We, at Silver Jubilee Celebration in 1980-81, conceptualised ALUMNI HOUSE within the campus of Birla Institute of Technology, our ALMA MATER. It is to be called BITOSA House.
A Team lead by Dr. C.B. Mishra took initiative and fund was raised. BITians pledged money. We had Rs. 11.0 lacs approximately with us on account of BITOSA House.
Due to unavoidable circumstances in 1983 and onwards the project could not take off.
We, at Golden Jubilee Celebration Co ordination Committee meeting decided to initiate once again to build BITOSA/ALUMNI HOUSE, basically to strengthen the ties, friendship and communication amongst former students, current students, faculty and friends of the institution.
The Alumni House/ BITOSA House will be a foot print of current civilisation completely self sufficient, stand-alone unit, a short walk from the main building.
Our then Chief Patron, Dr. H.C. Pande, VC Emeritus and our then Patron., Late Dr. S.K. Mukherjee Vice-chancellor took keen interest and BIT had allotted us approx 5 Acres of land at back of Hostel No-2 and near Saraswati Temple (Partially built).
We, in consultation with Dr. Manjari Chakravorty, Dept. of Architecture evaluated different drawings as visualised by the students of the Dept. of Architect.
We, after detail evaluation and analysis approved plan as suggested by visiting faculty Mr. Sandeep Jha, from Axis Ranchi, an IIPA, Delhi product and same was displayed at proposed site. It was not approved.
Our, then Chief Patron, Dr. H. C. Pande approved layout and building plan so prepared by the Dept. of Architecture, BIT, Mesra. We performed Shilanayas and also Bhoomi Poojan in 2005 and 2006 at allotted site. Prof P.P.Singh was in charge and Shri Kedar Nath Lal Das under guidance of then President Shri Sushil Lohia coordinated all functions.
We did started construction of boundary wall in 2006. The Forest Department came into and construction work was stopped. The Forest Dept. objection was imaginary since there had not been any communication or visit in record between 2006 to 2012 by the said department.
The BITOSA HOUSE will content:
- Individual suite.
- Entrance Lobby, Heritage Lounge
- Reception cum General Office
- Library/Reading Hall, Archives and Communication Room (Internet etc.)
- Hall for Indoor Games, Card Room. TV Room, Pool Table etc.
- Restaurant (with Snacks bar) with a seating capacity of 50 Persons.
- Kitchen with Pantry & Store & Office/Counter and also rooms for worker with common toilet etc.
- Association Office and attached Conference Hall. (50 Persons)
- Audio –visual/Seminar Hall with a capacity of 100 Persons. Multi Media/ Acoustics.
Our then President Late K. K. Sinha arranged substantiate contribution from the batches 1955-1968 or so. It was approve Rs. 6.0 lacs.
The present EC proposed alternate sites at IGH, next to Girl’s Hostel and near BIOTECH Building etc. All alternate sites were not approved by BIT.The present EC met then Patron Dr. P. K. Barhai,VC with a request to grant permission to build BITOSA House at earlier allotted site i.e. behind Hostel No. 2.
Then VC Dr. P. K. Barhai in consultation with Chairman, BOG, BIT (Shri C. K. Birla) and Mr. Jajodia, Treasure, Hindustan Charity Trust gave consent to construct BITOSA House at earlier allotted site i.e. behind Hostel No. 2 subjected to approval from Dept. Of Forest, GOJ if need be. We had engaged local contractor and boundary wall had been erected.
The building will be based on Bio- Climatic Architectural Principles. The Sun and Wind will be utilised to save energy.
The Project will be completed in 2014-15 at estimated cost approx. Rs. 3.15 crores.
We have built boundary wall at site 344 x 300 ft x 6 ft height in December 2013 / January 2014. The Core Team will be there to execute said Project.
We can contribute in three ways to build BITOSA HOUSE through Account of BITOSA.
- Pay be cheque/draft/Net Banking.
- Pay by Credit Card on line.
- Transfer of stock or share or Mutual Fund.
There will be provision to avail income tax rebate and same will be notified in detail.
Bank : UCO BANK, BIT, MESRA-835215
Beneficiary : BITOSA
Account No. : 01670100002773
IFSC : UCBA0000167
Narration : Building Fund Contribution
UCO Bank, B.I.T. Mesra is our banker.
We have proposed to carry out social audit of the Project. And the Builder Association of Jharkhand will be social auditor of the Project.
Please note that all the fund collected as alumni building fund or life membership fees of Rs. 100/- each year by approx 300 final year students, is intact with BITOSA and the audited balance sheet is posted on web of BITOSA www.bitosa.org
BITOSA House Plans:
Chandra Kant Raipat
Kedar Nath Lal Das