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Special Award to Prof BR Natarajan at BITSAA Global Meet

01-11-2011 02:08 PM CET | Science & Education

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Special Award to Prof BR Natarajan at BITSAA Global Meet

Special Award to Prof BR Natarajan at BITSAA Global Meet

Alumni Association of Birla Institute of Technology and Science BITSAA organized the first Global Meet during January 7-9, 2011 at New Delhi. The theme of the meet was “Transforming Society, Enterprises and Academics through Innovation”. Over 1200 BITSians from various parts of the world participated in the meet. The BITSAA Delhi Chapter with the indomitable CS Goel as CEO played a stellar role in making the meet a grand one.

BITSians Vinod Puri was the Chairman of the meet while Prem Cisco Jain and Sudip Guinness Record Jain did the co-chairing. Eminent alumni who attended the meet included MIT Sloan Prof SP Kothari, Rajesh i-flex Hukku, Baba Bharat Forge Kalyani, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithiviraj Chavan, Sunit Intel Rikhi, Ashok Phas Gaye Re Obama Pandey, Raju Sierra Atlantic Reddy, Gulu Onida Mirchandani, Harish Titan Bhat, Marketing Guru Rajendra Sisodia, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ashok Malhotra, MapMyIndia Rakesh Verma and many more. Technology Guru Sam Pitroda was another star attraction for the meet. The meet also had a great music and dance show at Kingdom of Dreams.

On this occasion, the alumni presented a special award to Prof BR Natarajan who is presently Pro Vice Chancellor Shridhar University Pilani in recognition of his contribution in keeping alumni updated and connected to BITS Pilani. In his speech, Prof Natarajan said "We alumni cannot change the latitude and longitude of Pilani but we can keep increasing the altitude of Pilani with our achievements". For over three decades, Prof Natarajan was associated with BITS Pilani from where he obtained his MSc(Hons), BE (Hons), MPhil and PhD.

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About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. ISO 9001:2008 certified Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece. For more details see

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