The main campus of the institute has been established at Pilani, Rajasthan with its technical collaboration with MIT (USA), according to the Ford Foundation Grant. As per the Section 3 of the UGC act, the institute has been given the status of the deemed university in the year 1964. The campus of the institute covers 328 acres of land swathed by the wooded path. The building of the institute has all the facilities and is said to be self-contained within it, covering all the international standards. There are eleven hostels for boys and for girls there is one hostel complex. The residential facilities provided at the campus are availed by around four thousand and five hundred students. Apart from that 350 faculty members and other staff members as well as their families are provided with the residential facility within the campus.
The library complex of the campus is very huge, spread around the area of 65000 square feet. There is a vast collection of around 230000 volumes of books as well as manuscripts.
The campus has been regarded as a power house of knowledge. Thus it has received good amount of funds for research purposes by the private bodies as well as in the form of the grants by the Government. This has resulted in advanced research facilities in the campus equipped with numerous laboratories focusing on various aspects of technology and science.
Academics at BITS Pilani
Integrated First Degree
These degrees are offered at the 1st tier. The degrees are having the nomenclature like B.Pharm. (Hons.),B.E. (Hons) M.M.S (Master of Management Studies),M.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Hons.) and M.A. (Hons.). There are two reasons why these degrees are considered to be the integrated degrees. Firstly intermediate degrees like B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Sc., B.A., B.A. (Hons), etc. are not awarded; secondly, several common courses that are she disciplinary like basic science and Maths are included in the degree program. The structure of these degrees is modular. The academic requirements for these degrees are predicted according to the number of courses that are studied and not as per the number of years. The designing of all the programs had been done with the aim of facilitating there completion in 8 semesters. The academic policy is quite flexible and the students have the opportunity to finish the degree before or after eight semesters too.
The academic requirements of these degrees are implied not on the duration of the program but as per the total number of units that are to be completed by the student. Usually students can complete these degrees in four semesters and during the last semester’s students have the option to indulge either in dissertation or the practice school. Some students who are highly motivated can finish this program in three semesters if they are opting for dissertation stream and start the work on the same since first semester.
Those students are usually preferred for the Ph.D program, which have completed either of the higher degrees at BITS. An examination has to be cleared by the students to enroll for this program. There are various off campus schemes that have been designed keeping in view the working professionals so that they can complete this program within their work settings.
Address and How to Reach
The location of the Pilani campus is in the JhunJhun district of the Rajasthan state. The campus is situated in the VidyaVihar campus, close to the Pilani town. Pilani which is the home town of the Birlas is having a population of around fifty thousand. The distance of the town from Delhi is around 200 kilometers and from Jaipur it is 220 Kilometers away.
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Pilani Campus, Vidya Vihar, Rajasthan
Pilani, 333031, India
Board: +91 1596 245073/4
Fax: +91 1596 244183
The nearest airports are located at Delhi and Jaipur.
Loharu is the nearest rail head to Pilani on the Northern railways. It is 26 kilometers away from the town. On the North western railways Chirawa is the nearest railway station at a distance of sixteen kilometers.
Location of Pilani is 200 kilometers towards west of the National capital Delhi and 220 kilometers towards North of the state capital Jaipur. Regular bus services are available from both of these places.
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