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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.

About Us

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.

Why Embryo?

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.

Available Infrastructure

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.

About BITS Pilani

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.

Previous Lectures


Yin and Yang of Product Innovation: Why Data Scientists and Product Managers Need Each Other

Piyush Malik

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.

6 January, 2024

Harnessing GenAI & ML: Turning Data into Solutions

Anupam Purwar

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

26 November, 2023

Myth to Math: Impact and Applications of Quantum Computing

Dr. Aditi Sen De

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.

18 November, 2023

AMA on Investment Banking

Alok Misra

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.

9 November, 2023

Marketing Perspective of Growing a Startup

Vinay Dubey

Vinay Dubey is the CMO of Wint Wealth, Assistant Vice President India P&L at WhiteHat Jr., and Head of Growth Marketplace at Shop 101.

22 October, 2023

Fostering Entrepreneurship through Public Policy

Anil Agrawal

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

9 September, 2023

Building a Successful Global Business

Raju Reddy

Raju Reddy is a BITS alumnus with a bachelors in Electrical Engg. He is the founder and former CEO of Sierra Atlantic. Other board roles include Eltropy, SciSpace, Redbus, Gray Orange, Hitachi, etc.

3 September, 2023

India's Foreign Policy Prioritties

Nitin A Gokhale

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

27 August, 2023

India's Semiconductor Mission

Dr. Satya Gupta

Dr. Satya Gupta is a BITS alumnus with a bachelors in Electrical Engg, a Masters in Comp Sci from IIT Delhi and a PhD in neural networks from Old Dominion University, Norfolk. He is the current President of the VLSI Society of India

19 August, 2023

Democratising The Rupee

Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey

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

16 June, 2023

The Coding Puzzle - Bringing the Pieces Together

Sandeep Jain

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.

22 April, 2023

Leadership Practices That Deliver

Kiran Bedi

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.

16 April, 2023

UPSC Aspirations

Jayant Singh Rathore

Jayant Singh Rathore is a BITS Alumnus who cleared the Civil Services Exam with an exceptional AIR-59 and got into IAS-Gujrat Cadre.

7 April, 2023

Building the Student Talent Pool

Pratham Mittal

Pratham Mittal is the founder of Master's Union and co-founder of Outgrow, a platform used by top agencies and Fortune 500 companies. He is also a partner at 606 Ventures.

5 April, 2023

Being BITSian: Carving a Successful Career in Operations Research

Abhik Giri

Abhik Giri is a BITS Alumnus and currently an Operations Research Professional with 12+ years of industry experience in Mathematical Optimization.

5 March, 2023

Lessons from the Ivies: Sustainable Fashion

Adwaita Nayar

Adwaita Nayar is the co-Founder of Nykaa and the CEO of Nykaa Fashion.

26 February, 2023

Data Science Ethics

Avik Sarkar

Avik Sarkar is a member of the United Nations Expert group on Big Data and Data Science, representing India. He was previously the head of data analytics cell at NITI Aayog, Govt of India.

30 January, 2023

Experiences Beyond BITS

Venu Palaparthi

Venupalaparthi is the co-founder of BITSAA International and Financial Expert with over 23 years of experience.

3 Decmber, 2022

Product Management Decoded

Dipika Kapadia

Dipika Kapadia is the Senior Director of Product Management, Flipkart.

24 September, 2022

Insights into Journalism

Tamal Bandopadhyay

Tamal Bandopadhyay is the Consulting Editor of Business Standard.

11 September, 2022

Developments in the Banking Sector after Covid-19

Ram Gopal

Ram Gopal is the CEO of Barclays India.

3 September, 2022

Sports x Startups

Vijayaraghavan Venugopal

Vijayaraghavan Venugopal is the creator of Fast&Up.

27 August, 2022

Carving a Successful Career in Finance

Vivek Bajaj

Vivek Bajaj is an angel investor. He is the the fo-Founder of Elearnmarkets and StockEdge.

20 August, 2022

Building Organizations that Maximise Human Potential

Saurabh Saxena

Saurabh Saxena is the founder of Uable, and co-Founder of Vedantu.

31 July, 2022

Podcasting 101: Design your Podcast

Karthik Vijayakumar

Karthik Vijayakumar is the host of The Launch Plan Podcast. he is a Managing Partner at Design Your Thinking Labs.

17 July, 2022

Be Free, Be You

Shonali Bose

Shonali Bose is the director of 'Margherita with a Straw' and 'The Sky is Pink'

26 June, 2022

Environment and Sustainability

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal is an entrepreneur who is founder and CEO of Ecoware, India's largest sustainable packaging company

6 June, 2021

Wildlife Photography

Jayanth Sharma

Jayanth Sharma is a professional wildlife photographer. He is co-founder and CEO at Toehold, a travel and photography company. He is a Sony Ambassador.

4 June, 2021

Career in Finance

Ritika Karnani

Ritika Karnani is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and graduated in 2015. She recently completed her MBA from INSEAD, France

21 March, 2021

Life Outside Earth

Kate Adamala

Kate Adamala is an alumnus of Harvard University and specialises in the fields of Synthetic Biology, Astrobiology and Bioengineering.

