Birla Institute of Technology


Birla Institute of Technology

Infobox University
name = Birla Institute of Technology
बिरला प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान
common_name = BIT Mesra


established = 1955
type = Private, Deemed
city = Ranchi
country = India(as well as overseas centers in Bahrain, Muscat (Oman), UAE and Mauritius)
chancellor = Syed Sibte Razi (Governor of Jharkhand)
vice chancellor =
undergrad = 2955 annual intake
postgrad = 1013 annual intake
faculty = 205
affiliations= AICTE, ACU, AIU
website = [http://www.bitmesra.ac.in Official Website] Extension Centres, India [http://www.biteclalpur.ac.in Lalpur Extension] [http://www.bitallahabad.ac.in Allahabad Extension] [http://www.bitnoida.in Noida Extension] Overseas Centres [http://www.bitic.edu.bh Bahrain Centre] [http://www.waljatcolleges.edu.om Muscat, Oman Centre] [http://www.biticrak.ae UAE Centre] [http://www.biticmu.com Mauritius Centre]
motto = "सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
Sa Vidyā Ya Vimuktaye"
"Learning is that which Liberates"
"

Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, (Hindi: बिरला प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान मेसरा ) (popularly known as BIT, Mesra or BIT, Ranchi) is an autonomous engineering institute located in Ranchi, Jharkhand in India. It is a deemed university under Sec. 3 of the UGC act 1986. In addition to Ranchi, BIT has overseas extension centres in Bahrain, Muscat (Oman), Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) & Mauritius and indian extension centres in Lalpur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Noida, Jaipur, Chennai, Patna and Deoghar.

Administration

BIT functions under the overall supervision, direction and control of a Board of Governors, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, the U.G.C., the State Government, The Chancellor, the A.I.C.T.E., The Hindustan Charity Trust and the Institute Faculty. Mr. G.P. Birla is the Chairman of the Board of Governors. The Governor of the state of Jharkhand is the Chancellor of the Institute. The Technical Council decides the academic policy of the Institute.

Admissions

Undergraduate admission is made through merit at All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by C.B.S.E., New Delhi. Most candidates with top ranks in AIEEE opt for this college.

History

The Birla Institute of Technology was established in the year 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi, by the Philanthropist- Industrialist Mr. B M Birla.

BIT has many firsts in its credit which have been replicated by other Institutes later on. BIT was the very first Institute in India to establish a Department of Space Engineering & Rocketry in the year 1964. BIT also introduced the concept of Small Industries Entrepreneurs' Park and became the first institute in the country not just to provide 'nursery sheds' and central designing and workshop facilities to young entrepreneurs, but also to facilitate the initial project funding. In line of the above view, Small Industry Research, Training and Development Organisation (SIRTDO) was set up in 1978 as a launching pad for small manufacturing enterprises run by technical graduates of BIT. A few companies born from this concept are [http://www.meditron.org Meditron] , [http://www.alcastindia.com Alcast] etc. This idea was appreciated by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and spread to other leading institutes of India such as IITs by the Government as a concept of Science and Technological Entrepreneurs Park (STEP). The first STEP was approved and located in BIT Mesra. [cite news|author = Angela Sinclair|url = http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_VE/BIG/02-72.pdf|title = A Guide to Appropriate Technology Institutions|accessdate = 2008-10-07] BIT became the very first technical University in India to establish overseas extension centers in the year 2000. It is one of the few Universities in India to be accorded a Super Computer (PARAM 10000 [cite news|author = C-DAC|url = http://www.cdac.in/html/npsf/param10k/p_summ.asp|title = PARAM 10000 at Premier Institutes|accessdate = 2008-06-17] ) at the core of its ultramodern IT infrastructure.

The Institute along with its extension centres at present has more than 10,000 students enrolled for different Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes. It also has more than 150 registered students for the Ph.D. Programmes.

The Institute is also a part of International ventures and tie-ups. It has collaborative arrangements with Universities in the USA, UK & Canada. It is an active member of the EAGER - NetWiC [cite news|author = EAGER - NetWiC|url = http://kom.aau.dk/project/netwic/main-f.htm|title = Euro - Asian Network Strengthening Graduate Education and Research in Wireless Communication|accessdate = 2008-06-20] Project of ASIA LINK programme of European Commission for establishing a world class academic network of Higher education in the rapidly growing field of Wireless and Mobile Communication between the five partner Universities. BIT Mesra has an agreement with University of Leeds in UK adding an option of getting dual degrees, one from BIT and other from the University of Leeds for students of Electrical, Electronic and Production Engineering of BIT Mesra. [cite news|author = BIT Mesra|url = http://www.bitmesra.ac.in/dual_degrees_beckon_bitians.htm|title = Dual degrees beckon BITians|accessdate = 2008-08-27] [cite news|author = University of Leeds|url = http://www.leedsindia.com/collaborations.html#6|title = Advance Entry Agreement between Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi and University of Leeds, U.K|accessdate = 2008-08-27] BIT Mesra is one of the two Asian Educational Partners of University of New Brunswick Saint John of Canada in the field of Business Administration. [cite news|author = University of New Brunswick|url = http://mba.unbsj.ca/program/OurEducationalPartners.html|title = Our Educational Partners|accessdate = 2008-08-27]

