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PEARL 2018

4Pearl 2018 was definitely a fest to remember. With its theme 'Memories of the Mile', it struck a chord everybody who had been bitten by the travel bug at some point in their lives.
 
The exhilarating performances in the inauguration, with the reverberating symphonies of Manan Sound Project, Alison Gabrielle, the Non-Violinist Project and Carnatic 2.0, the foot tapping beats of Tony Junior and AronChupa, the melodies of Amit Trivedi and Raghu Dixit Project, the humor of Ashish Shaka, and the dramatic prowess of Saurabh Shukla in his play Barff - our proshows offered something for everyone.
 
Our headliner events definitely made a few heads turn, with events like Glitterati, Fraglore, Till Deaf Do We Part, Terpsichore and HaHa Hunt witnessing previously unseen talent from around the country.
 
The film festival, Catharsis, the dramatics festival, Crimson Curtain, the quizzing festival, QuBITS and the photography festival, Photog Fest were also great successes. 
 
This Pearl was also host to many renowned authors and speakers. Under the banner 'Pearl for Equality' and as a part of the YouTube Conclave, we were audience to many interesting and informative sessions. 
 
Even the Mr. and Ms. Pearl contest was a huge hit which received many applications and brought out the best from the participants.
 
This Pearl saw unprecedented success with a footfall of 900 for events alone, and 6000 for the proshows combined. With exclusive features in well-known newspapers like the Hindu, the Times of India, Eenadu, Sakshi and Namaste Telangana, Pearl 2018 caught the attention of people all across the city.
 
Most importantly, Pearl 2018 gave us so many unforgettable experiences which we will cherish forever. Here's to the miles ahead and the memories we make along the way.
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ARENA - 2018

Arena, the sports fest of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, is one of the three main fests the campus is known across India for, and, simultaneously, is one of the best, if not the best sports meets in the entire state of Telangana for students and youth. Arena, brilliantly named for a sports fest, has continued to up the expectations and set benchmarks for itself over the years since its inception. It has been growing and allowing each and every one of its participants grow in experience and mental strength. It’s not the zeal, the organizers, the students, nor the dedicated contender base that has made Arena one and only; the place “where legends are born”.
 
Arena had been born in a campus still young. Back then, in 2013, it was built from ground up by one Department, along with others like Dopy, Dove, Department of Arts and Deco, that was custom made for handling this, and only this fest. The Firewallz. They made Arena a resounding success for the first time it was organized. There were hundreds of participants from across various Institutions, and sports clubs. Since then, it has grown leaps and bounds to the brand that it is now.
 
How much exactly Arena has grown is apparent from the fact that earlier, turnout used to be in hundreds. Now, it’s in thousands. Earlier, our own grounds and facilities were enough for the participants. Now, facilities from outside have to be availed. Firewallz booked not one, but two outside Cricket Grounds for the players. Prize Money has increased by thousands, encouraging new players to try and win in the fest tournaments. We have attracted contingents not only from all over the state, but also all over India. There were 3,500 contenders, while many more came to watch. Among the players, needless to say, were people from colleges from the length and breadth of the country. We had NITs like NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, etc, as well as participants from IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur among other reputed Colleges like JNTU, or Osmania University and many more others from throughout India from all major cities. All this has been possible because of the nationwide name Arena has become. Sponsors and participants this year tended to contact us, before we contacted them so that they can further themselves for being associated with the name of Arena, and that, in itself is quite commendable from a campus that is as young as ours.
 
In Arena 2018, Chief Guest was Mr. Henry Menezes, an ex-Goalkeeper for the Indian football team, currently the CEO of Western Indian Football Association. Pepsico, an international organization of insanely high reputation, was the title sponsor. Other main sponsors included the Zubi Academy, a Hyderabad based sports academy of National repute, and the Oval grounds. Oval Grounds sponsored the Cricket grounds booked outside campus. This year, the official Arena Pro show was by Candice Redding, who gave an awesome performance.
 
