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April 25, 2009
IITBHU Global Editor @ 09:02 AM

[update: The signatures on the petitiononline version of the petition have been closed due to some minor edits we wanted to make to better explain our stance. To show your support, please post a comment on this post with your name, location, and professional position.
Thanks,
The Editors]

Dear all,

Over the next few days, we will be making our final push to achieve the long-awaited and well-deserved conversion of IT-BHU to IIT. From what we know, the wording of the resolution of the previous EC meeting of BHU was found to be restrictive by the HRD ministry, and therefore the conversion process is stalled.

We have prepared a petition for the Vice Chancellor of BHU, asking him to convene a meeting of the BHU EC as soon as possible, and clearly state his unconditional support for the conversion, as was conveyed to us informally in various ways (youtube video, press coverage).

Our aim is to present this petition with signatures in the next couple of days to the Vice-Chancellor and the BHU Executive Council.

Therefore, we urge you to sign the petition for converting IT-BHU to IIT, and also spread this link with fellow members of the IT-BHU community.

Thanks,
The IT-BHU Family

Petition Text

Date: 26th April, 2009

To,

The Vice-Chancellor,
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi,
India.

Sub: Conversion of IT-BHU to IIT-Petition from IT-BHU Community

Respected Sir:

We, the alumni, students, faculty and staff of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), are deeply disturbed by the contents of the resolution of the Executive Council of BHU, which met on February 21, 2009 to consider the MHRD's plan to convert IT-BHU into an IIT.

As you may kindly recall, the MHRD and the Union Cabinet have in principle decided to take over IT-BHU, convert into an IIT and integrate with IIT system, as per PIB notifications dated March 28 and July 17, 2008. In February 2009, you had spoken to the Hon'ble HRD Minister and he had assured that the IT-BHU would be converted into an IIT. A few days later, there was another press release on your behalf on February 10, 2009 and an announcement by the Hon'ble Rector before the agitating students of IT-BHU that the University is committed to the conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT. However, the version of the EC resolutions which have come in the media does not reflect the commitments made by the university and is also not consonant with the MHRD and the Union Cabinet's decision for the takeover of IT-BHU, its conversion into an IIT and integration with the IIT system in the country.

This has puzzled us beyond our imagination, as we have been sincerely hoping that IT-BHU will be converted into IIT from July 2009 session.

In view of the above, we appeal to you to kindly stand by your commitments made to us all along for the conversion of IT-BHU into IIT-BHU. We sincerely believe that with your kind help, strong support and active persuasion in this matter, IT-BHU will become an IIT very soon. From this conversion, Malaviyaji's great Institute of technology will be given the due respect and status in National and International scenario and days will come when it will become one of the outstanding Institutes in the World.

We request you to kindly take all necessary action for removing the obstacles created by the EC resolutions in the conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT. We urge to you the call a meeting of BHU Executive Council as soon as possible and have the following agenda discussed and approved:

1) Separate IT-BHU from BHU in order to become a fully autonomous institute like any IIT and integrate with the IIT system in the country while retaining it as an integral part of BHU by remaining in the same campus and maintaining the linkages such as having participation of VC and his/her nominee in the governing body of IIT as well as in academics, professional, social etc. through an MoU

2) Approve your nomination as an appropriately empowered permanent ex-officio member of IIT-BHU (or IIT, Varanasi) Governing Board after conversion

3) Allow our institute to retain the existing campus.

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

The Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff of IT-BHU

IT-BHU Global Alumni Association


Please sign the petition by posting a comment below.

109 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 E.K.Muralidharan said:

IT-BHU was always part of the IIT system and it is high time we legitmatized this.

April 25, 2009 6:57 PM
 Amit Kumar said:

I strongly support and urge for the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT. IT-BHU has been a part of IIT network for over 25 years through the JEE entrance exams. IT-BHU has a solid academic program and network of accomplished alumni at par with that of any other IIT. The conversion is long overdue and shall be an acknowledgment of IT-BHU's 80 years of producing solid engineering talent and solid contribution to India's vast talent pool and skilled labor force.

April 25, 2009 7:19 PM
 Dhishan Kande said:

We always deserved it!

It's high time we get the IIT status!

