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BITSAA Fundraising Drive 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kaushik Balasubramanian
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BITSAA Fundraising Drive 2014

“BITSAA International is dedicated in keeping the brand of BITS flying high! Towards that, it works incessantly in keeping BITSians connected to each other and BITS, our Alma Mater. Our Alma Mater gave us more than an education! She gave us the opportunity to embrace life with a passion and experience some of the best days of our lives. It is only natural that each of us who have gained so much in life would be motivated to give some back to our Alma Mater so that she continues to offer the same for generations to come!” - Jayan Ramankutty, Managing Partner at KRK Ventures, LLC and Incoming BITSAA Chairman.

Will you step up and give back to your Alma Mater?


We gain so much more than just an education from BITS, so it is imperative that we try to give as much back. The term alma-mater is reason enough, but if you need further motivation to give back, here is a selective list of initiatives which are impacting the lives of BITSians globally.

Career enhancing avenues

BITS CAREER CENTRE: Career Centre provides an exclusive platform to find the right jobs for BITSians and to provide the required guidance early in one’s career by connecting you with 50,000+ brilliant BITSians.

To know more about this initiative, visit:

BITS AMP: BITSAA recognizes the important role of alumni mentoring BITSians to shape their career. To this end, BITS Alumni Mentoring Program ("BITS-AMP”) helps students and alumni navigate, AMP-lify and enrich their lives beyond BITS.

Through mentoring interactions facilitated by BITS-AMP, a student or alumnus can meet and benefit from life experiences of alumni mentors. 

To know more about this initiative, visit:

BITSAA Initiatives to help BITSians pursue Higher Studies:

  1. BITS2BSCHOOL: BITS2BSschool is a strong group of 1,900 alumni who assist prospective MBA applicants by way of discussion forums, lecture series and application tips. From applications and rankings to financing: everything that happens from the GMAT to the first day at bschool is found with this group. In the first year of its existence, BITS2BSchool helped raise total admits to the worlds' top b-schools by 50% in 2005, and hit a new admit record in 2006.

  2. BITS2MSPHD: BITS2MSPhD is an initiative for BITS Pilani students and alumni who aspire for MS and PhD programs from world's leading universities and institutes. A lot of alumni in reputed universities at various positions – graduate students, research scholars, professors, research scientists and heads of departments -  offer their assistance to guide prospective students in pursuing their dreams.

Connecting BITSians globally

BITSAA CHAPTERS: BITSAA has over 50+ local chapters functioning in countries, cities and BITSian heartlands in continents across the world. Chapters help BITSians connect seamlessly with batchmates, wingies and other BITSians as well as garner support and participation of members for various BITSian initiatives and causes.

The grand celebrations thus far witnessed the BITSian community coming together for virtual & localized reunions and showcased the BITSian pride - Once a BITSian, always a BITSian!

BITSians' DAY:  BITSians across the world celebrate the first Friday of August as the BITSians day. The first week of August signifies the beginning of a new academic year and the time when our BITSian journeys commenced - the journey most definitely continues.

BITSians across the world celebrate the first Friday of August as the BITSians' day. The first week of August signifies the beginning of a new academic year and the time when our BITSian journeys commenced - the journey most definitely continues.

BITS MARATHONS: Bits2Marathon is a group for fellow BITSians and alumni to help budding runners achieve their dream of running a Marathon (42.195km). The aim of this group is to promote running within the BITSian community, by meeting for weekend runs, train as a group for marathons, travel together for running competitions, run for charity changing lives, acquire new friends and stay connected in the process.


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Please donate to BITSAA.  Donate as little as you can.  Every donation counts.

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You can share your donation activity on Facebook to inspire other alumni to contribute their bit. After completion of donation, lookout for the icon (Share on Facebook) to share! Do not forget to add #GiveBITSAA to your post and tag your BITSian friends to keep the chain going.  The friends that you tag can then donate and/or post a picture of themselves with BITS/BITSAA memorabilia (like wearing a BITS t-shirt, with a BITS mug, etc.)

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