Most of all, the people for whom Arena is made of and for, the sports community of BPHC gave a commendable performance. The sheer dedication, due to which the athletes and other competitors were seen in any time of the day in the field, or in the sports rooms of the SAC, paid off, as BPHC emerged as the single team with the highest number of collective medals amongst any other college or association. In chess (Boys), Tennis (team), Table Tennis (boys and girls) and Football, our campus won Medals; Chess, Table Tennis team, and Tennis team winning Gold, and Table Tennis Girls and Football team winning silver medals.
 
One of the main attractions for Arena this year was the Inter BITS tournament. Other than the Pilani contingent not attending, the tournament was an overall success. Goa and Dubai sent their teams, each team winning a few medals. Hyderabad, of course, won the highest number of medals. The Goa contingent was huge, containing over 100 people.
 
In closing, Arena was a success, as always. New things were tried to improve the experience. An app was launched and maintained solely by the students on campus, in tandem with the website designed by the same students, which provided live feed and other news to the attending people. Participation was larger than ever. Organizing Committee became more organized and vigilant themselves (they were able to secure sports facilities, grounds with rates almost half of previous rates with their experience.) The entire event was flawless, with almost no major hiccups in sight. Most important of all, those who attended had nothing but nice things to say, that we, as a campus were able to gift them some beautiful memories and experiences.
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IGNITE 2018

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill. A little spark may burst a flame. IGNITE is an endeavor to ignite the spark of learning in young minds while giving them a chance to live their childhood to the fullest. A rainbow of smiles under the care of loving hands aptly describes Ignite. Enlightening the young minds and immersing in their joy and prosperity are the takeaways from Ignite every year. This year it was organised for 400 orphaned and underprivileged kids, right from class 1 to class 10 and give them a new tint of education. The fest was organised for 3 days between 2nd-4th February 2018, witnessing dance, math, art and craft, sports, Health and Hygiene, Social awareness workshops with Science fair as the headliner and amazing star gazing events in collaboration with various clubs of the college. In addition to all motivational and innovative sessions, laser shows, 3D screening and paper dressing etc.  Lifted the spirits as they served as refreshments for the kids and volunteers. We provide a new platform for these children to improve. Every year new set of nearly 400 orphans are invited for the event for to lay a strong impact with the workshops and love. Helping the kids to live their childhood to the fullest is our motto we have lived up to and will continue to touch more lives.
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PEARL 2017

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus is organizing the ninth edition of its annual cultural fest, Pearl ’17 between 17 and 19 March 2017. The theme for this year’s 3 day extravaganza is ‘A Carnivalesque episode’. There are many events in store for attendees being organized by the various clubs on campus, with lakhs of rupees in prize money up for grabs.
 
The fest kicked off with a well-organized Inauguration ceremony on  of 16th March. Mr Madhusudhana Chary – Hon’ble Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly was the chief Guest. Mr. Manish Gupta – Film Maker and Activist and Mr. Sudhir Reddy, MLA from Medchal district were the Guest of Honor. Prof. G Sundar, Director of Hyderabad campus presided over the inaugural function. After the formal proceedings which included speeches from all the dignitaries and the President and General Secretary of the Students Union, Pearl’17 was officially declared open. After the inaugural function, the various clubs showcased their talent. 
 
Some of the headliner events are QuBITS – the Quiz fest, Glitterati – the Fashion Parade, Catharsis- the film festival, Fraglore – a LAN gaming competition, Crimson Curtain- the dramatics fest, Terpsichore- the group dance competition and many more. 
 
