Courses in BITS PILANI

Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Pilani Campus:

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 
B.E.(Hons.): Civil
 
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science
 
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics
 
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation
 
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical
 
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing
 
B.Pharm.(Hons.)

M.Sc.(Hons.):Biological Sciences 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics
 

M.Sc.(Tech.): General Studies 
 

 

 

Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Goa Campus:

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science
 
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics
 
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation
 
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical

M.Sc.(Hons.):Biological Sciences 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics
 

 

 

Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus:

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 
B.E.(Hons.): Civil
 
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics and Communications
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics
 
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation
 
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical
 
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing
B.Pharm.(Hons.)

M.Sc.(Hons.):Biological Sciences 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics
 
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics
 

 

 

 

Eligibility for Admissions: (For Admission to the academic year 2014-15)

For admission to all the Integrated First Degree Programmes except B.Pharm.(Hons.) candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

For admission to B.Pharm.(Hons.), candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.

 

Students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2014 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2013 only are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2014 test. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2012 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2014. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2014.

Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2014. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.

The Institute considers only the latest performance through a public examination for admission. If the results of the latest examination are not available within the due date for submission of application, the candidate will not be considered even if there are some earlier performances of 12th class or its equivalent or any higher examination available with him/her. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. 

Direct Admission to Board Toppers:
In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. Continuing this tradition, the Institute will give direct admission to first rank students of all the central and state boards to the programme of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2014 score.

While the first rank student in PCM stream will be considered for admission to any of the first degree programmes of his/her choice, the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. (Hons.) programme only.

Moreover, they should have obtained the minimum marks in PCM/PCB SUBJECTS in 12th examination, as described above. For more details, see the later sections in this part and also the BITS website.

Eligibility criteria for admission under ‘Direct admission to Board toppers’ scheme:

To be eligible for admission under the 'Direct admission to Board toppers' scheme, the candidate should be the topper from the science stream having taken Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subjects in 12th. To identify the topper, the following criteria will be adopted.

The topper is the student who fulfills the following criteria:

a) has taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 12th examination and

b)  has obtained the highest aggregate percentage of marks in 12th among all the students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 2014 from the Board. For the purpose of calculating the aggregate percentage, the aggregate marks should include the marks of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in addition to other subjects which are required to pass the 12th examination from the Board under consideration. Further, the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subject marks should be included in the aggregate, irrespective of whether the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects are identified as main/optional/elective in his marksheet(s).

In the case of first rank candidate of Physics, Chemistry, Biology stream, the criteria is same as above, replacing ‘Mathematics’ with ‘Biology’ subject in 12th standard. However the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. (Hons.) programme only. 

Applicants under the scheme should attach documentary proof in support of their claim, along with the 12th mark sheet and a letter from the Board declaring the candidate as the topper in the specified stream. The Institute will also make efforts to get these data from the different boards on its own. In all cases, the Institute will be guided by the data provided by the concerned Board. In cases where for  a particular board, the data available before the deadline is insufficient or inconclusive, the admission committee may decide not to make any offer under the scheme for that specified Board. In all such cases, the decision of the Vice chancellor will be final and binding on the applicants

 

 

Application Procedure:

Candidates who are appearing in BITSAT 2014 need to apply through an online form giving Programme preferences and marks obtained in 12th class examination. The link for applying to first degree programmes is now open. The last date is 30thJune 2014.

 

 

Admission Modality: 
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Schedule of Fees

Fee Schedule for the Academic Year 2014-15 (All figures are in INR)

A. The following is the details of the fees  for the Academic Year 2014-15 at BITS, Pilani- Pilani Campus

Current Schedule of Fees#

Fees

Integrated First Degrees (FD)6

Higher Degrees

(HD)7

Ph.D. Programme8

Admission Fees$

23,000/-

23,000/-

23,000/-

Semester Fees$,@

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

 

31,325/-

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

 

31,325/-

 

89500/-

89,500/-

 

31,325/-

Students' Union fee

350/- pa

 

350/- pa

Students' Aid Fund 

100/- pa

 

100/- pa

100/- pa

Hostel fee (for on-campus students only)

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

 

3000/-

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

 

3000/-

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

 

3000/-

Ph.D. thesis examination fees

-

-

17900/-

Mess & Electricity advance

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

(Payable at the beginning of each semester/term and adjustable at the end of the same)

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

 

3000/-

 

 

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

 

3000/-

 

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

 

3000/-

Hostel, ICT, Infrastructure modernization Fees

        2875/-

       2875/-

        2875/-

Institute Caution Deposit

    3000/-

    3000/-

   3000/-

Fee for Eligibility Test(s) / Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

Institute reserves its right to charge such a fee, which would be adjustable against admission fees if the candidate secures admission

 

B.The following is the details of the fees For the Academic year 2014-15at BITS, Pilani- K.K.Birla Goa Campus..

