BITS Pilani: Courses, Fees, Admission 2024, Cutoff, Placements

Ayesha Taneem Ayesha Taneem | Feb 12, 2024
Ayesha Taneem
Ayesha Taneem

Updated on - Feb 12, 2024

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Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is a private deemed university established in 1964. It transitioned from a regional engineering college to a national university. BITS Pilani has campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. They have also recently expanded in Dubai. This expansion made BITS Pilani the first internationally deemed university.

BITS Pilani offers various graduate and undergraduate courses. These icnlude BE, ME, BTech, MTech, BPharm, MPharm, Diploma and PhD. The MBA courses are offered at the BITSoM Mumbai campus. Admissions are based on the scores in the BITSAT/XAT/CAT/GATE/GPAT/GMAT exams.

BITS Pilani NIRF Ranking was #25 in the Overall category and #20 in the University category. The rankings are a direct reflection of the modern infrastructure and placements offered at the institute. In 2023, the highest package offered was INR 60.75 LPA, the average package offered was INR 30.37 LPA and the median package offered was INR 30 LPA.

BITS Pilani Highlights 2024

BITS Pilani is a private university with accreditation from NAAC. It has been an institute of eminence since 2018 and offers top-notch education in the fields of engineering, management and allied sciences. The key highlights of the institute are mentioned below:

Year of Establishment 1964
Type of University Private
Chancellor Kumar Mangalam Birla
Vice-chancellor Prof. Ranendra N. Saha
Area 328 Acres
Accreditation NAAC
Recognized by UGC
Infrastructure Labs, Library, Hostels, Sports Facilities, etc.
Location Pilani, Rajasthan

BITS Pilani Admission 2024

BITS Pilani admission 2024 is ongoing for multiple courses. The admission process is conducted online through the official website. Interested candidates can refer to the following steps while applying for the courses at the institute:

  • Go to the official website.
  • Scroll down and click on the Apply Now tab under BITSAT.
  • Once the BITSAT 2024 forms open, the candidates can proceed with filling out the application form.
  • Pay the application fee and submit the application

The students must have a valid BITSAT/XAT/CAT/GATE/GPAT score to be eligible for counselling and final admissions.

BITS Pilani offers UG, PG, and Doctoral programs in computer, civil, mechanical, science, technology, management, biology, physics, and chemistry. They include BE, ME, BTech, MTech, BPharm, MPharm, Diploma and PhD.

BITS Pilani Eligibility Criteria

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani has a separate set of eligibility criteria for admission to different courses for admission in undergraduate courses. Students must have cleared 10 + 2 from a recognized university in required subjects. Following are such details.

BTech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed the 12th examination of the 10+2 system from a recognized central or state board or its equivalent
  • A valid BITSAT score.

BPharm Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed the 12th examination of the 10+2 system from a recognized central or state board or its equivalent.
  • They must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Mathematics and have appropriate English skills.
  • A valid BITSAT/GPAT score.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must have a B. Tech, B. E, B. Pharma, B. Arch, MCA, or M.Sc. degree from a recognized institution, college, or any BITS Pilani first degree.
  • Candidates must receive a minimum of 60% on their qualifying examination.
  • Candidates must have taken mathematics or statistics in 12th grade and received at least 60 per cent in one of these areas.
  • Must qualify for CAT/XAT/BITSAT/GMAT

Read More: BITS Pilani Admission

BITS Pilani Admission Dates 2024

BITS Pilani admission 2024 will be made based on CAT scores. The following table shows the tentative dates for the same.

