The executive committee BITOSA wishes you all a happy and prosperous Diwali


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Appeal to BITans to read this passionate mail from the captain, team Srijan which moves me for my personal little contribution to their effort…

Team Srijan – Why Formula Student !
RP Shahi <>

Dear Sir,

(In reference to your mail to Anamika, dated 16th Oct, 2014)

I am a fourth year mechanical engineering student and the captain of the team. I have been associated with the team for the past 3 years. In this mail, I have tried to explain about Formula Student from grassroot level, what it is all about and why we do it. Hope this reply satisfies all your queries.

Formula Student is all about how a team evolve, its not a one or two year project, its a project of a decade. Its about learning from your mistakes and your rivals, passing on the knowledge to your juniors, let them learn more and continue the process. There are teams in US like Cornell Racing, Germany like Stuttgart and Australia like Monash who have been participating in these sorts of events for more than 15 years. These teams are recruiting hub for Automobile giants like Formula 1 teams, Porsche, Audi, BMW etc. We keep these teams as our role model and aim to surpass them. As said it is an evolution process and will not happen in an year or two but someday we dream to see our team on International chart.

I agree to your statement we work under a fixed dimensions of rule still it provides us enough freedom to combine several disciplines of engineering into a single unit. Formula Student has enough scope of innovation with a team from Australia building their own engine while some European team manufacturing their own Engine Control Unit. We also plan to take part in innovation but once we reach to that level of evolution. It usually takes a formula team 3-4 projects to have a properly manufactured running car competent enough to finish the whole event. I am not trying to hide our failures behind a set of facts, all I am trying to say its not easy to build a car from scratch that can complete an endurance race of 22 kms. If we plan a set of 50 innovations, only 4-5 can be implemented in a year, so comparing the first and second year car won’t show you the difference but comparing the first and fifth will show you how the team has evolved.

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CONGRATULATIONS To BIT Training and Placement Team…


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We morn the sad demise of Surjit Kargupta, at 10 pm on Sept 12,2014 in his residence in Jadavpur.

A true engineer turned techno entrepreneur in SIRTDO Industrial Estate BIT Mesra. Initiated his enterprise in 1975 with control repair and customer tailored panel. He traveled widely at odd hours in coalfields and power stations to execute work orders and gave advise willingly to all industrial units on electrical issues.

He was married in 1980 and Bahu Di (as was popularly known) is a true lady. They are blessed with a son RONI and a daughter Guddi and both of them are settled in USA after doing MS in USA.

Dada or sujit da for all of us was chain smoker and liked his drinks with friends on weekends. A good footballer (Mid fielder) during college days and a person with nice heart.

He moved few years ago to settle down in Kolkata with his elder brother. Later he joined his batch mate Shri Sunil Sengupta and was consultant for power sub station erection and commissioning. He kept on visiting Ranchi to meet all of us often.

May God rest his soul in peace and give his family Bahu Di, Roni and Guddi, strength to bear this loss.

PS: Cremation will take place on Sept 15, 2015 about 11 a.m from their parental house at Jadavpur. You may reach them 9830878380 or on facebook through his son Ronit Kargupta.

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The BITOSA Chapters, official recognition

This is the second notice to all those who would be like to be official chapters of BITOSA.
As per the constitution, every group which wishes to be declared as BITOSA Chapter has to get approval from BITOSA , HQ and its executive committee.

In last AGM, this matter was discussed and it was decided to inform all those who are using BITOSA name as a group in different places, to get connected. To turn BITOSA into a strong network it is essential be be under one umbrella of one constitution and be a part of whole.

BITOSA is trying its best to activate chapters in all major places and the first step is to get connected with all those who are already active as group. Please be in touch officially to affirm your association and be part of larger activities.
If the executive committee does not get any response by 30th of this month ( September 2014), it would encourage creation of new chapter and request existing group not to use BITOSA , name or logo.

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BITOSA Campus Ambassadors

BITOSA has a provision for student chapter and with this in view Campus ambassadors have been nominated. This will facilitate the interaction between present students and old students (BITOSA).