There is a concert by renowned playback singer Sonu Nigam on 19th March Apart from this, there are also shows by Zakir Khan, a popular stand-up comedian, Lagori, an Indian folk/fusion rock band known for their rustic style, and Marnik, an electronic dance music DJ duo from Italy. There are also talks by former Army chief Bikram Singh and senior politician and MP Shashi Tharoor.
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ARENA - 2017

ARENA, the annual sports festival of BITS-Pilani Hyderabad campus was formally inaugurated on 25 January 2017 by Ms. Harika Dronavalli, Chess Grandmaster and Arjuna Awardee was the chief guest and graced the inauguration and motivated every person with her inspiring story. Prof. G Sundar, Director presided over the function. Over 3000 students from all across the nation showed their mettle and proved to be at their absolute best with a true spirit of sportsmanship. The most deserving won and the ones lost still walked away with their head held high. Arena was a giant success leaving every player, sports enthusiast and even a spectator with lots of memories to cherish. The fest had offered a comprehensive entertainment and sportive atmosphere in the campus during ARENA’17.
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IGNITE 2017

Nirmaan BITS Hyderabad Chapter successfully organized its 6th edition of Ignite, annual social fest. In its five editions Ignite has touched close to 2000 kids and this sixth edition added 300 more kids to the Ignition of Spirits. 300 kids from 8 orphanages in Hyderabad took part in Ignite that took place in between 10-12th February, 2017. The inauguration ceremony held on 10th February has seen the encouraging speeches of Prof. G Sundar, Director of BITS Hyderabad Campus; Mr. M Sudheer Babu, CSR Head of Tech Mahindra; Mr. Ravi Teja, Movie Editor of Pellichoopulu and Prof. Vijaya Bhaskar Marisetty, Department of Economics at BITS Hyderabad.
 
The event spanned two full days consisted of science fair as the headliner event and sports, story-telling, craft making, drawing, math, Vedic math, English, Health and Hygiene workshops followed by Career Guidance and with fun events such as laser show, 3D screening and Paper Dressing. Later takeaway gifts and prizes to winners of sports are distributed and the kids were sent back safely to their homes.
 
We had a strong volunteer base of close to 50 first and second years with 24 Organizers (3rd years) that lead to the smooth flow of events during the fest. The event was successful with the collaboration with Scio Foundation and the everlasting support and bonding with faculty, staff and students at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. 
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ATMOS 2017

The annual techno management festival, ATMOS of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus was held from the October 27- 29, 2017. The fest has been growing in popularity over the years and this time around a large number of students from different parts of the country flocked to the campus to attend the workshops and competitions organized by the student technical associations. From trading workshops to Python conference to petroleum refining, there was something for everyone in this fest. E. Sreedharan, the metro man of India addressed the audience on the first day of ATMOS. Dilip Chabria was the keynote speaker of the fest. A tech panel discussion was held to discuss how the rise in artificial intelligence will affect humanity and jobs. The rock band, ‘The Local Train’ performed at the festival and energized the audience to their cores. Finally, the fest ended on a high note with the delightful show of famed standup comedian Rahul Subramaniam.
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10th Foundation Day Celebrations

On Thursday 28 April 2016, the 10th  Foundation day was celebrated at BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus.  As part of the celebration “ Abhinandan Samaroh” for BITSians in Civil Services was held. This was a first-of-its-kind group wherein BITIS Pilani  connecting  with BITS alumni in Civil Services, and arranged a felicitation which should go a long way in sensitizing the students to opt for Civil Services.  80 BITSians in Civil Services were invited of which 18 of them were able to attend the function. They were felicitated by Prof. V S Rao, Acting Vice Chancellor for their academic achievement and contribution to the Society.
 
Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder and Executive Chairman, Cyient and Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT – Hyderabad was the chief Guest. 
 
On this occasion. Prof. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB; Mr. K Padmanabhaiah, Former Union Home Secretary , Prof. H P  Tiwari, Former Professor of Chemistry of Pilani Campus, Mr Chandramouli , first Civil Servant from BITS, Pilani and  Mr. Srini Raju, Chairman Peepul advisors, were the Guests-of-Honour.
 
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus has come up and is doing well in all spheres of its activities. Today, there are 3300 students and 180 faculty members are in the campus. The first phase of the construction was completed in 2014 and now the institute has embarked upon the second phase for building infrastructure to accommodate more students and staff.

Happenings at BITS Pilani

  • PEARL 2018

    Pearl 2018 was definitely a fest to remember. With its theme 'Memories of the Mile', it struck a chord everybody who had been bitten by the travel bug at some point in their lives.
     
