BITSConnect 2.0 aims to create the first ever multi-campus virtual university in India. Using Telepresence quality video conferencing technologies, we plan to take the Faculty-Student-Alumni interaction to the next level, and enrich the learning experience at BITS Pilani. This will be the largest video conferencing setup ever done in any educational institute in India.
In 2002, BITS was one of the first Indian universities to setup gigabit Ethernet, IP telephony
and wireless access on campus via BITSConnect 1.0. Projects like BITSEmbryo leveraged that
infrastructure to virtually connect 100s of alumni and experts with students and faculty.
BITS, now, has 4 beautiful campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. BITSConnect 2.0
aims to bridge the geographical distance between these campuses by installing state-of-the-art
Telepresence systems in one conference room and one 250-seater classroom in each campus.
Check out the Alma Matters project at the URL
It is a start-up proposal for a website that connects alumni to student and university projects for crowd-funding. The idea is to reconnect alumni with their university while giving students the opportunity to make their passions become a reality! You can vote for the "Alma Matters" project, if you want such help in connecting alumni and students with projects that need funding.