Birla Institute of Technology and Science, or simply, BITS is a deemed university that has its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai. They are known for their well-balanced academic & extra-curricular activities. The BITS Pilani campus along with the top 5 IITs & IISc is credited for 75% of the semiconductor research in India.
The BITS campuses have given the world a set of stellar alumni that are going places. Did you know about these BITSians who are changing the game around the world as you read this?
Sanjay Mehrotra, Founder of SanDisk
He has been recognized for his leadership abilities by IEEE and UC Berkeley, and for his humanitarian contributions by American Red Cross.
Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 2009–2014
A “technocrat with a clean image”, Chavan has held various posts throughout his career. He was a Minister of State for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and in charge of Prime Minister's Office. He was also the Minister of State in charge of the Department of Atomic Energy.
Dr. B. Sandhya, IPS, Additional Director General of Kerala Police
Dr. Sandhya was awarded the International Scholarship of Distinction by the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) based in the USA. She has also published many books of childrens’ literature, poems, novels and research papers in police science.
Phanindra Sama, Founder of Redbus.in
Sama’s Redbus.in was acquired by the Ibibo Group for a whopping $100 million. As of today, he is on the board of directors for CropIn Technology & NextGen, both based in Bangalore.
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