BIT also offers programs in collaboration with indian institutes. Institute of Technology and Management (ITM), Mumbai has started a Collaborative Research Program leading to the award of Ph.D Degree in Management with BIT Mesra. [cite news|author = ITM, Mumbai|url = http://www.itm.edu/phd/|title = Collaborative Research Program (Ph.D Degree) in Management|accessdate = 2008-09-24]

BIT Mesra also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (also known as IRIMEE) which allows candidates selected in prestigious Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) course to undergo a four-year training programme in Mechanical Engineering at BIT Mesra. [cite news|author = IRIMEE|url = http://www.irimee.ac.in/scra/scra.htm|title = Under Graduate Course, Special Class Railway Apprentice(SCRA)|accessdate = 2008-06-17]

Departments

BIT has seven core academic departments. Courses offered are:
*Engineering & Technology
**Civil Engineering
**Computer Science & Engineering
**Information Technology
**Electrical & Electronics Engineering
**Electronics & Communication Engineering
**Environmental Science & Engineering
**Mechanical Engineering
**Polymer Engineering
**Production Engineering
**Remote Sensing
**Space Engineering and Rocketry

*Applied Sciences
**Applied Mechanics
**Applied Chemistry
**Applied Mathematics
**Applied Physics
**Bio-Medical Instrumentation
**Information Science
*Pharmaceutical Sciences
*Biotechnology
*Architecture
*Management
*Hotel Management & Catering Technology

Ranking

* Texas Instruments: BIT Mesra is one of the 15 Elite Universities in India as classified by Texas Instruments India [cite news|author = Texas Instruments India|url = http://www.ti.com/in/university_prog.htm#elite|title = Elite Universities, University Program, TI India|accessdate = 2008-06-17]

* BIT has been consistently ranked among top 20 engineering colleges in India by national surveys for engineering education like India Today, Outlook (magazine), Dataquest India, Mint etc.
* - India Today Published rankings only for the top 10 Engineering Colleges till 2005.
* - AC: India Today with AC Nielsen-ORG-MARG, GLP: India Today with Gallup, Syn: Outlook India with Synovate, CF: Outlook India with Cfore, IDC: Dataquest India with IDC, MCF: Mint with Cfore
* - N.A - DATAQUEST India, Outlook India & Mint did not publish Engineering College Rankings till 2004,2005 and 2007 respectively.
* - D.N.P - Did not participate.

Placement

Companies recruiting from the college include:
Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, DSP Merrill Lynch, Applied Materials, ITC, Schneider Electric, Computer Sciences Corporation, Britannia Industries, Induslogic, Amdocs, ST Microelectronics, Freescale, Tejas Networks, EvalueServe, ONGC, IBM, Accenture, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Hewlett Packard, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Reliance Energy, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Oracle Corporation, Aricent, ITC Infotech, Satyam, Freescale Semiconductor,Globallogic PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, LG, Tata Timken,Birlasoft ,etc. [cite web | title=Placement data| url=http://bitmesra.ac.in/placement/index.htm|accessdate=2007-01-22 ]

Notable alumni

* Deven Sharma, President, Standard & Poor's, The McGraw-Hill Companies
* Deepak Swamy Bharadwaj, Chairman, Aelego Company Group, Founder & CEO Xsultant, former General Manager, Microsoft
* Purnendu Ojha, Founder & CEO, NexTag.com
* Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President, Unified Communications Group, Microsoft Corp
* Rajiv Kaul, Partner at Actis Capital LLP, UK
* Swapan Jha, Senior Director, Oracle Corporation, USA
* Ashok Kalyanswamy, Vice President, Lehman Brothers
* K N Rao, COO & Director, DCM Shriram Industries, India
* S. Seru, CEO - Domestic, Godfrey Phillips India Limited, India
* Ajai Sharma, CEO, iMatters
* A.K.Nathan, MD, Rittal India Pvt. Ltd
* B.N.Singh, CGM, National Highways Authority of India
* Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Zensar Technologies & Chairman, NASSCOM
* Samir Kochhar, Asia Pacific Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Medical
* Subir Palit, COO, Hyundai Electronics India Ltd
* Sukant Srivastava, Managing Director, Keane – India Operations
* A.P. Gandhi, President Emeritus, Hyundai India
* Subhas Basu, CEO Silicon Interfaces Pvt Ltd.,India
* Anjan Lahiri, President and Co-CEO, IT Services, MindTree Ltd.
* Sanjay Nayak, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tejas Networks, India.
* Sameer Shisodia, Co-Founder, Ziva Software and Zook.in, India
* Vikash Varma, President & CEO, Stoke Inc., Santa Clara CA, USA
* A B Pandey, Area Manager, Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL)(A Subsidiary of Coal India Limited)

