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Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.)





Ph.D. Program (Full Time and Part Time)

(2nd Semester 2023-24)


(Posted on 5-FEB-2024)

Admission to the Ph.D Programme (Full-time and Part-time) in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad Campuses of BITS Pilani for Second Semester, Academic Year 2023-24 is now closed.




BITS Ph.D. 2nd Semester 2023-24 Hostel Fee payment (Posted on 9-JAN-2024)

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Admissions Team
BITS, Pilani


BITS- RMIT Joint Ph.D. Hostel Fee payment (Posted on 9-JAN-2024)

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BITS, Pilani


List of Candidates shortlisted for Ph.D. Admission Test and/or Interview is now available.

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Admission to the Ph.D Programme (Full-time and Part-time) in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad Campuses of BITS Pilani for Second Semester, Academic Year 2023-24 is now open.

Last Date to apply for Ph.D Programme was 5:00 PM, 30th November 2023

Admissions Team
BITS, Pilani






BITS - RMIT Joint Ph.D. Program

(Academic Year 2023-24, January 2024 Session)

BITS Pilani announces admission to BITS - RMIT Joint Ph.D. Program for the Session starting January 2024

For more details, deadlines and to apply online, please CLICK HERE

Fee Payment Link for Selected Candidates, please CLICK HERE 

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BITS, Pilani






About BITS Pilani


BITS Pilani is a Deemed to be University, offering on-campus programs to more than 18,500 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Dubai. It has been recognized as an Institute of Eminence by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020.

In QS Asia University Rankings 2023, BITS has been ranked 188th, the only private institute from India in Asia Top 200, and at 18 in India. Further, BITS Pilani has been ranked among the top 300 in QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 and within top 8 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. The qualities of innovation, enterprise, commitment to excellence, adherence to merit, and transparency, have characterized the Institute during its inexorable march to eminence.

The Institute has secured over Rs 398 crores as external research funding in the last 5 years. State of the art facilities have been developed to support cutting edge research, led by students and about 930 faculty members, leading to a Scopus h-index of 156, with 221 patents filed so far, and 41 patents granted. Currently, there are 14 BITSian Unicorns and 1 Decacorn. There are over 7500 BITSian founders and co-founders of enterprises.


Applications are invited for PhD program of BITS Pilani for the Second Semester of the Academic Year 2023-24 in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses in the following Departments:



  • Engineering: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical
  • Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
  • Pharmacy
  • Economics & Finance, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management


Department preference with regard to the full-time and part-time Ph.D. student admission is given in the following table:



  • Information on specific Departments and related research activities is available on the Department website of respective campuses. Candidates are requested to visit the relevant website and if needed, further contact the concerned Head of Department (HOD) for details.

    Full-time Students: Preferably individuals who would like to pursue Ph.D. in-house, residing on campus.

    Part-time Students: Preferably individuals working in organizations providing basic facilities and environment for research.


Minimum Eligibility Qualifications



  • M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./MBA/M.Phil. or an equivalent Degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination

  • M.Sc./B.E./B.Pharm. or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination

  • For admissions to Humanities and Social Sciences, candidates with an M.A. degree and a minimum of 55% aggregate may apply.


In addition, Departments may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. Meeting the minimum eligibility qualifications does not guarantee admission into the Ph.D. program. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an admission test, which may comprise a written exam and/or interview. Information on specific Departments and related research activities is available on the Department homepage of respective campuses.



Financial Assistance



Full-time Ph.D. students admitted into the Ph.D. program are eligible to be considered for fellowship of ₹34,000 or ₹37,000 per month as per intake qualifications. Consideration for fellowship will be as per Institute norms, details of which are available in the PhD brochure on the admission website. It will be obligatory on the part of every admitted full time student to undertake 8 hours (per week) of work as assigned to her/him by the Institute.

For details on the admissions process, refer (https://www.bitsadmission.com/ph/). Deadline to receive filled applications with the prescribed application fee is 17:00 hrs. on 25 November, 2023.





Application Procedure



  • Click on “online application” at https://www.bitsadmission.com/phdmain.aspx
  • Following documents will have to be uploaded:
  •     1. Photograph
  •     2. Signature
  •     3. Date of Birth Certificate
  •     4. Marksheet of Qualifying degree
  •     5. Certificate of Qualifying degree


Important Dates



Activity Date
Admission Portal Open 7-OCT-2023
Last Date for filling application form online 30-NOV-2023
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website) 15-DEC-2023
Date of Admission Test/Interview  3-JAN-2024
Result Notification 6-JAN-2024
Deadline for Fee Payment 15-JAN-2024
Student Reporting 18-JAN-2024 (K K Birla Goa & Hyderabad Campuses)
21-JAN-2024 (Pilani Campus)
Student Registration 18-JAN-2024 (K K Birla Goa & Hyderabad Campuses)
22-JAN-2024 (Pilani Campus)


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






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