UPDATE: Thanks to generous donations from alumni all over the world and 2 yrs of hard-work from BITSAA Volunteers and BITS admin, phase 1 of BITSConnect 2.0 was officially inaugurated on Jan 9, 2013 in all three Indian campuses (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad) simultaneously with folks joining in from Mumbai, California and Boston via Telepresense
[see pics @Pilani ; @Goa ; @Hyderabad ]
BITS, Pilani has four geographically distributed campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. There is a need to connect all the four campuses tightly for pedagogic as well as administrative reasons. With a number of collaborative programs being conducted on all campuses like Embryo lectures, TEDx Pilani and CEL, there is an increasing need for alumni and researchers from around the world to easily connect with students and faculty on the campuses.
BITSConnect 2.0 is a multi-million dollar project that envisions bringing state-of-the-art telepresence and inter-connectivity to all four campuses of BITS Pilani. It will enable remote learning and participatory coursework, collaborative research and remote recruitment. BITSConnect 2.0 will be a giant step for BITS Pilani in the direction of becoming a world class university.
BITSAA International has set a goal of raising $600,000 (approx INR 3 crore) from within its alumni community for this project. If you are passionate about your alma mater, this is the perfect opportunity to give back. As successful and accomplished alumni, we need your help in achieving this goal.
This is history in the making and we all have the opportunity to be a part of it. A better BITS brand means a better us!
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