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Faculty Achievements (January 2016 to July 2016)

  • Prof Dalip Kumar, Department of Chemistry, has been selected for the CRSI Bronze Medal-2017 by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for his contributions to research in Chemistry. CRSI was founded by Bharat Ratna Prof C. N. R. Rao and is the largest chemical society in India.
  • Prof M. S. Dasgupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, was given the best paper award in January 2016 for his paper titled “Smart Control of Electric Lamp using Artificial Intelligence based Controller” at the 12th IEEE India International Conference Electronics, Energy, Environment, Communication, Computer, Control, (E3-C3) held at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, during December 17-20, 2015.
  • Prof K. S. Sangwan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a project worth 369,455.36 Euros by DAAD and FESTO Didactic, Germany with Professor Christoph Herrmann, TU Braunschweig, on the establishment of a “Learning Factory” at BITS Pilani.
  • Prof Jitendra Panwar, Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a visiting professorship under INSA-CAS International Bilateral Exchange/ Collaboration Programme-2016.
  • Dr Arnab Hazra, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, received the "Early Career Research Award" by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India on March 4, 2016.
  • Prof Navneet Gupta, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, was the “Guest of Honor” at the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (ETCSEE-2016) organised by RPS Group of Institutions, Mahendragarh (Haryana) during April 9-10, 2016.
  • Prof Ravi Kant Mittal, Department of Civil Engineering, and his students Gaurav Tyagi and Gourav Gill, have been awarded the best paper award for "Liquefaction Screening Criteria For Earth Dams" presented at International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Construction-ACESC'16 organised by Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University, Chennai, India during March 30 to April 1, 2016.

Students Achievements (January 2016 to July 2016)

  • Kiran Dhamane (2014A3PS228P) (Team leader), Ayush Sawarni (2014A3PS253P), Siddharth Gupta (2014A3PS178P) and Rishabh Joshi (2014A7PS102P) took part and represented BITS Pilani in e-Yantra and came 2nd out of 57 teams from all over India.
  • Preet Singh Khalsa (2015B3A3PS657P) won an award for the event "Prime Minister's Office App Development Competition organized by MyGov", New Delhi. He received the award in January 2016 and the App was launched on August 6, 2016 by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • Anupam Purwar (2009A4PS301P) and Divya Joshi (2010A3PS160P), under the supervision of Prof M.S. Dasgupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, were selected for the best paper award titled "Smart Control of Electric Lamp using Artificial Intelligence based Controller" in the event Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON) held at New Delhi on January 2016.
  • Roshni Chhabra (2013A1PS661P) was the Regional Round winner and won the "IET India Scholarship Award 2016" at Amity University, Noida on July 23, 2016.
  • Vaibhav Garg (2013A3PS587P) won the award "Viterbi-India Scholar" for the best poster presentation in the event "Viterbi-India Program" organized by University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California during May 17 to July 18, 2016.
  • Anirudh Agarwal (2013B3A7644P) attended the 14th ZEW Conference on "The Economics of Information and Communication Technologies", Mannheim, Germany during June 3-4, 2016.
  • Shirsh Zibbu (2013B1A4450P), Harsh Sinha(2013B2A3838P), Tarun Kumar Vangani (2013B1A8817P), and Surayans Tiwari (2013B2A4777P) won the Runners Up award at the 'code.fun.do Finalists' Forum 2015-16' for their application "Astrocyte".
  • Meenakshi Sharma (2012PHFX014P) and Dr Leela Rani, Department of Management, presented a paper in an International Conference on Applied Business and Economic Research, ICABER -2016 organized by International Journal of Applied Business and Economics Research, Serial Publications held in Delhi titled “Demographic Differences among Indian Primary School Children’s Environmentally Sustainable Consumption Behavior” and received the best paper award.
  • Simarpreet Singh (2013PHXF001P) attended the 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference and presented a paper titled "A trans-critical CO2 heat pump system for waste heat utilization in warm weather condition applied to a milk refrigeration plant" at Purdue University, USA during July 11-14, 2016.
  • Neerja Vyas, (2012PHXF002P) presented a paper titled "Cultural value and Questions of Morality: The Bollywood Biopic", co-authored with Dr Sushila Shekhawat, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Fifth Annual London Film and Media Conference on Questions of Cultural Value held in London during July 7-9, 2016.
  • Sahil Anandpara (2015H146204P) and Himanshu Agrawal (2015H108190P) were awarded the "Best Team" prize at the Inter-college Annual Debate Competition organised by SENTISS Pharma at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Mohali on April 23, 2016.
  • Chandradeo Arya (2013A7PS015P) Team Leader, Anuj Bansal (2013A7PS100P) and Deeptanu Choudhary (2013A7PS014P) won the Ericsson Innovation Award 2016 with a cash prize of Rs 13,00,000 for their project titled "Human recognition using GAIT analysis and other body features based on Microsoft Kinect sensor" by the Ericsson India head Paolo Collela on April 22, 2016 at IIT Delhi.
  • Ananyashree Garg (2015A7PS117P) won second prize in software application development-ParkWithEase in Apogee 2016, Silver Medal in Inter college Sports Festival - Zafir-2016 held at National Law Institute, New Delhi and First position in Apogee 2016 Project home automation.
  • Team BITS has won the "Perseverance and Spirit of the Event" Award in this year's edition of Shell Eco-marathon Asia(SEMA), a competition aimed at making the most fuel efficient car. The award carried a cash prize of $2000. The event was held in Manila, Philippines. Vidit Bhat (2015A7PS098P) was the student representative at this event.
  • Nivya Sharma (2014A5PS639P), Meghna Goyal (2014A5PS775P), Siddharth Uppal (2015A5PS896P), Suyash Sharma (2015A5PS902P), Shubham Choudhury (2015A5PS921P) and Sahil Goyal (2015H14620P) presented a project under Environment Category and won 2nd Prize during Apogee 2016 on February 26, 2016.
  • Raja Lakshmanan (2011PHXF049P) has been awarded the “International Travel grant” by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) to attend an International conference on electronics materials IUMRS-ICEM 2016 at Suntec, Singapore during July 4-8, 2016.
  • Pranjal Agarwal (2012A4PS334P) final year Mechanical Engineering student secured 100 percentile in his first attempt of the CAT 2015 and topped the exam. He has got calls from the IIMs A, B and C for the next stage of admission.
  • Zarna Rajeshkumar Pala (2011PHXF010P) was awarded the Best Poster Award for her poster titled "Structural and Functional Characterization of an Iron-Sulphur Cluster Assembly Scaffold Protein – SufA from Plasmodium vivax" presented at a Conference on Gene and Genome Regulation organized by the Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani campus during February 18-20, 2016.

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