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Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates permanent campus for BITS Design School (BITSDES)

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates permanent campus for BITS Design School (BITSDES)

BITS Design School · February 24, 2024

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates permanent campus for BITS Design School (BITSDES)

BITS Design School · February 24, 2024

5th campus of BITS Pilani, to have state-of-the-art features and house 5000 students at peak capacity.
Campus built with an investment of ₹1500 Cr

Honourable Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, today inaugurated a state-of-the-art campus of BITS Pilani in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (near Kalyan) in the presence of the Chancellor of BITS Pilani, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla. This is the 5th campus of the storied educational institution that will house its management school—BITSoM, law school—BITSLAW, and design school—BITSDES.

Spread over 63 acres and with an investment of ₹1500 Cr, this is a future-ready, all-residential campus designed to accommodate 5000 students at peak capacity.

Speaking at the inauguration, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister, said, “ I congratulate Kumar Mangalam Birla for setting this campus. You have a tradition of excellence in education. BITS Pilani has always been a centre where very many young people in India always aspire to be in. You can have institutions and institutions where students can enroll, study and pass out and also manage to excel in their fields but to make available a very complex set of courses, but make it also market relevant, give them the ability and skills required so that they can be readily recruited and be of value to the institutions is something which is seen as a USP of BITS Pilani. I wish the fifth campus all the very best and it is continuing with the tradition of high quality education for the aspiring Indian youth.”

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chancellor, BITS Pilani, said, “I thank the Honourable Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, for inaugurating a new chapter in BITS Pilani’s glorious tradition. At BITS, we stand at the precipice of blending India’s rich heritage of education with new-age knowledge systems and modern learning environments. This globally benchmarked campus is a visible marker of India’s growing intellectual prowess and a symbol of BITS Pilani’s whole-hearted embrace of multi-disciplinary education and innovation. I am certain that the new campus will create an enabling environment that sparks creativity, excellence, and collaboration, emerging in the process as a talent factory for the New India envisioned by our Honourable Prime Minister.”

With a vision to work towards a zero-carbon footprint, it has been built on a zero-discharge scheme with 100% recycled water utilisation, energy-saving lighting systems and solar power. This digital-first campus has state-of-the-art infrastructure for classrooms, multimedia studios (including video and podcast rooms), and a startup incubation centre. It boasts of 80% open, aesthetically landscaped lush green spaces, and sports and recreation facilities for students.

About BITS Pilani:

BITS Pilani is an Institution of national repute, known for providing technical, management, and legal education of the highest standards and is well recognized for its innovations, and strong links with industry.

In 2020, the Govt of India announced BITS Pilani as one of the first Institutions of Eminence in the country. Three premier institutions under the aegis of BITS Pilani – BITS School of Management (BITSoM), BITS Law School (BITSLAW) and the recently launched BITS Design School (BITSDES), are located at their new permanent campus in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

BITSoM offers a new-age MBA programme with a future-ready curriculum and a transformative experience that will prepare students to be lifelong learners and thrive in an ever-changing business landscape. BITSLAW is a progressive institution dedicated to transforming legal education through a focus on legal writing, scholarly research, and a student-centric approach. It offers a BA LLB and a BBA LLB programme. BITSDES is a future-focused design school modelled on top global design institutes. BITS Design School will offer a B.Des (Honours) programme and will uniquely combine technology, and management with creativity.