The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, opened the Center for Research Excellence (CORE) in Waste, Water and Energy Management. The new centre was inaugurated by Chief Guest Padma Shri Sunita Narain, Director General, Center for Science and Environment (CSE), Delhi, in the presence of Prof BN Jain, Vice-Chancellor, BITS-Pilani, Prof G Raghurama, Director of BITS-Pilani, students, faculty, and other members of the BITS community. CORE will help develop technologies, processes and products aimed at providing solutions to pressing societal problems. This centre will draw faculty resources across disciplines from all four campuses of the university. The faculty members will be encouraged to take up research projects cutting across functions and geographies provided at BITS-Pilani. More at www.bits-pilani.ac.in.