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Dignitaries speak about BITSConnect 2.0

Tuesday, February 19, 2013   (0 Comments)
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"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind ", said Neil Armstrong as he took that first step on the moon. The launch of BITS Connect2.0 ushered a similar euphoria in the hearts of BITSians all across the globe. A landmark achievement by BITS, it marks the start of a new era in the world of education in India, making BITS the first university of its kind to implement telepresence on such a large scale. Here is what some prominent dignitaries had to say about BITS Connect 2.0

Sri. Bharat Vir Wanchoo (His Excellency, the Governor Of GOA, Chief Guest BITS Connect 2.0)

"BITS Pilani has shown us the way..." Watch Video

Mr. J. Satyanarayana (Secretary, Department of IT, Govt. Of India, Guest Of Honor BITS Connect 2.0)

"This particular telepresence facility will fill the critical gap in disseminating knowledge of very high quality across several campuses..." Watch Video

Mr. John Chambers (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco)

"Make no mistake about it, you (BITS Pilani) are amongst the world's elite here. We at Cisco are proud to be a small part of the BITS Team. Learning what you are doing from an alumni and leadership perspective, I think is an example for the rest of the world..." Watch Video

Mr. Pankaj Patel (EVP and CDO, Cisco)

"This is a groundbreaking major milestone in BITS and we are all very proud..." Watch Video

Mr. Prem Jain (Global Chair and Mentor for BITS Connect 2.0)

"BITS Connect2.0 is a very important project for us, to bring the latest state of the art technology and making the four campuses into one big virtual university..." Watch Video

Prof. B.N. Jain (Vice Chancellor BITS Pilani)

"For me this is in some sense a dream come true..." Watch Video

Watch the complete video here

This is but the beginning of a historic journey and there are many more milestones for us to achieve. Watch this space as we bring you more updates from BITS Connect2.0.

Video Messages

BITS Connect 2.0 will change the way the world will see BITS Pilani

Watch what the Professors at BITS Pilani say about the revolutionary project

Fundraising Summary


Goal - $650k

Achieved - $575k

For more details on how you can donate, get in touch with

Shashikant Khandewal
Chair, BITS Connect 2.0

Sarath Kolla
Co-Chair, BITS Connect 2.0


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