Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS, Pilani

Pilani, Rajasthan

 ESTD 1964
 Private University
 NIRF Ranking - 29
 AICTE, PCI Approved

About Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS, Pilani

Last Updated By: Avantika on 18th January, 2022

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, is the top-rated private institution in India. The institution was founded in 1964 by late Mr. G.D Birla, who was an eminent industrialist. In the initial state, the institute was a regional engineering college which was later transformed into a deemed university under the UGC Act of 1956. BITS has its campuses in three other places, and it is the first Indian institution to have an international campus.

The other BITS campuses are:

  1. BITS Hyderabad
  2. BITS Goa
  3. BITS Dubai

Courses offered BITS Pilani:

BITS Pilani offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses. BITS Pilani is exceptionally famous for integrated first degree in engineering. The institute offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) Honours in different branches like Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Apart from B.E.(Hons.), BITS-Pilani offers an undergraduate honours degree in B.Pharma. BITS-Pilani offers higher degree courses like Master of Engineering (M.E.) in traditional areas of engineering, M.Pharm. and Master of Business Administration (MBA). BITS Pilani also offers an integrated B.Sc + M.Sc course of four years duration.

BITS Pilani Admission:

The BITS Pilani admissions to the integrated first-degree courses and higher degree courses are made through a computer based online test called BITSAT. BITS Pilani is the first institute in India to have conducted an online entrance test. CAT/GMAT score do the entrance to an MBA programme in BITS-Pilani. BITS-Pilani has a No-reservation policy in admissions.


BITSAT is conducted by the BITS-Pilani mainly for shortlisting students for the B.E (Hons.) course. It is a computer-based online exam in which the candidates have to sit in front of a computer at the exam center which is connected to a server. Unlike the pen-paper based which is conducted in a single day, BITSAT exam is conducted for a period, and the student has to choose a date of his/her choice and to appear for the exam on the selected date. The nature of the questions in BITSAT is in the form of multiple choices and is displayed on the screen of the computer. The candidate has to mark the right answer among the given options. There are total 150 questions of maximum 486 marks to be completed in total 3-hour duration without a break. Each correct answer marked by the candidate fetches +3 marks and each wrong answer marked by the candidate costs -1 mark. There is no marking for any skipped question by the candidate.

BITSAT Eligibility:

There are some eligibility criteria to appear for BITSAT exam

  1. The student has to pass 10+2 board exam from a recognized central or state board or its equivalent with Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics subjects and with an adequate proficiency in the English language.
  2. The student must have passed Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with an aggregate minimum percentage of 75% with at least minimum 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects individually.
  3. There are only two attempts available for the students to appear in the BITSAT exam and the attempts must be given just after completing 10+2 in the consecutive year.

BITSAT Application Form:

BITSAT online application forms are available in the month of January every year. The candidate can register online to fill the application form at the official website of BITS-Pilani. A candidate can also make changes in the application form anytime before submitting the form and before the final date of submitting the form is over by login into the account. The whole admission process ends in the month of June.

The mode of payment of fee is online, but the candidate can choose to pay the fee offline through Cash Challan made in favor of BITS-Pilani. The candidates can take the printout of the online application form and the payment receipt for future reference.

BITSAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern:

BITSAT exam pattern is based on 11th and 12th NCERT syllabus. Though a high level of questions asked in the exam, the candidate can take NCERT books as a base and can prepare accordingly. The online question paper is divided into four parts through which the questions are formed. The four parts consist of the following things-

  1. Part 1- Physics (40 questions)
  2. Part 2- Chemistry (40 questions)
  3. Part 3- Part 3 is subdevided into following 2 sections
    • English Proficiency (15 questions)
    • Logical Reasoning (10 questions)
  4. Part 4- Mathematics (45 questions)

Once the candidate has attempted all the 150 questions before the completion of time, the candidate is then given an option to attempt 12 extra in the remaining time left. The extra questions are given from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics part only. Know detailed exam syllabus for more clarification.

BITSAT Cutoff and Result:

For different branches of engineering, there are different cutoffs. The students can check the branch wise cutoffs of BITSAT exam. The BITSAT exam results are declared in the month of July every year. The results can be checked on the official website of BITS-Pilani.

