BITS Pilani

Introduction

The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, BITS Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. The primary motive of BITS is to "train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information". The Institute is a dream come true of its founder late Mr G.D.Birla - an eminent industrialist, a participant in Indian freedom struggle and a close associate of the Father of Indian Nation late Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi). What started in early 1900s as a small school, blossomed into a set of colleges for higher education, ranging from the Humanities to Engineering until 1964 when all these colleges amalgamated to culminate into a unique Indian University of International standing. This university was christened as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, known to many as BITS, Pilani.

Over the years, BITS has provided the highest quality technical education to students from all over India admitted on the basis of merit. Its graduates may be found throughout the world in all areas of engineering, science and commerce. BITS symbolizes the maturing of Indian technical ability and "can-do" entrepreneurial spirit, especially as derived from the private sector. BITS is located in the Vidya Vihar campus adjacent to the town of Pilani in Rajasthan.

First Degree Programmes at BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani has been following semester system with continuous and internal evaluation since its inception. The educational programmes are modular and flexible. Through its Practice School programme, BITS Pilani has established purposeful linkages with industries. The university has evolved a direction for Research which makes research relevant to the national development and social needs. It has developed and adopted a unique academic administrative structure which makes all its innovations possible and workable.

All programmes in the university are designed to allow as many components of science and applied science as are necessary for the graduates of the programmes to function effectively and efficiently in the technological society. All programmes contain certain structural commonality and the common courses are invariably operated together irrespective of the clientele who are required to take the courses. Similarly, irrespective of the ultimate degree for which a student qualifies, the large factor of this commonality between all students creates an educational basis which provides easy professional linkage, communication and group activity among students graduating in different degrees. This similarity among different students graduating with different degrees is further welded in a stronger professional bond when they work as internees in the Practice School stations or as members in a team working on missionoriented time-bound research and development projects. The various structural flexibilities provide not only scope for multiple point entries but also enable the system to accommodate many legitimate educational and operational needs of students.

All programmes of studies are based on the principle that a series of courses make up the hierarchy of the structure where each course is self-contained but nevertheless acts as a bridge between what precedes and what comes after. A formal contact hour is such that a student is invariably required to spend several times of these hours towards selfstudy. Attempt here is to awaken curiosity in the mind of the student and train him to think rationally and scientifically and enable him to face the unfamiliar. Through the Practice School option, the flavour of the professional world is sought to be imbibed by the student as well as the teacher. Even many cocurricular activities are converted into a learning situation whereby the growth of a student becomes a continuing operation.

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M.Sc. Biological Sciences

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Hyderabad Vasco da Gama + 1 more

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. [+]

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a capable student with a 10+2 background may be able to complete these programmes in four years, students with a 10+2+3 background with a B.Sc. degree, admitted on advanced standing basis will require two to three years to finish the programme. The vast majority of students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), M.M.S., B.Pharm. degrees under the dual degree scheme. Practice School All the integrated first degree programmes have Practice School options. which consists of two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. A student goes to Practice School I of two months' duration during the summer following second year and to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of professional environment into the educational process. Electives A student is required to complete at least 12 elective courses under the categories of Humanities electives, Discipline electives and Open electives. By judicious choice of these courses a student can obtain depth in his/her discipline and/or expand his/her horizon to gain exposure to one or more other areas of study. [-]

M.Sc. Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Hyderabad Vasco da Gama + 1 more

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. [+]

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a capable student with a 10+2 background may be able to complete these programmes in four years, students with a 10+2+3 background with a B.Sc. degree, admitted on advanced standing basis will require two to three years to finish the programme. The vast majority of students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), M.M.S., B.Pharm. degrees under the dual degree scheme. Practice School All the integrated first degree programmes have Practice School options. which consists of two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. A student goes to Practice School I of two months' duration during the summer following second year and to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of professional environment into the educational process. Electives A student is required to complete at least 12 elective courses under the categories of Humanities electives, Discipline electives and Open electives. By judicious choice of these courses a student can obtain depth in his/her discipline and/or expand his/her horizon to gain exposure to one or more other areas of study. [-]

M.Sc. Economics

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Hyderabad Vasco da Gama + 1 more

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. [+]

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a capable student with a 10+2 background may be able to complete these programmes in four years, students with a 10+2+3 background with a B.Sc. degree, admitted on advanced standing basis will require two to three years to finish the programme. The vast majority of students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), M.M.S., B.Pharm. degrees under the dual degree scheme. Practice School All the integrated first degree programmes have Practice School options. which consists of two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. A student goes to Practice School I of two months' duration during the summer following second year and to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of professional environment into the educational process. Electives A student is required to complete at least 12 elective courses under the categories of Humanities electives, Discipline electives and Open electives. By judicious choice of these courses a student can obtain depth in his/her discipline and/or expand his/her horizon to gain exposure to one or more other areas of study. [-]

M.Sc. Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Hyderabad Vasco da Gama + 1 more

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. [+]

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a capable student with a 10+2 background may be able to complete these programmes in four years, students with a 10+2+3 background with a B.Sc. degree, admitted on advanced standing basis will require two to three years to finish the programme. The vast majority of students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), M.M.S., B.Pharm. degrees under the dual degree scheme. Practice School All the integrated first degree programmes have Practice School options. which consists of two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. A student goes to Practice School I of two months' duration during the summer following second year and to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of professional environment into the educational process. Electives A student is required to complete at least 12 elective courses under the categories of Humanities electives, Discipline electives and Open electives. By judicious choice of these courses a student can obtain depth in his/her discipline and/or expand his/her horizon to gain exposure to one or more other areas of study. [-]

M.Sc. Physics

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Hyderabad Vasco da Gama + 1 more

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. [+]

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a capable student with a 10+2 background may be able to complete these programmes in four years, students with a 10+2+3 background with a B.Sc. degree, admitted on advanced standing basis will require two to three years to finish the programme. The vast majority of students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), M.M.S., B.Pharm. degrees under the dual degree scheme. Practice School All the integrated first degree programmes have Practice School options. which consists of two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. A student goes to Practice School I of two months' duration during the summer following second year and to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of professional environment into the educational process. Electives A student is required to complete at least 12 elective courses under the categories of Humanities electives, Discipline electives and Open electives. By judicious choice of these courses a student can obtain depth in his/her discipline and/or expand his/her horizon to gain exposure to one or more other areas of study. [-]

Contact
Location address
BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
Near NH 17 B, Bypass Road
Zuarinagar

Vasco da Gama, Goa, 403726 IN
Location address
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal
Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500078 IN