Sunday, 22 July 2012

BITS Dubai-- Another Oasis in the desert

All of us owe a lot to our alma-mater. My engineering school, BITS, Pilani was established as Birla Engineering College in the dusty village of Pilani, Rajasthan, India. It became a deemed university in 1964 and was rechristened as BIrla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). BITS is a global brand with its alumni excelling in many fields worldwide.
BITS Pilani opened its first overseas campus in Dubai in 2000 in a rented premises. It moved to its own campus in 2009.
Last week on 16th July, 2012, Anand Jain and Harsh Bhargava, both alumni of BITS Pilani (1968-73) visited the Dubai campus. Although it was the summer break, yet the campus had its charm! The main foyer, class rooms, labs, trophy cupboards, honours board, hostel blocks, cafeteria-- all of it brought us nostalgia.
Here is a pictures story. Enjoy!
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Postscript: 31st August 2016- Prof RN Saha is currently the Director (see the picture below). BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (BPDC) will host BGM-2017 i.e. BITS Alumni Global Meet 5-7th Jan 2017.