Prof. Krishna Saraswat, a renowned professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University in the United States is amongst the many bright faces with respectful auras that have embarked on a journey to uplift the country and its level of educational expertise on international waters. He is a well known alumnus of BITS Pilani, a name reckoned with as the front runner in technical education provider in the country. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani was founded in the 1900s as a small school by the eminent leader and industrialist Mr G.D.Birla. What started in early 1900s as a small school; blossomed into a set of colleges for higher education, ranging from the Humanities to Engineering until 1964 when all these colleges amalgamated to culminate into a unique Indian University of International standing. The university christened as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, known to many as BITS, Pilani, and has come of age and transformed into an educational hub that is the coveted dream institute of every technical aspirant.
Over the years, BITS has provided the highest quality technical education to students from all over India admitted on the basis of merit. Its graduates are found throughout the world in all areas of engineering, science and commerce. BITS Pilani symbolizes the maturing of Indian technical ability and "can-do" entrepreneurial spirit, especially as derived from the private sector.
The Institute upholds sheer commitment to generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to work with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. BITS is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. The authorities at the institute seek to develop in each member of the BITS community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
International standard of academics are supplemented at the institution by pervasive industry engagement and every student is exposed to practical applications of classroom knowledge under a structured semester-long engagement program to meet the demands of the industry. BITS Pilani has emerged as a frontrunner in technical education and is now one of India's most sought-after institutes offering undergraduate Science and Engineering programmes in India. Currently 12,000 students are studying for an undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degree in its fully-residential campuses in Pilani, Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad. Having made its mark in India, BITS Pilani has aspirations to be a leading research-led university, while continuing to engage with industry through its internship and work-integrated learning programs. With growing number of students from different countries, the authorities at BITS Pilani look forward to provide a rich and global experience inside and outside the classrooms to its diverse student population and fuel their dreams and aspirations to achieve great heights.