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Announcing BITSAA 30 under 30 Award 2009

Thursday, December 11, 2008   (0 Comments)
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Dear BITSians

At the end of 2005, we instituted the 30 under 30 awards, to be given every three years, to recognize and honor outstanding BITSians under the age of 30 who have demonstrated excellence in any one or more of many areas.

This was an incredibly well received award by the winners, as well as everyone else around them. During 2005, we had over 100 entries for 30 spots, and an incredible roster of winners.

We're back with The 2009 !

BITSAA Global 30 under 30 Awards which are open to all BITSians graduating from Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai and DLPD (distance learning programs).

These awards will translate into opportunities, inspiration, motivation – and create role models for others. Our winners continue to do incredible things and achieve great heights of professional success.


1. Under 30 years of age on Dec 31, 2008
2. Need to be enrolled in or graduated from a BITS program


To enter, all you have to do is simply fill out this spread sheet (1-2 minutes) to nominate yourself or someone else you know. You may nominate more than one person on the same sheet and mail it to with a copy to

OR email with the following BASIC information.
Name of BITSian Nominated (Can be Yourself):
Email Address (if you know it):
Batch (if you know it):
What is the reason this person should be nominated ? (share a few words / lines):

If you are nominating someone else,please provide your information below since we may need to contact you again.
Your Name:
Your Email Address:
Don't worry if you don't know their age exactly. We'll check with the nominee.

2005 Winners


Included alongside accomplished BITSians such as Vivek Paul of TPG Ventures, Shashi Warrier, Author of several books and Professor Madan Pillutla of London Business School.


Dec 1 – Announcement of 2009 Awards
Jan 15 – Last date for submission of applications by email
Jan 20 – Judging begins
Feb 15 – Results finalized & announcement

For any questions email or

Best Regards
BITSAA Awards Committee

Uzma Barlaskar, Anupendra Sharma and Ashish Garg

Award Categories

The categories below are intended to assist you in thinking of various areas that you or others have excelled in. However, if you or someone you know has done unique things that we don't know about, please bring them to our attention.

Professional Achievement

This category is for BITSians who have demonstrated leadership potential in the workplace. Alums would have received awards, rapid promotions or responsibility out of proportion of their age in the workplace.

Academia / Research & Development

This category is for BITSians in the field of Research and Development or Teaching / Imparting Education who have received awards, been accepted into academic programs or research centers to work on high profile projects. E.g. Working with famous professors on high profile subjects, co-authoring papers, receiving young researcher of the year awards.


Awarded to alumni for award-winning innovation or creativity in technical areas or for the successful implementation of a radical idea. E.g. Development of a software program that has been downloaded many times from the web.


This category is for BITSians who have demonstrated their ability to build and run successful companies at an early age.


This is a general category for BITSians who have demonstrated leadership throughout their lives during school, at BITS and today by being elected or nominated to many positions of responsibility E.g. Student run organizations at school, at BITS.


Awarded to alumni for being recognized or doing service in the community that has made a difference.

Arts & Culture

Awarded to alumni for excelling in arts, music and culture, and continuing to pursue their passion through public demonstrations at BITS or in the community.


BITSians who may have published books or written many articles on one or more subjects in prominent publications.


Awarded to alumni for excelling in sports at school, BITS, and continuing to pursue sport in the community, and winning awards/prizes for doing so. E.g. A top tennis player who has won tournaments while at school, BITS and continues to play competitive tennis and win after graduation in his or her city.

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