Bhubaneswar, 20th June, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): The Odisha Assembly has passed the Birla Global University Bill on 7th December 2015, paving the way for setting up Birla Global University.  The aim is to impart international standard education in Business Management, Communication, Commerce, Banking & Finance and Odisha Art & Craft.

The Birla Global University (BGU) is sponsored by B K Birla Group which anchors many educational institutions, charity and has business interests in cement, tyres, rayon, textile, tea gardens and- plantations etc. Their main contribution in education is the setting of two prestigious Universities in technical education viz. BITS, Pilani and BIT, Ranchi. BITS, Pilani is known worldwide for producing game changer entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists and engineers. The Birla Family is also running more than 100 public schools across the country which is well known for their value based education.

BGU will capitalize on the existing strong network of BIMTECH’s partnership with foreign Universities and B’schools. Foreign faculty will be invited to join BGU on visiting and contractual assignment basis. Students of BGU will get opportunity to go abroad under students exchange programme. In due course, the Birla Global University is expected to grow up to a formidable Centre of higher studies!

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