So I had been to BITS Pilani again (I never thought I would go there again after my MS project viva).... Reason: Campus recruitment from my current company.
We set off from Bangalore on Saturday morning with Question Papers.. Answer sheet (to make sure we don't goof up correcting the answer sheets given by the students). Reached Delhi at around 12:00 and then headed to Radisson Hotel to pick up the HR. We then went to a mall in Gurgaon to have our Lunch. Gurgaon I believe is in Haryana district and not Delhi (surprising.. hv to check it up again!!! ) but it looks like more "metro"ish than Delhi. 1000s of huge buildings - offices.. 100s of malls.. . well maintained wide roads. After having rajasthani lunch we set off to Pilani in 2 Innovas. 3 Techies (Anil, Jeetu, Sumeet) in one car, my PM (Balajee), hr poornima, Pranay & me in one. Reached Pilani at around 8 PM and went to Connaught place for dinner. This place is like MG Road of most cities - the only bustling business center there in Pilani.
Next day, we got up early and went for a walk at 6:30. Freezing temperature didn't dampen us and we were able to get good sunrise pics with the Saraswati temple background, and were able to be in touching distance with some real cute peacocks. Then we went to Birla's house and temple nearby. After shopping in a Emporium for some dresses and artworks, we went back to campus to prepare ourselves for the written test and the intro speech. Intro speech went well - all branches can take test and the relatively high salary drove people to attend the test. It was fun walking around the written test hall as if I was an invigilator making sure none copied :-), and to answer any queries. Correction did take its own sweet time as many questions were explanatory in nature.
Next day the interview process did start early (8 AM) and I did about 6 continuously from 8 AM to 1AM. I selected 2 bright candidates out of them. Amazing to know that many didn't turn up for the interview as they were placed in another company who was there for recruitment though they cleared the interview written test. Though we stated that we didn't have fixed count for recruiting, they thought they didn't want to jeopardize their friend's chances.
We did take a group snap and headed back to Delhi at 6 PM. Reached Delhi (The Park Lodge) at 11:30 and rolled over to sleep.
Delhi - we went to Akshardham temple (again didn't take the tours/shows) and did some shopping in INS and Delhi Haat. Headed back to bangalore by 6 PM flight.
Snaps are available at: http://community.webshots.com/user/chandra_bitspilani & http://cmohan.spaces.live.com