The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, along with BITSAA, its alumni association, announced the commencement of the BITSAA Global Meet (BGM) 2014 in its Golden Jubilee year. Themed on celebrating innovation, achievement and leadership, BGM 2014 saw a congregation of BITSians from across the globe to bring alive a reunion of all BITS Pilani student batches spread across four campuses, five decades and seven continents. BGM 2014 was inaugurated by BN Jain, vice-chancellor, BITS Pilani; VS Rao, director, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus; Ashok Agarwal, chairman, BGM; Raju Reddy, chairman, BITSAA International; and Sanjay Kendry, CEO, BGM, along with 1,500-plus BITSians and faculty members. The event also saw the unveiling of ‘BITS of Success’, a book highlighting the journey of BITSians.
CCS’s Education 2025: Student First held in Delhi
School Choice Campaign, the flagship programme of the Centre for Civil Society, has organised the 5th Annual School Choice National Conference on the theme “Education 2025: Student First” in Delhi. Over 100 educationists and policy experts took part in the conference, deliberating on the education system in India and the innovation and planning needed to reach Vision 2025—where students are at the centre of the education system. School Choice Campaign aims to move India’s education system towards a school choice model that brings affordable and quality education of choice to all children.
V Anand awards super achievers at NIIT
NIIT Mind Champion Viswanathan Anand recently felicitated the “super achievers” at NIIT at an event organised in Mumbai. Over 30 students and 18 faculty members were awarded. Anand addressed the students on “lessons from chess” and expressed his happiness over the fact that chess is now gaining popularity. Amitabh Lahiri, president, Career Building Solutions, NIIT, said, “These super achievers will carry forward the NIIT legacy of trust and innovation.”
HCL crowns MAD LTD season 4 winners
MAD LTD (Make a Difference, Lead the Difference), a youth leadership initiative by HCL Technologies, announced the winners of the Grand Finale season 4. The initiative is known for nurturing and building future leaders who are passionate about specific causes and want to create a community of like-minded people. Suhel Yadav from IIFT Delhi emerged as the winner in business category—Fittie Fit. Partha Biswas from IIM Calcutta was crowned the winner for online education. Shakti Saini from IIM Kozhikode emerged as the winner of the technology category for green electricity.
Great Lakes organises a research conference
The Great Lakes Institute of