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Greater Noda October 2, 2020: BIMTECH, Greater Noida celebrated the day they laid their foundation back in 1988, by their foundersSyt Basant Kumar Birla and Smt Sarala[BR1]  Birla[BR2] . The foundation day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhibecause of the founder’s close association with the Indian Independence Movement and its leaders allowed him to absorb the spirit of those times. So, the philosophies of Lt. B.K. Birla resonate with that of Mahatma Gandhi.Traditions and celebrations wait for none. This year started with a lot of turmoil, with people adjusting to the new norms; management students and faculties struggling to pave their way through, the 33rd Foundation Day at BIMTECH Greater Noida on October 2, 2020 was a breeze of fresh air. 

This momentous day at BIMTECH witnessed the gracious presence of dignitaries’ foundation day guest Dr Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bengaluru a noted author and influential thinker.Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi,Director, BIMTECH. Dr A.K Dey, Chairperson CMCD. Students and parents, virtually yet enthusiastically took part in the traditions of BIMTECH.The event kickstarted with Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan, then as the tradition goes everyone was welcomed with a speech by Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH. He explained the importance of Foundation Day and talked about how Bapu always preached empathy. The respected Chief Guest Dr Rishikesha T Krishnan paid his homage to our beloved founders Late Syt Basant Kumar Birla and Smt Sarala[BR3]  Birla[BR4] . The main theme of his speech was Innovation and Atmanirbhar Bharat, he talked about innovation in terms of the Indian Motorcycle Industry. He explained the importance of innovation in the context of the mobile phone industry, he also touched upon the topic of innovation in the healthcare industry by Dr Devi Shetty.  “If Indian companies have to be self-reliant by building new idea velocity, enhance the proportion of ideas that get converted successfully” said Dr Krishnan. He answered a few questions by the students on India’s journey to self-reliance and reverse globalisation.

This was followed by the felicitation ceremony of the prestigious Basant Kumar Birla Distinguished Scholar Award, 2019 which were awarded to Dr Shaphali Gupta, MICA; Dr Arpan Kar, IIT Delhi and Dr Ramendra Singh, IIM Calcutta. All the awardees acknowledged the role of education, expressed gratitude to their family and mentors, and emphasised on the Institutions being researchers and not just teaching shops. “I am blessed to be part of the education fraternity and dedicate this award to those who motivated me through my journey as a researcher” said Dr Gupta.Best Research Award 2019 and Dr Jagdish N Sheth Best Thesis Award was given to Dr Subhanjan Sengupta, The Best Teacher Award went to Dr Amrendra Pandey. [BR5] The backbone of the Institution, the faculty and staff were also felicitated for successfully completing a decade at this Institution. The most awaited Annual Activity Report was released, and presented by Dr KC Arora, Registrar, BIMTECH.Shodhgyaan, the Institute’s [BR6] in-house research journal was also presented. The institution successfully launched its Centre for Online Studies (COOLS), which was presented by Dr Sanjiva Shankar Dubey, Chairperson, Centre for Online Studies. COOLS has partnered with a leading EdTech platform UPGRAD, through which BIMTECH will foray into the field of online education and offer AICTE Approved Two Year PGDM Program, for all the off-campus learners. The course will commence from January 1, 2021. The event was concluded by Dr Anupam Varma, Deputy Director, BIMTECH. He thanked Dr Rishikesha Krishnan, for gracing the occasion with his presence and sharing his words of wisdom. “We are today marking the 33rd year of our journey to success, it has been a tumultuous journey considering our achievements and growth we can look back with satisfaction” said Dr Varma. He applauded every stake holder for stepping up and making the transition from offline to online learning a tremendous success. He also congratulated the research scholars for the launch of ‘Shodhgyaan’ where, researchers will have the opportunity to publish articles and research papers.

The virtual celebration of the Foundation Day [BR7] ended on a very positive note, all the newcomers got insights about the institution and its glorious foundation and left them eagerly waiting to continue the rest of their journey at the campus.

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