The idea is to get students in direct contact with BITOSA members all over the globe. The BITOSA members can also communicate and know about the current status of the campus.

Please send your advise to the student chapter for improving the chances of employment and rating of the collage. We would also appreciate if you suggest some technological up-gradation, , live projects for students and efforts needed to attract more and more core sector corporate/ multinationals for campus interviews.

Name Contact Number Year
Abhimanyu Karandikar 9931445608 Final
Utkarsh Singh 8603520212 Final
Srishti Agrawal 9431105614 Final
Sumedh Borkar 9693844668 PreFinal
Ankit Sawa 7277572393 PreFinal
Uday Kiran 8002186288 PreFinal
Anish Aggarwal 7549090402 Final
Monalisa Guha 9661536033 Final

For any queries contact us at or

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The launch of the book ‘Resonance’

The launch of the book ‘Resonance’ which is written by Mr Ajay Pandey, a BITan in Ranchi, Hotel BNR.

BITOSA memebrs, dignitaries of Jharkhand, V.C. BIT / President Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Jharkhand Industries Association and the batch mates of Ajay Pamdey were present.


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B.I.T. bit by bit

An excellent book by Mr Triloki Nagpal a BITan who has published his experience of BIT days in form of a book.
He has been writing blog ‘moving fingers’ since long and was followed by many BITans.

This book has been published by Amazon, both as an e-book (Kindle edition) as well as a paperback.

The links to order the same are:
The printed copy (paperback) is available in India at (also available Cash on Delivery, no extra charge)

The Kindle edition is available at – IF YOU CLICK HERE YOU ALSO GET A FREE 30 PAGE READING OF THE BOOK BY looking inside.


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Top Engineering Colleges that Offer You Best Hostels in India

After grueling preparation for engineering entrance exams, we finally secure a seat at a reasonably good engineering college, where we have to stay for at least four years to be able to get our coveted B.Tech degree. Here, we have dug our ex-Titians to find out which of the IITs, NITs and top engineering colleges in India offer best hostels:

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati, ranked among Top 100 Dynamic Young Universities of the World by Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, is situated on the northern banks of River Brahmaputra with hills and vast open spaces all around its 700-acre campus.

Its top-notch campus has well-planned green spaces and lanes. Students frequently use bicycles and other vehicles inside the campus.


  • A fully-residential campus, the hostels are named after rivers and tributaries of North-east India.
  • There are eight men’s hostels and a girls’ hostel too. There is a separate hostel for married postgraduate scholars.
  • Each student is provided a single room with local network and high-speed Internet facility in each room.

Each hostel has its own dining mess, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served for students. There is a round-the-clock canteen in the campus too.

Other facilities
Each IITG hostel has its own TV room, phone book and a snacks shop. There is a 72-room Guest House for visitors, an on-campus hospital with 30 beds, a commercial complex, a Conference Centre with 4 halls, two community halls and a food court which is near completion.

The Gymkhana organizes cultural festival called Alcheringa and a techno-management fest called Techniche every year as well as various sports activities.
Indoor sports facilities, flood-lit sports field for outdoor games, and an 8-lane 50m long swimming pool are all world-class.

IIT Indore

Since IIT Indore does not have a permanent campus of its own, students are offered accommodation in quite a luxurious residential township of Silver Springs on AB Bypass Road, Indore.


  • The residential complex is hailed as one world-class hostel facilities with spacious and large rooms, mountain views and clean and safe surrounding area. In every room, an RO system is installed for students and housekeeping cleans the rooms every day.
  • Around 600 students live here. IIT Indore runs buses at regular intervals between the institute and the township.Parents and visitors can stay in the Guest House with prior booking.

Dining halls are spacious, well-maintained and hygienic. There are separate dining halls for veg and non-veg food where students are served four meals a day – breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner. Televisions are installed in the common are and mess menu is updated on a regular basis on students’ demand.

Other facilities

  • IIT Indore hostel is wi-fi enabled, has gymnasium and other recreational facilities.
  • Sport facilities for football, basketball, volleyball, cricket and table tennis are available.
  • Selected students are sent to Sports Academy for advanced coaching in table tennis, badminton and swimming.

