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BITS Pilani: Admission 2024, Cutoff, Placements, Ranking, Courses

Pilani, Rajasthan Deemed To Be University Estd 1964 NAAC Grade A
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What's New at BITS Pilani Admission 2024

  • BITSAT 2024 session 1 will be conducted from May 20 to May 24, 2024, and the registrations for BITSAT Session 2 are ongoing till June 08, 2024.
  • ME/M.Pharm Admission 2024: Iteration 1 results for admissions based on GATE/GPAT scores are out now. The last date of admission for selected candidates is May 22, 2024. 
  • BITS HD Online Test 2024 will be held between May 19 to May 24, 2024. The Admission offers to candidates based on BITS HD and GATE / GPAT under Iteration 2 will be released on June 07, 2024.
  • BSc (Computer Science) Jul 2024 cohort applications are open now and the last date to apply is June 15, 2024.
  • BITS Pilani Placements 2024 have been concluded with 101 placement offers and the highest package of INR 32 LPA.

About BITS Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) is a private deemed university in Rajasthan. BITS has three other campuses located in Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai. Established in 1964, BITS Pilani is accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A’ Grade. It is one of the first six institutes in India to be granted “Institute of Eminence” status by the Ministry of Education. The institute offers on-campus BE, B.Pharm, M.Sc, ME, M.Pharm, MBA, and PhD programs in multiple specialisations. BITS is well known for its engineering programs and it is ranked 25th under the engineering category in NIRF Rankings 2023. The university conducts BITSAT (BITS Admission Test), an All-India entrance test for BE or BTech admissions. It also offers direct admission to central and state board toppers.

BITS Pilani Courses & Fees

BITS Pilani offers on-campus programs in Engineering, Pharmacy, Science, Management, and other streams. The university also offers Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) courses for working professionals and an online B.Sc program. BITS increases the tuition fee for all programs by 5% every year. Details like eligibility, selection criteria, and fees for on-campus courses offered at BITS Pilani are as follows:

What are Dual Degree Programs at BITS Pilani?

A popular choice for many candidates, the dual degree programs at BITS Pilani allow students to earn two degrees simultaneously within ten semesters or five years. Students can enroll for any BE or M.Sc programs initially and at the end of the first year, they’ll have a choice to add a second degree (based on the CGPA for the first year). The most commonly opted dual degree is BE+M.Sc. This is because M.Sc (Hons) has a comparatively lower cutoff and students can get their BE degree in the chosen engineering field along with a Master of Science degree.

BITS Pilani Admission 2024

BITS Pilani takes admission through its entrance test for all programs.

The university conducts BITSAT in two sessions for admission to BE, B.Pharm, and M.Sc programs. Session 1 and Session 2 tests are held in May and June respectively.
For ME and M.Pharm, It conducts the BITS Higher Degree (HD) online test and also accepts GATE and GPAT scores, respectively.
For MBA, BITS conducts the Business Analytics Admission Test (BAAT), and the final admission is offered based on performance in the BAAT, personal interview, CAT/XAT scores, work experience, and academic history.
Other Modes of admission for BE, B.Pharm, and M.Sc programs:

Board Toppers: The Institute will provide direct admission to first rank students of all the central and state boards to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT score. While the first rank student in PCM stream will be considered for admission to any of the first degree programmes of his/her choice, the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. program only.
International Students’ Admission: Candidates with foreign passports and valid Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores are eligible to apply for admission. Such candidates are not required to appear for the BITSAT. Candidate should have a minimum aggregate score of 1160 (out of a maximum of 1600) in SAT (reasoning) (new format) which includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test and Math test.
BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy: Candidates who appeared in BITSAT can also choose the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy mode of admission. They’ll receive two degrees that are awarded separately and simultaneously from both the universities, BITS Pilani and RMIT Australia.

BITS Pilani Admission Process

The step-by-step admission process of BITS Pilani is as follows:

Step 1: Application Form

Interested students taking admission at BITS must submit the application form online with qualifying examination marks and program preferences on or before the last date. Applications for BITSAT both sessions begin in January. However, the application window to apply for BITSAT session 2 re-open for 20 days in May. BITS HD application portal opens in March. The application fees to apply for admission at BITS Pilani for on-campus programs is as follows:

BITSAT Application Fees (BE/B.Pharm/M.Sc)

Step 2: Entrance Test

Candidates who have applied for admission at BITS Pilani must appear for the respective entrance test, Writing Ability Test, and personal interview as per the respective course on the given date.

Step 3: Merit List

BITS releases 7 rounds of iteration results in the form of a merit list on the official website. For BE, B.Pharm, and M.Sc programs, candidates can choose the “Freeze” or “Slide” option. If the candidate does not choose any of the two options, he/she will be considered for all the higher preferences (as given in his/her application form) in the subsequent iterations.