April 25, 2009 7:22 PM
 Nikhil Goel said:

Please expedite this process and bestow us with IIT-tag.

April 25, 2009 7:44 PM
 Milind Gupta said:

I fully support that it is the most sensible thing to convert IT-BHU to an IIT and provide it with the much deserved funding and recognition that would boost its output even more.

April 25, 2009 7:45 PM
 Lavesh Kumar Agrawal said:

I strongly Support this movement. Thanks

April 25, 2009 10:31 PM
 Ravindra Patel said:

This is high time. IT-BHU is India's most deserving Institute to be converted into an IIT.

April 26, 2009 7:39 AM
 Piyush Ranjan said:

It's high time that we are given what we deserve.

April 26, 2009 9:15 AM
 anand1waknis.cer88@itbhuglobal.org said:

We do not want IIT status. We deserve it.

April 26, 2009 10:34 AM
 Shrenik Mehta said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT. Please expedite the approval process.

April 26, 2009 11:13 AM
 Nitin Dalal said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT. Please act now as there has been enough deliberations.

April 26, 2009 11:34 AM
 Shiv Kumar said:

This debate has gone on long enough. Go through with the original commitment without further delay.

April 26, 2009 12:51 PM
 gaurav said:

I fully support that it is the most sensible thing to convert IT-BHU to an IIT

April 26, 2009 1:15 PM
 adarsh said:

it is overdue and govt is planning to set up new iits this institute has total infrastructure ready why it is not being done

April 26, 2009 3:35 PM
 adarsh said:

it is overdue and govt is planning to set up new iits this institute has total infrastructure ready why it is not being done

April 26, 2009 3:36 PM
 Tanuj Bansal said:

It's about time!

April 26, 2009 4:16 PM
 Shashi Bhargava said:

It si already too late. Get ti done quickly.

April 26, 2009 4:48 PM
 Manoj Kumar Goel said:

IT-BHU was the one most closely associated with IITs. It is ironical that other institutes have been recognized as IIT earlier than IT-BHU. Kindly give IT-BHU its due and do the needful.

April 26, 2009 5:44 PM
 Somir said:

It's high time that IT-BHU gats the status of IIT-Varanasi.

April 26, 2009 5:57 PM
 Nitin Agarwal said:

no later than now!!!

April 26, 2009 6:32 PM
 sateesh kamath said:

This conversion is the most deserving & long overdue . It is high time it is legitmately done. I strongly support the Cause & Vote for the speedy approval

April 26, 2009 7:31 PM
 Tapan Kumar Biswas said:

What better way to give due recognition to the vision of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya than to convert this apex institute to an IIT?

April 26, 2009 7:59 PM
 विशाल शुक्ल said:

प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय को भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान का दर्जा मिल जाना चाहिये।

April 26, 2009 8:15 PM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

No more delays in the conversion!!

April 26, 2009 8:36 PM
 Gaurav Shrimal said:

I support this movement.
Regards,
Gaurav Shrimal

April 26, 2009 8:53 PM
 Ankur Dhawan said:

I support the conversion.

April 26, 2009 9:19 PM
 Anonymous said:

I support the petition

April 26, 2009 9:20 PM
 Rajesh Kumar Mishra said:

It's high time that IT-BHU should be converted to IIT.

April 26, 2009 9:26 PM
 Mantosh Das said:

After clearing JEE in year 1972 I always thought I am in IIT (as I could have got into any IIT that time), it was never in my mind that I am outside IIT faternity. Its high time that IT BHU now be officially called IIT BHU

April 26, 2009 10:10 PM
 Prof. G. Banerjee said:

There should not be any hurdle for the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT-BHU or IIT-Varanasi. It would rather be a win-to-win decision of BHU EC for the conversion, since after IIT comes into being here at BHU the entire BHU community could gainfully extract the benefit from the sisterly presence and co-existence of an international level institution just adjacent to BHU.

April 26, 2009 10:29 PM
 Subodh Gandhi said:

25 years is a huge timeframe, this must have been done much earlier, with all necessary infrastructure present, best faculty available, have not been able to understand what are pressure/ pain points.

