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BITS Pilani receives Excellence in ICT integration award from FICCI

Updated on Tue, 18 November 2014 at 20:29 IST
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani has received the prestigious "Excellence in ICT integration" award by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) during the first “FICCI Higher Education Awards 2014”ceremony heldon November 13, 2014 at New Delhi, as a part of the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2014. The award was presented by Mr. Greg Clark, UK's Minister of State for Universities to Prof. B.N. Jain, Vice-Chancellor and Prof. R. K Mittal, Director, Special Projects, BITS Pilani in the presence of Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Hon’ble,Union Minister for HRD and Ms. Niikki Randhawa Haley, Governor of South Carolina (USA), Mr. Mohandas Pai Chair, FICCI HE Committee.

This award is given in recognition of the efforts made by BITS Pilani in exhibiting excellence in Information and Communication Technology integration in the sphere of Indian Higher Education. The award was open to all public and private higher education institutionsand BITS Pilani was judged bestby the jury among the 60 institutions that participated.

The selection for the award was done by a high level Jury, chaired by Hon’ble M. Damodaran Former Chairman SEBI, UTI and IDBI. Some of the other key members of the jury included Ms. Amita Sharma, Additional Secretary, Technical Education MHRD, Government of India, Mr. T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd., Mr. K Venkataramanan, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T).

Among other things, BITS was recognized for use of ICT in online BITSAT exam since 2005, ERP integration for academic and administrative functions since 2013, TelePresence based classrooms and conference facilities since 2013, and for recent efforts to introduce e-Attendance and edX based MOOCs/SPOCs courses. This is not to mention the massive ICT infrastructure, portals and the various application services/software developed in-house and run for several years.

Source: bits-pilani.ac.in

 
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