It was definitely a historic moment for BITS Pilani. This b-school lecture was conducted with speakers in the US at multiple locations, and 490 students in the 3 campuses - all connected at the same time.
I remember 600 was approx. the size of my whole batch at BITS!
Pilani- Attendance: 120
Goa- Attendance: 150
Dubai- Attendance: 220, including Faculty Deans (This being their
first Embryo talk)
Embryo was founded by a small group of BITSians in 2006, and has grown enormously over 2 years http://bitsembryo.org/lectures.php. A big shout out to all speakers who contributed, and to Embryo Club members who have grown this program. It is a proud moment for all of us. This kind of stuff doesn't even happen in most US universities.
For all alums who have not contributed to this program yet, please read about it at http://www.bitsembryo.org/ and do contribute in the coming semesters.
Shashikant Khandelwal (97A7)
Member of Founding Team, BITSEmbryo