Alumni Research Talks

Alumni Relations being an important pillar that helms the path of excellence of BITS Pilani as an “Institute of Eminence”, Alumni Relations Cell of BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus is launching a new learning model: Alumni Research Talk”.


To promote the research infra-structure and collaborations between the alumni and Alma Mater and also to promote the independent scientific thinking in the community of students which will be benefitted through a series of lectures and interactions with the well-established BITS Pilani alumni in their chosen field of research.

First edition:

The first edition of ART 2019 happened on 12th Jan, 2019 and a series of talks were given by these eminent alumni of BITS Pilani, who include:

  • Prof. Umesh Garg (Nuclear Physicist, University of Notre Dame, USA),
  • Dr. Surendra Pal (Program Director, ISRO, Bangalore),
  • Prof. Sharmila C. Chatterjee (Professor of Marketing, MIT, USA),
  • Mr. Sanjay Padode (Secretary, Centre of Developmental Education, IFIM Institutions, Bangalore) and
  • Prof. Govindan Rangarajan (Professor of Mathematics, IISc, Bangalore).

The write-up of ART 2019 can be accessed here.

The pictures can be accessed here.

Second edition:

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be; what we know we could be” – This truly resonated as the message at the second edition of Alumni Research Talks (ART).

Conducted on the 15th of February, 2020, the event featured interactive sessions by six eminent alumni of BITS Pilani, who shared their stories of success, and delved a bit into their research interests, and how they could affect the future as we know it. The event was graced by the Director of the campus, Prof G. Raghurama and Associate Dean of Alumni Relations, Prof. Veeky Baths.

The eminent alumni of BITS Pilani include:

  • Prof. Y.N. Mohapatra, Professor of Physics and Materials Science, IIT Kanpur
  • Prof. Jugal Kishore Verma, Professor of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
  • Dr. Shruthi Sridhar Vembar, Faculty Scientist, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore
  • Prof. Subrat Kar, Professor & Head, SeNSE, IIT Delhi
  • Prof. Subramanian Yashonath, Professor of Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, IISc Bangalore and
  • Prof. Patrick Das Gupta, Professor of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi.

The write-up of ART 2020 can be accessed here.

The pictures can be accessed here.

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