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BITS Pilani Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Goonjan Mall
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I am happy to share with you that BITS Pilani has decided to give the "BITS Pilani Distinguished Alumnus Award” in 2012 to the following alumni:

  • Prof. Krishna Saraswat, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  • Prof. Narendra Ahuja, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Illinois
  • Dr. Surendra Pal, Dr. Satish Dhawan Professor and Advisor, Satellite Navigation Program, ISRO, Bangalore, and
  • Mr. Prem Jain, Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems, San-Jose, CA.

This is in recognition of their significant and outstanding contributions to Professional management of businesses, entrepreneurship or academic teaching and/or research.

Please join the Chancellor and all of us, the faculty, staff, students and alumni of BITS Pilani in congratulating them on their successes.

  • Mr. K. V. Kamath, Chairman, ICICI Bank (as Chairman),
  • Prof. Dewang Khakhar, Director IIT Bombay,
  • Mr. Kris Ramachandran, Advisor (Higher Ed) to Chancellor, alumnus BITS Pilani
  • Prof. K. E. Raman, Director BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus and Chairman, BITS Alumni Affairs Division , and
  • Prof. Bijendra Nath Jain, Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani.

The selection was based on the impact of one’s contribution to (a) dissemination or creation of knowledge, (b) enrichment of lives of people, (c) distribution or creation of wealth, or (d) promotion or establishment of high ethical standards in private or public life, as also upon the person’s integrity and stature, and who thereby makes his alma mater proud.

The awards will be presented during the Convocation 2012 at Hyderabad, on August 12, 2012 commencing at 11 am. Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Human Resource Development and Union Minister of Communication and Information Technology will give away the awards. The Chancellor, Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, will preside over the convocation.

Prof. K. E. Raman
Chairman, BITS Pilani Alumni Affairs Division

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