Ballari Institute of Technology & Management (BITM): An Educational Excellence Delivering Industry- Ready Wizards

YJ Prithviraj Bhupal,   Trustee & Deputy Director

YJ Prithviraj Bhupal, Trustee & Deputy Director

Education has undergone tremendous transformation over the years. A system that once served the ideal of the perfect citizenry has evolved today to produce holistically trained and global-ready industrialists with creative spirits & critical judgement. However, this only imposes further responsibility on the part of educational institutions to expand and create platforms for students to achieve maximum outreach in every sphere. Seamlessly incorporating demands of the contemporary education system onto its campus, the Ballari Institute of Technology and Management (BITM) was founded in 1997 by late Basavarajeswari (Founder & Former Union Minister) who envisioned the growth & transformation of young minds to fortify them with required knowledge and skills to face challenges of the competitive world. Ever since, BITM embarked on a journey to empower its students in scaling excellence personally & professionally.

The AICTE, NBA & NAAC-accredited institution has also been certified under ISO 9001:2015 and was awarded the Best Practices Institute by All India Council for Technical Education. Forming one of its core strengths, stating a partial reason for its vast recognition, BITM’s MBA program assumes one of the key highlights of the campus activities. Initiated a decade after the institutes’ inception, the MBA department soon commenced its vision of aiming to become a leading B-School in the country with a humane and global outlook. Catering to this vision, amidst a stretch of copious surroundings, and quintessential infrastructural amenities, the MBA department vows to challenge itself in reducing the boundaries between its academic units in order to unfold greater recognition to BITM through collaboration with emphasis on excellence and commitment to diversity.

Targeting Real-World Approach
Based on curriculums that instil dexterity to become effective managers in diverse organizational settings and develop real-world critical skills, BITM’s B-School programme masters a comprehensive approach towards imparting right academic insights.
Providing 2-year full-time course with specializations in Finance, Marketing & HR, students are also encouraged to enrol for dual specialization, with Banking and Insurance available as electives. Coaching in Big-Data analytics, Statistical tools & Excel ensure that every student is well-equipped to take-on industrial stances.

"BITM holds a strong Industry Advisory Board that guides the programmes curriculum to its highest standards and establishes a network with significant stakeholders to inculcate professionalism in academics"

Currently, housing around 300 students, BITM holds a strong Industry Advisory Board that guides the programmes curriculum to its highest standards and establishes a network with significant stakeholders to inculcate professionalism in academics. Moreover, the entire program is completely driven via MBA activities as YJ Prithviraj Bhupal (Trustee & Deputy Director) states, “We have the HR MANAV Club, a finance FINWIZ club, marketing Maverick Club and a cultural club, which are aligned to the curriculum to provide industrial exposure”.

With various industrialists who form its faculty, BITM’s MBA department houses 20 scholarly staff, with 40 percent holding PhD credentials at an average experience of 8.5 years. Students are guaranteed to receive industry-relevant coaching, as most faculty members constantly contribute to the body of knowledge in terms of making publications, and presentation at prestigious institutions like IIM. Moreover, the faculty also engage in attending field-related conferences and take part in major research studies across various interests. Thus, BITM strives to live by its vision that avows, ‘To contribute valuable graduates for industry and society through excellence in technical & management education and research’.

BITM provides various opportunities to its students to build competence and talent. A dedicated entrepreneurship development cell propagates entrepreneurship activities for students, thereby receiving recognition from the Government of Karnataka to house an incubation facility and up student potential. Sounding success, several companies emerged from this initiative and continue to reap fruit. Furthermore, a grievance cell takes care of the student grievances, along with others like Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell and an anti-ragging disciplinary cell. To cater to its social responsibility, students are encouraged to participate in various NSS programs to spread awareness on diverse arenas, be it from blood donation camps to
hosting programmes in near by villages.

BITM’s Infrastructural Hive
Spread across 11 acres of built-up area, BITM’s campus is an award-winning site that earned its name for‘Most Sustainable Campus’ as a result of its green-approach adoption. Running entirely on solar power, even to the extent of installing rain-water harvesting an exclusive setup for water recycling, the institute accommodates a well-planned milieu for maximum sustenance. Besides this, state-of-the-art infrastructure supports a complete Wi-Fi-campus with smart classrooms, an e-book digital library and a library that provides access to top-class international journals from Harvard Business reviews and more. Accommodation for students is also catered to with well-furnished hostels availed for girls and boys separately with an on-campus medical facility to top it all. Such is the efficient providence of the institute’s green-cum-digital campus.

What Qualifies?
For those with a 60 percentile cut-off in MAT, CAT, PGCET & CMAT, BITM is an ideal institution to enrich potentials in B-school proficiency further holding-out a promising placement mentorship & success. The institute holds tie-ups with major companies and MNCs like IBM, Texas Instruments, Wipro, Harita Tech Serve, Kirloskar Ferrous, TCS and more. Claiming to have successfully placed over 250 students this academic year, the institute has been successfully placing 90 percent of it students throughout its history.

Aiming to provide an autonomous status to its MBA department, BITM is en route to establish foreign exchange programmes and expand to newer programmes that cater to market-expectations like digital marketing and data analytics.

Key Management
YJ Prithviraj Bhupal, Trustee & Deputy Director
Having earned BE in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT, Manipal & Masters in CSE from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, he has worked in Infosys as a Software Architect and an Engineer for a period of three years and is certified in Project Management from Boston University.


Courses Offered:
MBA and dual-specializations in Finance, Marketing & HR, with Banking and Insurance available as electives and additional coaching in Big-Data analytics, Statistical tools & Excel