12 hours before the event, if you decide that you cannot make it to the event after registration. 

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