Clubs & Associations
Student Clubs are formed around academic and national themes to add to the rich mosaics of student life. Students who have common interest in debating come together to form a debating club; those committed to traditional life come together to form a club for preservation of culture and so on. At present BPDC has 15 students clubs namely Dance Club, Music Club, Art and Craft Club, Photography Club, Drama Club, Science and Technology Club, Debating Society, Management Club, Quiz Club, F1 Club, Social Activities, Pixel, Literary Club, Environment Club, etc. The aim of such clubs is to enrich the social and cultural life on the Institute campus.
BITS Pilani, Dubai actively promotes and participates in several socially relevant activities every year. Our faculty and students have formed a Social Activities Club, through which, they actively conduct several campaigns and activities that contribute to the service of the society and help create awareness against social issues.
We organise a Blood Donation Campaign every year in which more than 200 students and faculty participate. This year the campaign was specially held for children suffering from Thalassemia, in association with the Al Wasl Hospital. The Department of Health and Medical Services, Government of UAE has recognized and certified our efforts in arranging, co-ordinating and donating blood on such a large scale.
Contributing to the environment's well-being through environmental protection and also creating necessary awareness, rests with today's youth and our students fully realize this. BITS Pilani, Dubai actively encourages its students to participate in all environmental related activities and plays a pro-active role in environmental protection. Our students also participate in the contests and activities organized by the Emirates Environmental Group where they are invited to build and present strong cases on different contemporary issues and questions relating to environment. We have also won the Rolling Trophy at the Environmental Public Speaking Competition organized by the Emirates Environmental Group.
We encourage our students to participate in the City Clean-up Campaigns regularly when a large number of students go and participate in this drive to keep the city clean. The Earth Day was celebrated on the campus when Tree plantations were carried out in the campus and competitions like Making of Paper Bags etc were held.
We participated in the stand-up drive in support of eradication of extreme poverty and took a pledge to act in harmony to eradicate poverty, disease and hunger. Students also participated in several community-based activities. Recently they performed a play at the Rajayoga Centre titled "Facing Challenges in Life". This was meant for general public and was aimed at motivating them and helping them in facing life on a more positive note.
The safe and disciplined ambience at our campus attracts parents to admit their wards, especially girls, in a big way. This has led to a steady increase in the percentage of girls among students admitted every year, which has risen from 22% in 2005 to 32% in 2008 admissions. Currently, girls constitute around 27% of the total student strength on campus.
We encourage students from all nationalities and religions, to seek admission at its campus. We particularly encourage the minority communities to seek education and develop the quality of their living.
Thus we continuously strive to serve the society at large.
The Campus encourages students and faculty to be involved in recreational sport through intramural, extramural competitions and tournaments. The Student Sports Committee is committed to health and well-being of student community.
To achieve the above mentioned aim the Campus provides separate boys and girls sports facilities in addition to an outdoor court for playing Basketball, Volleyball, Throw ball, Tennis and Handball.
The facilities are supervised and maintained by separate instructor who is also responsible for training the students and supervising their activity.
BITS organizes an Inter University Sports festival called Bits Sports Festival every year in which more than fifteen colleges / universities from across the UAE participate. It includes tournaments such as throw ball, football, cricket, table tennis, chess and badminton. BPDC has been the first institution to introduce Badminton as an inter-university sport event in UAE for both boys and girls. BITS has won the overall-championship for 5 consecutive years. Besides this, BITS has also won several laurels in various other inter university events organized by other colleges.
We encourage our students to meet each other in a friendly atmosphere to conduct professional / scientific activities such as institute-wide technical festival, Techno-fest, and also to form scientific and professional bodies of international repute such as a Student Branch of the IEEE, SAE, ASHRAE, Dot-Net, Linux Users Group, Science and Technology Club, etc.
Currently with more than 200 student members, IEEE BITS Pilani, Dubai student branch has been recognised as the largest student branch of IEEE in the Gulf; by the IEEE Association of New York, USA and received UAE section's student membership growth of the year award.
We provide facilities & services that encourage the personal development of every student in the social, cultural & interpersonal domains. These are in direct support to its mission to produce self - reliant young professionals.
A Cultural Committee coordinates events almost every fortnight & all round the year to give students a change from routine and to make their life enjoyable
We also provide ample opportunity to each and every student to showcase their talents. The committee coordinates activities based on the feedback from the students.
Extracurricular activities are like a refreshing symphony in the academic atmosphere of BITS Pilani, Dubai . A variety of extracurricular activities such as elocution, debate, essay / story / slogan writing, painting, sketching, singing, dancing, Salad Dressing, Gift Wrapping, Flower Arrangement, Indian art - rangoli etc. have become a regular feature of the Campus calendar.
Social and Environment club organizes many activities throughout the year, some of the major activities being Organic Farming, Making Newspaper Paper Bags to save environment, Mental Health Awareness Workshop, Daan Utsav – Joy of Giving Week, English Classes - English classes are organized regularly to help the supporting staff improve their language skills. ‘MINDFULNESS’ Workshop, Pink Day to create awareness about Breast Cancer, Christmas Breakfast for the members of the supporting staff ,Spectrum-An event to spread happiness amongst the special needs children, Bag of Love - an event to appreciate the efforts of the support staff and security, Valentine’s Day celebration, International Women's Day celebration, DEWA Walkathon on occasion of Earth hour, Dubai Cares Walk for Education ,Earth Day celebration, Dandiya Night, Blood Donation Camps and Teacher's Day.Click here to see photos
The Public Speaking and literary club as the name suggest is involved in organizing Literary activities such as Debate Competitons, Poetry competitions etc. They also take part in many interuniversity competitions such as Toastmasters debate contest, BITSMUN the Model United Nations (MUN), Emirates Environmental Group Speaking Competition being some of the major events.
