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BITS Alumni Association To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Dec. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA International), the alumni body of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani, India) - India's top private university will visit the NASDAQ Market Site in Times Square on the 23rd of December 2013. In honor of the occasion, Raju Reddy, Chairman of BITSAA International, will ring the Opening Bell. 

Distinguished BITS graduates participating in this event include Raju Reddy, Chairman of BITSAA International and Advisor to Hitachi ITSC global business, SP Kothari, Deputy Dean and Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management at MIT's Sloan School of Management, Prem Jain, co-founder of Insieme Networks, Atul Bhatnagar, CEO of Cambium Networks, Preetish Nijhawan, co-founder of Akamai Technologies, Inc., Viggy Mokkarala, Executive Vice President, Envestnet, Inc., Nasir Memon, Professor and Department Chairman, Computer Sciences and Engineering, NYU, and Shashikant Khandelwal, co-founder and CTO of TheFind.com. 

Global alumni of BITS, the #1 private institute for engineering in India in the India Today magazine rankings for Indian engineering colleges for 2013, are assembling in the Hyderabad, India campus of BITS Pilani in January 2014 for the second BITS Global Meet to assess and find ways to accelerate their impact on society globally.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, December 23, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET        

Contact: Kalyan Krishnamani (408) 597-2498 kalyan@bitsaa.org

NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.         

About BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA International):

BITSAA International is the global alumni association for BITS Pilani representing 50,000+ alumni in 90 countries. It engages in charitable and educational activities by creating endowments, granting scholarships, rewarding teaching and research, enhancing the personal & professional lives of its alumni and promoting the general development at all BITS Pilani campuses. In the past decade, some of its key projects have been to network the campuses (BITSConnect, BITSConnect2.0), enhance the quality of education (Embryo, OLAB), promote entrepreneurship (NVC, BITS Spark, BITS2Startup), promote rural education and employability (Atmanirbhara), support professional development of alumni & students (BITS2MSPHD, BITS2IAS, BITS2BSCHOOL, BITSAA Miles). For more information, visit: www.bitsaa.org .

About BITS Pilani:

BITS Pilani is India's top private University with 4 campuses at Pilani (1964), Dubai (2000), Goa (2004) and Hyderabad (2008). BITS Pilani employs 700 full time faculty and has 11,000 on-campus & 19,000 off-campus students. BITS Pilani has been a pioneer in the Indian higher education landscape for over a half-century with a world-class benchmarked curriculum and the largest industry-university network. The institute is one of the most selective in the world with a <1.5% admit rate. Intake is administered through an online exam called BITSAT. For more information, visit www.bits-pilani.ac.in

About NASDAQ OMX Group :

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com .

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