Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani popularly known as BITS, Pilani is an all India institute for higher education and a deemed university. The institute is a dream come true of Late Mr. G. D. Birla- an eminent industrialist, a freedom fighter. In early 1900s it was started as a small school and over the years it was blossomed into a set of colleges for higher education until 1964 when all those colleges merged to form a deemed university, known as BITS, Pilani.
Academic Overview: The Pilani campus currently houses 15 departments spanning the gamut of pure science, applied science, humanities and management. Each of these departments is notable for their excellent faculty, the curriculum offered, the research it conducts and the number of sponsored projects the department has won. Some of the noted ones are:
• Department of Biological Sciences
• Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
• Department of Economics and Finance
• Department of Electrical and Electronics/Instrumentation
• Department of Mathematics
• Department of Management
Admissions: BITS, Pilani offers degree programs in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Pharmacy, Management and Humanities. There are integrated first degree programs, higher degree programs and doctoral programs (PhD). Admission to these programs is done through BITSAT conducted by the university.
Cut off List for Admissions:
Cut-off BITSAT-2013 score
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical & Electronics
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences
Centers: Apart from these academic departments there are various centers of learning inside the BITS Pilani campus. These centetrs are-
Extracurricular: The BITS Pilani has a number of clubs that the students can enroll into for organizing various extracurricular activities. These clubs are-
Placement Description: BITS Pilani is well known for its placement scenario among all prestigious institutes. They have a process driven placement system.
Sector wise Students Placed-
Chemical & Petroleum
Banking & Finance
Biology & Pharmaceuticals
Civil and Infrastructure
Electronics & Telecommunication
CTC Wise Students Placed-
Sal > 10 Lakh Per Annum
Sal Between 8 & 10 Lakh Per Annum
Sal Between 6 & 8 Lakh Per Annum
Sal Between 4 and 6 Lakh Per Annum
Sal < 4 Lakh Per Annum
Average package (in LPA)
Highest package – 1.47 Cr. (Google)
There are 11 hostels for boys and 1 hostel complex for girls. All the rooms are well maintained & fully furnished having internet facility for 24 hours. Kitchen cum mess facility is also available for boys & girls. The messes attached to hostels are fully managed by the students.
BITS library has room for up to 8,000 students and offers 738 open access study places and 246 open-access IT work stations. Collections contain over half a million items, including:
Sports and Games Facilities
Games and sports are organized through the Sports Club. . Facilities for the following games and sports are available:
Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Athletics, Gymnastics, Health Club, Swimming, Water Polo, Weight lifting etc.
Besides organizing routine activities in above-mentioned sports, the Sports Club also conducts the BITS Open Sports Meet (BOSM) in the First Semester every year in which several outstation teams participate.
Cultural and Recreational Facilities
Recreational Activity Forum (RAF) that comes under the Student Welfare Division regularly organizes film shows for the BITS community. Currently, RAF organizes twelve, English and Hindi movies each, through the semester.
Festivals: The following festivals are hosted annually-
Scholarship: A large number of scholarships, fellowships and other financial assistance are available to the students of the institute.
• Institute Merit and Merit-cum-Need Scholarships: Students admitted to Integrated First Degree Programmes are eligible to receive these awards. The merit awards cover reimbursement of full semester fees and admission fees for top ten students of each batch, and 50% or 25% semester and admission fees for those selected for Merit-Cum-Need awards.
• Student Aid Fund: Some financial assistance may also be obtained from this fund. These awards are made normally in the second semester only.
• EWYLP: Various schemes operate under the Earn While You Learn Programme (EWYLP) from which financial assistance is available.