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BITS Pilani Rajasthan hosts Entrepreneurship National Convention

11-06-2007 11:19 AM CET | Science & Education

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CEL - Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership BITS Pilani

CEL - Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership BITS Pilani

The Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies in the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and the main trading and industrial houses of India such as the Birla, Bajaj, Aggarwal, Dalmia, Goenka, Poddar, Singhania, Murarka, etc have their roots right from here. The Shekhawati region is synonymous with Entrepreneurship and Pilani is right in the middle of this region.

Birlas who have played a stellar role in spearheading the Indian Economy for over a century, established at their native place Pilani, the Birla Institute of Technology & Science -"BITS" which has the reputation of having produced several alumni who are who is who in the industry today.

A successful entrepreneur requires Information Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Decision Making Skills and Communication Skills apart from Ability for Time, Stress and Project Manangement. The broad based integrated and interdisciplinary approach of education at BITS, Pilani gives ample opportunities from admissions to graduations for developing such skills and acquiring such ability to ensure that winning in tough situations becomes a way of life for the students of the Institute.

Global majors Google, Cisco and many more are pouring funds in India to stimulate local entrepreneurship and facilitate innovation to make India a global hub for next-generation products and solutions.

In this context, the 2nd National Convention on Energising Entrepreneurship through Innovation has been organized by the Entrepreneurship Development – IPR Unit and Technology Business Incubator of BITS during November 2-3, 2007 at Pilani. While the associate partners for the convention are National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and DST, Govt. of India, the sponsorship has come in a big way from i-flex, WIPRO, JSW, CSIR, CEERI, UCO bank, SBI, SBBJ, Andhra Bank, Zuari Chambal Insurance Solutions, GATI, Airtel and Su-Kam.

The convention was inaugurated on Nov 2nd by Proud to be a BITSian Mr Guljit Singh Kochhar who is the Manging Director of Precision Moulds and Dies Ghaziabad. The company which started in 1973 as a high precision tool room, today is a leader in the field of precision injection moulds and plastic injection moulding. Mr Kochhar was a student of BITS Pilani during 64-69 and obtained his Mechanical Engineering bachelors degree. In his key note address, Mr Kochhar spoke on various aspects of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and enlightened the audience.

The convention has several interactive sessions and the proceedings will undoubtedly be an important milestone for further promoting entrepreneurial culture for the larger task of nation building.

Its indeed time to recollect Peter F Drucker quote "Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship - the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”

Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Dean
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India
Phone 91-1596-242210
Fax 91-1596-244183

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani Rajasthan which has set a bench mark in industry university collaboration is one among the top ranking universities in India today offering degrees in various disciplines presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus apart from an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates.

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