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Doctoral (Ph.D) Programme

Admission to the Ph.D Programme for Second Semester, Academic Year 2020-21 is now open.

Applications are Invited for Admission to the Ph.D Programme (Full-time and Part-time) in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad Campuses of BITS Pilani.

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About BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani offers UG, PG, and Ph.D programmes to nearly 17,000 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. BITS Pilani has established itself as a symbol of Excellence and was declared as an Institution of Eminence by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020. BITS Pilani has been ranked in the Top 351-400 by QS World University Subject Rankings 2020 in four areas, namely, Mechanical Engineering (in top 10 in India), Computer Science (in top 12 in India), EEE (in top 12 in India) and Chemical Engineering (in top 14 in India). Nature Index India 2020 has ranked BITS at #9 in Physical Sciences category amongst the academic institutes. NIRF 2020 has ranked BITS at #15 in University category, at #23 in Overall category and at #6 in Pharmacy. In QS Asia University Rankings 2021, BITS is at #194, only private institute from India in the Asia Top 200, and #18 in India. The Institute has secured more than Rs 330 crore as external research grant in the last 5 years. State of the art facilities have been developed to support cutting edge research, led by students and about 850 faculty members, leading to an h-index of 122, ~11700+ publications with ~1,25,000 citations as per Scopus Database and with 85+ patents filed in the last 5 years. Recently, BITS Pilani was chosen by DST, GoI to establish a Technology Innovation Hub on Bio-Cyber Physical Systems with a grant of Rs 125 Cr; BITS is the only non-Govt institute amongst the 25 chosen nationally for this prestigious grant. Recent studies have identified BITS at #3 in terms of number of Indian start-ups founded by graduates of an institute.

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 Yes
Civil Engineering Yes Yes NA NA Yes No
Computer Science & Information Systems Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Humanities & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Economics & Finance Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Management Yes Yes No No Yes * Yes *
Mathematics Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Mechanical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pharmacy Yes Yes NA NA Yes No
Physics Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes - A Department intends 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
*only Organizational Behaviour (OB) and Human Resource Management (HRM)

Important Dates

Admission Portal Open 16th January 2021
Last Date for filling application form online 5th February 2021
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website) 10th February 2021
Test/Interview 18th to 24th February 2021
Announcement of admission offers to Ph.D Programmes (on BITS admission website) 1st March 2021
Reporting of selected students in respective campus 8th March 2021
Registration 10th March 2021

The Institute 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.
Tel: 01596 242205 (10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs : Mon. - Fri.) (10.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs : Sat.)

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