BIT Mesra alumni heads S & P

I was having a casual conversation with Mr. B.B. Pant, Head of the Placement Office at BIT Mesra (and a wonderfully amicable man!) when I learnt that an Indian (and an ex-BIT-ian) has been named The President of S & P!

Standard & Poor’s, a division of The The McGraw-Hill companies, that publishes the popular S& P 500 Index has appointed Mr. Deven Sharma as its President. It feels good to know that an Indian is heading one of the largest provider of financial information and analytics. And it fills me pride to know that he belongs to BIT Mesra, my alma-mater!

The Times of India incorrectly reported that he was an alumnus of BITS Pilani.

Thankfully, The Economic Times reported it correctly.

So did CNN-Money – here!

Mr. Deven Sharma, a pass-out of the ’77 Batch of Mechanical Engineering from the institute went on to complete a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctoral degree in business management from Ohio State University.

Thank you sir. You make us proud!

Read Mr. Deven Sharma’s profile on the S & P website.

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29 thoughts on “BIT Mesra alumni heads S & P

  1. I think there are times when we forget our roots…. and we also ignore our Alma Mater….. and then there are moments of pride that coerces us back to our learning ground.. yes our College… I am sure we may forget our employee number for once but what we dont forget is our College Roll No….The news above reiterates that how far we may go …. there is a cohesive force that binds us together -OUR ALMA MATER..

    3 cheers to DEVEN SIR and BIT, MESRA…. Its indeed a moment of pride for US….

    CHEERS…..
    Amrisha(BIT, MESRA -BPHARM-2000,MPHARM-2004)

  2. cheers to everyone who has anywhere in the wrold cretade a mark for himself/herself and done proud to the institution and the country……..good going.

  3. Hello Amit Please note that no news agency you are referring wrote BIT Mesra. As much as Deven Sharma biod read bachelor’s from Birla Institute of Technology all news agencies parrotted the same line. Times of India and Indo Asean News Service (IANS) went over enthu and reported as BITS Pilani. The news that Deven Sharma is from BIT Mesra came from the following news releases from a BITS Pilani professor titled Proud to be Indian Whiz S & P Deven Sharma and BITS Pilani Rajasthan India PRwire (Press Release)http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/financial-services/200709034335.htm,
    Standard & Poor President Deven Sharma and BITS Pilani Rajasthan openPR (press release), Germany http://www.openpr.com/news/27227/, PRLOG, i-newswire,Pr-Inside etc. In fact you put BIT Mesra Deven Sharma and search in Google news, then u will see the truth. Even if you put a simple Google web search BDeven Sharma BIT Mesra you will get BITS Pilani Profs news only. Its clear that BITS Pilani did not want any undesrving glory in this context.

  4. Dear Partha Sarathy,

    Thank you very much for the link.

    I would humbly like to add that the purpose behind this post was not to highlight the fact that it was incorrectly reported in the TIMES of INDIA or by any other news agency. Being an alumnus of BIT Mesra, and an active blogger, a lot of my readers happen to be current / ex – students of BIT Mesra and I only intend to share the moment of pride with them.

    As much as I have high regard for the entire community at BITS Pilani (I have a few friends who have graduated form there as well), I fully understand that BITS Pilani would not want any “undeserved glory.”

    Like I said, the only purpose was to share the news with fellow BIT-ians!

  5. Dear Amit Just Cool it. In fact BIT Mesra should put a news relaese stating that Deven Sharma is a proud alumnus of BIT Mesra and not BITS Pilani as Times of India had reported. Deven Sharma S&P President appointment should be flashed as nes in BIT Website. You can make an appeal to all your BIT Alumni not to end their biodata as Birla Institute of Technology or BIT only. They should write BIT Mesra or Birla Institute of Technology Mesra. In fact Deven Sharma biod says Birla Institute of Technology only. That is why TOI and IANS thought it must be BITS Pilani and pushed the nes of Deven Sharma.

  6. gr8 moment for mr sharma and indeed an inspiration for bitians like us in the corporate world. Partha, as told by amit, its not a post to discuss if his college was named correctly or incorrectly, so why dont we just shut it out here & discuss the main point! huh!!

  7. well..
    I am always proud to be a BITian.. but this news is really big and hope someday, someone from the class of 2002-2006..holds such a respectful positon..

  8. It is indeed a honour to the country to find an indian at this high respectful position. We should think BIG..First consider oneself an Indian then an BITian. We have to bring prosperity to India, our motherland.

    Proud to be Indian..
    Proud to be BITian..
    Jai Hind..
    Jai Hindi.
    RSP (BE-EEE- 2k2-2k6),BIT Mesra

  9. HI,

    We are the 2ND YEAR students of BIT Mesra. we are currently involved in a students project called FSAE Australasia, for which we design and fabricate a formula style racing car and then ship it to Australia, where it is tested and then participates in a race.
    Last year we represented out institute and India, at Silverstone, UK. we are planning to go to Australia this time round.
    currently we are looking for sponsorships for this project. we would be highly grateful to you if you could please help us in this regard.
    our team website is : http://www.awishcar.com

  10. HI,

    We are the 2ND YEAR students of BIT Mesra. we are currently involved in a students project called FSAE Australasia, for which we design and fabricate a formula style racing car and then ship it to Australia, where it is tested and then participates in a race.
    Last year we represented out institute and India, at Silverstone, UK. we are planning to go to Australia this time round.
    currently we are looking for sponsorships for this project. we would be highly grateful to you if you could please help us in this regard.
    our team website is : http://www.awishcar.co.in

  11. Hello sir,

    With a humble regard I want to say that i am a student of M.Sc. Bioinformatics 3rd semester in Banasthali Vidyapeeth,Jaipur(Rajasthan).

    I want to do my 6 month Dissertation from your institute.I am sending my Resume with this application.

    My area of interest is Drug designing,Proteomics and Sequence analysis.

    Please consider me and give me a chance of doing project under your guidance.For this act of kindness I shall remain ever grateful to you.

    Yours Faithfully
    SONALI

  12. Hi everyone,

    I on behalf of BITOSA request all you BITians to visit and register in http://www.bitosa.org so that we all can have a single large database of all BITians. We have given many features in the website that will let u know the latest happenings in BIT and with BITians around the globe

    Regards
    BITOSA student committee

  13. Whatever due to just one alumni we can not say that BIT is a great college but in fact BIT mesra is nothing but a Imitator college that always cheat to BITS Pilani in everything even he took the name from BITS PILANI

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