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Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani: Engineering Admissions, Cut Off, Placements, Fees, Scholarships 

Last updated on August 17th, 2021

Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani (BITS Pilani), located in Pilani, Rajasthan is an All-India institute which provides several courses for both UG (undergraduate) and PG (postgraduate) students. With a huge variety of UG and PG courses, BITS Pilani campus area is around 111 hectares spreading across fields of Pilani with many Indian and Foreign students.

  • BITS Pilani ranking is #30 in NIRF 2020 Ranking amongst the top engineering colleges spreading all over India for Bachelors in Engineering.
  • BITS Pilani offers a four year programme in B.E. consisting of eight semesters, six month for each semester and a seven semester B.Tech Engineering Technology programme.
  • B.E. is offered in twenty one different streams including all major courses like Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Computer Science, etc. with a total number of 1040 seats in BITS Pilani, 1080 and 850 in BITS Hyderabad and BITS Goa respectively.
  • The institute also offers a Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP).

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BITS Pilani Highlights

College Website www.bits-pilani.ac.in
Admission Criteria BITSAT entrance examSAT (for Foreign students)
Application Mode Online
Course type UG (undergraduate)
Course Duration 4 years

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BITS Pilani Admissions For B.E.

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Students who want to pursue this course are required to register under the admission section in the university website. WILP program is basically a course designed for students who are already into similar fields and want to explore more about the same.

  • The course offered contains several practical subjects to support the project building under guidance of professionals.
  • Once the registrations get completed, the selected candidates receive a mail regarding the course and the fee.
  • The students are required to fill up the details and submit the fee within a specified time frame.
  • Total number of seats offered by the institute is 1040 for B.E. The classes are generally scheduled on weekends.

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B.E. Courses Offered at BITS Pilani

There are several courses offered by the institute for the students aspiring for Bachelor’s in Engineering. The list of courses in BITS Pilani are as follows:

Eligibility For B.E.

  • Candidates should have passed Class 12th Examinations of 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as a compulsory subject and proficiency in English.
  • Candidates should have obtained 75% marks in PCM (if he/she has Maths in BITSAT) or 75% in PCB (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT), with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology subjects.

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BITS Pilani Cut Offs For Top B.E. Courses

BITSAT cutoff 2021 has not been released yet as BITSAT has been postponed. So the cut off 2020 has been listed below for the candidates to get an idea about what to expect in 2021 cut offs.

Course Cut-Off (BITSAT)
Chemical Engineering 270
Mechanical Engineering 298
Civil Engineering 254
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 333
Computer Science Engineering 372
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 323
Manufacturing Engineering 253
Electronics and Communication Engineering 320

The admission in B.Tech (WILP) is based upon the quality of project work done in the respective fields of engineering by the candidate.

BITS Pilani Cut Offs For Top B.E. Courses

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Why Should You Study at BITS Pilani During COVID-19

During the global pandemic of COVID-19, institutions were left clueless for the safe conduct of the session for students from various programmes.

  • It was a major challenge to manage such a huge crowd from different states of India and even some of the students from Foreign nations.
  • BITS Pilani was one of the first institutes to switch to Online mode of classes, thus providing a contact-less plan for completion of course.
  • Many colleges were promoting students to next semester without even conducting examinations, the management of BITS Pilani arranged special classes to evaluate students based on the project work assigned to them.
  • BITS Pilani was one of the first institutes to conduct ONLINE mode of examinations for regular students.
  • Coming onto B.Tech (WILP), which itself is an Online mode of study, is functioning well without any external lag in the curriculum.
  • The classes are being conducted normally at the weekends or after the end of Working hours depending upon the selected time preferences.
  • B.Tech (WILP) in BITS Pilani is best known for the quality of ONLINE labs provided to the students.
  • The Online Lab is divided into two parts, Remote Lab and Virtual lab. Students can access these labs and work in different projects via different simulation software provided by the institution.

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Why Should One Choose BITS Pilani?

Having a campus area of around 111 hectares, BITS Pilani is famous for various technical and non-technical events happening throughout the year.

  • The annual fest of BITS Pilani is a center of attraction for many neighboring colleges as well.
  • Offering perfect campus life, BITS Pilani is also famous for the quality of food and sanitation provided in Hostels.
  • Apart from college, the median package offered for B.E. is around 7,00,000 per annum.
  • According to college reports 98% students were placed in the year 2020.
  • Foreign exchange programme is another highlight for this college as it offers some of the students a chance to study for two semesters in Foreign countries by providing scholarships.
  • Very strict policies against ragging are adopted to ensure a trouble free environment.
  • Various sports events are held inside college campuses, providing students a chance to boost up their talents.
  • BITS Pilani is also famous for its Music and Dance societies.

