Courses Offered in BITS colleges:

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani popularly known as BITS is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university as well. It stands as a top ranked Engineering and B-School in India. The institute was first established in the year 1964 and slowly grew into a national university from a regional engineering college, with a backing by G.D.Birla. Other than Pilani, BITS has centers at Goa (established in 2004), Hyderabad (established in 2008) and Dubai (established in 2000).

Admission to BITS is based on merit. There is an all-India computerized competitive entrance examination called BITSAT (BITS Admission Test). The exam tests the candidate’s knowledge, reasoning and analytical abilities in English and logical reasoning, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, and is based on higher secondary curricula in India and abroad. To be eligible for admission at one of the centers in India, students are required to obtain a minimum average grade of 75% in physics, chemistry and mathematics (with a minimum grade of 60% in each subject) in their higher secondary examination. Admission to the Dubai center is solely based on scores in the 12th board exam.

bitsLet us look at the Academics at BITS in detail. The institute has a 3-tier academic structure:

  1. Integrated First Degree
  2. Higher Degree
  3. Doctoral Programmes

1. Integrated First Degree Courses Offered in BITS: They are considered to be integrated degrees for two reasons: (i) the degree program includes several cross disciplinary common courses such as basic math & science and (ii) no intermediate degree like B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.), B.A., B.A. (Hons), etc. is awarded. They are modular in structure and academic requirements are spelt out in terms of the number of courses studied rather than the number of years. The flexible academic policy gives students the option to complete their degree either at a faster pace (finishing it earlier than 8 semesters) or at a slower pace, later than 8 semesters. There are 4 main category of courses under this tier and will be detailed below.

(a) B.E. (Hons.) Courses Offered in BITS: These programmes in engineering are mathematics and hard science based and incorporate many up-to-date techniques of analysis and synthesis. The various courses under this programme may differ slightly with each campus.

Pilani Campus

  • B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Civil Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Chemical Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science

 Goa Campus

  • B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Chemical Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science

 Hyderabad Campus

  • B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Civil Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Chemical Engineering
  • B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science

 Dubai Campus

  • B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science
  • B.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering
  • B.E. (Hons.) Biotechnology

(b) B.Pharm. (Hons.) Courses Offered in BITS: This programme has been structured to match the requirements of the Pharmacy Council of India. It also has an exhaustive exposure to various practical aspects of the research methodologies, instrumental techniques, emerging areas and industrial operations. There are also options for doing projects from third year onwards along with regular courses. There are sub-programmes to B.Pharm and it is standard across all 4 campus.

(c) M.Sc. (Hons.) Courses Offered in BITS: These are integrated degree programmes without intermediate B.Sc. degree. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them an added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs.

Pilani Campus

  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences
  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry
  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Economics
  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics
  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Physics
  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Finance

 Goa Campus

  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Economics

 Hyderabad Campus

  • M.Sc.(Hons.) Economics

(d) M.Sc. (Tech.): These programmes are multi-disciplinary, technological in character and are designed to meet the requirements of newly emerging professional activities.

Pilani Campus

  • M.Sc.(Tech.) Finance
  • M.Sc.(Tech.) Engineering Technology
  • M.Sc.(Tech.) General Studies
  • M.Sc.(Tech.) Information Systems

 Goa Campus

  • M.Sc.(Tech.) Information Systems

 Hyderabad Campus

  •  M.Sc.(Tech.) Information Systems

2. Higher Degree Courses Offered in BITS: These refer to the Graduate courses that are offered for students, should they choose to pursue one after the First degree programmes.

(a) M.E: These programmes are intended to give an immersive professional experience and an opportunity to acquire further competence either in one’s own discipline or gain complementary knowledge in many other traditional areas of Engineering, Pharmacy as well as interdisciplinary areas, like, Electronics and Control, Embedded Systems, Microelectronics, Software Systems, Biotechnology, Manufacturing Systems, Design Engineering, Materials Science & Technology, Transportation Engineering, Public Health (M.Phil in Public Health) etc.

Pilani Campus

  • M.E.(Biotechnology)
  • M.E. Chemical (with specialization in Petroleum Engineering)
  • M.E.(Civil – Structural Engineering)
  • M.E.(Civil – Infrastructure Systems)
  • M.E.(Civil – Transportation Engineering)
  • M.E. (Communication Engineering)
  • M.E. (Computer Science)
  • M.E. (Embedded Systems)
  • M.E. (Microelectronics)
  • M.E. Electrical (Power Electronics and Drives)
  • M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.E. (Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
  • M.E. (Design Engineering)
  • M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.E. (Software Systems)
  • M.E. (Manufacturing Systems Engineering)

 Goa Campus

  • M.E.(Biotechnology)
  • M.E.(Chemical)
  • M.E. (Embedded Systems)
  • M.E. (Design Engineering)
  • M.E. (Software Systems)

 Hyderabad Campus

  • M.E.(Biotechnology)
  • M.E. (Micro Electronics)
  • M.E. (Embedded Systems)

 Dubai Campus

  • M.E. Design Engineering
  • M.E. Microelectronics
  • M.E. Software Systems
  • M.E. Biotechnology
  • M.B.A. Engineering and Technology Management
  • M.B.A. IT Enabled Services Management

(b) M.Pharm: These programmes are intended to acquire further competence either in one’s own discipline or gain complementary knowledge in many other traditional areas of Engineering, Pharmacy as well as interdisciplinary areas, like, Electronics and Control, Embedded Systems, Microelectronics, Software Systems, Biotechnology, Manufacturing Systems, Design Engineering, Materials Science & Technology, Transportation Engineering etc.

Pilani Campus

  • M.Pharm.(with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmaceutics)

 Hyderabad Campus

  • M.Pharm.(with specialization in Pharmaceutics)

(c) MBA: This management programme has been designed with a difference and sets up a strong foundation in Science & Engineering. Based on feedback from industry, a new MBA programme has been formulated with input requirement as first degree of BITS or its equivalent. The programme will train and equip students with scientific and engineering approach to business administration. Students will also have exposure to business critical modern technologies.

This is a two year Post Graduate programme designed as a full time residential course and is common across campus.

3. Doctoral Courses Offered in BITS: The overall operation of Ph.D. programme is governed by the Academic Regulations of the Institute. Furthermore, the Ph.D. programmes are only offered at Pilani and not at the other centers. There are 4 schemes under which doctoral programmes can be done at BITS Pilani.

  1. Full Time Ph.D.
  2. Part Time Ph.D.
  3. Faculty development scheme
  4. Ph.D. aspirant scheme

A candidate is normally admitted to the Ph.D. programme after passing his/her Ph.D. qualifying examination. A few candidates may be admitted to the programme as provisional candidates before passing the Ph.D. qualifying examination. This provision is applicable to full time research scholars on the campus.

For more details and up-to-date information prior to registration at BITS, aspirants may refer the official website of the university at http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/

Getting admitted to an institute of repute is a lot of hard work that involves perseverance, hardships and a will to achieve. As a popular saying goes, “For those who refuse to accept anything but the best, they will ultimately get it!”. So all you aspirants, keep your final goal in sight and keep moving ahead. To quote the words of Dr.Abdul Kalam, “Man needs his difficulties, because they are necessary to enjoy success

BITS colleges are among the top engineering colleges in the country. You can go through a summary of all the campuses of BITS Pilani in this article.

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