The Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Bhopal which came into existence on 29th August 1956 is the mother plant of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related and infrastructure sector, today. BITS Pilani since 1973 has made a pioneering contribution for the development of institutionalized linkages between university and industry.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BITS and BHEL Bhopal was signed on 17 August 2009 with the objective of fostering collaboration between the two institutions to promote academic and research interactions. This include participation of BITS in the Human Resource Development needs in the thrust areas of BHEL Bhopal; exchange of scientific information and joint publication of research output and reports; organization of joint seminars / workshops / conferences etc at national and international level in the concerned areas; continuation of support by BHEL Bhopal in the planning, organizing, and implementation of the Practice School (PS) program of BITS, both for the PS-I component of two months duration and the PS-II component of five and a half months duration.
Prof G Sundar Dean Practice School Division at Pilani signed the MoU on behalf of BITS while Mr Pawan Goyal AGM (HRD) signed the MoU on behalf of BHEL Bhopal.