Birla Institute of Applied Sciences (BIAS), Bhimtal emerges as One of the Best Institutions for Engineering and Computer Applications Studies in North India
The increasing use of technology in our modern economic system and the increased globalization of scientific and technological ideas, development, and production has made it quintessential to focus on the education of scientists and engineers today; as, the successful spread of education to this section of students will ensure steady growth of our country. The CEO Magazine, in its attempt towards finding the top ten engineering colleges in Uttarakhand, had to chance to know more about Birla Institute of Applied Sciences located in Bhimtal, one of the most sought after Engineering Institutions which has earned a national identity for providing premium quality education and for scoring high on placements.
Birla Institute of Applied Sciences (BIAS) was established with an aspiration to impart best in class education to the youth of the many states which equips them with deep knowledge and top skills to serve the highest level of technical, scientific and managerial roles and make a significant contribution in the development of our economy. The Institute finds its origins in the educational and scientific research endowments of the G. P. Birla Group of Industries and has a symbiotic relationship with Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi). There is a set of directives that govern every activity that takes place at the campus. These directives guide the management to direct its all efforts towards imparting internationally competitive quality education; to develop infrastructure to facilitate better teaching-learning environment in the institute; and to encourage research in all the departments of the Institute. Not only that, the administration endeavors to create programmes for empowering entrepreneurs in nearby areas considering that as a part of institutional responsibility.
The beautiful campus of Birla Institute of Applied Sciences is spread over an area of about twenty five acres in Bhimtal, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The infrastructure and the facilities available on campus are amongst the very best. The campus breathes a peaceful academic environment and envelops two large academic blocks, laboratory blocks, workshops, computer centers, a central library, staff quarters and separate hostels for boys & girls. The institute has collaborated with CISCO Local Academy and runs a well equipped CCNA lab to conduct CISCO courses. The Institute also operates a Government of India project on Solar Radiation Resource Assessment of CWET Chennai. For safety and security, BIAS is equipped with 55 CCTV Cameras and 55 solar street lights. All the hostels has Solar Water Heating systems. Looking at the big picture, the institute leaves no stone unturned to prepare its students for undertaking leading roles in rapidly changing corporate environment. It has a specialized Training & Placement Cell that keeps a track of latest developments in job market and conducts lots of Job Oriented training programs to enhance technical, behavioral, communication, spiritual and creative capabilities of the students. Here’s a list of the major training programs:
- Industry specific training by DUCAT NOIDA
- Aptitude, Reasoning and Communication training by CAREER LAUNCHER DEHRADUN
- Workshop on technical topics by TCS professionals
- Online webinar by TCS
- Job oriented online competition like CODE VITA, TESTIMONY by TCS
- Training program by spoken tutorial sponsored by IIT MUMBAI
- Online certification from EDX
- NPTEL certifications
- Certification from CISCO
BIAS offers full time three year MCA (Masters in Computer Applications) course and four year B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) courses. The institute offers Two years (Lateral Entry) & Three years programme in MCA. There are forty five seats in MCA three years programme and thirty five seats in MCA two years programme which are filled on the basis of Common entrance test (CET), that is through UKSEE –2016, conducted by Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun. The institute offers Bachelors of Technology (B. Tech.) degree programmes in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. In line with the norms of AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), there are sixty seats in every branch for which admissions are taken through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). There is also a provision for Lateral Entry in Second year of the programme for Diploma holders in Engineering and those who have B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
BIAS houses a team of highly qualified and trained faculty members, who with their rich experience in teaching and research activities, put sincere efforts to mould the students into responsible citizens of future imparting value based education. The institution is headed by Dr. B. S. Bisht, a veteran academician, who has been serving administrative and academic sectors of this industry for more than forty years. An alumnus of G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Kharagpur, he has held leading administrative positions in his career. Prior to his assignment with BIAS, he served as honorable Vice Chancellor of GBPUA&T, Pantnagar and as Assistant Director General (HRD) at ICAR, New Delhi. With his keen insight, he guides and motivates the faculty members to strive towards achieving excellence in its areas of its functioning; and emerge as a vibrant institution dedicated to the development of high quality human resource.
What sets BIAS apart from others?
Incepted in 1989, the institution is hailed as a pioneer in the field of Masters Studies in Computer Applications. It is one of the very first technical institutions of Uttarakhand, which have laid the foundation of software development in the state. The institution has always attracted reputed companies for their recruitment needs. In the year 2015-16, about 90 percent of MCA Final Year students and about 80 percent B. Tech. final year students got prestigious jobs through Campus Placements. The institution has recently entered into collaboration with IIT Mumbai for tutorials and trainings in various disciplines. Also, Naini Infotech Inc., an IT Solutions provider from USA are associated with BIAS to deliver expert lectures on latest industrial trends via interactive sessions through Smart classes.
For its remarkable efforts towards shaping the future of youth BIAS has gained recognition from several prestigious organizations. It has been awarded as the “Best Private Engineering College in Uttarakhand” continuously for two years 2015-16 and 2016-17 by Dialogue (India) Group. The institution is now actively moving ahead towards realization of its goals with a strong focus on growth, sustainability and innovations.