As a much needed move for the betterment of the country which needs this conversion to produce and give the best of talent the right place they Deserve in corporate world and the country.

We belive this conversion would enable and give the country which is facing and wants to saisfy its huge talent shortage, the best of the breed available after filtering and clearing JEE.

I support this movement strongly.

Regards,
Subodh Gandhi

April 26, 2009 10:36 PM
 Kamlesh said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT. Please expedite the approval process.

April 26, 2009 11:08 PM
 Shashank Rath said:

IT-BHU has long been under the IIT-JEE umbrella and had selected students based on the same criteria. It is high time we instituionalise the same and convert it into an IIT for the sake of students, more than anything else.

Please expedite the process and fulfill a long standing promise.

April 26, 2009 11:22 PM
 Puneet Bindlish said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT. Please expedite the approval process.

April 26, 2009 11:40 PM
 Nimish V Adani said:

Do let us know once the edits are done.

April 26, 2009 11:45 PM
 Radhika Shukla said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT

April 27, 2009 12:16 AM
 Animesh said:

I fully support this cause.
Animesh Pathak
Postdoctoral Researcher
INRIA
France

April 27, 2009 12:34 AM
 Nitin Jain said:

I support the petition. ITBHU should be given the promised conversion.

April 27, 2009 12:37 AM
 KS Jangbahadur said:

The formal conversion to an IIT is both necessary and fair to alumni. And it would be a win for the university, city, state and ultimately the country!

April 27, 2009 12:57 AM
 Saurabh Bhardwaj said:

I support the movement.

April 27, 2009 12:57 AM
 Ashok Saxena said:

I support the conversion.

April 27, 2009 1:02 AM
 Sudipto Mukherjee said:

IT-BHU is an all time great institute and far superior than the recently made (or converted) ones, in terms of standards of excellence and quality of education/facilities and faculty. However, it is a victim of unwilling attitude of our political leaders. It is unfortunate that we need to debate and represent again and again to the authorities, that it is in no way inferior to the rest of the IITs already in existence.

High time that it gets its due status and autonomy from the clutches of the politics.

April 27, 2009 1:52 AM
 Abhishek Sharma said:

I support the conversion.

April 27, 2009 1:58 AM
 Shiv Kumar said:

I support the conversion.

April 27, 2009 2:55 AM
 Nitin Agarwal said:

I strongly support the conversion.

April 27, 2009 3:47 AM
 Rathindra Nath Das said:

Everybody within and outside BHU should strongly support the conversion of IT to IIT, it will further enhance value and recognition for BHU and its campus.

April 27, 2009 4:08 AM
 Adarsh Jain said:

I strongly support the conversion.

April 27, 2009 4:19 AM
 H S SHASTRY said:


Admission to BHU-IT as well as IITs are thro' the same competetive examination; well laid infrastructure is there at IT, faculty is highly qualified and engaged in advance reaserch.Alumni are spread through the world and occupying coveted posts(this is a testimony to the out putfrom the institute); what else is required to be made it as full fledge IIT. Probably "MANTRI JI KI DAYA CHAHIYE?"

April 27, 2009 4:35 AM
 Kayeeda Johar said:

I urge the responsible authorites to ensure that the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT is completed in a timely manner as promised.

April 27, 2009 4:55 AM
 Ravi K said:

I strongly Support this conversion. Thanks

April 27, 2009 5:09 AM
 Sabyasachi Roy said:

I don't see any valid reason why there is delay in according the IIT status to ITBHU??

April 27, 2009 5:29 AM
 Suman Prasad said:

IT-BHU must get converted to IIT-BHU at earliest. I supports this conversion

April 27, 2009 5:45 AM
 Laxman Kumar Nayak said:

It is surprising that even after years of association with IIT system, IIT standard education & infrastructure, and MHRD consent, IT-BHU has not yet been converted to a full fledged IIT! It is high time, it should be converted into IIT, Varansi at the earliest.

April 27, 2009 7:06 AM
 Krishna Vedati said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT.

April 27, 2009 9:29 AM
 Vibhav Agrawal said:

Admissions to ITBHU are being done through same exam (JEE) by which all other IITs admit the students since 1972. More over, ITBHU dont even have any sort of reservation/quota like teacher's quota or VIP quota. So, the students of ITBHU are those who have qualified JEE and are equally brilliant as those of other IITs.

