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Doctoral Program (Ph.D.)

(Posted on 09.08.2022)

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(Posted on 02.08.2022)

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

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(Posted on 05.07.2022)

Deadline for the Submission of Applications to Ph.D Programme of BITS Pilani has been extended to July 10, 2022

Please note the changes in the "Important Dates" Table below.

About BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani offers UG, PG and PhD programs to over 17,000 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Dubai. BITS Pilani was declared as an Institution of Eminence by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020.

QS World University Subject Rankings 2022 has ranked BITS Pilani globally at

i) 101-150 in Pharmacy and Pharmacology
ii) 301-350 in 2 subjects namely, EEE and Chemical Engineering
iii) 351-400 in Mechanical Engineering
iv) 401-450 in Computer Science
v) 451-500 in 2 subjects, namely, Mathematics and Business & management Studies
vi) 501-550 in Chemistry
vii) 551-600 in Physics & Astronomy

BITS Pilani has been ranked among the top 300 in QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 and within the top 8 in India.

In the NIRF 2021 rankings, BITS Pilani has been ranked 3rd in Pharmacy, 17th in the University category and 26th in Engineering. In QS Asia University Rankings 2021, BITS Pilani has been ranked 194th, only private institute from India in the Asia Top 200, and at 18 in India. The Institute has secured over Rs 375 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 925 faculty members, leading to a Scopus h-index of 135, about 19100 publications with over 1,80,320 citations as per Scopus Database and with 112 patents filed in the last 5 years, and 14 patents granted. 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 - the only non-Government institute amongst the 25 chosen nationally for this prestigious grant. Recent studies have identified BITS Pilani at #3 in terms of number of Indian start-ups founded by the graduates of an institute. Currently there are 12 BITSian Unicorns and 1 Decacorn. There are over 7500 BITSian founders and co-founders of enterprises.

Applications are invited for full-time and part-time PhD programs for the First Semester of the Academic Year 2022-23 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 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.

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 program are eligible to be considered for a fellowship of ₹28,000 or ₹31,000 per month as per intake qualification. 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.

Important Dates

Activity Date
Admission Portal Open 27-Apr-2022
Last Date for filling application form online 10-Jul-2022
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website) 02-Aug-2022
Date of Admission Test/Interview  16-Aug-2022
Result Notification 23-Aug-2022
Deadline for Fee Payment 30-Aug-2022
Student Reporting 04-Sep-2022
Student Registration 05-Sep-2022

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

Visit the respective campus/department for research related information.






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