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Thursday, October 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rahul Priyadarshi
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BITSAA Overview

BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) has emerged as one of the strongest alumni networks and tracks over 25,000 alumni through its directory. There are over 40 chapters around the world under the aegis of BITSAA and over 20 initiatives that serve 30,000 BITSians. It takes the dedication of over 150 BITSAA volunteers to make the organization continue its work.BITSAA has raisedover $2 millionfor varied causes and the network continues to have a major impact on BITSians’ lives across the globe. Some of our key achievements so far include:

  1. BITS Connect 2.0- The only university in India to have won the Edge Award 2013

  2. Atmanirbhara- Pilani Resource Center in now operational

  3. Research Funds

  4. Student Research Grants(ACYUT, Karters, BAJA-SAE, IFOR, Teevra)

  5. Over 20 Scholarships & Awards(have helped over 100 faculty and students)

Selected Success Stories

BITSAA Global Meet (BGM) 2014
:In BITS Pilani’s Golden Jubilee Year, thousands of BITSians congregated at Hyderabad for theBITSAA Global Meet (BGM)– 2014 , a mega reunion of BITS Pilani alumni from all 4 campuses. The event saw alumni from 20 different countries and constituted thought provoking discussions, award presentations and recognition of selected alumni as future business leaders, the 30-under-30 achievers.



BITS Connect 2.0:Inspired by university’s ‘Vision 2020’, BITSAA had set a goal of raising USD 1 million before BGM-2014, resulting in ‘Bridges to the Future’ fundraising campaign in December 2011. The campaign helped in exceeding the target before the event and also helped fund BITS Connect 2.0 - a first-of-it’s-kind multi-campus education model powered by pioneering technology.

BITS Connect 2.0 bridged the geographical distance across the 4 BITS Campuses and the knowledge centers worldwide. On campus students and faculty members could enjoy remote meetings, web conferencing, Embryo 2.0 and industry relations. To know more,Click here.

Donate now

Please donate to BITSAA to help various initiatives that help BITS and BITSian community. Do contribute as much or as little as you can.Any donation is a meaningful donation.
Here is a list of some selected funds:

  1. General Fund: Donations to the General Fund has helped run various initiatives like BITSConnect2.0, Atmanirbhara and helping BITSians in emergencies. To donate to General Fund, please click here.

  2. Student Enrichment Fund:Donations to this fund not only help in creating tuition scholarships but also helps BITSAA promote student research by funding innovative student projects and student travel for paper presentations in International conferences.To donate to Student Enrichment Fund, please click here.

  3. Faculty Enrichment Fund:For BITS to continue the growth, it needs a renewed focus on research. With this vision in mind, the donation will help fund activities such asYoung Faculty Excellence Award, Endowed Chair(a one time endowment of Rs. 44,00,0000 will endow a named chair for 20 years) andResearch Endowment(building a research corpus at Pilani).To donate to Faculty Enrichment Fund, please click here.

There are several other funds and initiatives that you can donate to.You can see a more complete list and donate to those initiatives at any questions, please

BITSAA is committed to smooth and transparent proceeding.Click hereto read more.

Double your donation through the matching-gift option


BITSAA has registered with many employers including Apple, Nvidia, Nokia, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and others for a matching donation option.With matching donation you can make a bigger impact - your donation may be doubled.Please contact your Human Resources department to determine whether your employer participates in BITSAA matching donation program.

If your company is not yet registered for BITSAA matching donation, kindly help us register your company.Please reach out to us at

BITSAA International Inc. is a not-for-profit organization registered in New Jersey, USA (Federal EIN# 22-3835037) and has been granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code as of August 20, 2002.


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