BITS Pilani Helps A Student To Finish Graduation After 30 Years
Because of the flexible academic regulations at Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS), Pilani, an engineering student of 1977-1982 batch who quitted the studies after finishing 7 semesters in the Institute, was admitted again to the university in the year 2007, and he finished the BE (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) in 2009 by attending classes regularly for 4 semesters together with current students.
The 51-year-old Alam Ali Khan, a Rajasthan Board topper hailing from Ranasar Village, Churu District, Rajasthan, got the merit admission to the Institute in 1977.
But owing to family problems, he had to stop his studies after Completing 7 semesters and joined as an English Teacher in Rajasthan Government Service though completion of his degree course was in the back of his mind always.
In 2007, Mr. Khan made a request to the University to re-admit him as a student.
On the basis of the courses cleared by him earlier, as compared with the existing program, the university figured out the balance of curriculum that he wants to study in four more semesters as a full time on campus student.
Showing his gratitude while taking part in the Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday 26th November together with 2005-09 batch pupils, Mr. Khan said, "I am carried away by extreme joy and emotions to be here along with the present batch of students with whom I am destined to complete my degree after a period of 30 years."