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BITS Alum appointed as Adjunct Professor at Hyderabad campus

Saturday, March 21, 2009   (0 Comments)
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Proud to be BITSian Dr. Ashok Agarwal is offered the position of adjunct professor at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. A Gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani, Dr.Ashok Agarwal did his Masters and Doctoral Programme from University of Minnesota. He started his career with Bell Telephone Laboratories and then spent time at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta as a Professor of MIS during 1969 to 1986.

He was visiting professor at Northeastern University, Boston USA for two years, visiting research scholar and Ford Fellow at Sloan School , MIT USA and University of Minnesota. He is the founding Director of Indian Institute of Port Management at Calcutta under Indian Ports Association. He has been a consultant to numerous organizations and member of various academic and parliamentary committees like Railway Reforms Committee, Parliamentary Committee for Chief controller of Imports and Exports etc. From 1986 onwards Dr. Agarwal was involved in setting up various IT organizations such as SQL Star International; Era Software Systems (P) ltd, ACS Technologies Ltd, and Cyber Media India Ltd. in India which proved his talent as an entrepreneur.

Ashok was instrumental in setting up the BITSAA India Trust. Students can leverage from his knowledge and achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions. This was the message he shared with BITSAA Newsletter and BITS fraternity - “BITS Pilani is the place where I have spent 8 years after high school and had the privilege to be of the first batch from BITS in December 1964. Whatever I have achieved is with the foundation at BITS and am glad to get an opportunity to provide some value addition to BITS by being taken as Adjunct Professor.”

The Ashok Agarwal Scholarship has been instituted by Dr. Ashok Agarwal.

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