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BITS Pilani Dubai Campus opens Centre for Higher Education

DUBAI, September 11, 2023

BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, the UAE’s premier engineering university and the international arm of BITS Pilani, has announced the opening of its Centre for Higher Education. This initiative is designed to empower students by offering essential guidance and support for their higher education aspirations.
The centre was inaugurated by Prof V Ramgopal Rao, the Group Vice Chancellor of BITS Pilani, who flew in for the 20th Convocation Ceremony and the opening of this centre.
The centre is poised to become a pivotal resource, offering guidance and knowledge. It will serve as a central hub for a range of activities, including Higher Education Counselling, Graduate Admission Guidance and on-campus GRE and GMAT preparation sessions. 
ScorePlus Education
These offerings have been made possible through a strategic collaboration with ScorePlus Education, the official partner of Princeton Review, renowned for its expertise in test preparation and admissions counselling, catering to students at all academic levels.
At the Convocation Ceremony, 294 students from various academic backgrounds received their degrees. Additionally, the event featured the recognition of accomplished alumnus Rakesh Kapoor, former CEO of Reckitt, with the prestigious BITS Ratna award. This honour celebrates his exceptional contributions to the corporate world, BITS Pilani, and society, notably through philanthropic endeavours.
Guests included Dr Arshi Ayub Mohamed, CEO of Trust With Trade Group and Senior Advisor to Royal Family Offices, UAE, and Dr Naji Al Mahdi, CEO of National Institute for Vocational Education (NIVE). Also, in attendance were Directors from BITS Pilani Indian campuses in Pilani and Goa, along with the Director of BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, Prof Srinivasan Madapusi, faculty and staff, graduating students and their families, industry partners and alumni.
Knowledge-based economy
Dr Mohamed said: "I congratulate BITS Pilani Dubai Campus for pioneering the engineering and technology education and amplifying the vision of the UAE towards creating a Competitive Knowledge-Based Economy."
The top academic performers were honoured with prestigious Chancellor's medals. Awardees included Joint First, Gold Medal Winners Kiranbaskar Velmurugan and Anushka Sivakumar, Second Prize Silver Medal Winner Meetansh Gupta, and Joint Bronze Medal Winners Kshitiz Bansal and Asmi Sriwastawa. The Directors’ All Round Achievement Medal was jointly awarded to Adhav Kumaravel and Tanushree Jain.
Prof Rao emphasised the importance of students staying attuned to global trends and discovering their roles in the society. He commended BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, for providing a robust foundation to guide students along the right path.
Student excellence
Prof Madapusi said: "I take immense pride in the remarkable achievements of our students and their unwavering commitment to acquiring knowledge. Student excellence has consistently defined BITS, and I wholeheartedly congratulate the Class of 2023, offering my best wishes for their future endeavours."
In his valedictory speech, Dr Al Mahdi emphasised the significance of students maintaining their resilience in the face of our ever-evolving world.-- TradeArabia News Service


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