BIT Sindri Association International

BIT Sindri Association International, Inc is a nonprofit corporation in the State of Delaware in the US, FILE NUMBER 5696529 dated February 18, 2015. The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax-exempt status is 501 (c) (3) public charity organization. Our Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 47-3546541. We are authorized to seek charitable contributions which are tax-deductible for US taxpayers.
Our legal address is: 8801 Horizon Blvd. NE, Suite 340, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA. This is the office address of our attorney, Gary D. Eisenberg, Esq. Our Association will be fully compliant with the Federal and Delaware state reporting requirements.
For the State of Delaware we need to file Annual Franchise Tax Report online due in February with a fee of $25, and attaching the list of Directors in pdf containing position, address, phone, and email. For the Federal, we need to file Form 990-N postcard online due by May 15 as our annual business is under $50,000. These are to be filed by any officer.
The primary purpose of this umbrella organization is to seek uplifting of the Alma Mater with one united voice representing all stakeholders: students, faculty, and all alumni all over the world through alumni entities. The alumni entities may be formal or informal chapters or known by any other name.
Our website is www.bitsindriinternational.org
A shorter url is   http://bit.do/allorgs
The initial Directors are:
Neil D Pundit, in the US, President and Treasurer,
Chandrika Prasad, in India, Vice President, and
Rajendra N Dubey, in Canada, as Secretary.

New Director added in July 2016:

Bal Trivedi, Esq, as the Legal Counsel, in USA

There is one vacant position to be filled by unrepresented continents.
BITSA International has a nonprofit checking account with the PNC Bank at the 4499 Weston Rd, Weston, FL 33331, USA.
CONTRIBUTIONS ARE SOUGHT FROM ALUMNI IN NORTH AMERICA NOW. TAX-DEDUCTIBLE FOR US RESIDENTS. Make check payable to: BITSAI or BITSA International, and
send to: Neil Pundit, 1354 Plumosa Way, Weston, FL 33327, USA.
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WHY JOIN?

Q. Why should the overseas alumni unite, form an organization (called Chapter), and join the worldwide alumni movement for uplifting BIT Sindri?

 

Answer. Beyond the appeal of motherhood and nostalgia, one or more of the following:

 

Distant Voice Matters More: Although the vast majority of alumni are in India, their concerns have been ignored. It is the North American Chapter that took the bull by the horns, and demanded uplifting. Much headway has been made: Master plan of Rs 150+ crores for campus wide renovation of the buildings, new construction, faculty appointments, advertising for Director, .. are all happening. Siemens proposal to update the Labs at the cost of Rs 400 crores has been approved in which the Jharkhand Govt pays 20%. However, the enabling IAS officers can be transferred, and the prevailing environment may change. It is the overseas alumni whose united voice matters the most. 

Finding Alumni Leaders Abroad: The State Govt leaders often travel to foreign countries and want to meet the local alumni. Recently we have provided such lists for US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, and Korea. Where there is a large number we are asked for those who are Distinguished. We need your help.

Networking: Alumni network can be a rich resource in seeking jobs, relocation, and travel. Young alumni traveling abroad for higher education, attending a conference in a foreign country, settling in a new location, and similar causes are helped a great deal by a local resource.

Awards & Recognition: Many established Chapters have a process and criteria for Distinguished Awards. Recently a new category of Promising Star is being added. The Association International is working toward such awards and recognition available to all alumni worldwide on a uniform basis.

Good Deeds: One of our rich alumni has an outstanding offer for Public Toilets in which his Foundation pays 50% of the construction cost and 2 years of maintenance. Over 50 toilets have been built in rural areas, and the next phase of additional 60 toilets is underway.

Alumni Children Scholarship: A proposal is under consideration in North America whereby children of alumni can compete for higher education fund.

Novel Uses: A web-savvy alum has a Google Map enabled utility telling you the location and navigation to alumni en route. We or our children may surprise us by unimagined innovations.

 

 

- Neil Pundit, pundit@ieee.org, July 20, 2016