The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, or BITS is a deemed university, which has a few colleges in India that are like old banyan trees. It is so ancient, so well-established, with such a great network, that every little would-be engineer birdie wants to flock on one of its sturdy branches. Some even believe that BITS is superior than the rest of engineering institutes when it comes to student life and the quality of education it provides. The Outlook Magazine named it No. 1 Engineering College of 2015 in India.
However, only a few qualify to get the BITS experience. You need to have passed the 12th grade with a 75% in Physics, Chemistry and Math/Biology (depending on what you opt for). And this is just the initial criteria to qualify.
Once you get qualified to apply, you need to appear for the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test or BITSAT Exam, which is one of the toughest entrance tests in the country. Around 2 lakh candidates are estimated to have taken the BITSAT 2016 entrance test for the very limited number of available seats. There’s good reason for BITS being such a highly sought-after Institute. The prestigious BITS campuses offer you a chance to learn with the best and brightest minds in the country. Today, in this article, we have put together a list of all the BITSAT colleges in India.
Established in 1964, BITS is a deemed university under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. BITSAT was one of the first entrance exams in our country to introduce the computer-based exam method. Click here to know more about the BITSAT Exam Pattern.
The BITSAT campuses are located at three places in the country i.e. Pilani, Goa & Hyderabad. Before we take a look at the BITSAT campuses, here’s a snapshot of the various programs offered at each of these three BITSAT Institutes.
|BITS Pilani||B.E. (Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Computer Science, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical & Manufacturing) / B. Pharm. / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics & General Studies)|
|BITS Goa||B.E. (Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, and Mechanical) / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics & Physics)|
|BITS Hyderabad||B.E. (Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Electronics & Communications, Mechanical & Manufacturing)/ B. Pharm. / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics & Physics)|
Now, let’s get started with the BITSAT college guide.
Spread across a sprawling 990 acres in Pilani, Rajasthan, this is the oldest BITS campus in India. The Institute has eleven hostels for men and one for women that are named after saints as well as historical and religious figures. The Institute has a sports club, which organizes various games and sporting activities. The campus is replete with facilities for Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Table-Tennis, Gymnastics, Water Polo, etc. Besides organizing routine activities in the sports mentioned above, the sports club also conducts the BITS Open Sports Meet (BOSM), in which several outstation teams participate. The BITS Pilani campus witnesses a host of cultural & recreational activities throughout the year. The students union operates various clubs like Music, Dance, Hindi Drama, English Drama, Creative Activities, Photography, Poetry Clubs, etc.
The Institute has a Dual-Phased Placement Season, which takes place from August-November (first semester) and January to April (second semester). Every semester, around 500 students from the Pilani campus compete for placements, and almost 100% of them succeed in securing a job. The Institute is the preferred recruiting destination for many employers and more than 150 reputed companies visit the Pilani campus every recruitment season. Some of the big names in the recruitment companies include Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Google, Adobe, Grofers, Amazon, HP, HSBC, Ranbaxy, GE India, General Motors, Dell, Yahoo, etc.
The BITS Goa was established in 2004 and is nestled in the lap of verdant hills and overlooks the Zuari River. The campus is spread over an area of 180 acres and houses 2600 students. The Institute provides fully residential hostels, with all modern amenities for both boys and girls. A shopping complex with a departmental store, cafeteria, bank and utility shops provide the necessary support system to the students. The BITS Goa campus has a host of sports and cultural events viz. QUARK, SPREE, WAVES and TEDxBITSGoa, where the students can showcase their talent. The campus also has a BCCI-recognised cricket ground maintained by the Goa Cricket Association that has hosted several national level tournaments such as the Vijay Hazare Trophy and a football ground maintained by Salgaocar F.C.
With regards to placement, the Institute has a 90% success rate and around 150 large and medium-sized companies regularly recruit from the BITS Goa Campus. Some of the top recruiters include Accenture, Intel, Amazon, ANZ Grindlays, L&T, Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, Google, TATA Motors, HP, Infosys, etc.
The BITS Hyderabad Campus was established in 2008 with the first batch graduating in 2012. Situated in Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet, Hyderabad, the campus is built amidst lush greenery spreading over 200 acres. The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and inhabited by over 3200 students, 170 faculty members and 160 technical and support staff. The Institute admits around 750 students every year to its first degree, higher degree, and doctoral programs. The students enjoy a healthy mix of extracurricular activities through clubs and departments throughout the academic year. The BITS Hyderabad campus organizes events like ATMOS, PEARL, and ARENA to promote an overall development of its students.
The Institute has a Dual-Phased Placement Season, which takes place from August-November (first Semester) and January to April (second semester). BITS, Hyderabad has a 90% success rate in placements and around 150 large and medium-sized companies regularly recruit from the BITS Hyderabad Campus. Some of the regular recruiters from the BITS Hyderabad Campus are Amazon, Microsoft, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Infosys, The Indian Army, FIAT, Oracle, Samsung, Sony, etc.
So, that was our quick guide to the BITSAT Institutes.
You may start applying for BITS from January 2017, and you have time till May 2017 for BITSAT and to master your subjects. BITSAT is just about smart studying. Practicing hard will help you navigate easily in the paper and there are many online courses @ Toppr to help you have a guided learning experience.
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