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Alert: Admissions to BITS Pilani

June 22, 2004 21:34 IST
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Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Admissions for 2004-2005's first semester

BITS, Pilani, which is deemed to be a university, is an all-India institute for higher education for men and women, fully residential, and awards its own degrees. Applications are invited for admission to the different degree programmes offered by the Institute at Pilani as well as at Goa.


Admissions will be made on all-India basis strictly according to the merit and suitability of the candidate to pursue the following programmes:

Integrated first degree Programmes (Code: FD)

(i) BITS, Pilani -- Pilani campus

BE (Hons): Chemical; Civil; Computer science; Electrical and electronics; Electronics and instrumentation; Mechanical

B Pharm (Hons)

Master of Management Studies

MSc (Hons): Biological sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics

MSc (Tech):  General studies; Engineering Technology; Finance; Information systems.

(ii) at BITS, Pilani -- Goa campus

BE (Hons): Chemical; Computer science; Electrical and electronics; Electronics and instrumentation; Mechanical

MSc (Hons): Biological sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics

MSc (Tech): Information systems

Eligibility: 10+2 from the Central/State Board or its equivalent, with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

Admissions are based on the normalised aggregate percentage of marks and there is no separate entrance examination.

Admissions to Integrated first-degree programmes at Pilani and Goa campuses are done through a single application form.

Higher degree programmes (Code: HD) at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus   

ME in Biotechnology; Chemical; Civil (with specialisation in structural engineering/Infrastructure systems); Communication engineering; Computer science; Design engineering; Manufacturing systems engineering; Mechanical; Microelectronics; Software systems

M Pharm


Biotechnology: Integrated BITS first degree or its equivalent with adequate preparation in Bio-chemistry and Microbiology.

Chemical; Civil; Computer Science; Mechanical: Integrated BITS first degree in the same discipline or its equivalent.

Communication engineering: Integrated BITS first degree in Electrical and electronics/ Electronics and instrumentation or its equivalent.

Design engineering; Manufacturing systems engineering: Integrated BITS first degree in Mechanical or its equivalent or BITS MSc (Tech) in engineering technology or its equivalent with the requirement of taking certain additional courses.

Microelectronics: Integrated BITS first degree in Electrical and electronics/ Electronics and instrumentation/ Computer science/ Physics or its equivalent.

Software systems: Integrated BITS first degree or its equivalent with specific prior preparation.

M Pharm: Integrated BITS first degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent.

For higher degree programmes, shortlisted candidates will be asked to come to Pilani for tests and an interview at their own cost.

Doctoral programmes leading to PhD (Code: PH)

Applications are invited for the Institute's PhD programme in all areas of engineering and science disciplines.


Any higher BITS degree or its equivalent. Any applicant with qualification equivalent to the Integrated BITS first degree will be first examined for suitability to one of the higher degree programmes of the Institute.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test/interview. Selected candidates will be given financial assistance in the form of either a fellowship of any government agency or of the Institute, project or teaching assistantship, full/partial tuition waiver or a combination.

Employed professionals having long experience and proven competence aspiring for a PhD programme will be considered under the 'PhD Aspirants' scheme and will be allowed to pursue their research at their own locations of work.                     

Distinctive features of the educational structure and some special provisions

All programmes are of a modular structure with several flexibilities like multiple point entry, transfer from one programme to another, possibility of doing two degrees simultaneously (dual degree), etc.

All students admitted to MSc (Hons) programmes will be given an opportunity to work under the dual degree scheme for one of the BE (Hons)/ B Pharm (Hons.)/ MMS programmes, assignment being made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of first year, both in the Pilani and Goa campuses.

The Institute's well known 'practice school' option is available to all students admitted to the Integrated first degree and Higher degree programmes.

BITS, Pilani -- Goa Campus is a newly constructed campus spread over 188 acres with facilities similar to those that are available at Pilani. The syllabus, instruction, evaluation and the standard will be the same as in Pilani campus.

For details candidates must consult the Bulletin, which will be supplied along with the application form.

Application procedure

The application form and bulletin can be obtained against a request on plain paper giving the name and code of the programme for which the application is requested, the candidate's name, complete postal address with pin code, the required despatch mode and demand draft details, accompanied by requisite fee in the form of a crossed demand draft drawn in favour of Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani payable at State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Pilani (Code: 1398) or UCO Bank, Vidya Vihar, Pilani (Code: 0150) for Rs 500 (registered parcel post) or Rs 600  (Registered letter / Speed post wherever speed post is available) or US $ 25 or its equivalent (for sending to foreign countries by Airmail).

Deadline for submission of the completed application forms is 5.00 pm on June 30.

For more details, visit BITS Web site:

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