NIT Warangal

NIT Warangal is one of the top 10 engineering colleges in India and is considered to be at par with the IITs. It has 22 hostel blocks – 20 for men and two for women but the most talked about are Ultra Mega Hall that accommodates 1,800 students at a time, and Mega Hall that accommodates more than 1,000 students.


  • Ultra Mega Hall, also referred to as 1.8K hostel for its capacity, is a luxury hostel in India with 10 storeys. It has single and double-seater rooms. Mega Hall or 1K Hall of Residence has only single rooms.
  • All the hostel rooms have internet facility and most of them are wi-fi enabled.


  • Men’s hostels have five messes in all – three of them serve non-vegetarian meals and two serve vegetarian meals. There is a separate mess for girl students which serves both veg and non-veg food. Messes operate on no-profit-no-loss basis and student representatives along with a mess warden supervise their operation.
  • Mess has excellent furniture, music system and purified chilled water available.
  • To maintain the hygiene, food clean and cutting processes are mechanized and kitchen is equipped with steam-cooking facility.
  • Men’s 1K and 1.8K hostels have a Food Court too.

Other facilities

  • Inside NITW campus, there is a shopping centre that caters to the daily needs of students. Laundry shop, hair cutting saloon and xerox shop remain open from 9 am to 8 pm.
  • Eateries around the campus include several popular coffee shops.
  • Sports pavilion, guest house and Centre for Innovation and Incubation for startups are available.

BIT Mesra

BIT Mesra was the first to have an academic department related to Space Engineering & Rocketry in 1964, introduce the concept of Small Industries Entrepreneur’s Park, facilitate project funding and workshop facilities for young entrepreneurs and own a Super Computer.

Lush greenery of its 780-acre campus looks breathtaking during rainy season. It has excellent hostel facilities, hangout zones and a self-contained campus.


  • Fully-residential BIT Mesra campus has eleven hostels for boys and three for girls. The student lodging houses are spacious with lot of scenic greenery around it.
  • Male students receive single well-furnished rooms while girls’ share spacious rooms too. All the rooms open up to a wide veranda meant for common use.

Each hostel has an independent student-run mess.

Other facilities

  • Hostels have dining halls, indoor-game facilities, a reading room that subscribes to a number of magazines, newspapers and periodicals, and an entertainment hall equipped with a TV.
  • There are two auditoriums, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor game facilities, and two full-fledged canteens in the campus. There are three guest houses and a shopping complex too.

NIT Bhopal

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) has a beautiful 650 acre campus situated in the heart of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on a beautiful plateau. NIT Bhopal offers excellent fooding and loging facilities with round-the-clock security. The campus houses about 4,000 students and faculty members.


  • NIT Bhopal has 9 hostels in all – six for men, one for women, and two under construction. NRI hostels are basically duplex houses near a water stream within the campus.
  • Girls’ hostel has only double-seater and triple-seater rooms. Single rooms are not available for girls.
  • With one lake and two dams just beyond hostel boundaries, the views hostel rooms of NIT Bhopal offer are simply outstanding.
  • Some of these hostels are about a kilometre away from the campus and many students use bicycles as their conveyance.

Each hostel at NIT Bhopal has its own kitchen, dining room and common room block. These independent messes are run on a co-operative basis by students.

Other facilities

  • MANIT has on-campus computer center, workshops, athletic ground, sports complex, gym and Energy Center. There are state-of-the-art gymnastics and billiards facilities too.
  • Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Auditorium, formerly known as the Student Activity Centre, has a capacity of seating 800 people at once. It is fully air-conditioned and has high-tech sound system. It has seen performances of many renowned artists. The open-air auditorium is frequently used for cultural functions.


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Mr Ajay Pandey’s Resonance is making waves

Mr Ajay Pandey 1983 – 87 batch mechanical whose novel’ Resonance’ is making waves in literary circles is coming to BIT campus, Mesra on 14th August at 10.30 am to launch his book, read it and extract with students and faculty members…

The latest news paper report about his book can be read at

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