BITS Pilani Admission to Ph.D Programmes for First Semester 2016-17


Birla Institute of Technology Science (BITS) Pilani invites applications for admission to first semester full time and part time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program offered at Hyderabad, Goa and Pilani Campuses for the academic session 2016-17.

BITS Pilani is a “Deemed to be University” under Section 3 of UGC Act since 1964. Its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai provide an all-round educational and co-curricular experience that is second to none in India.

It offers UG, PG and PhD level programmes in Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Management, Economics & Finance and Humanities & Social Sciences.

Important Dates

Last Date to Complete the Application Form Online is 19th May 2016

Last Date for Completed Application Form to reach Admission Office: 18th May 2016 (05.00 PM)

Declaration of Shortlist to Candidates (through BITS website): 03rd June 2016

Date of Test/Interviews: 20th July 2016

Announcement of Admission offers to PhD Programs: 23rd July 2016

Admission of Selected students: 29th July 2016

Freshmen Orientation Program: 30th – 31st July 2016

Date of Registration: 01st August 2016

Program Offered

Applications are invited for admission to PhD Programs at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad Campuses in following disciplines:

Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science

, Economics and Finance, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary areas such as Biotechnology, Energy, Environment, Robotics, Nano-science & Nanotechnology, Water Management etc

For availability of full time/part time PhD admissions in any specific discipline at a campus, please refer to (Visit respective Dept. Website for further details)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with ME/M.Pharm/MBA/M.Phil of BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination is eligible.

Candidates with an M.Sc/B.E/B.Pharm or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate may also be considered for PhD admission.

For PhD Program in Humanities and Social Sciences candidates with an MA and with minimum of 55% aggregate may also be considered.

Full time students: Candidates are required to devote full time towards Ph.D. Short listed candidates will be required to come to Pilani/Goa/Hyderabad Campuses for test and/or interview. Preference will be given to candidates working in ongoing sponsored projects in the Institute and to CSIR/UGC-NET qualified candidates.

Part time Students: Candidates working in organizations situated in close vicinity of campuses of BITS Pilani will be admitted under this scheme.

Assistantship: Those admitted to full time PhD Program will be considered for Project/Research Assistantships to the tune of Rs.13200/- to Rs.18200/- pm or more addition to tuition fee waiver (as above).

How to Apply

Eligible candidates should apply through the prescribed application form available online at and take the printout of the filled form.

Completed Application Form along with the prescribed fee of Rs.2200/- should be sent to Dean Admissions, BITS Pilani-333031, so as to reach on or before 05.00 pm 20th May 2016

Details of fee payment modes are available at the website while applying online

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology and Science BITS, Pilani, Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad BITS, Pilani-333031 (Rajasthan), Website

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