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BITS Pilani Faculty: Highlights 

BITS Pilani has always been the first choice for many students. The institute has a great ratio of 10:90 (teachers:students) that means for every 9 students, a faculty member is present.

  • All the faculty members are very well qualified, most of them being Ph.D. holders.
  • Teachers are very-friendly and are also taught to provide a very comfortable environment.

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Various Facilities Provided at BITS Pilani Campus

Some of the eye-catching facilities provided at the BITS Pilani campus are:

  • Hospital inside the campus area which is open for all the students 24×7.
  • Fire station with Fire Brigades for emergencies.
  • Shopping complex with a variety of trends.
  • Well maintained computer labs with high speed internet connectivity.
  • Workshops inside the college campus for Mechanical and Electrical students are sponsored by Mercedes and Tata.
  • Gym facilities inside the campus area.
  • Top notch sports complexes which are open for students and faculty members for conducting inter and intra level sports competitions.
  • Clean and green environment.

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BITS Pilani: Placements Report

Unlike other institutions, BITS Pilani conducts placement drives twice a year, in August and January. This ensures a higher placement percentage, providing more options to students in different courses. The second phase of placements for the batch of 2021 started in January 2021. The following table shows detailed stats of campus placement. (2020-21)

Particulars Statistics
Highest Package INR 42 LPA
Average Package INR 18.05 LPA
Median Package INR 15.6 LPA
Placement Percentage 99%
No. of Students Placed 173
PPOs 1498

The median package of INR 15.6 lakh per annum means that 50% of students were placed at a package lower than this and the rest 50% were placed at higher packages. The highest package was offered by DE Shaw.

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BITS Pilani Scholarships 

BITS Pilani offers scholarship and concessions based upon the following criteria:

  • Board Toppers: Top 3 students from different boards are provided the scholarships. Rank 1,2,3 in every board is given 100%, 75%, 50% concession in the tuition fee for the first semester.
  • Merit in Qualifying Examination: Students who scored more than 90% in the qualifying examinations are exempted from 20% of the tuition fee in the first semester.
  • Students who scored more than 80% in the qualifying examinations are exempted from 15% of the tuition fee in the first semester.
  • Merit in BITSAT: The following table shows scholarship amount based upon the scores in BITSAT:
BITSAT Score Scholarship
More than 300 75% of tuition fee
250-300 50% of tuition fee
200-250 25% of tuition fee
  • Merit in Competitive Exams: Students who have scored high marks in exams like JEE Mains are also provided some relaxation in the tuition fee according to their scores.
  • Sports Excellence: Students who have played any sport in International levels (and won any medal) are provided with a scholarship of 50% in the tuition fee for the first semester.

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Fee Structure For B.E. at BITS Pilani

Basic fee structure for Bachelor’s in Engineering is provided in the table shown below:

Particulars Fees per annum (In INR) 
Hostel Fee (per semester) 12,900
Semester Fee 1,78,000
Admission Fee 39,800
Mess Fee (per semester) 10,000
Caution Fee 3,000

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BITS Pilani FAQs

Que. Which campus name will be mentioned in my degree? I am a student of BITS Goa.

Last updated on March 11th, 2021

Ans. Degree from all the three colleges i.e., BITS Pilani, BITS Goa, BITS Hyderabad will have “BITS Pilani” mentioned in the degree as common.

Que. Are placements affected due to COVID-19?

Last updated on March 11th, 2021

Ans. NOT MUCH. According to the official website of BITS Pilani (www.bits-pilani.ac.in), placements in year 2020 were reported to be 13% lower than the usual.

Que. Do BITS Goa and BITS Hyderabad have different fee structures?

Last updated on March 11th, 2021

Ans. No. The basic fee structure for all the three campuses is the same. The average fee for each campus sums up for around 2,50,000 to 3,00,000 per semester which costs around 19,00,000 to 21,00,000 for the entire course.

Que. Does BITS Pilani have Management Quota for students?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. No. Management Quota is not there in BITS Pilani. All the admissions are through Merit only.

Que. Is attendance compulsory at BITS Pilani?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. No, attendance is not compulsory in all classes at BITS Pilani. However, there are some mandatory labs that need to be attended by all students.

Que. Is there a dress code at BITS Pilani?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. No, there is no compulsory dress code at BITS Pilani.

Que. What is the average placement percentage at BITS?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. The placement percentage every year is nearly 100%. In 2020-21, 99% of the students got placed.