Dubai: The new campus of The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Dubai, at academic city was inaugurated yesterday by Dr K.K. Birla, Chancellor, of the institute.
The new campus of The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani – Dubai (BPD) at the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) has state-of-the-art facilities and an academic block, library block, workshop block, students hostels, sports facilities and auditorium spread over 15 acres of land.
“I’m very happy that the new campus has been established in a record time, I’m sure BITS – Dubai campus will enjoy the same reputation as BITS Pilani campus, and I sincerely hope all our alumni wherever they go and whatever they do will shine in their assignment and thus bring glory to all the campuses of BITS, Pilani,” said Birla.
BPD Director Mohammad Riazuddin told Gulf News they are offering ten full tuition fees scholarship to UAE national students.
“Currently we have 1,450 Asian students, none of whom are nationals. Thus we are offering 10 scholarships to encourage Emirati students to benefit from our highly-competitive education standard.
“We expect to reach our full capacity, 2,500 students, by September 2008. Four batches of graduates have graduated so far. About 20 per cent of our students further their education in elite universities worldwide,” said Riazuddin.
Dr Ayoub Kazim, Executive Director of Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) and DIAC, said: “BITS Pilani’s permanent campus in DIAC marks another significant milestone for DKV. It demonstrates the University’s strong commitment to meeting the needs of students, the academic sector and the entire community.
“BPD’s strategic move will lead to substantial benefits, including a significant reduction in the institution’s long term operational costs.”