    The exhilarating performances in the inauguration, with the reverberating symphonies of Manan Sound Project, Alison Gabrielle, the Non-Violinist Project and Carnatic 2.0, the foot tapping beats of Tony Junior and AronChupa, the melodies of Amit Trivedi and Raghu Dixit Project, the humor of Ashish Shaka, and the dramatic prowess of Saurabh Shukla in his play Barff - our proshows offered something for everyone.
     
    Our headliner events definitely made a few heads turn, with events like Glitterati, Fraglore, Till Deaf Do We Part, Terpsichore and HaHa Hunt witnessing previously unseen talent from around the country.
     
    The film festival, Catharsis, the dramatics festival, Crimson Curtain, the quizzing festival, QuBITS and the photography festival, Photog Fest were also great successes.
     
    This Pearl was also host to many renowned authors and speakers. Under the banner 'Pearl for Equality' and as a part of the YouTube Conclave, we were audience to many interesting and informative sessions.
     
    Even the Mr. and Ms. Pearl contest was a huge hit which received many applications and brought out the best from the participants.
     
    This Pearl saw unprecedented success with a footfall of 900 for events alone, and 6000 for the proshows combined. With exclusive features in well-known newspapers like the Hindu, the Times of India, Eenadu, Sakshi and Namaste Telangana, Pearl 2018 caught the attention of people all across the city.
     
    Most importantly, Pearl 2018 gave us so many unforgettable experiences which we will cherish forever. Here's to the miles ahead and the memories we make along the way.
     

  • ARENA 2018

    Arena, the sports fest of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, is one of the three main fests the campus is known across India for, and, simultaneously, is one of the best, if not the best sports meets in the entire state of Telangana for students and youth. Arena, brilliantly named for a sports fest, has continued to up the expectations and set benchmarks for itself over the years since its inception. It has been growing and allowing each and every one of its participants grow in experience and mental strength. It’s not the zeal, the organizers, the students, nor the dedicated contender base that has made Arena one and only; the place “where legends are born”.
     
    Arena had been born in a campus still young. Back then, in 2013, it was built from ground up by one Department, along with others like Dopy, Dove, Department of Arts and Deco, that was custom made for handling this, and only this fest. The Firewallz. They made Arena a resounding success for the first time it was organized. There were hundreds of participants from across various Institutions, and sports clubs. Since then, it has grown leaps and bounds to the brand that it is now.
     
    How much exactly Arena has grown is apparent from the fact that earlier, turnout used to be in hundreds. Now, it’s in thousands. Earlier, our own grounds and facilities were enough for the participants. Now, facilities from outside have to be availed. Firewallz booked not one, but two outside Cricket Grounds for the players. Prize Money has increased by thousands, encouraging new players to try and win in the fest tournaments. We have attracted contingents not only from all over the state, but also all over India. There were 3,500 contenders, while many more came to watch. Among the players, needless to say, were people from colleges from the length and breadth of the country. We had NITs like NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, etc, as well as participants from IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur among other reputed Colleges like JNTU, or Osmania University and many more others from throughout India from all major cities. All this has been possible because of the nationwide name Arena has become. Sponsors and participants this year tended to contact us, before we contacted them so that they can further themselves for being associated with the name of Arena, and that, in itself is quite commendable from a campus that is as young as ours.
     
    In Arena 2018, Chief Guest was Mr. Henry Menezes, an ex-Goalkeeper for the Indian football team, currently the CEO of Western Indian Football Association. Pepsico, an international organization of insanely high reputation, was the title sponsor. Other main sponsors included the Zubi Academy, a Hyderabad based sports academy of National repute, and the Oval grounds. Oval Grounds sponsored the Cricket grounds booked outside campus. This year, the official Arena Pro show was by Candice Redding, who gave an awesome performance.
     
