Hyderabad: It was nostalgia all the way at the Hyderabad campus of BITS-Pilani, which celebrated its golden jubilee, on Friday
It was like coming home, meeting old pals and feeling nostalgic, for the 1,500 old students from the four campuses of the country’s premier independent technological university.
They recollected the great achievements of their pals who included the creators of Bharat Forge, Onida, Hotmail (Microsoft), i-Flex (Oracle), RedBus, Insieme (Cisco), Sierra Atlantic (Hitachi), FoodKing, Mapmy-India, VarshaJal and the Buddh International Circuit among others.
“I had the privilege of being in the first batch of BITS in 1964. Whatever I have achieved is thanks to the foundation laid at BITS,” said Dr Ashok Agarwal, an old student of BITS-Pilani, who did his masters and Ph.D in the US.
Srivarsha Rajshekar, who graduated from BITS-Pilani in 2011, said, “The faculty, facilities and campus environment in BITS-Pilani is unmat-chable. Learning was fun at BITS. We had friends who were passionate about research and education.”
The three-day meet will feature discussions, distinguished alumni award presentations, faculty felicitations, recognition of alumni business leaders, cultural events and batch reunions.
Prof. B.N. Jain, Vice-Chancellor, BITS-Pilani, said, “We are very happy to meet a large number of our alumni who have come from 20 countries for BITSAA Global Meet.
We are indeed proud of our alumni who have made a mark in various fields, from academics to entrepreneurship, from social sector to cinemas and from software to manufacturing. BGM 2014 comes at a time when the institute celebrates its Golden Jubilee and is in the midst of several initiatives in order to become one of the top ranking research led universities in Asia.”...