Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. Program (Full Time and Part Time)
(2nd Semester 2023-24)
Admission to the Ph.D Programme (Full-time and Part-time) in Pilani,
Goa and Hyderabad Campuses of BITS Pilani for Second Semester, Academic Year 2023-24
is now open.
To apply online, Please CLICK HERE
BITS - RMIT Joint Ph.D. Program
(Academic Year 2023-24, January 2024 Session)
BITS Pilani announces admission to BITS - RMIT Joint Ph.D. Program
for the Session starting January 2024
For more details, deadlines and to apply online, please CLICK HERE
Fee Payment Link for Selected Candidates, please CLICK HERE
About BITS Pilani
BITS Pilani is a Deemed to be University, offering on-campus
programs to more than 18,500 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad,
Mumbai and Dubai. It has been recognized as an Institute of Eminence by the Ministry
of Education, Government of India in 2020.
In QS Asia University Rankings 2023, BITS has been ranked 188th, the only private institute from India in Asia Top 200, and at 18 in India. Further, BITS Pilani has been ranked among the top 300 in QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 and within top 8 in India.
Having pioneered several curricular and pedagogic attributes, BITS Pilani has a
vision to be amongst the top research-led Institutes in the country. The qualities
of innovation, enterprise, commitment to excellence, adherence to merit, and transparency,
have characterized the Institute during its inexorable march to eminence.
The Institute has secured over Rs 398 crores as external research funding in the
last 5 years. State of the art facilities have been developed to support cutting
edge research, led by students and about 930 faculty members, leading to a Scopus
h-index of 156, with 221 patents filed so far, and 41 patents granted. Currently,
there are 14 BITSian Unicorns and 1 Decacorn. There are over 7500 BITSian founders
and co-founders of enterprises.
Applications are invited for PhD program of BITS Pilani for the Second
Semester of the Academic Year 2023-24 in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses in the
Engineering: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical
Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
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
For admissions to Humanities and Social Sciences, candidates with an M.A. degree
and a minimum of 55% aggregate may apply.
In addition, Departments may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. Meeting
the minimum eligibility qualifications does not guarantee admission into the Ph.D.
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
Full-time Ph.D. students admitted into the Ph.D. program are eligible to be considered for fellowship of ₹34,000 or ₹37,000 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 hours (per week) of work as assigned to her/him by the Institute.
For details on the admissions process, refer (https://www.bitsadmission.com/ph/). Deadline to receive filled applications with the prescribed application fee is 17:00 hrs. on 25 November, 2023.
Click on “online application” at https://www.bitsadmission.com/phdmain.aspx
Following documents will have to be uploaded:
Date of Birth Certificate
Marksheet of Qualifying degree
Certificate of Qualifying degree
Admission Portal Open
Last Date for filling application form online
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website)
Date of Admission Test/Interview
Deadline for Fee Payment
The Institute reserves the right to change the above deadlines. Candidates
will be informed in advance should there be such a change.
Visit the respective campus/department for research related