New Alumni Websites:
* [http://www.bitosa.com BIT Mesra Old Student Associtation (BITOSA) Website]
* [http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/1225/18B54530F7F8 BIT Mesra, Alumni Group on LinkedIn]

BIT Campus

Facilities

* 780 acre (3.2 km²) picturesque campus
* Built up covered area exceeding 350,000 sq ft (33,000 m²)
* Mini Auditorium as well as a Golden Jubilee Auditorium
* Param 10000 super computer
* 100 Mbit/s LAN Connection in all BIT hostels
* 24 hours 8 Mbit/s Internet Facility (5 Mbit/s from BSNL + 3 Mbit/s from Reliance)
* Indian Railway Reservation Counter
* A three storied library with good collection of technical books (both reference and text books). There is a separate Internet facility available inside the library in order to let students read IEEE and other journals
* UCO bank branch with an ATM.
* SBI ATM
* 12 bed hospital.
* Lord Shiva temple
* Transport facility (Buses ply from Campus to Ranchi city and back at regular intervals of 2 to 3 hrs, right from the morning 0700 hrs to night 2000 hrs).
* Co-operative shops selling all essential items at reasonable prices.
* Food Canteen.
* A well equipped sports complex with all facilities of games like badminton,footbal,n athletics.

Hostels

There are student hostels (dormitories) in BIT. Eleven hostels for boys and Two separate hostels for girls.Students share room in the first year but get single room from second year.

Other facilities

The Institute has a rich tradition of sporting activities. The Institute has hosted several All India as well as Zonal Level tournaments. Adequate facilities are provided for various sports. They are:
*Gymnasium including Multi Gym
*Stadium for Track & Field events
*Cricket/Football/Hockey ground
*Basket ball courts
*Volley Ball Courts
*Tennis Courts
*Badminton Courts (3 indoor & 5 outdoor)There are several student clubs & societies which have their own set of associated events giving vent to the creative within the students, such as :
* [http://www.efe.bitopedia.com Entrepreneur's society]
*Amateur Radio Society
*Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
*Audio Visual Educational Club (AVEC)
*Bhartiya Sahitya Parishad
*BIT Nature Club (BNC)
*Dance Club
*Dramatic Society
*Engineering Society
*Fine Arts Society(FAS)
*Fine Arts Society, BIT Lalpur [http://www.fasbitlalpur.com]
*Highlander Adventure Club
*Indian Association For College Going Scientists (IACGS)
*Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
*Institute of Electrical Engineers
*Mechanical Engineering Society
*Music Club
*National Service Scheme
*Organizing Body Of Students Of Architecture
*Photographic Society
*ROTARACT
*SPICMACAY
*The Electrical And Electronics Engineering Society
*The Institution Of Engineers (INDIA), Students' Chapter, CS & ET Division (IEI)
*The Institution of Engineers (INDIA), Student's chapter, Production Engg. Division(IEI)
*UNESCO

Extension Centers

The BIT extension centres , spread across several major cities within the country as well as overseas, function under the complete academic as well as administrative control of the parent University i.e. BIT, Mesra. Intake process for the extension centres is as stringent as that of the main campus and only the top rankers find admission.The Centres offer a wide range of programmes ranging from undergraduate level to programmes in Computer Applications and Business Management. The students from these centres are placed in visiting organizations through the centralized campus recruitment programme at BIT Mesra as well as at the respective extension centres. Students from the extension centres have proved themselves to be very competitive and with the right set of competencies for campus selection.

India - Lalpur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Noida, Jaipur, Chennai, Patna, Deoghar.