This time we want to move under the tag of IIT, because the new IITs are going to degrade the level of our college, which is currently above some of the IITs as well in the rankings.

April 27, 2009 10:29 AM
 Himanshu Paliwal said:

ITBHU is no less than IITs but is not acknowledged of its true worth because of a single "I". This step will bring a huge change not only in the mindsets of students and faculties but also future employers and foreign universities who "shop" students by the IIT brand name. Hence it will open a plethora of opportunities for the untapped talent and bring value to the hard efforts that faculties and students put mutually during their academic interaction....

April 27, 2009 10:30 AM
 Ashutosh Parkhi said:

Now is the time the status should be given.

April 27, 2009 10:33 AM
 Akash Maheshwari said:

I do support.

April 27, 2009 11:44 AM
 Satyam Tyagi said:

Long over due

April 27, 2009 1:42 PM
 Amit K. Singh said:

Greetings:

It will be an understatement to write that I just support this. I wish to further emphasize that the egos and hollow rivalries of individuals and organizations should not be allowed to hinder any progress of this effort. This will be easier to accomplish with unity and in the absence of any hidden agenda.

Dhanyawaad.

April 27, 2009 1:56 PM
 Soumitra Kumar said:

I support it.

April 27, 2009 2:30 PM
 Hitesh Kapoor said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT.

April 27, 2009 2:46 PM
 Piyush Agarwal said:

I strongly support the conversion IT-BHU to IIT.

April 27, 2009 6:45 PM
 Ashutosh said:

I hope BHU wants IT BHU to maintain its position as a prominant institution of technology in India and that will be greatest help to the cause of Malviya ji, who founded BHU with a vision of providing world class education locally. Realization of this will be possible only with the conversion of ITBHU into a full fledged IIT (Varanasi or BHU) as with 8 more IITs coming up and other institutes picking up fast ITBHU may become just another engineering college.

April 27, 2009 7:34 PM
 Tarun Pandit said:

This conversion should happen without delay.

April 27, 2009 7:43 PM
 Peeyush Agarwal said:

IT-BHU was premier College(BENCO) even before establishment of IIT's in 1960's. Gradually IIT's started gaining more aid from Government and IT-BHU somehow lost in that money Glamour.Despite that IT-BHU maintained its standards and churn out future Technological Leaders of India.Integration with IIT will only help in getting its overdue recognition Back.

April 27, 2009 8:35 PM
 Peeyush Agarwal said:

IT-BHU was premier College(BENCO) even before establishment of IIT's in 1960's. Gradually IIT's started gaining more aid from Government and IT-BHU somehow lost in that money Glamour.Despite that IT-BHU maintained its standards and churn out future Technological Leaders of India.Integration with IIT will only help in getting its overdue recognition Back.

April 27, 2009 8:36 PM
 Sudhanshu Srivastav said:

I support this conversion strongly.

April 27, 2009 8:49 PM
 Rohit Sachan said:

Its a good and justified cause,
Who getting harmed by this? No One. Then it should be done.

Standard Chartered,
Singapore

April 27, 2009 9:00 PM
 Viswanathan Subramanian said:

This movement has my full support and the conversion must happen

April 27, 2009 9:02 PM
 Mandeep Dhir said:

I support this conversion.

April 27, 2009 9:34 PM
 Saurabh Kumar said:

IT-BHU has long deserved the status of an IIT.It is high time the institute got this status.Please expedite the process

April 27, 2009 9:36 PM
 R.V.Sastry said:

IT-BHU needs to be converted to IIT quickly before we fall further behind.

IT-BHU
Batch of 91

April 28, 2009 5:33 AM
 Sudhir Variyar said:

Make it happen! Let not the petty considerations of vested interests come in the way! The conversion will help attract the best faculty, the best students and of course more funds. Surely, yeh sarva vidya ki rajadhani, deserves an IIT!

April 28, 2009 5:41 AM
 Avijit Ghosh said:

IT IS AN IDEA WHOSE TIME IS OVER DUE. LET BHU BE AT PAR WITH IIT.

