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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Ph.D. Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Bio-Cyber Physical Systems Funded by BITS BioCyTiH Foundation.

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Doctoral (Ph.D) Programme

Academic session for PhD students will initially be run in online mode. Please refer to "Important Dates" below on Reporting and Registration

Second list for waitlisted candidate would be available on 2nd September, 2021

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Application form under Ph.D (Aspirant) Scheme is available here

About BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani offers UG, PG, and PhD 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 the graduates of an institute.

Applications are invited for full-time and part-time PhD programs for the First Semester of the Academic Year 2021-22 in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS Pilani 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 table below.

  • Yes – A Department intends to admit students under the specified mode.
  • No – A Department does not intend to admit students under the specified mode.

Minimum Eligibility Qualifications

  • ME / MTech / MPharm / MBA / MPhil (minimum of 60% aggregate)*
  • MSc/BE/BPharm or an equivalent degree (minimum of 60% aggregate)*
  • For admission into Humanities and Social Sciences, MA degree (minimum of 55% aggregate)*

    [*In the Qualifying Degree examination]

In addition, Departments may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. Meeting the minimum eligibility qualifications does not guarantee admission into the PhD programme. 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.

Full-time students

Preferably individuals who would like to pursue PhD in-house, residing on campus.

Part-time students

Preferably individuals who are working in organizations providing basic facilities and an environment for research.

Financial Assistance

Full-time PhD students admitted into the PhD programme are eligible to be considered for fellowship of ₹28,000 or ₹31,000 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 to 10 hours (per week) of work as assigned to her/him by the Institute.

For details on the admissions process, refer ( ). Deadline to receive filled applications with the prescribed application fee is 17:00 hrs. on 26th July, 2021.

Application Procedure

  • Click on “online application” at
  • 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 26-Jun-2021
Last Date for filling application form online 30-Jul-2021
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website) 2-Aug-2021
Test/Interview 9th to 16th Aug 2021
Announcement of admission offers to PhD Programmes (on BITS admission website) 22-Aug-2021
Reporting of selected students to respective campuses (Online Mode) 01-Sep-2021
Registration (Online Mode) 07-Sep-2021

Students may be required to report in person at an appropriate time. They must complete at least one dose of vaccination before joining.

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

Refer to PhD Admission Brochure for details on financial assistance, written test, important dates etc.

Visit the respective campus/department for research related information.







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