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BITS, Pilani - Admission to Ph.D. Programmes 2019

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
ADMISSION 2019-2020
Ph.D. Programmes

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani announce
Admissions to Ph.D. Programme (Full time and Part time) starting August 2019
to be offered across its 3 campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad.

The last date for applying by completing the online application form alongwith prescribed fee is
5:00 P.M. on 16th May 2019.
You are not required to send this form by post.

Admissions are open for the following programmes to be offered in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS, Pilani:
Departments BITS Pilani Campus
Pilani Goa Hyderabad
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time
Biological Sciences Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Chemical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes No Yes   Yes Yes
Civil Yes Yes NA NA Yes  
CSIS Yes No Yes   Yes  
EEE Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
Humanities & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Economics & Finance Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
Management Yes Yes Yes      
Mathematics Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mechanical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pharmacy Yes No NA NA Yes Yes
Physics Yes No Yes   Yes Yes
Visit the respective campus/department for research related information.

Important Dates

Admission portal open 15th April 2019
Last Date for filling application form online 16th May 2019; 5:00 PM
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website) 31st May 2019
Test/Interview 19th July 2019
Announcement of admission offers to PhD Programmes (on BITS admission website) 23rd July 2019
Admission 29th July 2019
Freshman Orientation Programme 31st July 2019
Registration 8th August 2019

Schedule of Fees for the academic year 2019-2020

The following is the details of the fees in INR payable by all students admitted to the PhD Programme in the academic year 2019-2020 at BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus/Goa Campus/Hyderabad Campus. .
Fees Ph.D. Programme At Pilani Campus Ph.D. Programme At Goa Campus Ph.D. Programme At Hyderabad Campus
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time
Admission Fees * 39,800/- 39,800/- 39,800/- 39,800/- 39,800/- 39,800/-
Semester/Term Fees

First Semester *

Second Semester

Summer term


17,800/-

17,800/-

6,230/-


35,600/-

35,600/-

12,460/-


17,800/-

17,800/-

6,230/-


35,600/-

35,600/-

12,460/-


17,800/-

17,800/-

6,230/-


35,600/-

35,600/-

12,460/-
Student's Aid Fund * 225/- 225/- 225/- 225/- 225/- 225/-
Hostel fee (for on-campus students only)

First Semester *

Second Semester

Summer term



12,900/-

12,900/-

6,450/-



17,300/-

17,300/-

8,650/-



17,300/-

17,300/-

8,650/-

Ph.D. thesis examination fees 31,500/- 31,500/- 31,500/- 31,500/- 31,500/- 31,500/-
Mess & Electricity advance

First Semester *

Second Semester

Summer term

(Payable at the beginning of each semester/term and adjustable at the end of the same)



10,000/-

10,000/-

5,000/-







10,000/-

10,000/-

5,000/-







10,000/-

10,000/-

5,000/-





Institute Caution Deposit * 3,000/- 3,000/- 3,000/-

Ph.D. Programme

BITS Pilani offers Ph. D programme under following schemes
1. Full Time Ph.D.
2. Part Time Ph D
3. Faculty development scheme
4. Ph.D. aspirant scheme

The overall operation of Ph.D. programme is governed by the Academic Regulations of the Institute. The students are required to refer clause 8 of academic regulations for further details.

Eligibility for admission
Minimum Academic qualification:
  • M.E/M.Pharm./MBA/ M.Phil of BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ph.D.
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
  • the candidate is working in an organization which encourages and facilitates research
  • candidate meets the requisite minimum qualification for admission to Ph. D programme of BITS Pilani as mentioned in (a), (b) or (c)
  • 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.
Ph.D. 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.

Admission Modality
Admission to the Ph D programme is made in both the semesters against the advertisement, which can be checked at www.bitsadmission.com, the candidates have to apply along with details required in the application form.

A candidate is normally admitted to the Ph.D. programme after passing his/her Ph.D. qualifying examination. A few candidates may be admitted to the programme as provisional candidates before passing the Ph.D. qualifying examination. This provision is applicable to full time research scholars on the campus.

Eligibility for Admissions

Any Higher Degree of BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination. Any applicant with qualification equivalent to Integrated first degree of BITS will be first examined for suitability to one of the higher degree programmes of the Institute. Such candidates may first be admitted to the M.E./M.Phil. programmes offered by the Institute subject to the eligibility conditions.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test/interview for selections. Selected candidates will be given financial assistance in the form of either a fellowship of any government agency or of the Institute, project or teaching assistantship, full/partial tuition waiver or a combination of these. Such selected candidates will be required to participate in teaching and any other developmental activities of the Institute under the guidance of a mentor.

Visit the respective campus/department for research related information.

CONTACT (Help Line)
For Issues related to online application form, you can send email to hd2019@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Queries related to BITSHD-2019 will only be answered through the following numbers and email IDs of admission offices at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses:
Pilani Campus
Telephone : 01596-242205 (10:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M., on all working days)
Email : admnoc@pilani.bitspilani.ac.in

K K Birla Goa Campus
Telephone : 0832-2580126 (10:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M., on all working days)
Email : admissions.office@goa.bitspilani.ac.in

Hyderabad Campus
Telephone : 040-66303830 (10:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M., on all working days)
Email : admissions@hyderabad.bitspilani.ac.in

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Source : bitsadmission.com

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