April 28, 2009 8:53 AM
 Avijit Ghosh said:

There has to be parity between BHU and the IIT's. Let's get it done.

April 28, 2009 8:55 AM
 Ashish Gupta said:

I whole heartedly support this petition.. this is long overdue

April 28, 2009 9:00 AM
 Kuldeep Chhakara said:

It should have been converted to IIT prior to the 6th IIT itself. I support the aforementioned petition.

April 28, 2009 9:26 AM
 kirti Mishra said:

BHU authorities should respectfully let itbhu go in the IIT system, otherwise there could be negative consequences. Till now they get our respect.

April 28, 2009 9:34 AM
 Aditya said:

I strongly support the conversion IT-BHU to IIT.

April 28, 2009 10:58 AM
 Ranjan Kumar said:

It's now or never,,,,,we have been in JEE system for 3 decades,,,,for the sake of institutes funding and development it's important.
We are not begging, we deserve it and we must get it.

April 28, 2009 11:32 AM
 Nitin Mohan said:

Strongly support IT-BHU to IIT conversion!

Nitin Mohan
EcE-99

April 28, 2009 5:57 PM
 Vijay Poduri said:

The conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT is a long sought goal for many students and alumni. I fully support this conversion.

Vijay Poduri
Mining Engg. 1989

April 28, 2009 7:53 PM
 Hemant Gokhale said:

I strongly support and urge for the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT

Hemant Gokhale
Electrical 1991

April 28, 2009 10:16 PM
 Adarsh Jain said:

There has to be parity between BHU and the IIT's. Let's get it done.

April 29, 2009 12:07 AM
 Er S S Kedia said:

Initially I was also against the conversion because of breaking away from BHU. The present proposal takes care of this.

We are in the fore-front for almost a century and have produced some of the finest engineers of the country. We have a unique campus experience and share a legacy with a huge and strong Alumini base, unique feeling of brotherhood and support. With the growing affinity for brands and aggresive marketing - have made IIT a Brand and pushed IT-BHU to second place. The strengts of the Institute does not justify this even with a common JEE.

Now we have the opportunity to get the Brand IIT and also retain connections with BHU and share the same campus. We have the best of both worlds and should go ahead with this.

I request the VC to support the students thereby reserving for himself a respected position in the history of BHU and become part of the Legacy started by the great Mahamana.

SSKedia, B.Tech.Mech., 1975., M.Tech.,1977

April 29, 2009 3:32 AM
 Saurabh Sachdev said:

I vote for this petition towards conversion of IT-BHU to IIT status.

April 29, 2009 6:09 AM
 Ramesh Chandra Palhan said:

IT BHU deserves to be given its due place & converted to IIT without any further delay.

April 29, 2009 8:18 AM
 RN Mishra said:

EC-BHU is perhaps apprehensive that IT (heart of BHU)will slip from their hand. Where as they should be proud that one of the prestigious IITs they have in the campus.We may have to take some agitational steps.May God good sense prevail.

April 29, 2009 8:20 AM
 Sunit K Dey said:

I extend my full support for this petition on upgrading IT-BHU to an IIT status.

April 29, 2009 3:57 PM
 Niraj said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT.

April 30, 2009 1:08 AM
 Siddhartha Jain said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT.

April 30, 2009 7:27 AM
 Tajan Kenkre said:


I think it is critical that the BHU administration support the conversion of IT-BHU to an IIT. The benefits of that conversion would be the enhancement of the image of IT, as well as the prestige it will bring to the University. That would result in the University attracting more external funding as well as collaboration with other world reknowned universities and other institutions. I hope the BHU administration sees this decision in that light and makes the decision for the conversion.

April 30, 2009 7:36 AM
 R.V.S. Prasad said:

I strongly Support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT

April 30, 2009 11:01 AM
 Arvind Kumar Sinha said:

I strongly Support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT

April 30, 2009 6:17 PM
 Kapil Dwivedi said:

I support the petition. IT-BHU should be converted to IIT.

Kapil Dwivedi, Mech-03

April 30, 2009 9:51 PM
 Rohit said:

I support the conversion. Let's get what we've deserved for years.

May 1, 2009 2:22 AM
 Rohit said:

I support the conversion. Let's finally get what we've deserved for years.