13 February, 2021

Venture Capitalist

Anirudh Damani

Anirudh Damani is an alumnus of the prestigious Austin College, Texas and Managing Partner at Artha Ventures, India’s first Micro VC firm

6 February,2021

Being BITSian In Retrospect

Dr. S.P. Kothari

Dr. S.P. Kothari graduated from BITS Pilani, Pilani campus with a BE (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering, he was also a Padma Shree Awardee

30 January, 2021

Being BITSian In Retrospect

Pradeep Kashyap

Pradeep Kashyap is an entrepreneur and founder of MART, a rural marketing consultancy firm which works in emerging markets.

6 August, 2020

Film Writing

Siva Ananth

The personality responsible for coming up, foreseeing, writing, editing, evaluating, and repeating cycles of these for the creation of films like 'Sachin-A Billion Dreams' and many more

2 August, 2020

Computational Biology and Chemistry

Prof. Qiang Cui

Prof. Qiang Cui is a Professor of Chemistry at Boston University. His work involves developing and applying state-of-the-art computational tools

23 July, 2020

Cyber Security

Gene Spafford

Nicknamed Spaf is an American professor of computer science at Purdue University and a leading computer security expert.

23 July, 2020

Crypto Currency

Prof.David Yermack

David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business.

12 July, 2020

GMAT Preparation and Applications

Sahaj Dasot

He is a BITS Pilani ’15 batch Mechanical Engineering alumnus. He is currently an MBA Candidate at INSEAD, Class of 2020, having scored a very impressive 770 in GMAT

27 June, 2020

UPSC Preparation

Anuraj Jain

Anuraj Jain secured AIR 24 in UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 and he also scored AIR 21 in IFS 2017 exam.

14 June, 2020

Publishing Research Papers and Entrepreneurship

Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka

Subrahmanyam Pulipaka is a BITS Pilani ’16 batch Electrical and Electronics Engineering student. He has published many research papers being a part of IEEE.

3 June, 2020
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Panel Discussions

Gateway to GRE 2023


Pratyush admanabhan

336/340, offered MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University

10 June, 2023

Sumantrak Mukherjee

327/340, working as junior reasearcher at DFKI, Germany

10 June, 2023

Samaksh Judson

327/340, offered MS Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

10 June, 2023

Dhruv Shah

326/340, offered MS Finance Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles

10 June, 2023

CAT Champs 2023


Aaryan Kapoor

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.

18 April, 2023

Shubham Pandia

AShubham Pandia, a former BITSian, who aced CAT with a percentile of 99.99. He has interned at various companies like JP Morgan, Samsung, FinIQ Consulting Pvt.Ltd and is currently a Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank.

18 April, 2023

Shivam Kumar

Shivam Kumar, a former BITSian, who aced CAT with a percentile of 99.95. He holds a distinction degree with a 9+ CGPA and has been a research intern in various top universities.

18 April, 2023

Aashutosh Joshi

Aashutosh Joshi, a former BITSian, who aced CAT with a percentile of 99.88. He led a 12-member team as Vice-Captain in about 10 different Badminton tournaments. His team was the runner up at SPREE 2019, and secured 3rd position in Summit, MIT Pune.

18 April, 2023

Perspectives Unfolded


Tanushree Bagrodia

Tanushree Bagrodia is the ex-CFO of UDAAN and CFO of Laxmi Organics.

19 March, 2023

Rahul Bothra

Rahul Bothra is the CFO of Swiggy.

19 March, 2023

Tanmay Kumar

Tanmay Kumar is the CFO of Shiprocket.

19 March, 2023

Rajesh Raju

Rajesh Raju is a BITS alumnus currently at Kalaari Capital as Managing Director.

19 March, 2023

Vikas Aggarwal

Vikas Aggarwal is the co-founder of We Founder Circle, India's largest angel investor network.

19 March, 2023

GRE Panel Discussion


Varun Nayak

Varun Nayak is an alumnus of BITS Pilani, Goa campus where he recieved his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. With a GRE score of 327/340

3 April, 2021

Abhijith Asok

Abhijith Asok is an alumnus of BITS Pilani, Goa campus. He scored an outstanding 329/340 in the GRE examination and 117/120 in the TOEFL

3 April, 2021

Anjali Maheshwari

335/340, Offered for Masters in Chemical Engineering

3 April, 2021

Sakshi Agarwal

332/340, Offered for Masters in Electrical Engineering

3 April, 2021
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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

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?

Why participate?

A company can largely benifit from participating in AIC in the following ways:

Previous Partners

These companies have associated with APOGEE as Industrial Partner in the past:








GE Healthcare




Tata Motors


Rockwell Automation


Ant Studio






Product Space




SBI Mutual Fund





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Professor in Charge


Dr. Rishikesh Vaidya

Student Team


Nishit Soni


Jainam Hemani

APOGEE Coordinator

Tanishq Thorat

OASIS Coordinator

Anish Hatua

BOSM Coordinator

Sachika Lala

Outreach Team Lead
APOGEE Joint Coordinator

Maitrey Patel

Operations Team Lead
Oasis Joint Coordinator

Shubham Nahata

Editorial Team Lead
BOSM Joint Coordinator

Saksham Sandhu

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