Everything you need to know about BITS Pilani
BITS Pilani is one of the most prestigious and sought-after institution in India, and is one of the most important, significant and highlighted as an institute of Learning for the aspirants of technology and science disciplines. This blog will give you the highlights and insights about Birla Institute of Technology. Many JEE aspirants consider BITSAT as their failsafe option, but in more ways than one, is equivalent as an institute, and perhaps has a few characteristics, which are perhaps unmatchable, even by the likes of the IITs.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science is a private engineering college backed by the Aditya Birla Group and is one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status in 2018. It has 4 established campuses in Pilani, Hyderabad, Goa and Dubai. It is the first internationally deemed university to have an international campus outside India. Of the 4 established campuses, Pilani is the holy grail of the institutes, akin to IIT-Mumbai/Kharagpur among the IITs. Its campus is fully residential and the admission is assessed purely based on the performance in its computerized BITSAT examination. Ranked No. 1 private engineering college and among the top 300 world University rankings, its acceptance rate 1.47%, thereby making BITSAT one of the toughest competitive exams to crack.
The BITS Pilani History:
The city of Pilani is the hometown of the scion of the Birla conglomerate; which is the prime reason that BITS Pilani is located in the 238 acreVidya Vihar campus in a small town named Pilani in the state of Rajasthan. It is 200 km west from New Delhi and 220 km from the capital city Jaipur.
As for now, the scion of the Birla Conglomerate Empire,Kumar Mangalam Birla is chancellor and Shobhana Bhartia is pro-chancellor of BITS Pilani.Prof. Ranendra N. Saha became Acting Vice Chancellor since June 13, 2021 after the expiration of Prof. Bhattacharya's term, who was from IIT Kharagpur.The Birla Museumbuilt in the year 1954 at BITS campus is India’s first technological museum that showcases technological advancements of our country.
Unparalled culture of Entrepreneurship: The BITS Pilani Legacy
BITS Pilani is a Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL),which organizes numerous entrepreneurial events across its curriculum across the country, with its flagship event “Conquest” that provides access to top seed mentors, VC firms, Equity-less cash prizes and startup resources at a free/discounted rate. It has a zero-attendance policy, which significantly offers an unparalleled startup culture in the college. The most notable entrepreneurial employees with BITS Pilani are Sabeer Bhatia (MSN and Hotmail), Gullu Mirchandani from Onida, Hari Menon, the co-founder of Big Basket,Phanindra Sama and Sudhakar Pasupunuri from redbus ,Richa Kar from Zivame, Sriharsha Majety from Swiggy, Rajiv Bapna from Amkette, Sanjay Mehrotra from Sandisk, Rakesh Kapoor from Reckitt Benckiser, Sunil Duggal from Dabur, Baba Kalyani fromBharatForge, Sanjay Jalona from L&T and Raju Reddy from Sierra Atlantic.
Extra-Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities:
The True hallmark of an institute is dependent no just on its academic and curricular activities, but also in the extra-curricular and co-curricular activites that it has to offer. The most notable recurring and year-round events and festivals at BITS Pilani are:
- BITSMUN- The Model UN at BITS Pilani, which features 500 participants across the country
- APOGEE-The Largest technological symposium of the country
- BOSM- The BITS Pilani Open Sports Meet
- Oasis- The 5-day extravaganza with various interesting events like the dance, drama, games, music, competitions and much more.
BITS Pilani is a lot more than just another academic institution, it is an ecosystem that offers the best of what the privatization of education has to offer. It may not have the glamour or the craze that is enjoyed by the IITs and IIMs of the world, but has an education legacy is its own that rivals the most prestigious colleges, universities and the centres of excellence across the world.