Pilani hometown to Birlas has many educational institutions which include 2007 established BK Birla Institute of Engineering & Technology BKBIET which is presently one among the top ranking colleges under Rajasthan Technical University.
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Rajasthan, India (PRURGENT) -- Alumnus of BITS Pilani, Dr Anu Brookins is presently Leader Digital Process Continuous Improvement Centre of Excellence CISCO USA. . Dr Anu Brookins took time from her hectic schedule to visit Pilani during 5 – 6 Dec 2017.
Prior to that Dr Anu had taught at University of North Carolina Charlotte and had been Vice President Customers Insights & Analytics Belk USA, Master Black Belt Risk Management Executive Bank of America, Director Quality Transamerica Real Estate Tax Service, Senior Consultant Sabre Airline Solutions, and Senior Research Statistician SAS. She holds a PhD and MS in Operations Research from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1989 – 1993) and a highly coveted Dual Degree Masters in Computer Science and Mathematics with Distinction from Birla Institute of Technology and Science – BITS Pilani (1984 – 1989). Anu’s mother Prof Sudha Narayanan had played a stellar role in establishing the Home Science Department at Banasthali and Anu did her schooling at Banasthali.
According to Director Dr PS Bhatnagar a well known alumnus of BITS Pilani, BKBIET has been filling the widening gap between syllabus and industry needs by regularly inviting practicing professionals from India and abroad for giving lectures on emerging areas and challenges and students taking up internship in India and abroad. Prof Shridhar B Dandin Princpal heading CS /IT BKBIET accompanied Dr Anu for a tour across the campus. On 06 Dec 2017, in the Lecture of BKBIET, Dr Anu Brookins had a rousing welcome with a colourful rose bouquet where she gave a talk on Future Directions in Computer Science.
Her talk highlighted five key areas which included Digital Vortex, Health Informatics, Data Science, Process Simplification and Data Governance & Cyber Security. According to her Digital Vortex is all about Disruption being constant and innovation Rule. In Health Informatics, she highlighted Text Analytics, Digitization, Automation, Computer Aided Medicine, Wearable Devices and IoT. In Data Science, she urged the students to focus on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded / Prescriptive Analytics as well as Text Mining & Sentiment. Under Process Simplification, she gave an overview of Process Mining, Discrete Event Simulation and Robotic Process Automation. For mastering Data Governance and Cyber Security, Dr Anu said focus must be on Data Architecture, Governance Process, Information Security and Data Quality.
When Dr Anu concluded saying that Education is no longer a spoon-fed process and urged the students to chart their own course, ask questions, look at Cross Applications, Resist becoming Arrogant and never stop dreaming and putting efforts, there was a thunderous round of applause from the audience. Prof Shridhar prsented Dr Anu a memento on behalf of BKBIET.
The students and faculty who attended the session with Dr Anu Brookins left with beaming faces and pride that they were indeed part of an institution which is a jewel in the crown among engineering colleges not only in Rajasthan but in India today.
For Proud BITSians like Dr Anu Brookins, visiting Pilani is as much a pilgrimage as for Hindus going to Kashi Rameswaram, Muslims going to Mecca, Christians going to Vatican, Buddhists going to Bodh Gaya, Sikhs going to Amritsar. At Pilani she visited the various landmarks which included Birla Science Museum, SkyLab, BITS Tower, the architectural marvel Pustak Mahal BITS Library, Meera Bhawan the hostel she had stayed, Saraswati Mandir, Shiv Ganga, Connaught CNot Place with customary Paneer Fried Maggi at BlueMoon, 80 ft tall Lord Shiva Statue Siddheshwar Mahadev, Birla Haveli, Pilani Bangle Market and one among top ranking Pilani school Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy JMA.
About BKBIET Pilani: The decade old AICTE approved B K Birla Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pilani considered an OASIS in the Thar Desrt of Rajasthan established in 2007 with excellent infra structure is one among the most sought after institutions under Rajasthan Technical University offering quality technical education at an affordable cost. To encourage the students to embrace global education, the Institute has established in May 2011 BIRD – BKBIET International Relations Division. BKBIET collaborations with foreign universities in France, Thailand, Switzerland and Portugal which facilitate apart from academic links provisions for students to carry out internship and faculty exchanges. BKBIET also has been offering French language course taught by tutor provided by French Embassy. With strong industry bonding, the students of BKBIET have been getting excellent placement opportunities. The Rituraj of College Fests in Rajasthan is undoubtedly BKBIET BASANT.