BITS Pilani Placements:

Many big companies like Adobe, Cognizant, IBM, Indian Oil, McKinley and much more hire students from the campus at an average salary of 5 lakh. Know about the highest salary offered at the BITS-Pilani campus and other companies that come for campus placements.

BITS Pilani Campus Life:

BITS-Pilani campus is spread over 1,320 acres of land. The campus has various facilities for the students like a computer lab, Auditorium, Hostel, Gym, Labs, Sports facilities, Medical facilities, Wifi and much more. BITS-Pilani Campus Life is marked by its tremendous infrastructure and good quality of food.

BITS Pilani Accreditation and Rankings:

BITS Pilani has been accredited with an A grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). BITS Pilani has been ranked 16th by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2017, MHRD, Government of India, among all the engineering institutes in India leaving behind even some of the IITs. According to the Times World Ranking 2017, BITS-Pilani ranked in the range of 601-800 in the world which is 10th in number among all the Indian educational institutions at the international level.


Highest and average package for B.Tech / B.E.

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Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS, Pilani Admission

BITS Pilani has been currently receiving applications for admission to MBA (Business Analytics) 2022 and the last date to apply for the same is 21st February 2022. The entrance examination that students must qualify for admission to MBA is scheduled to be conducted on 13th March 2022 and the announcement of waitlist will start from 23rd April 2022 onwards. BUTS Pilani MBA Admission is done based on candidates' performance in CAT, XAT, GMAT, or BAAT Exam followed by Personal Interview round, their work experience and prior academic records.

Besides, BITS Pilani will soon declare the list of shortlisted candidates for Ph. D interview round which was held on 5th January 2022. The admission lists for the program was declared on 10th January 2022. For admission to Ph. D, candidates will be required to take 2 written tests (one general and one subject specified) followed by a personal interview round.

BITS Pilani is populary known for offering various programs in the field of Technology and Engineering. These programs are offered at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Some of the most chosen programs of the college are B. E. and MBA. B. E. program is offered at the undergraduate level while MBA at the postgraduate level.

BITS Pilani Admission Highlights




BITS Pilani


Deemed to be University

Courses Offered

Undergraduate – B. E., B. Pharm, M. Sc, M. Sc (M. Tech)

Postgraduate – MBA, M. Pharm, M. E.

Admission Criteria

Entrance Exam Based

Mode of Application


Entrance Exams Accepted





Varies with programs offered

Official Website

The admission procedure of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani varies for various programs offered by the institute. The college mainly offers several Integrated, undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral courses. The courses offered by the institute are related to Engineering, Technology and Pharmacy.

  • The candidates seeking admission to the integrated Undergraduate courses offered by the institute are required to appear and qualify BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) with a valid score
  • To register for admission, Candidates must fill in the application form online along with class 12th details
  • Candidates seeking admission to MBA must have a valid score of CAT/GMAT, after which they are required to go through GD and PI rounds as well
  • For admissions in ME or M. Pharm courses, candidates must take written entrance test conducted by BITS
  • For admission to PhD, the marks scored by the candidates in written entrance test followed by the interview are considered.

BITS Pilani Admission to B. E. and B. Pharm

The institute offers Bachelor of Engineering program under various specialization, all of which follow the same procedure of admission. Bachelor of Pharmacy is another course offered under the integrated undergraduate course.

  • For B. E program, candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their subjects securing at least 75% marks in aggregate from a recognized board
  • For B. Pharmacy, candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their subject securing at least 75% marks in aggregate
  • Proficiency in English language is another requirement
  • Candidates are required to have scored at least 60% marks in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology individually
  • Candidates appearing or have passed senior secondary school can apply for BITSAT
  • Candidates must apply for BITSAT examination and register themselves by visiting the official website of the institute.




Admission Criteria

B. E.


Passed 12th class with at least 75% marks in aggregate in PCM and English along with 60% marks score in each subject individually

BITSAT or JEE Main Entrance Exams


Computer Science

Electrical and Electronics

Electronics and Instrumentation



M. Sc.

Biological Sciences

Merit Based





B. Pharm


Passed 12th class with at least 75% marks in aggregate in PCB and English along with 60% marks score in each subject individually

BITS Pilani Admission to M. E, M. Pharm, and MBA

The candidates seeking admission to MBA programs must fulfil the minimum qualification criteria defined by the institute. The institute offers MBA under various specializations. And the admission to MBA depends on the scores obtained by the candidates in CAT/GMAT examinations.