May 1, 2009 2:24 AM
 Brijesh said:

I support the conversion. Let's finally get what we've deserved for years.

May 4, 2009 12:21 AM
 nitin chawla said:

I fully support the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT

May 4, 2009 5:15 AM
 Partha Kumar Roy said:

While I got into ITBHU thro' JEE ( same entrance exam of IIT ) way back in 1974 , I thought that by the time I pass out , ITBHU will get converted into IIT. Sadly , it did not happen. I am surprised why today this cannot be IIT when this is a premium institution w/o amny doubt is something which baffels me. I strongly support this conversion.

Partha Kumar Roy

May 10, 2009 8:24 PM
 R K Raja said:

This is long overdue and I fully support this conversion

May 11, 2009 2:15 AM
 R.S.Chandrasekhar said:

Varanasi is inextricably linked with ancient India and premier education. I.T. will only be further glorified by adding the word Indian to it. It is one of the 5 original IITs. I support it, not sure what is the fuss all about.

May 12, 2009 3:39 AM
 Sudhir Ranjan said:

I support the conversion of IT-BHU into IIT.

May 23, 2009 8:09 PM
 Asish Patel said:

the well deserved 'i' will make it one of the top 3 engg colleges of india...

i heavily support this conversion

July 9, 2009 1:15 PM
 lohit kapoor said:

IT-BHU has long deserved the status of an IIT.It is high time the institute got this status.Please expedite the process

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April 17, 2009
Puneet Bindlish @ 07:32 PM

Nikesh Arora has been appointed by Google as President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development. He is the highest ranking and the most successful executive among our alumni.

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Tucked into the first quarter report that showed an 8.45 per cent increase in Google's net profitability was another announcement. Nikesh Arora, president, international operations and known for running Google Europe, would be replacing Omid Kordestsani, the current global sales boss.

This will make him the top-ranking Indian in Google.

Here's what the Google statement said:

'After ten years of building and managing our global sales and partnership operations, Omid Kordestani has decided to hand over the reins to Nikesh Arora, currently president of international operations, and take on a new role as senior advisor, office of the CEO and founders.

'Continued growth is essential to our future success and no one is better placed to advise on new revenue opportunities than Omid, the business founder of Google.

'In his new role as president, global sales operations and business development, Nikesh Arora will have responsibility for all Google's revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. He has a proven track record at Google, having spent the last four and a half years building our European operations into a substantial business.

Here's some more interesting info about Arora. The Independent reports that Arora, who is nearly 40, was recruited by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in an interview conducted among the artefacts of the British Museum.

'We walked around. We looked at the exhibits and a lot of our conversation was about the Rosetta stone,' says Arora, referring to an Egyptian artefact that dates to 196BC and is inscribed in three languages. The Greek wording enabled scholars to decipher the hieroglyphics and was a major breakthrough in Egyptology. Arora says: 'We discussed how it was an amazing parallel to Google translating its services around the world.'

As this informal interview concluded, Arora left the museum but Brin continued to tour the exhibits. Ten days later Arora learned that he had the job.

He was the first Google vice president to be appointed outside the US

Here's something else he told The Independent: 'I enjoy working in places which are very fast-moving and where things are changing. As my life takes on a steady pattern I do things to undo the pattern,' he says.

Before joining Google, Arora was chief marketing officer and a member of the management board at T-Mobile, where he's said to have spearheaded all product development, terminals, brand and marketing activities of T-Mobile Europe.

He started working with Deutsche Telekom in 1999 and founded T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International. In his pre-Deutsche Telekom days, Nikesh held management positions at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston.

Arora holds a master's degree and CFA certification from Boston College, an MBA from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India.

Times Online adds that Arora was born in Delhi to a father who was a financial planner for the Indian Air Force and a mother with a master's degree in mathematics. He left India at the age of 21 to study for an MBA in the United States.

Clearly, he didn't look back.

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Nikesh Arora

President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development

Nikesh oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. Since joining Google in 2004, he has held several positions with the company. Most recently, he led Google's global direct sales operations. He also developed and managed the company's operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets and was responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in those regions for the benefit of Google's growing number of users and advertisers.

