About BK Birla Scholars Programme
The BK Birla Scholars Programme honours the legacy of Mr Birla’s late grandfather, celebrated industrialist, philanthropist and pioneer Basant Kumar (BK) Birla. A humble and visionary leader, BK Birla (1921-2019) viewed access to higher education as a fundamental right for all. Mr Birla said the BK Birla Scholars Programme reflected his grandfather’s generosity of spirit and commitment to supporting the continued growth of emerging business leaders.
Mr. B.K. Birla assumed a leadership role in his family business at an early age, using his strategic acumen and foresight to grow a vast global empire. Numerous leading institutions have been influenced by his wisdom and mature guidance, among them the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, the BK Birla Centre of Education in Pune, and the Birla Institute of Management Technology in Delhi. Over 50,000 students annually study in educational institutions established by him.
The BK Birla Scholars Programme continues that legacy and further cements the family’s decades-long association with LBS.