Shri Sidharth Birla, a renowned industrialist, has established a Chair Professorship in BITS Pilani to honor his father Shri S.K. Birla, himself a renowned industrialist and philanthropist. The Chair, entitled “Sri S. K. Birla Chair Professorship” will be tenable at the Pilani Campus of BITS.
A Chair Professorship helps recognize and reward excellence in teaching and/or research by a member of the BITS Pilani faculty at either of its campuses or to induct a professor from outside BITS Pilani. Such a person would be re-designated as Chair Professor. Each “Chair Professorship” also helps establish an endowment with significant funds that are used to
(a) make available to the Chair Professor a “research grant”
(b) provide to him/her a small honorarium to cover additional effort required to fulfil the charter laid out for the endowment.
The faculty, staff, students and alumni gratefully acknowledge this very significant initiative on the part of Shri Sidharth Birla and his family, and remain convinced that such initiatives will help BITS Pilani scale newer heights.