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Applications are invited for PhD program of BITS Pilani for the First Semester of the Academic Year 2024-25 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.

For part-time applicants, a minimum of one year experience in the related field of study is required.

Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission into the PhD program. In addition, Departments may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. Candidates are advised to visit the departmental website for specific admission criteria. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an admission test, which may comprise of a written exam and/or interview. Candidates admitted with qualifications including M.Sc., B.E., B.Pharm. etc., will be required to do course work with minimum of 6 courses and minimum 24 units in the first and second semester after admission to the programme. Candidates admitted with qualifications including M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./MBA/M.Phil. etc., will be required to do course work with minimum of 2 courses and minimum of 6 units in the first semester after admission to the programme.

Financial Assistance

Full-time PhD students admitted into the PhD program are eligible to be considered for an Institute fellowship of Rs. 34,000 or Rs. 37,000 per month in the first year based on their qualifications at the time of admission.

Students admitted with M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./MBA/M.Phil. or an equivalent Degree are eligible to receive an Institute fellowship of Rs. 37,000/-.

Students admitted with M.Sc./B.E./B.Pharm. or an equivalent degree are eligible to receive an Institute fellowship of Rs. 34,000/-. These students on successful completion of coursework will receive Rs. 37,000/- from the Semester following the one in which the course work was completed.

Higher fellowship may be made available in subsequent years. Consideration for Institute fellowship will be as per Institute norms. It will be obligatory on the part of every admitted full time student to undertake 8 hours (per week) of work as assigned to him/her by the institute.


 1st March 2024

Admission to the Ph.D Programme (Full-time and Part-time) in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad Campuses of BITS Pilani for First Semester, Academic Year 2024-25 is now open.


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