PhD Admission open in BITS Pilani for Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses – 1st Semester 2018-19

Pilani: Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, a Deemed to be University, has invited online applications for admission to PhD programme at its Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses under Full Time and Part Time scheme in various Departments for First Semester 2018-19. The closing date for submission of online application is 16 May 2018 (05:00 PM).

Institute Research Assistantship is available for full time PhD students. Rs 25,000 per month is provided for 1st year full time PhD students. Higher Assistantship is paid in subsequent years.


BITS Pilani offers PhD programme under following schemes: Full Time PhD; Part Time PhD; Faculty development scheme; and PhD aspirant scheme.

Disciplines where PhD Admission available:

Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics,

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

Humanities & Social Sciences, Economics & Finance, Management

Interdisciplinary areas such as Biotechnology, energy, environment, robotics, nano-science, nano-technology, and water resources.

 The overall operation of Ph. D. programme is governed by the Academic Regulations of the Institute.

Minimum Academic qualification:

(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.

PhD Aspirant scheme

Industries and R & D Organizations collaborating with BITS can sponsor candidates to work for Ph.D under the Ph.D Aspirants Scheme. Under this Scheme such Employed professionals working in Industries and R&D Organizations having long experience and proven competence aspiring for Ph.D. programme will be considered and will be allowed to pursue their research at their own locations of work. They will choose one BITS faculty as supervisor and or as co-supervisor.

For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of BITS Pilani.

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