Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) is primarily a private institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. It is considered among the 6 Indian ‘Institutes of Eminence’, recognized by the Government of India in 2018. The focus of the institute is mainly on higher education in engineering and sciences and on its management programme.
The Birla Education Trust was founded in 1929. The intermediate college became a degree college and later offered postgraduate courses. The Birla Colleges of Humanities, Commerce, Engineering, Pharmacy and Science were merged to form the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in 1964. Currently, the campus of BITS has extended to Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai.
BITS conducts the All-India computerized entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test) to grant admissions to the candidates.
The motto of the institute is: ज्ञानं परमं बलम्. In English, it translates into “Knowledge is Supreme Power”.
BITS Pilani’s mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
BITS Pilani is located in Pilani, Rajasthan, India. Pilani is located 220 kilometers west of Delhi and 217 kilometers north of Jaipur. The campus covers about 328 acres of land. The Pilani campus has India’s first technological museum known as the Birla Museum, which was built in 1954 and showcases technological achievements. BITS also has a 2,535-square-metre auditorium.
The BITS Pilani campus provides all the modern, academic and entertaining facilities to its students. The campus is supplied with amenities such as a sports complex, labs, gymnasium, library, medical care, etc. The campus has residential and dining facilities too.
BITSMUN: It is one of the largest and longest running MUN conferences in the country.
APOGEE: It is an international annual technical festival at the Pilani campus. It is one of the largest technological conferences of the country.
BOSM: The BITS Open Sports Meet (BOSM) is one of the largest student-managed Sports fests of the country.
OASIS: It is the annual cultural festival organized by BITS Pilani in October.
BITS Pilani campus has a total of fourteen hostels, eleven hostels for boys and one hostel complex for the girl students. The hostel rooms are fully furnished with common room facilities, Cable TV, and telephone facilities. Each hostel is equipped with Internet connectivity, water purifier and solar water heating systems are provided in all the hostels. Hostels are also provided with mess facilities.
- Krishna Bhawan
- Vishwakarma Bhawan
- Rana Pratap Bhawan
- Bhagirath Bhawan
- Ashok Bhawan
- Gandhi Bhawan
- Shankar Bhawan
- Vyas Bhawan
- Budh Bhawan
- Ram Bhawan
- Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Bhawan
- CV Raman Bhawan
- Srinivasa Ramanujan Bhawan
Courses and Degrees
The Pilani campus consists of 13 departments, covering the range of pure science, applied science, humanities and management.
BITS Pilani provides three tier education system: First Degree, Higher degree and Ph.D.
First Degree Programs
- B.E. (HONS) CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
- B.E. (HONS) CIVIL ENGINEERING
- B.E. (HONS) COMPUTER SCIENCE
- B.E. (HONS) ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
- B.E. (HONS) ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING
- B.E. (HONS) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
- B.E. (HONS) MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
- B. PHARMA
First Degree Integrated M.Sc. Programs
- M.Sc. (HONS) BIOLOGY
- M.Sc. (HONS) CHEMISTRY
- M.Sc. (HONS) ECONOMICS
- M.Sc. (HONS) MATHEMATICS
- M.Sc. (HONS) PHYSICS
First Degree Integrated M.Sc. Tech. Programs
- M.Sc. TECH GENERAL STUDIES
- M.Sc. TECH FINANCE
Higher Degree Programs
- M.E. CIVIL, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
- M.E. CIVIL, TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
- M.E. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
- M.E. COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
- M.E. MICROELECTRONICS
- M.E. EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
- M.E. COMPUTER SCIENCE
- M.E. SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
- M.E. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
- M.E. DESIGN ENGINEERING
- M.E. MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
- M.E. BIOTECHNOLOGY
- PHARMACEUTICS PHARMACY
- PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY PHARMACY
- MBA program
- On Campus PhD
- Off Campus PhD
- Part Time PhD
BITS Pilani is a preferred destination for many prestigious companies. The quality of education and experience, it provides to its students, helps them to be successfully placed on campus. Some of the best recruiters visiting BITS Pilani are:
- Citi Bank
- Indian Oil Corporation Lim
- Goldman Sachs
- Reliance Jio
BITS Pilani has MOUs with universities in North America, Asia, Oceania and Europe.
Some of them are:
- Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
- Al Ghurair University, Dubai
- University of New Castle, Australia
- Victoria University of Tech, Melbourne, Australia
- The University of Nottingham, UK
- University of Limoges, France
- All Night Canteen (ANC)
- Food King
- Sky Lab
- Amul Parlor
- The Institute Cafeteria
- Redi network