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BITSAA Alumni Trust was set up in 2005 by a group of alumni of BITS Pilani, for the purpose of furthering their common desire of “Giving Back to BITS”, more specifically to promote Local Area Community Development in and around Pilani, Rajasthan for bringing about a social transformation with emphasis on the lesser privileged members of the society.

For pursuance of the said objective, the Trust was allotted land belonging to BITS Staff Housing Kalyan Samiti, Pilani, Rajasthan, on long term basis in May 2008. The Trust has since established a building, inaugurated in 2012, called Pilani AtmaNirbhar Resource Center (“PARC”).

All PARC activities are carried out in this sprawling 17,000 sqft. building built specifically for this purpose.

The Trust believes that it must play the role of a facilitator by creating a physical infrastructure in Pilani that can support work on the ground done by different stakeholders interested in our rural sector development, e.g. NGOs, civil society organizations, Central/State Government agencies international development agencies and the like who have necessary expertise in their chosen areas of work.

The people involved from BITSAA in giving shape to PARC have been senior professionals and officials from a wide ranging backgrounds.

 

Our Guiding Principles

COMMUNITY

Work with local communities through nonprofits and replicable models.

COMPREHENSIVE

Launch projects that address deep and systemic community needs.

EXPERTISE

Invite domain experts to tackle community issues with the Trust’s focus on motivation and facilitation.

Our Vision

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