Current Schedule of Fees  

Fees

Integrated First Degrees

(FD)6

Higher Degrees (HD)7

Ph.D. Programme8

 

Admission Fees$

23,000/-

23,000/-

23,000/-

Semester Fees$,@

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

31,325/-

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

31,325/-

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

31,325/-

Students' Union fee

350/- pa

350/- pa

 

Students' Aid Fund 

100/- pa

100/- pa

     100/- pa

Hostel fee (for on-campus students only)

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

 

 

8500/-

8500/-

4250/-

 

 

8500/-

8500/-

4250/-

 

 

8500/-

8500/-

4250/-

Mess & Electricity advance

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

(Payable at the beginning of each semester/term and adjustable at the end of the same)

 

6000/-

6000/-

3000/-

 

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

3000/-

 

 

 

6000/-

6000/-

3000/-

 

Hostel, ICT, Infrastructure Modernization Fees

       2875/-

      2875/-

2875/-

Institute Caution Deposit

3000/-

3000/-

3000/-

 :

C.The following is the details of the fees For the Academic year 2014-15 at BITS, Pilani- Hyderabad Campus..

Current Schedule of Fees  

Fees

Integrated First Degrees

(FD)6

Higher Degrees (HD)7

Ph.D. Programme8

 

Admission Fees$

23,000/-

23,000/-

23,000/-

Semester Fees $,@

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

31,325/-

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

31,325/-

 

89,500/-

89,500/-

31,325/-

Students' Union fee

350/- pa

350/- pa

 

Students' Aid Fund 

100/- pa

100/- pa

    100/- pa

Hostel fee (for on-campus students only)

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

 

 

8500/-

8500/-

4250/-

 

 

8500/-

8500/-

4250/-

 

 

8500/-

8500/-

4250/-

Mess & Electricity advance

First Semester

Second Semester

Summer term

(Payable at the beginning of each semester/term and adjustable at the end of the same)

 

9000/-

9000/-

4500/-

 

 

 

9000/-

9000/-

4500/-

 

 

 

9000/-

9000/-

4500/-

 

Hostel, ICT, Infrastructure Modernization Fees

       2875/-

      2875/-

2875/-

Institute Caution Deposit

3000/-

3000/-

3000/-

Note : (Applicable to Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad Campus candidates):

1.$ The above prescribed semester fees is for the FD, HD and PhD students admitted in the academic year 2014-15.For these students, the semester, term and admission fees will be revised upward every year but will not increase beyond 15% each year (unless the government announces any new levy/tax, which will be passed on to all existing students irrespective of their year of entry)

2. @ Vice-Chancellor may waive full or part of tution fee to deserving Ph.D.  candidates, who are not getting any fellowship or scholarship.

3. * subject to increase according to the nature of courses.

4.   All fees are to be paid in advance. Only caution deposit and mess advance is refundable after adjustment of dues at the time of withdrawal from the Institute. This applies to prospective candidates who are seeking admission as well as ongoing students of the Institute.

5. # For some specific programs requiring special treatment, fees and the mode of their payment will be determined by the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the Chancellor

6.Every year 24% of students admitted to First Degree Programs get between 25% to 80% tuition fee waivers in form of different scholarships.

7. Students admitted to the Higher Degree Programs may be considered for Teaching Assistantships with stipend upto Rs. 9600/- per month and/or partial tuition fee waiver.

8. Students admitted to the PhD program will be considered for Project/Research assistantship to the tune of Rs.12000 to Rs. 16800 per month in addition to tuition fee waiver of upto 90%.

