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BITSAA (BGM) Awards 2011
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Dear BITSians

The first ever BITSAA Global Meet witnessed honoring of distinguished faculty members and alumni for their efforts in building the BITS brand. The awards were in recognition of their continuous dedication, interest and enthusiasm.

Shri.Prithviraj Chavan, Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, distributed the awards on the final day of BGM-2011. The excited award recipients and the enthusiastic audience made it an unforgettable event.

To relive those moments, please click here.

The inception

Aalap Tripathy, CEO – BITSAA, says : "In the leadup to the first BGM, we were desperately trying to set the processes in place, get a Global Team organized and working. We had several challenges in sponsorship, fundraising, venue management, confirming speakers and setting the agenda. We had somehow missed progressing on Awards and recognitions in time. By the time we realized that it needed to be done, we were in short of time necessary to make an informed decision. Again, it was difficult to have a global gathering of alumni and acknowledge any faculty for the difference they made in our lives or the many alumni who helped build BITSAA as we know today. But, we pulled it off in record time … thanks to the support from Prof. LKM, Prof. Raman, Prof. MMS Anand, Prof.BN Jain and the support from all the alumni who nominated their favorite faculty and alumni. It was teamwork indeed - on a never-before attempted scale with a tight timeline. Although, I was not on the panel myself, I am certain it was an extremely fair and open process. In fact, selecting a suitable panel itself was done very democratically - with nominees invited from all BITSAA Chapters and Batches.


The alumni across the globe were requested to nominate their fellow BITSians as well as their professors for their contributions in various fields. The awards committee made sure that the judging panel consisted of representatives from various chapters as well as BITS administration by calling out for volunteers. The final panel consisted of Mr. Vinod Puri – Chairman, BGM 2011, Prof. Ashok Agarwal – Trustee, BITSAA India Trust, Mr. Prem Jain – Co-Chairman, BGM 2011, Prof. L K Maheshwari – Former Vice Chancellor, Mr. Raghu Rajagopal – BITSAA Chennai, Mr. Chandra Bhople – BITSAA Silicon Valley.

Award Winners - 2011

Snapshots of the award recipients receiving the award:

Award Categories

Distinguished Senior Faculty Awards

This category of awards recognizes the most experienced faculty members of BITS Pilani.

Distinguished Faculty Awards

This category is to felicitate the current faculty members who show exceptional dedication and enthusiasm in accomplishing the assigned mission of teaching.

Special Awards

This category is for recognizing alumni members who made outstanding contributions in various capacities.

Distinguished Alumnus Awards

BITSians who contributed in bringing the global community together by creating and nurturing the global alumni organization are recognized in this category.

A very special note of gratitude from the panel to Shri.Prithviraj Chavan, Mr.CS Goel,  Dr.SP Kothari, Prof.BN Jain, Prof.KE Raman and Prof. MMS Anand. 

Sincere thanks to Tech Team, Newsletter Team, Communications Team and Srikanth Krishnamurthy (Coordinator BITSAA Chennai) for their timely assistance. 

BITSAA (BGM) Awards Committee - Aalap Tripathy(CEO, BITSAA),Abhisheak Iyer(President,BGM- 2011),Sherin Kurian(Manager,  BITSAA Awards)
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