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Welcome to BITMAA-NA. We are the association of BIT Mesra (BITM) alumni in North America. BITMAA-NA is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. After more than two years of effort, we have a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BITM administration. BITMAA-NA has been recognized by BITM as the exclusive organization representing BIT alumni in North America. BITMAA-NA is dedicated to serve the BITM alumni community in North America and help our alma mater become a world-class educational institution. We invite all BITM alumni, especially those in the United States, to join us.

Immersive Summer Research Experience for BIT Students (BIT-ISRE) 

 

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi initiated Immersive Summer Research Experience of 8 weeks duration for BIT Students (BIT-ISRE) in select U.S. Universities. This was available to the engineering branches such as CSE / IT / ECE / EEE / Mechanical / Production / Chemical / Bioengineering / Civil.

Under this program, eleven students from BIT joined Summer Research Program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago.

IIT Chicago 2017 Summer Research Program Students

These students were hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech)’s Armour R&D Program in Chicago for the first time.

The 2017 program, which began May 22, in Illinois Tech’s Armour College of Engineering, is an immersive eight-week introduction to R&D experience in which undergraduate students work individually or in small teams with an IIT, Chicago faculty mentor on a research project and earn academic credits that apply to their degrees at BIT, Mesra (BITM) under the ISRE-BIT Program. 

Illinois Tech’s Armour R&D Summer Immersion, launched in 2013, gives each student an in-depth experience in research in their area of interest and culminates in the Armour R&D Expo in which the students must present their research findings to Armour faculty and alumni, Illinois Tech administration, industry partners, and other interested parties. Some of the research projects also result in publication of papers authored by participating students and faculty.

The BIT students’ participation in this program was inspired by the Vision of Excellence conceived and anchored by its Chairman Shri CK Birla. The BIT Vice Chancellor visited several US universities including NJIT, Columbia, CMU, Illinois Tech, UC Berkeley and Santa Clara University in Oct.-Nov. 2016 to pursue student and faculty exchange with these universities of which BITM-IIT, Chicago ISRE is the first fruition.

Mr. Madhavan Nayar, a BITM alumnus and president of the BITM Alumni Association-North America , who is also an alumnus, trustee, and member of the executive committee at Illinois Tech, has been the key driver of BITM-Illinois Tech partnership.

BIT and BITMAA-NA joined hands for enabling the BIT students’ participation in BIT-ISRE at Illinois Tech by providing a scholarship of more than $4200 to each BITM student with matching grants of US $2100 each from the GP Birla Scholarship scheme of BIT Mesra and a similar amount from BITMAA-NA.

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2017 Student Exchange Program Fund Raising Appeal
 
Dear Friends,
 
We are excited that eleven BIT Mesra students have joined Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago to participate in its Armour R&D Summer Reserach Immersion Program for the first time. Please click here to learn more about this program. 
 
BIT, BITMAA-NA (Birla Institute of Technology Mesra Alumni Association – North America), BITOSA- SV (Birla Institute of Technology Old Students Association – Silicon Valley), BITOSA Mumbai and GP Birla Scholarship Scheme joined hands and provided a scholarship of more than $6300 to each student enabling their participation in the summer research program at IIT Chicago. BIT is also in the process of developing similar student/faculty exchange programs with other reputable US universities. 
 
We hope that this first step of the student research exchange program will lead to future faculty exchange and joint research programs to help BIT Mesra become one of the top technical institute in India. 
 
To sustain this program on an ongoing basis we are launching a fund raising campaign to raise $150,000.00 by year end 2017.  We hope you are equally excited about this program.  Your financial support is the key to the success this program. Through your donation we will be giving back to our alma mater which has helped us to be what we are today.
 
Please consider a donation of $ 5,000.00 (diamond), $ 2,000.00 (gold), $ 1000.00 (silver) and $ 500.00 (bronze). In appreciation a Diamond and gold level contributor will be recognized by a plaque from BITM and a silver and bronze level contributor will receive recognition letter. Please make your check payable to BITMAA-NA.  You donations will be tax deductible from U.S. taxes as BITMAA-NA is an IRS 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization. 
 
Thank you very much in advance for your generous support for our alma mater BIT Mesra.
 
Please mail your checks to:
 
Surinder Chadha, 
Treasurer BITMAA-NA 
92 Willow Drive, Old Tappan, NJ 07675
 
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Updated: July 1, 2017

 
 

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