The Dance Club organizes and takes part in many inter and intra university competitions in both categories, Western and Eastern for solo, duet and group dances. They also give invited performances in various events of the institute like Alumni meet , Program at Indian Consulate, Spectrum, Annual Day and Diro’s Tea Party etc.Click here to see photos
The Drama club, Paribhasha encourages budding actors and performers to showcase their talents by giving them a platform by hosting events during inter and intra university competitions. Events like Proscenium, Standup comedy, Mad Ad, Nukkad Natak (Street Play), A Twist in the Tale, Theatre Competitions and BITS Film Festival are organized by the club.Click here to see photos
Art Club organizes an exhibition ARTEX every year where students, faculty and staff participate with great enthusiasm. It’s main event is Kalakriti, an Art exhibition, a show case of various forms of art like Oil painting, Acrylic painting, Water Colour painting , Poster Colour painting, Digital Art, Classroom art, Pencil Sketching, Oil pastels, Pen/ink art, Pencil color shading, Glass painting, Fabric painting, Embroidery, Pot designs, Best out of Waste (Junk Art) . During Artex, competitions like Rangoli making, Face painting, Henna designing, Origami, Clay modelling, Beg-borrow-steal, Blind art, Doodle god, etc are held.
They proactively do decorations for Institute events like Convocation, Alumni Meet, Gandhi Jayanti, Faculty Get Together, Pink Day, and Diwali etc.
The Music club Trebel of BITS Pilani Dubai campus organizes Musical Events during intra university cultural festival SPARKS and interuniversity event JASHN every year. The Club organizes events such as – Solo and Duet Singing both in Eastern & Western categories, Beat boxing, Band and Instrumental Competition etc. They participate in various inter-university festivals, namely IMT Vaudeville at the Institute of Management and Technology, Watt-fest at Heriot Watt University, Manipal carnival at the Manipal Institute of Technology and at Jashn organized by BITS Pilani Dubai Campus. The club members perform during many events at the institute like, Ice-Breakers, Annual Day, Diro’s Tea Party etc.Click here to see photos
The club has been contributing in many ways such as Graphic Design & Illustration done for various events organized by different associations and clubs of the institute like ACM, Team IFOR, ASME, Sports club, Drama club, Quiz club, Fashion club and the Editorial Board. The club is also involved in designing bulletin, brochures pamphlets, for various events like Jashn, Sparks BSF etc. They design the year book for the passing out batch every year.Click here to see photos
The club actively participates in inter and intra university events and organizes various events during Fashion show. Some of the events being Drape- which is a fashion designer's show, Mr & Ms. Sparks where the students compete with each other for the title.Click here to see photos
The club covers many events like Jashn, Sparks, Recharge, Bits Sports Festival, Enginuity, Technofest, and also covers various Talks and workshops held by all the disciplines of the Institute. A photography competition is also organized by the club during ENGINuity the Technical Festival of BITS Pilani Dubai Campus. They also organize Short film competition.Click here to see photos
The Quizzing club of BITS Pilani – Dubai Campus, Flummoxed, promotes and creates a quizzing culture on campus by conducting numerous quizzing events, weekly quizzing sessions, and organizes quiz competitions in association with multiple corporate and academic entities. Some of them being, TAPMI Quiz on The Beach, Pop Fiesta, The Big Oh Quizzards by Flummoxed, Lights, Camera, Quiz, Quiz Du Fromage, Tata Crucibles etc.Click here to see photos
The Sports Club at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus has always tried to promote, develop and improve the quality of sports as well as the facilities involving these sports. The sports club organizes Inter-Year Tournaments for both boys and girls in Cricket, Tennis, Football, Table-Tennis, Throw ball, Badminton, Chess, Carom, Handball, Basketball, Athletics (Field & Track) and Volleyball Boxing etc. For Inter-University Tournaments they participate in sports competition organized by different universities like Scottish Highland Games at Heriot Watt-Dubai, Gulf Medical University Sports Meet, Manipal Sports Fest, National Indoor Football Sports Competition organized by RAKMHS, Vaudeville Competition organized by IMT, Inter-University Swimming Gala, organized by Abu Dhabi University at Al Ain, Amity Sports Fest and BSF organized by BITS Pilani Dubai Campus. Sports Club also is responsible for organizing sports events during Hostel week -Recharge. Faculty and Staff Sports Tournaments are also organized by Sports Club.Click here to see photos
The Astronomy Club, SUPERNOVA- was revived recently. It is all about the world beyond ours. The main aim of the club is to bring together Bitsians interested in astronomy and quantum physics. The club will be holding different activities like Lectures, interactions, star gazing sessions, astrophotography, telescope making and workshops, space center visits, infotainment events and sessions on space and quantum physics. The club has a strong designing, marketing, and media team for a smooth functioning and execution of the club activities and for conduction of its events.Click here to see photos
The Wall Street Club (WSC) at BITS Pilani Dubai Campus is a student-run initiative that aims to strengthen the financial knowledge among the students. The club is structurally designed to teach dynamic concepts of finance, economics, and management. The club conducts a series of lecture sessions about various concepts and encourages discussions and debates for further understanding. It provides a platform for interaction and awareness for students to improve their competitiveness and efficiency in the job market. In the past, the club has conducted webinars where industry professionals have been the guest speakers and have delivered talks in their domains of business and cryptocurrency.Click here to see photos