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Bits Pilani-Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Admission to Ph.D. Programmes 2017

BITS PILANI - Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Admission to PhD Programmes (First semester 2017-18)

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani is a "Deemed to be University" established in 1964 under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956. Its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai provide to over 12,000 students 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.

Applications are invited for admission to PhD Programmes at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses in the following disciplines:

Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary areas such as Biotechnology, Energy, Environment, Robotics, Nario-science & Nanotechnology and Water Management.

For details, visit and the respective department website.

Input Qualification:

a) ME/MPharm/MBA/MPhil from an Institute of repute or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% in aggregate.

b) Candidates with an MSc/BE/BPharm or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% in aggregate may also be considered for PhD admission. For PhD Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences, candidates with an MA and with a minimum of 55% aggregate may also be considered.

c) Full time students: Candidates are required to devote full time towards PhD. 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.

d) 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 programme will be considered for Research / Project Assistantships up to Rs. 25,000/- per month. Selected candidates will be required to participate in teaching and other academic programmes of the institute under the guidance of a mentor.

Application Procedure: Interested and eligible candidates should apply through the prescribed application form available online at and send print out of the filled application form along with the prescribed fee of Rs.2,200/-, to Dean Admissions, BITS Pilani, Pilani 333031, so as to reach at or before 5.00 pm, May 16, 2017. Details of fee payment modes are available at the website while applying online.

Bits Pilani-Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Admission to Ph.D. Programmes 2017