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1 BITSConnect Making BITS #1

2 © 2003 BITSAA International Let us make BITS Pilani the #1 ranked Technology Institute in India …

3 Why? Benefits BITSians worldwide by building solid brandBenefits BITSians worldwide by building solid brand BITS aims to be #1BITS aims to be #1 –Overall India Today rank #3 in 2001; up from #6 in 2000 –Already the top-ranked private technology institute –2001 India Today ranking - #1 in Academics, and Curriculum #2 in Reputation #3 in Job Placement #4 in Infrastructure, and Student Care #5 in Admissions © 2003 BITSAA International

4 BITS Inheritance Started by private sectorStarted by private sector Strong industry orientationStrong industry orientation 30,000 successful engineers30,000 successful engineers Admissions based only on meritAdmissions based only on merit Continuous evaluationContinuous evaluation Relative grade systemRelative grade system © 2003 BITSAA International

5 Where are we now? 4,000 students in Pilani Campus, second campus in Goa, International project - Dubai Center4,000 students in Pilani Campus, second campus in Goa, International project - Dubai Center Leader in Distance LearningLeader in Distance Learning Largest library in Asia (65,000 sq ft)Largest library in Asia (65,000 sq ft) Large number of successful BITSiansLarge number of successful BITSians © 2003 BITSAA International

6 Main Challenge and Limitation: Current infrastructure!

7 Limitations in Infrastructure © 2003 BITSAA International Lack of campus-wide connectivityLack of campus-wide connectivity Poor terminals/students ratioPoor terminals/students ratio Inability to expand computer based coursesInability to expand computer based courses Low bandwidth for distance learningLow bandwidth for distance learning

8 Solution: BITSConnect Campus-wide network - wired and wirelessCampus-wide network - wired and wireless Higher bandwidth for distance learningHigher bandwidth for distance learning IP TelephonyIP Telephony High speed access to serversHigh speed access to servers Distributed computingDistributed computing High speed internet accessHigh speed internet access © 2003 BITSAA International

9 BITSConnect: Project Background Need identified by BITSNeed identified by BITS BITS/BITSAA joint effortBITS/BITSAA joint effort Design expertise from alumniDesign expertise from alumni Special prices and support from vendorsSpecial prices and support from vendors Additional support from student internsAdditional support from student interns © 2003 BITSAA International

10 MMF Cable Wing 3 Wing 6 Wing 8 Wing 10 Meera Bhawan Vishwakarma Bhawan Bhagirath Bhawan Ashok Bhawan Rana Pratap Bhawan SMF Cable Library Budh Bhawan Ram Bhawan Malaviya Bhawan Distance Learning Vyas Bhawan Shankar Bhawan Gandhi Bhawan Krishna Bhawan IPC Core Guest House BITSConnect: Network Diagram © 2003 BITSAA International

11 Operational in December, 2003Operational in December, 2003 Network design already completeNetwork design already complete 3 Month Phase-I implementation starts in May Month Phase-I implementation starts in May 2003 Must place orders in March 2003Must place orders in March 2003 Solid working team already in placeSolid working team already in place Strong funding base createdStrong funding base created BITSConnect: Timeline and Milestones © 2003 BITSAA International

12 Desktop CollaborationDesktop Collaboration Research at BITSResearch at BITS High growth in e-LearningHigh growth in e-Learning Low-cost voice communicationLow-cost voice communication Productivity leapProductivity leap © 2003 BITSAA International BITSConnect: Benefits Benefits to BITS

13 © 2003 BITSAA International Advanced computer based coursesAdvanced computer based courses CollaborationCollaboration ConnectivityConnectivity BITSConnect: Benefits Benefits to BITS Students

14 Higher Calculus Home Page Prof. V.P. Mainra © 2003 BITSAA International Next generation instructional technologyNext generation instructional technology Improved student interactionImproved student interaction Access to computing resourcesAccess to computing resources Academic and industry linkageAcademic and industry linkage Projects and consultancyProjects and consultancy BITSConnect: Benefits Benefits to BITS Faculty

15 BITSConnect Financing © 2003 BITSAA International Total cost is $1.5 MillionTotal cost is $1.5 Million BITS has $300KBITS has $300K Vendor special discounts of $450KVendor special discounts of $450K Pledges by BITSians of $300K+Pledges by BITSians of $300K+ Gap: $450K (Rs. 2 crore)Gap: $450K (Rs. 2 crore) Target: June 2003Target: June 2003

16 Feel very proud! BITS is the best! Support – visit and join BITSAA activities Contribute – Online, cash, checks, wires, or stock donations Promote – Spread the word Tax deductible from Indian income under Section 80G of Indian Income Tax Act How to maximize your contribution: –Matching funds from your employer –Approach other organizations & individuals © 2003 BITSAA International What can you do

17 © 2003 BITSAA International What can you do Pls write Cheque/DD Payable to "Birla Institute of Technology & Science“ Mail your cheque/DD to: Professor JP Mishra c/o BITSConnect, Birla Institute of Tech & Science, Vidya Vihar Campus, Pilani, Rajasthan , India All donors will receive acknowledgement within 15 days of receipt of cheque from the BITS Pilani All donors will receive tax-rebate receipt within 15 days of cheque clearance.

18 Who is Involved? BP Agrawal (IUBITNet) Sandeep Arora (L&T Infotech) Dr Rahul Banerjee (BITS Pilani) Shyamoli Banerjee Mukul Chawla (Cisco Systems) Rajesh Chelapurath (Burnham) Ajay Chopra (Pinnacle Systems) Mythreyee Ganapathy (Microsoft) Satish Gupta (Cradle Tech) Krishnaraj Inbarajan (OnStar) Prem Jain (Cisco Systems) Roop Jain (AARCEE) Brijesh Khanna (Sun Microsystems) Amit Khetan (Cisco Systems) Prof. S.P. Kothari (MIT) Jai Krishna (MIPS Technologies) Karthik Krishna (Deutsche) Vidur Luthra (Microsoft) Ajay Madhok (Amsoft) Prof J.P Misra (BITS, Pilani) Venu Palaparthi (Instinet) Jayan Ramankutty (Cypress) Anand Rajaram (jPeople) Deepu Rathi (Cisco Systems) Devesh Satyavolu (OPNET) Anupendra Sharma (Indigo Capital) Manish Sood (Salient) Mani Sundaram (Stratus) Satish Tadikonda (Tribiosys) Prasad Thammineni (jPeople) Yogesh Vaidya (STG) Prashant Viswanathan (Echelon) © 2003 BITSAA International

19 BITSConnect We can do it!


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