    Most of all, the people for whom Arena is made of and for, the sports community of BPHC gave a commendable performance. The sheer dedication, due to which the athletes and other competitors were seen in any time of the day in the field, or in the sports rooms of the SAC, paid off, as BPHC emerged as the single team with the highest number of collective medals amongst any other college or association. In chess (Boys), Tennis (team), Table Tennis (boys and girls) and Football, our campus won Medals; Chess, Table Tennis team, and Tennis team winning Gold, and Table Tennis Girls and Football team winning silver medals.
     
    One of the main attractions for Arena this year was the Inter BITS tournament. Other than the Pilani contingent not attending, the tournament was an overall success. Goa and Dubai sent their teams, each team winning a few medals. Hyderabad, of course, won the highest number of medals. The Goa contingent was huge, containing over 100 people.
     
    In closing, Arena was a success, as always. New things were tried to improve the experience. An app was launched and maintained solely by the students on campus, in tandem with the website designed by the same students, which provided live feed and other news to the attending people. Participation was larger than ever. Organizing Committee became more organized and vigilant themselves (they were able to secure sports facilities, grounds with rates almost half of previous rates with their experience.) The entire event was flawless, with almost no major hiccups in sight. Most important of all, those who attended had nothing but nice things to say, that we, as a campus were able to gift them some beautiful memories and experiences.

  • ATMOS 2017

    The annual techno management festival, ATMOS of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus was held from the October 27- 29, 2017. The fest has been growing in popularity over the years and this time around a large number of students from different parts of the country flocked to the campus to attend the workshops and competitions organized by the student technical associations. From trading workshops to Python conference to petroleum refining, there was something for everyone in this fest. E. Sreedharan, the metro man of India addressed the audience on the first day of ATMOS. Dilip Chabria was the keynote speaker of the fest. A tech panel discussion was held to discuss how the rise in artificial intelligence will affect humanity and jobs. The rock band, ‘The Local Train’ performed at the festival and energized the audience to their cores. Finally, the fest ended on a high note with the delightful show of famed standup comedian Rahul Subramaniam.

  • Pearl 2017

    BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus is organizing the ninth edition of its annual cultural fest, Pearl ’17 between 17 and 19 March 2017. The theme for this year’s 3 day extravaganza is ‘A Carnivalesque episode’. There are many events in store for attendees being organized by the various clubs on campus, with lakhs of rupees in prize money up for grabs.
     
    The fest kicked off with a well-organized Inauguration ceremony on  of 16th March. Mr Madhusudhana Chary – Hon’ble Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly was the chief Guest. Mr. Manish Gupta – Film Maker and Activist and Mr. Sudhir Reddy, MLA from Medchal district were the Guest of Honor. Prof. G Sundar, Director of Hyderabad campus presided over the inaugural function. After the formal proceedings which included speeches from all the dignitaries and the President and General Secretary of the Students Union, Pearl’17 was officially declared open. After the inaugural function, the various clubs showcased their talent. 
     
    Some of the headliner events are QuBITS – the Quiz fest, Glitterati – the Fashion Parade, Catharsis- the film festival, Fraglore – a LAN gaming competition, Crimson Curtain- the dramatics fest, Terpsichore- the group dance competition and many more. 
     
    There is a concert by renowned playback singer Sonu Nigam on 19th March Apart from this, there are also shows by Zakir Khan, a popular stand-up comedian, Lagori, an Indian folk/fusion rock band known for their rustic style, and Marnik, an electronic dance music DJ duo from Italy. There are also talks by former Army chief Bikram Singh and senior politician and MP Shashi Tharoor.

  • Arena 2017

    ARENA, the annual sports festival of BITS-Pilani Hyderabad campus was formally inaugurated on 25 January 2017 by Ms. Harika Dronavalli, Chess Grandmaster and Arjuna Awardee was the chief guest and graced the inauguration and motivated every person with her inspiring story. Prof. G Sundar, Director presided over the function. Over 3000 students from all across the nation showed their mettle and proved to be at their absolute best with a true spirit of sportsmanship. The most deserving won and the ones lost still walked away with their head held high. Arena was a giant success leaving every player, sports enthusiast and even a spectator with lots of memories to cherish. The fest had offered a comprehensive entertainment and sportive atmosphere in the campus during ARENA’17.

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