Thursday, April 17, 2008

First batch of successful graduates from the Honeywell-BITS collaboration

Sandpaper - The BITSAA Magazine: "Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab (HTSL) is a well known PS station located in Bangalore. In February 2005, HTSL signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BITS-Pilani to offer a two year MS in Embedded Systems degree program and a two year MS in Mechanical Systems Design program for its sponsored employees. Both the degree programs were foreseen to have three semesters of coursework followed by one semester of dissertation.

In a colorful function organized at HTSL Bangalore on 11th February 2008, the employees of HTSL who successfully completed the programs received their final degree certificates from Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni, Managing Director HTSL. Dr. Mikkilineni in his speech said that the curriculum undergone by the employees has added value to their current profile and urged them to proceed further for a PhD.

Prof. L.K. Maheshwari, Vice Chancellor BITS-Pilani in his congratulatory message urged the graduating students to contribute to the task of nation building and conveyed that if change is an inevitable challenge, then innovation is the response and knowledge is the weapon. Prof. B.R. Natarajan, Dean BITS-Pilani in his message thanked Honeywell for the strong corporate support so vital for the success of the collaboration and conveyed that the graduation day at HTSL marked yet another milestone in university industry partnerships."

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