Instructions for Payment:

(1) The above are for a normal situation. Wherever a student's programme gets modified or his progress is delayed beyond the maximum permissible, such a student is advised to consult the appropriate authority before registration.
(2) The fees and other charges are payable in advance in each semester/term on the notified dates before registration. No withdrawal from a course or courses will entitle a student for refund of fees.
(3) Students who go for Practice School II will be charged semester fees and the summer term fees because the practice school is longer than a semester and extends it to summer.
(4) Casual students will pay fees prescribed for regular students.
(5) Institute caution deposits are refundable only at the time of withdrawal from the Institute.
(6) If there are dues outstanding from a student, his grades will be withheld.
(7) Students who accumulate mess arrears would be required to pay a prescribed additional advance at the time of next registration.
(8) Refunds, if any, will be made through crossed cheques/Bank Drafts.

 


 

M.Sc. Courses at BITS Pilani

This post is meant for all the BITSian aspirants who’d like to know more about the M.Sc. Courses (M.Sc. (Hons.) & M.Sc. (Tech.)) offered at BITS Pilani (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad Campuses) and the Dual Degree Scheme.

These are some Frequently Asked Questions by answering which I aim to clear all the doubts and Misconceptions that the people have regarding the M.Sc. Courses offered at BITS Pilani.

 

Q.1) What are these M.Sc. Courses?
A.1) In BITS M.Sc. Courses are of 2 types:

Ø M.Sc. (Hons.) in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics.

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. Almost all students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), B.Pharm. Degrees under the dual degree scheme. In these courses you will be doing all the core courses of your Science Stream as well as Engineering Stream. So at the end of 5 years, you can choose to go in any field - Science or Engineering, based on your interest.

 

Ø M.Sc. (Tech.) in Information Systems, Finance & General Studies-

These programmes are multi-disciplinary, technological in character and are designed to meet the requirements of newly emerging professional activities.

i) Information Systems- The programme on Information Systems gives a good exposure to the students on computer software and software engineering techniques, both at the conceptual and application levels. At BITS, this program is equivalent to B.E. Computer Science, and is most sought after one.

ii) Finance - The courses planned for this programme are of such a nature that they fulfill the requirements of financial institutions as well as financial management needs of any industry. This programme is complementary to the M.Sc. (Hons.) Economics programme.

 

Q.2) What is the difference between M.Sc. (Hons.) & M.Sc. (Tech.) Courses?

A.2)

Ø M.Sc. (Hons.) – This course is of 5 years duration and you will end up with two degrees after 5 years

i) M.Sc. (Hons.) – ‘The discipline of this degree will depend on your preferences and will be given according to your BITSAT Score.

ii)B.E. (Hons.) – ‘The discipline of this degree will depend on your preferences and will be given according to your 1st year CGPA.’

WHEREAS,

Ø M.Sc. (Tech) – This is a course of 4 years duration and you will end up with only one degree after 4 years which will be equivalent to a B.E. (Hons.) degree.

P.S.: While M.Sc. (Hons.) will provide you a Masters degree, M.Sc. (Tech.) is NOT a masters degree.

 

Q.3) What is this Dual Degree Scheme stated at the end of Ans. 1? 
A.3) All M.Sc. (Hons.) (Mind it, only (Hons.) & not Tech) will be allotted an assured B.E. (Hons.) Degree, at the end of the 1st year, based on their CGPA for 1st year.

Which B.E. (Hons.) degrees will be offered for Dual Degree at the end of 1st year?

>> At Pilani Campus - B.E. (Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing and B.Pharm.(Hons.).

>> At Goa Campus - B.E. (Hons.): Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, and Mechanical.

>> At Hyderabad Campus - B.E. (Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Communications, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, and B.Pharm. (Hons.).

 

Q.4) But won’t it be too tough for me to get a good branch for dual degree?
A.4) Well for the Students aspiring for a dual degree of CS or EEE, you will need to score an above average CGPA, (I said above average, NOT very high CGPA.) while for Mechanical and Electronics & Instrumentation, average CG will work. Whereas Chemical and Civil can be obtained at lower CGPAs too. If you are TOO low with your CG you may end up with B.Pharm. But you will get some Dual for sure.

 

Q.5) What is this high and low CGPA?