  • Candidates, who possess a bachelor's degree in B. E/B. Tech securing at least 60% marks can apply for admission
  • They must have a valid score of CAT/GMAT
  • Admissions to MBA purely depend on the merit list formed based on the scores obtained by the candidates in CAT/GMAT exams
  • Selected candidates are expected to appear in Group discussion and Personal interview rounds conducted by BITS
  • Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted at the national level in online mode, while Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test

BITS Pilani MBA Registration

  • Candidates are required to visit the official website of the institute and download the application form available
  • The payment can be made through various modes such as credit card, debit card, Net banking and payment by cash at ICICI bank branch through challan
  • The completed application form along with the prescribed fee must be sent to the admission office of the college.

BITS Pilani offers master's degree in Engineering and Pharmacy. The duration of both the programs is 2 years. The institute offers master's degree programs in various specializations.  Admission to these programs can be attained only if the candidates fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria set by the institute.




Admission Criteria

M. E.


B.E. degree with a minimum of 60% marks.

A valid score in GATE Exam


Civil (Infrastructure Engineering and Management)

Civil (Structural Engineering)

Civil (Transportation Engineering)

Communication Engineering

Computer Science

Design Engineering

Embedded Systems

Manufacturing Systems



Software Systems

Sanitation Science, Technology and Management

M. Pharm


A minimum of 55% is required in the qualifying Degree examination.

A valid score in GPAT Exam

Pharmaceutical Chemistry




Business Analytics

B.Tech. / B.E. / B. Pharma. / B.Arch. / MCA / M.Sc. / First Degree of BITS Pilani or equivalent, with minimum 60% in aggregate

A valid score in CAT/XAT/GMAT/BAAT

  • The candidates seeking admission to M. E or M. Pharm must have scored 60% marks in aggregate in their degree qualifying examination
  • The admission is based on the candidates' performance in the online computer test/written test, group discussion and personal interview conducted by the institute
  • Candidates can visit the official website of the institute to fill the application form online and must have the printout of the form.
  • They can send the copy of form along with the copy of payment receipt of the application fee to the BITS Pilani admission office.

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admission

The institute (BITS) also offers PhD programs for research work under various specializations. The candidates applying for PhD program must possess,

  • Master's degree (M. E, M. Pharm, MBA, M. Phil) in the respective field securing at least 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized university
  • Candidates willing to pursue their career in PhD in languages and humanities must hold a M. Phil/ MA with at least 55% marks in aggregate
  • Candidates are shortlisted based on the marks obtained by them in the qualifying degree examination. They must appear and qualify the written test and personal interview round conducted by the institute.

BITS Pilani Application Process:

Candidates must apply for BITSAT examination and register themselves online by visiting the official website of the institute

They must register and fill the application form online and process the payment of application fee

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani is one of the main establishments of the BITS with three campuses in India and one international campus in Dubai. The campuses in India are situated at Pilani, Hyderabad, and Goa. At present, the institute offers different integrated, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses identified with Technology and Pharmacy. Integrated undergraduate courses offered by the institute include BE, B. Pharm and M.Sc. under various specializations. Notwithstanding it, the institute additionally offers postgraduate courses, for example, ME, M. Pharm and MBA under various specializations. Alongside it, the establishment likewise offers a Ph.D. course under four distinct fields of research.

BITS Pilani BE and B.Pharm Admission - BITSAT

BITS Pilani offers various integrated courses, for example, Bachelor in Engineering (BE) in 7 specializations, Bachelor in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) and in addition Master of Science (M. Sc) under 6 specializations. Every one of these courses is offered for a time of four years. For BE admissions, applicants ought to have passed the twelfth examination with least 75% total from a recognized Central or State board or its equal with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) subjects and satisfactory capability in English. In the event of B. Pharm, applicants ought to have passed the twelfth examination with least 75% total in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) and satisfactory capability in English.

  • In both the cases, BE and B. Pharm, competitor ought to have scored no less than 60% marks in every one of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology subjects.
  • Direct Admission is ensured to every one of the students who acquired first positions in their individual board examinations, irrespective of their BITSAT score.

