His Excellency The Former President of India - Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam visited BITS, Pilani campus on 30 March 2007 and Dubai campus in 2003. His constant predilection to stay near to students has never diminished.
Dr Kalam visited the Goa campus on Feb 7, 2009 to inaugurate QUARK, the annual technical festival of Goa Campus. In a jam-packed auditorium of Goa Campus, Dr.Kalam said, "technology is a non- linear tool which can effect fundamental changes in economic competitiveness" in his address on the topic "Convergence of Technologies."
From being a small local festival in 2004, Quark has grown phenomenally to become the biggest ever technical festival of the BITS Pilani University, in terms of events, prizes and sponsorship by 2008. Three cheers to the BITSian Spirit.