PhD Admission open for January 2019 session in BITS Pilani for Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses

Pilani: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) has released Admission Notification for 2nd Semester admission to PhD Programme (full time and part time) starting January 2019 in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses.

Key Dates: Online application will close on 8th December, 2018 at 17.00 hrs. Name of shortlisted candidates will be declared on  20 December 2018.


PhD Research Departments:

Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Engineering: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical


Economics and Finance, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility Conditions for Full Time PhD:

(a) M.E/M.Pharm./MBA/ M.Phil of BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate.

(b) Candidate with an M Sc/B.E or an equivalent with a minimum of 60% will also be considered for provisional admission to the Ph D programme. For Ph D programme in languages and humanities, candidates with an M.Phil/M A and with minimum of 55% aggregate may also be considered. Such candidates have to undergo a minimum of two semester course work prescribed by DRC.

 (c) The rare and special case of a person of high professional standing and proven competence who is deemed to have acquired mastery over all or substantial part of the course work of a higher degree of the Institute through long professional experience;

 Part Time PhD

 A person working in reputed research organizations, academic Institutes and industries, situated preferably in the close vicinity of one of the campuses of BITS Pilani, can be admitted on part time basis provided

(i) the candidate is working in an organization which encourages and facilitates research

(ii) candidate meets the requisite minimum qualification for admission to Ph. D programme of BITS Pilani as mentioned in (a), (b) or (c)

(iii) candidate has minimum of one year work experience in related field, and (iv) candidate furnishes a “consent & no objection certificate”  from his/her parent organization.

 Fellowships: are eligible to be considered for an Institute fellowship of ‑25,000/- per month in the first year. Higher assistantship will be made available in subsequent years. Consideration for fellowship will be as per Institute norms. It will be obligatory on the part of every admitted full time students to undertake 8 to 10 hours (per week) of work as assigned to him/her by the institute.

For exact details on eligibility conditions, how to apply and other detail, the candidates should refer the PhD Admission  page on the official website of  BITS Pilani.

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