Only the understudies who are expected to show up for twelfth class examination in 2018 or who have passed twelfth class Examination are qualified to show up in the BITSAT 2022, led by the institute. Admissions to the courses will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the applicant will be figured based on score gotten by the candidate in the BITSAT 2022

BITS Pilani MBA Admissions:

At present, Department of Management at BITS Pilani offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) of 2 years span under different specializations including Engineering and Technology Management, and IT Enabled Services Management. Admissions to MBA program (On campus) of BITS Pilani for the academic session 2018-19 are currently open and the last date to present the finished applications is February 15, 2018.

BITS Pilani ME and M.Pharm Admissions

At the postgraduate level, BITS Pilani offers Master of Engineering and Master of Pharmacy as higher degree programs at all the campuses. Both the courses are offered under different specializations and are of two years term. Application form for admission to these courses is accessible beginning from the month of April consistently. 

Candidates must have scored the minimum 60% marks in the qualifying degree examination for admission to PG/ higher degree programs. Admissions to Higher degree programs are based on the performance of the candidates in the online test and/or written test, group discussions and interviews conducted by BITS.

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admissions:

Alongside Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, BITS Pilani offers Ph.D. courses for research work in the separate fields of study as well. The research degree courses are offered under Full-time and in addition Part-time mode. The essential required qualification for admission to Ph.D. is applicant ought to have: 

  • M.E/M. Pharm./MBA/M. Phil of BITS or its equivalent with at least 60% total. 
  • M. Sc/ B. E or an equivalent degree with at least 60% total. 
  • For Ph.D. in languages and humanities, candidates with an M. Phil and with least of 55% total may likewise be considered.

BITS Pilani Application Process:

Applicants must apply online for BITSAT 2022 from the official site. Intrigued competitors should enroll online by filling in the prescribed application form and submit the required preparing expense.

Check out the Third Iteration Result of BITSAT 2019

By: Kanishk on July 11, 2019

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) has released the BITSAT 2019 third iteration result for the first-degree courses offered at BITS campuses yesterday, i.e. on July 10, 2019. Candidates who have appeared for BITSAT 2019 exam can check their result by using application number and password on the official website of

BITS Pilani BITSAT second round 2019

Steps to Check BITSAT 2019 Third Iteration Result

Step 1: Visit the official website-

Step 2: Click on the ‘BITSAT 2019 announcement' link.

Step 3: Click on the ‘First Degree through PCM entry' link

Step 4: Login on the page using your application number and password.

Step 5: Your BITSAT 2019 result of the third iteration will appear on the screen.

Step 6: Download and take a print for future reference.

Candidates who have been allocated seats in the BITSAT 2019 third iteration are required to pay the fees by July 17, 2019, up to 5 PM.

Cutoff for the admission to any programs at the end of the third iteration is:

  • Programs other than B. Pharm: 266
  • B. Pharm: 161

Wait List cutoff for the admission to any program at the end of the third iteration is:

  • Programs other than B. Pharm: 240
  • B. Pharm: 160

Iteration fourth result will be announced on July 19, 2019, after taking into consideration of withdrawal option between third and fourth iteration.

Admission of the candidates to the first-year degree programs will be on the basis of BITSAT 2019 score only. BITSAT 2019 exams were held in online mode from May 16 to May 26, 2019.

BITSAT is an entrance examination conducted by BITS Pilani for admission in Undergraduate Engineering Programs offered by BITS campuses i.e. Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai. It is a computer-based test and is conducted in two slots. The question paper will be carrying 4 sections and the time duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

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India Today

The institute was ranked 4th among engineering colleges by India Today in 2017

Outlook India

The institute was ranked 5th among engineering colleges by Outlook India in 2017

QS World University Rankings

The institute was ranked 801-1000 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018

Times Higher Education World University

The institute was ranked 801-1000 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018


259 PHD faculty

     263 faculty

Prof. G.Raghurama
Position: Director
Prabhat N. Jha
Position: Head Of Department, Biological Sciences
Dr Hare Krishna Mohanta
Position: Head Of Department, Chemical Engineering
Vandana Agarwal
Position: Head Of Department, Computer Science & Information Systems
Dr. Saumi Ray
Position: Head Of Department, Chemistry