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Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

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About the College:

The Birla Institute of Technology & Science is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed to be university under Section 3 of the UGC Act. The university has 15 academic departments, and focuses primarily on undergraduate education in engineering and the sciences.

The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla. BITS has established centres at Goa,Hyderabad and Dubai.

BITS administers the all-India computerised competitive entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test),Admission is merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination. The fully residential institute is privately supported.

 

Courses Offer:

The institute has a three-tier academic structure.

First degrees

BITS Pilani offers four-year integrated first-degree programs (so called because several courses, such as mathematics and science, are common to each degree) in engineering, technology and pharmacy, a Master of Arts program and Master of Science programs in science and technology. The programs are divided into three groups:

Group A
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (Dubai and Hyderabad campuses only)
Group B
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Discontinued Programs
  • Master of Management Sciences
  • Information Systems
  • Finance

Advanced degrees

BITS Pilani offers master's degrees in engineering, pharmacy, public health and business administration. The Department of Management at BITS Pilani was established in 1971. Its objective is to improve management for engineers seeking to work in the emerging industrial world. BITS-Pilani has also started a 3-year Integrated Master of Engineering program in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security in their Hyderabad campus. This program targets Bachelor of Science students who have majored in Physics, Mathematics or both.

Off-campus programs

BITS Pilani offers off-campus programs in which students receive work experience in industry. Enrollment has increased from 30 in 1979 to over 10,000 in 2005. More than 19,500 students were registered in off-campus work-integrated learning programs in 2008–09. Work-related learning programs accommodate industry professionals who wish to pursue an advanced degree while remaining employed.

International projects

BITS Pilani is a partner in developing the JournalServer open-access digital library, Project IPV6 and the MIT iCampus initiative.

 

Address:

Pilani 333 031,Rajasthan,India

 

 

Email:

DeanFacultyAffairs@bits-pilani.ac.in

 

Phone:

Not Available