BITS Embryo is an Institute body that aims to improve students' learning experience and exposure to various domains. We, at BITS Embryo, believe in 'Borderless Classrooms & Bottomless Resources'. We are an enthusiastic closely-knit group that is responsible for organising talks by distinguished professionals, in their respective fields, for the benefit of the students. Embryo is a project to foster strong collaboration of BITS students and BITS faculty with the alumni and friends of BITS Pilani. Through lecture series and collaborative projects, the students can get exposure to the cutting edge research areas. They also get an opportunity to network with Alumni and friends of BITS, who are reputed academicians and industry leaders. We aim to leverage BITSConnect to bring the alumni closer to the students and faculty. On Jan 9, 2013, BITSConnect 2.0 was inaugurated. A multi-million dollar project which brings state of the art telepresence and interconnectivity to the campuses of BITS; it provides Embryo the platform to conduct high-quality cross campus talks, and to further enhance the remote learning experience that it has been providing across all the campuses for some time now. Embryo aims to help students of BITS Pilani become Leaders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
We also invite and host the Chief Guests of OASIS and BOSM, the cultural and sports fest of BITS Pilani, respectively. Celebrities including Imtiaz Ali, S.S. Rajamouli, Shabbir Boxwala, Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Yogeshwar Dutt, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Tania Sachdev, Jitu Rai and many others have been hosted in the past. We had pre-BOSM Instagram Live Sessions with Komalika Bari and Atanu Das & Deepika Kumari. During the 50th Edition of Oasis, we also hosted The Tabla Guy as an opening act during the EDM Nite Prof Show.
Embryo is a forum for on-line, live and interactive lectures, run by students and faculties of BITS-Pilani. It was conceived and initiated by a group of 6 BITS Pilani Alumni in the Silicon Valley in 2006 with an aim to transform classroom education. Since February, 2006, more than 200 lectures have been successfully conducted in areas as wide ranging as Entrepreneurship, Black Holes, Solar Cells, Science of Smell, Naxalism, Rain water harvesting,Storage Networks, PSOCs, Process Control. In August 2010, Embryo 2.0 was launched. Since then we have conducted a series of lectures. The lecturer works closely with the course faculty and in a few cases, the lecture content is subject to evaluative components. The knowledge of the alumni has thus become an integral part of the BITS curriculum.
Enrich the learning experience at BITS Pilani.
To make the academic and industrial experience of the BITS alumni accessible to on-campus students through lectures, collaborative research projects, and exposure to current research trends around the world.
Although there is no alternative to 'in person' classroom teaching, any University in the world is limited by its on-campus human resources and available expertise. Often, a lecture or two in the right area by the right person can change the course of one's career. Embryo proposes to free education from the barriers of distance, time and human resources. Leveraging web-based technologies, Embryo acts as a bridge between the knowledge seekers (students), and the potential speakers. Such a powerful method truly realizes the dream of border less classrooms and bottomless learning resources.
With the advent of BITS Connect2.0 , we now have state of the art telepresence solutions across all campuses thus making the experience even richer.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani is a Leading University in India offering degrees in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, General Studies, Finance etc presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. BITS Pilani also offers an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates.
BITSAA International Inc. is a not-for-profit organization. The primary purpose of BITSAA International is to engage in charitable and educational activities by raising funds for setting up endowments, creating scholarships, rewarding teaching and research and generally promoting the development of resources at Birla Institute of Technology & Science at Pilani. BITSAA International also aims to strengthen the ties, friendship and communications amongst former students, current students, faculty and friends of the Institute. BITSAA International provides a number of channels for people to stay connected with each other and the Birla Institute of Technology & Science.
Piysh Malik is a trailblazing startup executive, entrepreneur, board advisor in the domain of emerging technologies. As Chief Data Officer, his expertise lies in leveraging data-driven innovations to craft immersive customer experiences and optimize operations.
Anupam is a BITS alumnus with an MBA from ISB. He is a senior research scientist at Amazon Development Center (India). With an expertise in ML, IoT and computationaol design, he has more than 20 peer reviewed articles with over 200 citations. For more information, visit Anupam's Profile
Prof Aditi Sen De is known for her research on quantum information and computation, quantum communication including quantum cryptography, quantum optics and many-body physics. She is the first female physicist to be awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for her contributions to physical sciences in 2018.
Alok Misra is the COO and Operating Partner of General Atlantic, the world's 9th biggest private equity firm. He was Group Chief Financial Officer of MphasiS BFL Group (now part of the Hewlett-Packard Company) and served in a number of accounting and finance roles at other firms, including I.T.C. Limited and PwC. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Anil Agrawal is a BITS Alumnus who started out as a software engineer in 1984, but shifted to IPS and served as DGP of UP Police. He went on to establish ONDC, thus democratising e-commerce. He was awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service
Nitin A. Gokhale is one of South Asia's leading Strategic Analysts. He has forty years of rich and varied experience behind him as a conflict reporter, Editor, author and now a media entrepreneur who owns and curates two important digital platforms, BharatShakti.in and StratNewsGlobal.com focusing on national security, strategic affairs and foreign policy matters
An IAS officer with a bachelors from IIT Kanpur and a Masters and PhD from University of Minnesota, Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey is the man responsible for bringing Aadhaar, GST and Direct Tax reforms in the country. He is the present chairman of NFRA
Sandeep Jain is an IIT Roorkee alumnus who obtained his Master's degree in Computer Science & Engineering. Under his leadership, GeeksforGeeks has become one of the most trusted & comprehensive resources for computer science education.
The Iron Lady of India, Dr. Kiran Bedi, has been India's first and highest woman-ranking officer and has worked with the United Nations in New York. Dr. Bedi is a recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award and several other national and international decorations.
Shonali Bose is the director of 'Margherita with a Straw' and 'The Sky is Pink'
Kate Adamala is an alumnus of Harvard University and specialises in the fields of Synthetic Biology, Astrobiology and Bioengineering.
Aaryan Kapoor, a former student at BITS Pilani, aced CAT with a percentile of 100. He had a minor in Finance back in his days in college and has interned at companies like Digital and Tech IB Team at Avendus. He is also open to conversations on Web3, Blockchains, supporting Infra and Crypto.
APOGEE, the ISO 9001:2008 certified technical fest of BITS, Pilani is a large scale event that has attracted connoissuers of engineering and technology over the years. It represents the zenith of science and engineering in a landscape of future vissionaries and scientists.
Apogee Innovation Challenge is a kernel event of Apogee, which provides a platform for students from different colleges of the country to work on the real life problem statements posed by companies. But how does it work?
A company can largely benifit from participating in AIC in the following ways:
These companies have associated with APOGEE as Industrial Partner in the past:
It was a wonderful and engaging experience thanks to team Embryo
Totally enjoyed everything here. The questions asked by the students were great. Best of luck everyone!
Excellent planning. Tremendously courteous. Absolutely brilliant. Sums up the Embryo crew!
Unity is strength. Loved the management, hospitality and love from students in Pilani. Thanks to the Director and VC sir.
Thank you for all your hospitality and making it so memorable. You guys are awesome and your campus is beautiful. Wish you all the very best and i'm sure you're going to rock the world because "HALLA TO HOGA HI!!!"
Energizing to be among the bright BITSian minds."
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Nostalgia for me. Great work by students. Enjoyed my time with BITSians.