A.5) In BITS there is a relative marking system on a 10 point scale. Just like Students with high BITSAT score opt for CS or EEE, similarly students with good CG also, and for obvious reasons, opt for a Dual Degree of CS or EEE and so on…. So, whether your CGPA is high or low for a given dual, depends not only on your CGPA but also on your fellow Dualites..
Generally - a CG of 7.5-8+ will get you CS/EEE, 6.5-6.75+ will get you EnI/Mech.


Q.6) Do we get two separate Degrees for B.E. and M.Sc. (Hons.)? 

A.6) Yes, you get two absolutely separate Degrees.

 

Q.7) But, What if I Don’t want a dual degree? 
A.7) If you opt for a B.E. dual degree, you spend 5 years. But, if you don’t opt for a Dual Degree then you will finish your M.Sc. (Hons.) degree in 4 years.

 

Q.8) That means I am wasting my one year if I am taking a Dual Degree???

A.8) Absolutely not. 1st of all, the 5th year of your study goes in Practice School II (Where you do an internship in a company of your choice and get a cool STIPEND for it too. :) ). So basically you end up with one year of extra experience and some money in your pocket before you are actually placed.

>> As compared to the M.Sc. (Hons.) non- dualites - If you are taking a dual then you can apply for a job with your Dual Degree also. That means you will be able to get technical jobs. And yeah, while applying for campus placements, a student with Dual Degree of Mechanical (for e.g.) is given equal preference to a student with B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical.

>> As compared to the B.E. / M.Sc. (Tech.) students – You have a Masters degree with you. If you have interest in research then you can Directly go for a Ph.D. degree. Also this degree will help you a lot in securing an admission in Universities Abroad…

 

Q.9) If it has so many advantages then why the cutoffs are low?
A.9) Because most people in India do not know about this course. BITS Pilani is the only University in India which offers this flexibility of pursuing B.E. along with M.Sc. (Hons.). Most of the people don’t have a clue about the Dual Degree Scheme & think that the M.Sc. course of BITS Pilani is similar to that of IITs. But The M.Sc. (Hons.) COURSE OF BITS PILANI IS VERY MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THAT AT IITs.. The IITs don’t offer B.E. as Dual degree..

Those who know about these courses never hesitate to take them.. You can find many people with BITSAT Score above 320 who have taken Dual Degree..
The only reason behind their cut-offs going low is lack of awareness about these courses..

Q.10) How will I manage the Studies of Both the Degrees ? Won’t it be an overload ??

A.10) You won’t be overloaded. The BITSian Academic Calendar is made in such a way, that you will not be over burdened.

The 1st year courses of all the disciplines are exactly same.

The 2nd year courses for all courses are almost the same. (1 or 2 courses different for different courses)

In 3rd year B.E. / M.Sc. (Tech.) students do their Compulsory Disciplinary Courses (CDCs) of B.E.

While the M.Sc. (Hons.) Students do their Compulsory Disciplinary Courses (CDCs) of M.Sc.

In 4th year the B.E. / M.Sc. (Tech.) students go on Practice School for one semester and will do 6 electives for the other semester, whereas the M.Sc. (Hons.) students do their Compulsory Disciplinary Courses (CDCs) of B.E.
In 5th year the B.E. / M.Sc. (Tech.) students do their JOB, while the M.Sc. (Hons.) Students will do their PS.


Q.11) Which M.Sc. Degree is the best? What should be my order of preference ?

A.11) NONE BUT ALL ARE BEST…

Your order of preference should depend on factors like which subject you are good at and which subject interests you the most and NOT on the fact that economics has the highest cut-off or Bio Sciences has the lowest cut-off. Because for one complete year (3rd year) you will have to study that subject in great detail.

And yeah the choice of your subject will NOT affect what Dual Degree you will get. Because all the 1st year courses for all the disciplines are exactly the same.

So just choose the subject of M.Sc. out of your interest.

 

Q.12) I have heard that some companies do not take dualites during On Campus Placements. Is it true ?
A.12) About 95 % of the companies coming on campus for placement, treat Dual Degree and Single degree students equally. Among the remaining 5 %, there are few companies who take only dualites, and few companies, who take only single degree students.
As a matter of fact, last year Google gave highest placement offers to 3 students, and all three of them co-incidentally were dualites. So do not worry, if you make the most of your life while at BITS, you will get a decent job.

 

 

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