Director’s Column


Dr. B. S. Bisht
Director, BIAS

Dear Reader,

We welcome you to this website of the Birla Institute of Applied Sciences, Bhimtal. Through this, our efforts are to provide as much information as possible  and needed to you within limited space and time. We have tried to attend to the information needs of our students, prospective students, parents, industry, our staff, academicians and those interested to know about BIAS. We invite your comments and suggestions.

With warm greetings.

Prof. B. S. Bisht


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Welcome to BIAS

The journey began in 1969 with the establishment of a Centre of the Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR) founded by Mr. B. M. Birla in the developing Bhimtal industrial belt. The aim was to provide basic workshop facilities and testing grounds for entrepreneurs to set up industrial units in the region.

With the backing of educational institutions like Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and B. M. Birla Science & Technology Centre, Jaipur it was a natural progression that an academic institution was established in the same campus with renowned industrialists Mr. G. P. Birla and Mr. C.  K. Birla being amongst its founding members.

The institute commenced its academic programme in 1989 in computer education leading to MCA degree affiliated to Kumaun University. Expanding the horizons for professional education, the institute also started a 3-year B.Tech. course in Electronics & Communication Engineering in the session 2000-01. This course has now been converted into a 4-year program (post 10+2) with effect from the academic year 2003-04.

A 17 member Board of Governors manages the Institute with Padambhusan Prof. (Dr.) S. K. Joshi, former President, Indian National Science Academy and Ex. Director General, CSIR, as its Chairman.  Dr. H.  C.  Pande former Vice Chancellor of BIT, Mesra, Dr. M. K. Mishra, Vice Chancellor, BIT Mesra (Ranchi), and Dr. B. K. Gairola Ex. Director General, NIC are among the members of the BoG.

The Institute is located near Lake Bhimtal. Also, it is in the vicinity of Lake Sat Tal, and Naukuchia Tal. BIAS is situated at 29.35 degree E longitude, 79.5667  N  latitude, and 1371.6 m above Mean Sea Level in Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand state.

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