Graduation Day for Honeywell Bangalore and BITS Pilani Rajasthan Collaboration

Released on: February 14, 2008, 4:13 am

Press Release Author: Dr BR Natarajan

Industry: Education

Press Release Summary: The task of a university is the creation of future and BITS
Pilani by joining hands with corporate giants like Honeywell for the work integrated
learning programmes has created an entirely new educational philosophy in college
corporate partnership.

Press Release Body: The Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani
(Rajasthan) which has pioneered many educational innovations for the past over three
decades has been committed to cooperative education philosophy of work integrated
learning for addressing the Human Resource Development issues of the Industry as
well as Society at large.

Headquartered in Bangalore, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab (HTSL) is an integral
corporate arm of Honeywell International providing value to Honeywell\'s businesses
and customers by providing technology, product and business solutions meeting global
standards of quality, innovation and lifetime performance. HTSL has offices in
Madurai, Shanghai, Beijing, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Singapore.

HTSL attaches top priority for human resource development and it is in this context
it joined hands with BITS, Pilani in February 2005 with a memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) to offer a two year MS in Embedded Systems degree program and a
two year MS in Mechanical Systems Design program for the sponsored employees of
HTSL. Both the degree programs had three semesters of coursework followed by one
semester of Dissertation. In addition, HTSL has always been providing challenging
opportunities for final year students from BITS Pilani to carry out their Practice
School projects at Bangalore and has regularly supported many campus events with

In a colourful function organized at HTSL Bangalore on Monday 11 February 2008
(which also happens to be the auspicious day of Basant Panchami dedicated to worship
of Saraswati Goddess of Learning) the employees who successfully completed the
programs received their final degree certificates from Dr Krishna Mikkilineni
Managing Director HTSL.

Dr Krishna in his speech said that the curriculum undergone by the employees has
added value to their current profile and urged them to proceed further for PhD. Dr
Krishna also pointed out that while it is tough to pursue studies with work, one can
achieve it if desired and determined.

Mr Sanjay Singh and Dr S Balasubramanian faculty members from BITS Pilani Bangalore
off campus centre represented the Institute at the function. The graduating students
thanked BITS Pilani and HTSL for the opportunity to pursue higher studies provided
to them.

Prof L K Maheshwari Vice Chancellor BITS Pilani in his congratulatory message which
was flashed in the venue urged the graduating students to contribute to the task of
nation building and conveyed that if change is an inevitable challenge, then
innovation is the response and knowledge is the weapon.

Professor BR Natarajan Dean from BITS Pilani in his message thanked Honeywell for
the strong corporate support so vital for the success of the collaboration and
conveyed that the graduation day at HTSL marked yet another milestone in university
industry partnerships.

About BITS Pilani: The Institute located in Rajasthan India has set a bench mark in
industry university collaborations and is one among the top ranking universities in
India today offering degrees in various disciplines presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa
campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus apart from an array of work
integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates.

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Contact Details: Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Dean
BITS Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India
Phone: 91-1596-242210
Fax: 91-1596-244183

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