Cialfo Press Release

BITS Pilani Dubai Partners with Cialfo to Engage More International Students

Partnership will enable BITS Pilani to connect directly with over 250,000 students

DUBAI, UAE, AUGUST 11, 2021 — BITS Pilani Dubai, the international campus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, has announced a new collaborative partnership with Cialfo, to help them connect with thousands of potential students around the world despite travel restrictions and other ongoing limitations due to the pandemic. 

“Cialfo certainly has an impressive network of schools across various countries and is increasingly perceived as a very student-friendly virtual platform by schools, to identify and shortlist the universities and various undergraduate programmes of the students’ interest. ”
– Nahid Afshan, Head of Admissions, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

BITS Pilani Dubai is highly lauded for excellence in its Engineering and Technology programs and has been granted the status of "Institute of Eminence" by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. Ranked as the top private Engineering and Technology university in India, BITS Pilani is recognized as one of the Top 100 Universities in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019 and the Top 200 Universities in QS Asia University Rankings 2020.

Cialfo is an AI-driven digital platform used by students across 100 countries that helps them navigate every step of the university application process.  The new collaboration will help BITS Pilani Dubai leverage Cialfo data to maximize recruiting resources and budgets while interacting directly with more than 250,000 prospective students in the Cialfo network. 

BITS Pilani Dubai is home to more than 1,500 students from 20 different countries. The new partnership will enable the institution to continue and even broaden its engagement with international students, their families, and high school counselors across 1,600 leading high schools using Cialfo. In addition to expanding the institution’s reach, the partnership will help BITS Pilani Dubai’s recruiting professionals easily identify qualified students who’ve expressed interest in Engineering and Technology programs and tailor their digital content in Cialfo for a more personalized connection with these students. 

“Cialfo certainly has an impressive network of schools across various countries and is increasingly perceived as a very student-friendly virtual platform by schools, to identify and shortlist the universities and various undergraduate programmes of the students’ interest,” Ms. Nahid Afshan, Head of Admissions, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, remarked, “So in these challenging times, when we are unable to meet or connect with the schools physically, this seems to be the perfect virtual solution to connect with schools and students across the globe.”

Cialfo CEO and Co-Founder Rohan Pasari expressed enthusiasm about the partnership as well. “We are thrilled to partner with BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus – one of the most prestigious and innovative engineering and technology institutions in the world,” he said. “We are excited to help them engage with more qualified students and also expand their recruiting efforts to regions they may have not otherwise been able to reach before.”