There are 17 boys hostels and 2 girls hostels. Most of the rooms are single rooms, although you might get a two-sharing room in your first year at least. All the students compulsorily have to stay on campus except in certain cases when their family stays in Goa. We have three dining halls and numerous eateries on campus. The food is not spectacular, but better than you'd expect from a college mess. The mess fare is already paid for in the semester fee. They also become night canteens from 11 pm to 2 am, in case anyone has any late-night cravings!
Our classrooms and labs are air-conditioned and well maintained. We have a huge library as well. WiFi is usually satisfactory, but we sometimes have speed issues. There is also a daily data limit of 3 GB (increases to 5 GB during exams), and many websites are blocked.
16 hostels in total with nice infrastructure and fees per month being 22k(INR) P.A. No PGs allowed. All students have to stay on the campus in the hostels. Foor is bullshit. Only a day or two is good in a month. Cost per meal is Rs.40(INR). Classrooms, Labs, and academic buildings are good and wifi is also good. Works fine but the only problem is the internet limit with 2GB of data per day.
The Institute is fully residential and hostel accommodation is provided to all students. Permission to become day-scholar may be granted only under exceptional circumstances where student's parents or close relatives are residents of Pilani. There are eleven hostels for boys and one hostel complex for girls. The hostel rooms are fully furnished. Common room facilities with Cable TV and telephone are available in each hostel. Internet connectivity has been provided in all hostel rooms. Solar water heating systems are provided in all the hostels.
There is a common kitchen cum mess unit for every set of two boys' hostels. Girls' hostel, however, has a separate mess of its own, situated within the boundary of the hostel. It is mandatory for the students staying in the hostel to have their food in the Hostel Messes. The messes attached to hostels are fully managed by the students.
Games and Sports Facilities:
Games and sports are organized through the Sports Club. The Institute has on its rolls Physical Director, Senior Coach, Life Saver (both male & female), Martial Art Instructor and other supporting staff. Facilities for the following games and sports are available: Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Athletics, Gymnastics, Health Club, Swimming, Water Polo, Weight lifting etc. Besides organizing routine activities in above-mentioned sports, the Sports Club also conducts the BITS Open Sports Meet (BOSM) in the First Semester every year in which several outstation teams participate.
Health club is equipped with advanced exercising machines for weight training and aerobic exercise floor. A 25 x 12.5 m swimming pool provides facility for learning swimming, playing water polo and racing. Students can become members of Swimming Club/Health Club on payment of prescribed fees.
Each hostel also has facility for volleyball, table tennis, badminton, chess, carom, etc.
The Library at BITS, Pilani - K. K. Birla Goa Campus is a gateway to knowledge resources. The Library complex comprises of a spacious building covering an area of 50000 square feet and is designed to provide several reading halls, anexhibition room, a digital library for convenient internet reference to journals and web resources, apart from a large area enmarked for book storage. The Library is equipped with the most modern furniture well-designed taking into consideration the future growth of the library collection and the needs of the users in the coming years. The present seating capacity is about 500-odd, which is likely to be expanded in near future. In addition to the regular reading section in the library, the complex has separate halls for general reading where students can bring in their own books and reference materials to study individually or in groups. The Library is provided with wireless network whereby user can access the internet using their Laptops.
Beginning with a core collection of 1700 books transferred from Pilani Campus, the present library activity has focused on the central process of acquisition. At present, the Library has a collection of 33984 books and subscribes to over 66 Indian and 19 foreign periodicals. The collection of the library is growing continuously on an everyday basis. Other collections in the library include CDs, audio/video cassettes, EDD Notes, Distance Learning Program Division (Question Papers), Reports/Projects and old question papers of the institute exams.
The library is fully computerized and the catalogue of resources and books is available online from any place through the campus network. Status of issued books, due dates and reservation of books is done by the students through the network using the online Library Management System which gives them ease of operating right from their hostel rooms.
We have subscribed to E – Books database which is called as BITS eBooks Library. This Provides access to over 20,000 high quality books in engineering, management and computer science subjects. "Read these books anywhere on campus or off campus" These books are from 240+ leading publishers: