BITS Pilani spearheading Industry-University collaborations in India
Monday, November 23, 2009
Posted by: BITSAA Newsletter
BITS Pilani has always been the pioneer in industry-university linkages. In the year 1973, BITS, Pilani brought in, for the first time in India, structured linkage with the industries in the form of Practice School in which students spend six and half months in the industry.
Since 1979, BITS Pilani has been participating in the HRD activities of the industry through several degree programmes by integrating the working environment of the employees with the learning environment required by the Institute. The enrollment for the work integrated learning programmes has grown from 30 students in 1979 to over 19,000 students in 2008.
For the work Integrated Learning Programmes in the IT sector BITS,Pilani has tie up with Wipro, CTS, HP, Persistent, Patni, TechMahindra, SAP, Yahoo!, Sabre Travel etc. In the Engineering area BITS,Pilani has tie up with Bharat Forge, Technip, Ashok Leyland, L&T etc. In the Power sector BITS, Pilani has tieup with NTPC, NDPL (Tata Power), Essar Power, Reenusagar Power, Tehri Hydro etc. Those in the process area include Chambal Fertilizers, Tata Chemicals, Hindustan Zinc (HZL), Hindalco etc. In the Pharma sector BITS has tieup with Dr Reddy’s Labs, Matrix Labs, Strides Arco Labs, Dabur Pharma (Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd.) and Lupin Ltd. In the healthcare sector BITS, Pilani has tie up with CMC Hospital Vellore and Bombay Hospital Mumbai/Indore.
If your organization is interested in Work Integrated Learning Programmes of BITS, please do contact Dr BR Natarajan Dean WILP Division BITS Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India.