The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is one such campus that is considered as good as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), if not more. Many students prefer BITS Pilani campus over IITs and some are confused about which one to choose from. The BITS Pilani campus is located in the Vidya Vihar campus near Pilani in Rajasthan. It was founded by late Mr. G.D. Birla. Over the years, BITS has set up centers in Hyderabad, Goa and Dubai too.
The institute believes in giving equal opportunities and breeds on transparency. These are two of its attributes that have made it one of the best institutes in the country. Here is a detailed look at the institute’s admission process, courses and fee structure.
Admission Process at BITS Pilani Campus
BITS conducts an exclusive entrance exam to select students for the various courses it offers. It is the BITS Admission Test (BITSAT). This entrance examination tests the candidate’s knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. There is also a section on logical reasoning. The applications for this test are submitted in December. The exam is held online in the months of May and June across the country.
In order to appear for BITSAT, the candidates must secure a minimum average score of 75% in the Physics, Chemistry and Maths with a minimum of 60% in each subject in their higher secondary exam.
BITS Pilani involves a three-tier academic structure. Here is a look at the same:
The institute offers four year integrated first degree programs in technology, engineering and pharmacy. These are divided into groups as follows:
- Computer Science
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Biological Sciences
- Chemistry Economics
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The institute offers Master’s degree programs in pharmacy, public health, engineering, and business administration. A 3 year integrated Master of Engineering program in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security has also been introduced in the Hyderabad campus. This program has especially been designed for the Bachelor of Science students who have a major in Mathematics or Physics or both.
The institute also offers off-campus programs. It targets the professionals who wish to pursue advanced degree alongside their jobs.
BITS Pilani has partnered in building the JournalServer open access digital library, Project IPV6 and the MIT iCampus project.
The fee structure for the candidates seeking admission for the 2017-18 academic session is as follows:
- Admission Fees: INR 16,500 (To be paid only once, at the time of admission)
- Application Fees: INR 1,500 (To be paid only once, at the time of submitting the application form)
- Semester Fees: INR 42,800 (To be paid at the beginning of each semester)
The fee payment can be done via Net banking, Debit Card or Credit Card.
The BITS Pilani Campus is spread over a vast area of 990 acres. The developed area here is around 49 acres out of which the BITS building occupies about 60,769 square meters. The institute is known for its state-of-the-art infrastructure and highly learned and experienced faculty members. They train the students efficiently with more than 500 students from the campus getting good placement offers each year.