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Doctoral (PhD) Programme
Admission to the PhD programme for first semester, academic year 2020-21 is closed.

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About BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani is a Deemed to be University, offering on-campus programmes to around 16,000 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. The University has been recognized as an Institute of Eminence by MHRD, Govt. of India. It is India’s highest ranked non-Government Institute as declared in QS Asia 2020 and QS India 2020. In QS Asia University Rankings 2020, BITS Pilani is the only non-Government Institute from India in the top 200 with a rank of 175 in Asia and a rank of 15 in India. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 has ranked BITS Pilani at 351-400 in four subjects: Electronics & Electrical Engg., Computer Science, Mechanical Engg., and Chemical Engg.; at 451-500 in Engineering & Technology and at 501-550 in Chemistry. In Mechanical Engg and Computer Science, it is the highest ranked non-Government Institute in India.
Having pioneered several curricular and pedagogic attributes, BITS Pilani has a vision to be amongst the top research led Institutes in the country. Over the last five years, the Institute has invested over Rs. 200 crore towards promoting research, laboratory infrastructure, and student fellowships. Centres of research excellence are being created for greater collaboration and impact. The Institute has secured more than Rs 160+ crores as research grant through more than 550 sponsored projects in the last 5 years. State of the art facilities have been developed to support cutting edge research, led by students and around 800 faculty, leading to 10800+ Scopus indexed publications with over 1,00,000 citations and 85+ patents being filed till date.

Department openings with regard to Full and Part-time student admission are tabulated below:

Pilani Goa Hyderabad
Full-Time Part-Time Full-Time Part-Time Full-Time Part-Time
Biological Sciences Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chemical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Civil Engineering Yes Yes NA NA Yes No
Computer Science & Information Systems Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Humanities & Social Sciences Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Economics & Finance Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Management Yes Yes Yes No NA NA
Mathematics Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Mechanical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pharmacy Yes Yes NA NA Yes Yes
Physics Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes - A Department does intend to admit students under specific scheme
No - A Department does not intend to admit students under specific scheme
NA – A Department does not exist in the specific campus

Important Dates

Admission Portal Open 3rd June 2020
Last Date for filling application form online 30th June 2020 (5:00 P.M.)
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website) TBA*
Test/Interview TBA
Announcement of admission offers to PhD Programmes (on BITS admission website) TBA
Reporting of selected students in respective campus TBA
Registration TBA

*To be announced
The Institute also reserves the right to change the above deadlines. Candidates will be informed well in advance should there be such a change.

Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani - 333 031 (Rajasthan) India.
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