Pharmacist from BITS Pilani Rajasthan conferred Rajiv Gandhi
Shiromani Award 2007
Date: 04.04.2008 - 12:28
Category: Health & Medicine
Press release from: BITS Pilani
An award is a reward you get for what you give. The Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award is conferred to select individuals of the
country in recognition of their outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of industry, business, public life,
administrative, social, educational and cultural services.
TRIVITRON one of the top ten medical technology brands in India and an emerging Indian Multinational eyeing the Global
Market is a familiar healthcare name in the Indian market focused on providing healthcare technology solutions. This company
launched with a seed capital of Rs 25 lakh in 1997 today has specialized divisions for imaging, cardiology, nephrology,
critical care, orthopedics, anesthesiology, intensive care, obstetrics & gynecology, radiology, urology, ophthalmology,
gastroenterology, microbiology, biochemistry, hematology, immunology, molecular biology, blood banking, surgery, home
care & geriatrics.
The annual turnover of Trivitron has already grown to a staggering Rs150 crores with 300 employees in 18 locations. The
company’s brand promise “Speaking your language” emphasizes on understanding customers’ needs, product & applications
requirements and offering appropriate solutions. To offer timely and prompt customer service, a 24/7 manned helpline has
been set-up – a rare feature in the Indian medical device industry.
Only a person with passion for excellence could be behind a company like Trivitron and he is none other than the founder and
Managing Director of the company Proud to be a BITSian Sadachandram Kolandaivel G known today in the corporate world
as GSK Velu who obtained his BPharm (Hons) degree in 1988 from Birla Institute of Technology and Science “BITS’ Pilani
The Pharmacy Group of BITS, Pilani is one of the few early schools of Pharmacy in India. Established in 1950, under the able
leadership of (Late) Prof. M. L. Schroff, Father of Pharmacy Education in India, it has blossomed into one of the most sought
after Schools of Pharmacy in India.
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GSK Velu recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 award has no doubt that the broad based integrated and
interdisciplinary approach of education at BITS, Pilani strong in fundamentals and rich in analytical tools provided him from
admissions to graduation ample opportunities to acquire Resource mobilization acumen, Negotiation Skills, Information
Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Decision Making Skills and Communication Skills apart from Ability for Leadership, Time,
Stress and Project Management which is very vital for any successful entrepreneur.
With a strong flavor of Engineering Science, Technical Arts and Analysis Application Oriented Courses added with a bunch
of electives to choose across board from various other departments, GSK Velu is proud to refer his BPharm degree as
Pharmaceutical Engineering from BITS Pilani. GSK Velu being branded as a Bio Medical Engineer by media all over is
indeed a jewel in the crown for the Pharmacy education at BITS Pilani.
On 24th August 2007, in a glittering function at India International Centre New Delhi, for his outstanding contribution to the
diagnostic and health care industry in India with emphasis on indigenization, GSK Velu was conferred the coveted Rajiv
Gandhi Shiromani Award 2007.
In an exclusive message to BITS Pilani Alumni Association, GSK Velu says " I am a proud BITSIAN and I owe most of
what I have today to our great institution BITS Pilani. I will be happy to associate with our institution in whatever capacity if
that helps the new generation."
This Proud to be a BITSian is bound to climb more peaks in the times to come.
Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Dean
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani Rajasthan which has set a bench mark in industry university
collaboration is one among the top ranking universitiesin India today offering degrees in various branches of Engineering,
Management, Economics, Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, Finance, etc presently at
Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus apart from an array of work integrated learning
programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates.
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