Hewlett Packard India and BITS Pilani Rajasthan sign MoU
Released on: December 21, 2007, 10:09 am
Press Release Author: Dr BR Natarajan, BITS Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
Press Release Summary: Both the organizations, BITS Pilani which is a pioneer in industry university collaborations and HP India which is an organization to reckon with globally have been playing a stellar role in the nation building task for the last several decades.
Press Release Body: Hewlett-Packard India, Bangalore is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses.
Birla Institute of Technology & Science ( BITS ) Pilani is a Deemed University running educational programmes both on-campus as well as off-campus, offering degrees at all three-tiers, namely, Integrated First Degree, Higher Degree and Ph.D.
Right from 1979, BITS Pilani has been addressing the Human Resource Development issue of various industries by launching an array of work integrated learning programmes to synergize the workplace requirements of the industry with the learning requirements of the university.
BITS Pilani is one among the top ranking universities in India today offering degrees in various branches of Engineering, Management, Economics, Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, General Studies, Finance, etc presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus.
The Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) between BITS and HP was signed on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 with the objective of fostering collaboration between the two institutions to promote academic and research interactions for Industry-centric knowledge and skill upgradation. The MoU was signed by Prof L K Maheshwari Vice Chancellor on behalf of BITS Pilani and Shri Zarir Batliwala Director - HR on behalf of Hewlett-Packard India.
BITS would operate an off-campus centre at HP, Bangalore and run educational programs to meet the human resources development needs of HP leading to specific degrees of BITS through its Off-Campus Distance Learning & Collaborative Programs. These programs will have the same rigour and standards as those offered on-campus, and will be equivalent to the corresponding degrees offered on-campus.
The educational programmes conducted under this collaborative arrangement will offer the employees of HP India an opportunity to enhance their academic qualification and synergize theory and practice on a sustained basis so as to be multi-skilled with exposure to upcoming technological areas thus enabling them to appreciate key management concepts and participate better in organizational initiatives, improve their perspective, and provide meaningful insights.
HP would make available the necessary infrastructural facilities ( such as classrooms with necessary equipment, library facilities, computer and communication facilities with access to electronic mail and Internet ) for the smooth and effective conduct of the educational programmes. HP would also actively provide corporate support and enable identified resource persons of HP to participate in the pedagogic aspects of the programme, wherever necessary.
HP would also endeavor to make available the necessary facilities for the implementation and continuation of the Practice School Program of BITS, Pilani
The candidates admitted to the BITS programmes under this collaborative arrangement will be treated as BITS students and will be governed by the fee structure and academic regulations of BITS and also by the service rules and regulations specified by the sponsoring organizations.
A Coordination Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellor, BITS as Chairman, and two nominees each from HP and BITS would plan, coordinate and monitor the academic and research programmes as well as all related operational matters within the framework of the academic regulations of BITS and the objectives outlined by HP.
In India Today, this tie-up of BITS Pilani is yet another milestone in Industry University Collaborations
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Contact Details: Dr BR Natarajan Professor & Dean Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India Phone 91-1596-242210 Fax 91-1596-244183 email@example.com www.bits-pilani.ac.in