Event Important Date
XAT 2024 Exam January 07, 2024
BITSAT 2024 Application Open  January 2024 4th Week (tentative)
BITSAT 2024 Onine Test May to June 2024 (tentative)

BITS Pilani Ranking

BITS Pilani has an excellent academic curriculum, and great placements, and its ranking in India makes it one of the most sought-after universities for Engineering and other courses. More details about the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani rankings for the year 2023 are listed below:

Ranking Body 2023 2022 2021
NIRF (Overall) 25 32 29
NIRF (University) 20 18 17
NIRF (Engineering) 25 29 26
NIRF (Pharmacy) 3 5 3
NIRF (Research) 26 33 36
India Today 1 1 1
The Week (Engineering) 7 7 5

Some other BITS Pilani rankings awarded by different ranking bodies are mentioned below:

  • BITS Pilani ranked 2nd in India as a Private Engineering Institute under Outlook Ranking 2023.
  • The university was ranked 57th for Management by Business Today Ranking 2023.
  • BITS Pilani The Week Ranking was 5th as a Technical university in India for 2023.
  • The Subject-Wise QS World Ranking for Engineering and Technology subject stood at 344th position worldwide in 2023.
  • The Times Higher Education Ranking for 2023 ranged from 251 to 300 among all Asian Universities for BITS Pilani.

Read More: BITS Pilani Ranking

BITS Pilani Courses

BITS Pilani has a 3-tier academic structure and offers 4-year Integrated first-degree and dual-degree courses in science and arts. It also offers master's and doctoral programs in engineering, pharmacy, public health, and business administration. Following are the various courses offered by different departments at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani.

Courses Duration Selection Criteria
BTech 4 years Passed 10+2 BITSAT
BE 4 years Passed 10+2 BITSAT
ME 2 years Graduation + GATE/BITS HD
MTech 2 years Graduation + GATE/BITS HD
MBA 2 years Graduation + XAT/CAT
M. Sc (Tech) 2 years Graduation + BITSAT
M. Sc 2 years Graduation + BITSAT
B. Pharma 4 years Graduation + BITSAT/GPAT
M. Pharma 2 years Gradaution + GPAT/GATE/BITS HD

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BITS Pilani Fee Details

BITS Pilani offers a wide range of courses in engineering and applied science with best-in-class infrastructure, facilities and overall academic experience. The fee for a few courses is listed below.

Course Fee Details
BE INR 19.6 Lakhs
B.Pharm INR 19.6 Lakhs
ME INR 9.80 Lakhs
MBA INR 9.80 Lakhs
M.Pharm INR 9.80 Lakhs
PhD (Physics) INR 2.94 Lakhs

Read More: BITS Pilani Fee Structure

BITS Pilani Cutoff

BITS Pilani cutoff 2024 for the MBA course will be released soon. Students seeking admission to MBA courses must score at least 70% based on the BITS Pilani XAT cutoff 2024. BITS Pilani has various UG and PG courses in different disciplines in its courses list, and admission to these courses is based on the cutoff scores of BITSAT, CAT, XAT, and GMAT. The BITSAT 2024 exam will be conducted in May 2024.

BITSAT 2023 Cutoff 

Course Cutoff (marks)
BE Chemical Engineering 191

BE Civil Engineering

BE Electrical and Electronics Engineering 258
BE Mechanical Engineering  223
BE Computer Science Engineering 320
BE Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 249
BE Electronics and Communication Engineering 279
BE Manufacturing 184
BPharm 125

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BITS Pilani Placements

BITS Pilani is a popular recruiting destination. Each program is meant to provide students with a well-rounded education that includes both theory and practical knowledge. They are also encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities. Every year, the BITS Pilani campuses hold two placement seasons.

According to the BITS Pilani placement data of 2023:

  • The highest package offered was INR 60.75 CPA.
  • The average package offered was INR 30.37 LPA.
  • The median package offered was INR 30 LPA.

BITS Pilani Top Recruiters

A total of 190 recruiters visited the campus for placements. These companies offer roles such as software engineering, IT, systems engineering, management and pharmacy-related roles. Some of the BITS Pilani top recruiters are mentioned below:

Accenture Adobe TCS
Google Uber Tata Power
L & T Infotech Microsoft Cognizant
Oracle Google Nestle

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Why Choose BITS Pilani?

