With immense pride and joy, I welcome our bright and talented students and every esteemed stakeholder to BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus – a world of wonders!
BITS Pilani is a transformational, unique educational organization with state-of-art facilities that promote and sustain high quality teaching, learning and research. It is a frontrunner in teaching pedagogy and one of its kind in the education sector; we pioneered the semester system in India, dual degree, modular student choice-based credit system, industry-linked programs like Practice School and Work Integrated Learning Programme, minor courses in emerging areas of engineering and science, offshore campus and many more. What BITS Pilani thinks today, India thinks tomorrow. The Goa campus provides vigor and dynamism, a progressive and modern outlook and another set of wings for BITS Pilani to fly and soar high.
Experiential learning, hands-on-training, innovation and entrepreneurship are ingrained in the DNA of BITS Pilani - this is our crypto currency and lifeline of our graduates. We created incubators and technology hubs on the campus and a maker bhawan is on the way. No wonder, thus, that we are ranked among the top 300 in QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. We are the only private institute from India in the top 200 in QS Asia University Ranking!
What is extremely important is that we successfully provide a “thinking cap” for our smart, dynamic, enterprising pool of students. We provide them with tools and methodologies and drive to dream big, to pursue their passion, to solve problems that our community, country and the world at large faces today. We achieve this through our world-class passionate and dedicated teachers, ably enabled by a pool of premiere support staff, who are second to none. Along with teaching, they bring the best of research in terms of publications, citations, patents, sophisticated instrumentations, grants and awards to the eager and knowledge thirsty students. Teaching and research are complemented with technology, workshops, seminars, conferences, colloquiums, symposiums and various other scholastic activities that prepare students for an independent career. In no time, they join the bandwagon of BITSian entrepreneurs, start-ups, co-founders, academicians and a strong alumni network of achievers, who have contributed immensely to the growth and development of India as a nation, in the vision of our founding fathers Shri G.D. Birla and Shri K.K. Birla. For such significant contributions and the ability to stay ahead, BITS Pilani has been recognized as an Institute of Eminence by the Government of India in 2020.
In addition, we provide various facilities, including sports and medical infrastructure, for an eventful and enjoyable student experience on campus, with high living standards. We complement these with co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, fests and community cultural events. The enabling, free and warm ambience on this beautiful campus, combined with inspirational support from teachers and administration breeds competence and creativity, with the repertoire of student clubs and student-led events being a testimony to the same. Our cozy hostel rooms, classrooms or even the open spaces are hotbeds of innovation, creativity and leadership. Students here feel at home away from home and forge lifelong enduring friendships.
Our efforts bear fruits as we see with MARS Rovers, an initiative driven by students, and their creation is winning accolades worldwide. Five of our recent graduates and alumni were featured in the Forbes list of 30 entrepreneurs under 30. Students from this campus regularly win awards in various hackathons, coding competitions, science competitions, conferences and global events. The story does not end with science, technology and engineering, since students excel is various other walks of life including music, sports and literature. Nirmaan, yet another remarkable creation by BITS Pilani students, has set standards of social entrepreneurship in the country and they are touching lives by the thousands. We, at Goa campus, are sensitive to the needs of the state community and our public outreach is ever expanding.
We are committed to wholesome and well-rounded education that empowers students with skills and empathy to adapt to any challenges and excel. We ensure that our students are placed in the best of companies or they pursue higher education in the best of Universities or they create jobs for themselves and others. We provide students with a coin with “Success” imprinted on both sides. BITScoin, as I call it, is a way of life here. We welcome everyone to our world, the BITSverse.
Best wishes, Professor Suman Kundu,
Professor Suman Kundu,