With a background as an analyst, Nikesh's main areas of focus have been consulting, IT, marketing and finance. Prior to joining Google, he was chief marketing officer and a member of the management board at T-Mobile. While there he spearheaded all product development, terminals, brand and marketing activities of T-Mobile Europe. In 1999, he started working with Deutsche Telekom and founded T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, Nikesh held management positions at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston.

Nikesh holds a master's degree from Boston College, an MBA from Northeastern University, both of which were awarded with distinction. He also holds the CFA designation. In 1989, Nikesh graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

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 Aman Deep Gautam said:

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October 16, 2009 4:41 AM
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October 16, 2009 4:44 AM
 Ranjit said:

Hi...

Am from india, now settled here in US,
Basically my passion is inventing new ideas....
may be a idea driven person....I had a new proposal
for google...that is google in film industry..., hope its the fastest growing industry all over the globe....my concept is
c-Google.....recently google had introduced that language conversion dictionary...like that if this c- google can view cinema to any person by automatically converting the language..

I Had just here just mentioned only a nutshell idea....i have clear picture regarding that , please let me know if you are interested....
Am a hardcore thinker....who thinks always for new new ideas.
Thanks
Ranjit PM
RANJIT.PM@GMAIL.COM
(C) 832 790 8988

June 30, 2010 4:44 PM

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April 6, 2009
Rahul Hari CSE06 @ 02:29 AM

ITBHU Alumni association welcomes all people in and around Hyderabad to join us for an informal get together.

Details available at : http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chapters/geo/hyderabad/archives/2009/04/informal_alumni_gettogether.html

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April 2, 2009
IITBHU Global Editor @ 01:17 AM

[This message is from the Election Team of ITBHU Global Alumni Association]

Dear All,
The final list of valid Nominations for the posts of the Board of Directors of IT-BHU Global Alumni Association is as follows.

1. President: Vish Laxminarayanan (Electrical 1983), Michigan, USA - Declared Elected unopposed.
2. Vice President: Arvind Gupta (Electronics 1992), New Delhi, India - Declared Elected unopposed.
3. Secretary: Amit Gupta (Chemical 1996), Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Declared Elected unopposed.
4. Deputy Secretary: (i) Anil Singh (Electronics 1995), New Jersey, USA, and
            (ii) Akash Surana (Chemical 2006), Sumerpur, India
5. Treasurer: Vibhore Kumar (CSE 2002), Mamaroneck, New York, USA - Declared Elected unopposed.
6. Deputy Treasurer: Shalabh Goyal (Electrical 2002), San Jose, CA - Declared Elected unopposed.
7. Director - External Affairs: Yogesh K Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977), New Jersey, USA - Declared Elected unopposed.
8. Deputy Director - External Affairs: Ramendra Singh (Mechanical 1996), Ahmedabad, India - Declared Elected unopposed.
9. Director - Institute Affairs: Prof. Brij Bansal (Mechanical 1967), Varanasi, India - Declared Elected unopposed.
10. Deputy Director - Institute Affairs: Puneet Bindlish (Mining 2002), New Delhi, India - Declared Elected unopposed.
11. Director - Website: Anand Singh (Electronics 1993) Singapore - Declared Elected unopposed.
12. Deputy Director - Website: Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003), Paris, France - Declared Elected unopposed.
13. Director - Reunions: Nihal Ansari (Mechanical 1982), New Delhi, India - Declared Elected unopposed.
14. Deputy Director - Reunions: Rajat Kashyap (Electrical 2006), Hyderabad, India - Declared Elected unopposed.

Since there are two candidates with valid nominations for the post of Deputy Secretary, online elections by CoR members (over a period of 2 weeks) will be held and the dates for that will be announced soon.

Congratulations to the Winners of all the other 13 posts.
This notification may be circulated to all alumni and concerned officials of IT-BHU.
With warmest regards
Supten Sarbadhikari
Chief Election Officer

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 anup bagla said:

Congratulations to elected representatives & Board members ! I wish them well and offer my help and assistance to them in any manner whatsoever ...

Congrats to the election team especially yogesh and Dr supten for conducting the proceedings; I regret that I was not very active due to personal constraints ...

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