Here is your chance to meet the Vice Chancellor of BITS-Pilani, Prof. B N Jain; the Director, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus, Prof. V S Rao ; the Director, BITS Pilani Pilani campus, Prof Raghurama and former HOD, CS-IS Group, Prof Sundar Balasubramaniam (Popularly known on campus as "Shan B" or "Sundar B")
Prof Jain took over as 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 bitsaa.org.
Prof Jain , the Diros and Prof Sundar B are on a tour of the US west and east coast (organized by BITSAA) for research collaborations with leading Universities. They are specifically in the bay area to have talks with the founders of leading MOOCs - Coursera and Udacity and figure out ways to collaborate and mutually benefit. This is a logical extension to the multi-million dollar project BITS Connect 2.0 that was deployed in the BITS campuses this January by BITSAA/BITS.
As part of the tour, they are very excited to meet the BITSians in the bay area, get to know them well and hear suggestions/thoughts they have to offer.
Come join us on Friday, 07 June 2013 to meet and greet them.
Dinner will be served. A photograph with them 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.