Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus (shortened to BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus or BPHC) is a technical and science institute for higher education in India, located at Hyderabad, Telangana.
One of the 4 campuses of the university BITS Pilani, it was started in 2008 with the first batch graduating in 2012. ARENA was launched to bring out the sporting spirit in students from different parts of the country, and to create an opportunity for them to take part in various sporting disciplines, over a period of three days. It invites over 3000 participants from across the nation to compete in a number of indoor and outdoor sports events, held for both, boys and girls. The college also organizes its annual festival Pearl that has seen a staggering footfall of over 7000 students. The festival invites a number of personalities and celebrities to entertain the talent that gathers for the three-day extravaganza.
Anu Hasan – Actor
Prithviraj Chavan – Indian Politician
Baba Kalyani – Businessman
Sports & Other Activities
Students Activity Centre (SAC) :
Student Activity Centre (SAC) offers facilities for various indoor games like Caroms, Chess, Table Tennis, Pool Table/ Billiards and Foosball.
Gymnasium with state of the art equipment for boys and girls.
A separate hall with wooden flooring is being provided for Yoga and Aerobics training.
Various Clubs like Dance Club & Music Club (Indian and Western), VFX Club, Photography Club, Dramatics Club, Arts and Deco Club and English Language Activities Society are provided with facilities in the SAC to pursue their activities.
A variety of musical instruments like synthesizers, drums, guitars, etc., are made available for students of the Music Club to encourage them to practice and perform.
Games and Sports :
The institute offers several sports and recreational facilities like Table Tennis, Chess and carom boards in the hostels.
Two Badminton courts with wooden flooring, Two Lawn Tennis courts with synthetic surface, Two Basketball courts with synthetic surface are available with flood light facilities, Throw ball, Volley Ball with TURF surface,3 Cricket TURF pitches for practice and 1 in main ground.
Foot Ball, Cricket Ground with under development.
Pearl ’16 the annual National Cultural Festival of BITS, Pilani Hyderabad campus was inaugurated on 17 March by Shri Prasad Devineni, Producer of the blockbuster movie Bahubali and Shri Sudhakar Komakula the talented actor. Both the esteemed guests had pursued their technical courses before achieving fame in the field of entertainment, and their advice to “Dream big and work hard to achieve those dreams” struck a chord with the audience. The event was also graced by Prof. G. Sundar, Director (Off-Campus Programmes and Industry Engagement), and Prof M. B. Srinivas, Dean, Administration. Pearl has entered 6th edition with a theme of “Live Evil” The opening ceremony concluded with the Fest Organizing Body officially declaring Peal 2016 open. This was followed by all the clubs showcasing their talent in enthralling performances.
The hype and efforts leading up to Pearl’16 are reliable precursors that the fest will be bigger and better than its predecessors. With pro-shows such as Thaikkudam Bridge, Nucleya, Indian Jam Project and Abish Mathew over a span of 3 days alongside the main crowd puller event Farhan Live, featuring the multi-talented celebrity Farhan Akhtar, this Pearl is expected to attract a staggering footfall of 7000 people.
For more details on Pearl ’16 please visit: http://bits-pearl.org/
ARENA – 2016
ARENA, the annual sports festival of BITS-Pilani Hyderabad campus was formally inaugurated on 28 January 2016 by Dr Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary, The former IT Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh. Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. V S Rao presided over the function. ARENA was launched to bring out the sporting spirit in students from different parts of the country, and to create an opportunity for them to take part in various sporting disciplines, over a period of three days. Arena’16 will see over 3000 participants from all across the nation participating in many indoor and outdoor sports events, held for both boys and girls. The fest will offer a comprehensive entertainment and sportive atmosphere in campus during ARENA’16.