Overseas - Bahrain, Muscat (Oman), Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) & Mauritius

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Lalpur Extension Center

The Institute first started a centre for Continuing Education at Lalpur in Ranchi, initially offering only part-time postgraduate M.Tech. courses for disciplines such as Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. It was primarily aimed for the benefit of officers working in various Ranchi based public sector undertakings and private industries such as, MECON, SAIL, HEC, CCL, CMPDI, SBI etc, who wished to upgrade their qualifications. Part-time M.Tech. degree courses were initially offered as evening courses, subsequently the MBA, MCA and DCA courses were also offered. The laboratory classes were conducted on Sundays and holidays at the main Mesra campus. This Centre is now referred to as the BIT Lalpur Extension Centre.

In 1997 the Lalpur extension centre started the full time courses, B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Sc. Electronics courses and in 1998 the BCA course for girls only. The success and popularity of these courses led to extra shifts being added in 1999 and the courses being opened for boys also. In 1999, M.Sc. in Information technology and M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication courses were introduced for girls only. Currently the Lalpur Extension Centre has over 1768 students on its rolls with 560 post graduate students.

Jaipur Extension Center

The Birla Institute of Technology, Extension Centre, Jaipur was started in 1995 and it targets the identified need of improved quality IT professionals through the pursuit of excellence in IT education, research, consulting and training. The BIT Extension Center at Jaipur offers the following Full Time courses:

* BE (Bachelor of Engineering)
** Computer Science
** Electronics & Communications
* BSc in Animation and Multimedia
* BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application)
* BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
* MCA (Master of Computer Applications)
* MBA (Master in Business Administration)
* M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (Full-Time)

By July 2007, Jaipur Extension Centre has produced 9 batches of MCA, 6 batches of BCA, 3 Batches of BBA and 1 Batch of MBA and all these students are well placed in the industry.Fact|date=July 2007

Admission to the BE Programme is through the AIEEE Exam along with the main Institute.

Annual festivals

BITotsav

A four day festival is organized every year in February. Various teams from BIT and other colleges participate to win prizes during the event. The main attractions are Band-Nite, Dance-Nite, Music-Nite and Core-Nite.

Unnayan

A biennial international level technical festival organized by the IEEE Student Chapter at BIT Mesra. Initiated in the year 1997, it has completed a successful decade of excellence with International Unnayan 2007. Various teams from BIT and other colleges from India and abroad participate. Students put on display their ingenious inventions and also present technical papers in front of a distinguished audience. "Vaarta"-a series of guest lectures held in International Unnayan brings luminaries from a wide diaspora of scientific and industrial research across the world.

Drishtant

A biennial technical fest organised in 2006 by IEE Student Chapter (now, IET) and EEE society, BIT Mesra. This is a four day event with Robowarz being a special event. Students from various engineering colleges across India participate in this event. Eminent speakers from the industry and academia are invited during the event.

pardha

An annual intra-BIT technical festival organised by the IEEE student chapter, BIT Mesra. Started in 2004, Spardha has grown in magnitude with every subsequent edition. Popular events like The Da Vinci Code and Sensex have been overwhelming hordes of students every year.

TechnIEEk

Intra BIT technical fest organised by IEE chapter of BIT mesra. Now into its 4th year, it is an event where students compete as teams rather than as individuals. First technIEEk was organised in October 2004.

Zeitgeist

A techno-management extravaganza organised biennially by the IEEE Student Chapter. Zeitgeist has been a platform for creativity and innovation for both participants and organisers alike. It has witnessed the birth of ground-breaking events like Den Katalveno, Cashflow, Ne Plus Ultra, Galazio and others.

ColossIEIum

It's an annual festival organized by The BIT Students Chapter (CS & ET Division) of The Institution Of Engineers, India.

ports meet

Annual Intramural Sports meet.

RIJAN

Annual Art and Photography Exhibition at BIT, Lalpur organized by Fine arts society.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.bitmesra.ac.in BIT, Mesra Website]
* [http://www.bitosa.com BIT, Mesra Alumni Website]
* [http://www.bitmesraeurope.org BIT Mesra Europe Alumni Chapter]
* [http://www.biteclalpur.ac.in BIT Lalpur Extension]
* [http://www.bitallahabad.ac.in BIT Allahabad Extension]
* [http://www.bitnoida.in BIT Noida Extension]
* [http://www.ametindia.com/affiliatesBirla.html BIT Chennai Extension]
* [http://www.bitic.edu.bh Birla Institute of Technology International Centre (BITIC), Bahrain]
* [http://www.waljatcolleges.edu.om BIT Mesra in Academic Partnership with Waljat Colleges of Applied Sciences, Muscat]
* [http://www.biticrak.ae Birla Institute of Technology International Center (BITIC), Ras Al Khaimah, UAE]
* [http://www.biticmu.com Birla Institute of Technology International Centre (BITIC), Mauritius]


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