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is a private multidisciplinary institute that offers globally relevant education in Engineering, Allied Sciences, Management and Pharmacy. The institute is privately supported by the Aditya Birla Group. It is the only international private deemed university and has 5 campuses: Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Dubai.

The salient features of BITS Pilani are mentioned below:

1. Dyanamic Institute

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani offers various attributes of education by providing students with overall mental and physical growth. BITS offers to expand knowledge and educate its students in science, technology and other fields of studies that will best serve the country and world in the 21st century.

2. Research Activities

BITS Pilani has a structured research and innovation cell that supports all the research-related activities on the campus. It has three parts: Grants, Consultancy and Industrial Research (GCIR), Institute Innovation Council (IIC), and Intellectual Property Enablement and Commercialization (IPEC).

3. Academic Tie-ups

BITS Pilani has academic tie-ups with CDRI, Lucknow; ITRC, Lucknow; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and Bethesda, Maryland, USA to enrich the learning process. The tie-ups prove beneficial during research and curriculum development.

4. Practice School

Practice school is a unique concept by BITS Pilani that allows students to gain knowledge through experiential learning. Each student is assigned a mentor and they can choose to work in their field or learn more about other specialisations. It has proven beneficial in securing PPOs during placements.

BITS Pilani Infrastructure

BITS Pilani campus is spread across 328 acres of land. Since Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani is fully residential, there are various hostels for students i.e. 11 hostels for boys and one hostel complex for girls. Each hostel has its own mess and internet facilities and mess facilities. 

The BITS Pilani facilities offered at the campus are mentioned below:

  • Fully facilitated classrooms.
  • Health Club with strength training anaerobic exercise floor.
  • Facilities for sports like football, hockey, weightlifting, and cricket. 
  • Swimming pool.
  • A library that can accommodate 8000 students.
  • Student computing facilities.
  • 246 open access IIT workstations.
  • 738 open-access study spaces.

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BITS Pilani Scholarships

BITS Pilani provides Scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of financial aid. To be eligible for the scholarships, candidates must meet the college's eligibility requirements. Some of the BITS Pilani scholarships are mentioned below:

Scholarship Description
Scholarship for Board Toppers Awarded by BITS Pilani to students with 90% or above scores in class XII exam from a recognized board. 
Merit-Based Scholarships Awarded by BITS Pilani based on performance in the qualifying exam. 95% or above 40% off the first-year tuition fee, 90% - 95% 25% off the first-year tuition fee and so on. 
BITSAT-Merit Scholarships Awarded by BITS Pilani based on the BITSAT score. 300 marks and above 75% off the first-year tuition fee, 250 - 299 marks 50% off the first-year tuition fee and so on.

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BITS Pilani Result

BITS Pilani publishes its results online. Students can check their semester or entrance exam results on the official website of BITS Pilani. The dates and notifications for the BITS Pilani results for various degrees are also listed on the institute's official portal.

BITS Pilani Faculty

BITS Pilani has a strength of 387 faculty members. The faculty contributes significantly to the institute's overall growth by participating in various activities, research seminars, innovation and entrepreneurial events. The faculty shares administrative responsibilities by participating in both the planning and implementation stages of various learning processes.

 Some of the notable BITS Pilani faculty are mentioned below:

  • Dr MS Dasgupta, Senior Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Bijay K Rout, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Shibashish Chowdhury, Department of Biological Sciences

BITS Pilani Departments

BITS Pilani has 13 departments spanning the disciplines of pure science, applied science, humanities, and management. Each department offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. Each course has a structured syllabus to aid the curriculum and provide the best education to the students. These departments are listed below

Biological Sciences Economics and Finance Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Chemical Engineering Mathematics Humanities And Social Sciences
Civil Engineering Physics Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering Pharmacy Management
Computer Science Information Systems