For ME and M.Pharm programs, two separate merit lists are released, one based on GATE/GPAT score and the other based on marks obtained in the BITS HD test. In each program, a maximum of 50% of the seats will be filled through GATE/GPAT scores and other 50% by BITS HD test marks.

Step 4: Document Verification & Payment of Admission Fee

Candidates offered admission in any iteration must submit the prescribed admission fee for the particular course as per the given timeline by BITS. After successful completion of fee payment, candidates are required to go through the document verification and are intimated about the date of commencement of the classes.

BITS Pilani Cutoff 2024 (Expected)

BITS Pilani cutoff 2024 will be tentatively released in July. The cutoff is the minimum score required for admission to the respective programs. A total of seven iteration rounds are released for admission to BTech (BE), B.Pharm, and M.Sc programs.

For admissions 2023-24, BITSAT maximum marks was 390.
The final cutoff score in 2023 for one of the most popular BE in Computer Science stood at 331 which is increased by 31 marks as compared to 2022.
The final BITSAT cutoff scores of last two years for admission to BE courses are given below:

BITS Pilani Placements 2024

  • BITS Pilani placements are ongoing for the batch passing out in 2024.
  • BE students of Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, and Electronics & Instrumentation branches received the highest package of INR 52 LPA by Palo Alto for the job role of Quant Analyst.
  • So far, the highest and lowest packages offered to BE students stood at INR 52 LPA and 5.5 LPA, respectively.
  • A total of 77 companies made 100 job offers to BE students.
  • The key highlights of BITS Pilani Placement 2024 are as follows:

BITS Pilani Scholarships

BITS Pilani offers a large number of scholarships, fellowships, and other financial assistance to its students. About 30% of the students receive some form of financial assistance from the institute. The scholarships are provided through dual criteria of Merit and Family Income. While merit is decided as per CGPA (exact CGPA is announced every semester), the family income criteria is set at Rs. 8,00,000 (8 Lacs) per annum, from all sources.

All awards are made for one semester only and their continuance in the subsequent semesters will depend on the Students’ performance in the Institute and his/her needs.
For the continuance of BITS Pilani Scholarships, students are required to maintain a good CGPA throughout the program.
Every year about 30% of students admitted to First Degree Programs get semester tuition fee waivers in the range of 15% to 100% in the form of either merit or merit-cum need scholarships.
BITS Pilani does not provide any fee waiver of admission fees.
The list of scholarships for First degree programs is tabulated below:

BITS Pilani Rankings

BITS Pilani is a top-ranked private university by multiple national and international ranking ogranisations. BITS Pilani rankings under various categories, such as Engineering, University, Pharmacy, etc are given below:

BITS Pilani Campus

BITS has three campuses in India and one in Dubai. BITS Pilani is the oldest and main campus. The Pilani campus houses India’s first technological museum, the Birla Museum. The campus is equipped with world-class facilities like labs, a library, a sports complex, etc.

BITS Pilani Hostel

BITS Pilani is fully residential and hostel accommodation is provided to all students. There are eleven hostels for boys and one hostel complex for girls. Each hostel is referred to as a “Bhawan”. Hostel rooms are fully furnished and have internet connectivity, a common provision for water purifiers, and solar water heaters. Common room facilities with Cable TV and telephone are available in each hostel. Every two boys’ hostel shares a common kitchen-cum-mess unit. However, the girls’ hostel has a separate mess of its own. BITS Pilani hostel fees for the first year are INR 66,300 (including mess and electricity charges). The fees will be revised upward every year. Based on recent reviews about the hostel on Collegedunia.com, some key facts are as follows:

First-year students usually get double occupancy and from 2nd year till the end, you get single occupancy rooms.
1st and 2nd year hostels are newly built and hence in very good condition. Pricing is also decent along with the mess food. Rooms have two LAN slots, 2 whiteboards, a pair of table, chairs, a bed, and 2 almirahs.
Each floor has around 4 water dispensers and 50 washroom and bathing cubicles each.
The menu is quite exquisite and is updated regularly. Students say that the food doesn’t taste very good but it’s nutritious.

How to reach BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani is located in Vidya Vihar adjacent to Pilani town in Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan. It is about 200 km from and about 220 km from Jaipur. Students can take a train from Sarai Rohilla Railway Station in New Delhi (DLI) to Loharu Station (LHU). Loharu is 26 km away from Pilani. Buses and jeeps are available from Loharu to Pilani. The campus is very close to the Pilani bus stand.

BITS Pilani Notable Alumni

BITS Pilani has a strong network of alumni who have made significant contributions in various fields. Some of the notable alumni (BITSian) are given below:

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