BITS Pilani Alumni

BITS Pilani has an official alumni community on AlmaConnect. There is also a wide network of alumni worldwide for networking purposes. Alumni are recognized for their accomplishments in a variety of professions from time to time. They also make charitable contributions to their alma institution. Following are a few of the notable alumni of BITS Pilani

Notable Alumni Profession
Prithviraj Chavan Politician
Baba Kalyani Chairman & MD, Bharat Forge Ltd.
S. P Kothari Professor of Accounting and Finance
Sabeer Bhatia Entrepreneur

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BITS Pilani Collaborations

BITS Pilani offers a semester abroad program. In this case, credit transfer from a foreign university ranked within the top 400 universities in the world by QS/ THE can be considered. This is true if BITS Pilani and a foreign university have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. BITS Pilani has signed MoUs with the following few universities

International Collaboration

Country Partnering Institute
USA Texas A&M University, University of Illinois
Canada Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario Universities International
Japan Hiroshima University
UK Cardiff University, University of Leeds

National Collaboration

  • Anna University, India.
  • College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat, India.
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India.
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, India.
  • Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur, India.

BITS Pilani Highlights

Affiliate University BITS Pilani
Institution Type Private
Faculty Student Ratio 1.17
Total Faculty 280
Year of Establishment 1964
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Total Area (In Acre) 328 Acres
Accredited by NAAC-A
Recognised by UGC

BITS Pilani Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#3 in 2023 Pharmacy
#5 in 2023 Engineering
#20 in 2023 University
#25 in 2023 Engineering
#7 in 2022 Engineering
#6 in 2021 Engineering
#7 in 2021 Engineering
#26 in 2021 MBA
#6 in 2020 Engineering
#19 in 2020 MBA

BITS Pilani Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
Bachelor of Engineering ₹19,60,000 4 Years
MBA ₹9,80,000 2 Years
B.Pharmacy ₹19,60,000 4 Years
ME ₹9,69,176 2 Years
M.Pharm ₹9,80,000 2 Years
M.Phil ₹9,80,000 2 Years
MSc ₹9,80,000 2 Years
PhD ₹2,94,000 3 Years
MPH ₹9,80,000 2 Years

BITS Pilani Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by BITS Pilani

₹ 9,80,000 (2 Years)

₹ 19,60,000 (4 Years)

M.Pharm [Master of Pharmacy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 9,80,000 (2 Years)

MPH [Master of Public Health]

Offline On Campus

₹ 9,80,000 (2 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: BITSAT

₹ 9,80,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: BITSAT

M.Phil [Master of Philosophy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 9,80,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by BITS Pilani


Exam Date: May 20, 2024




Exam Date: Feb 03, 2024

Result Date: Mar 16, 2024

BITS Pilani FAQs

When was BITS Pilani established?

BITS Pilani was established in 1964.

What are the courses offered at BITS Pilani?

BITS Pilani offers BE, ME, BTech, MTech, BPharm, MPharm, Diploma and PhD.

Do I need to clear any entrance exam for admission at BITS, Pilani?

BITS conducts its own entrance exam, BITSAT every year. To take admission in BITS Pilani, students have to clear BITSAT.

What is the BITS Pilani NIRF Ranking?

BITS Pilani NIRF Ranking was #25 in the Overall category and #20 in the University category.

What is the basic eligibility criteria for admission in engineering at BITS, Pilani?

Students must have scored minimum of 60% at their 10+2 examination with Maths, Chemistry and Physics as their main subjects. They must have done their 10+2 from a recognised board or college.

What is the fee of BE at BITS Pilani?

The total tuition fee is INR 19.6 Lakhs.

What are exams accepted at BITS Pilani?

The accepted exams include .BITSAT, BITSAT HD, GATE, GPAT, CAT, and XAT.

Are there scholarships available for students with physical disability at BITS Pilani?

Fee concenssions are available for students with physical disability. You can find the details in their exam brochures.

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