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BITS Facts & History

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Date Event
1901 Seth ShivNarainji Birla starts a 'Patshala' in Pilani with one teacher for educating his grandsons, late Shri GD Birla and late Shri RD Birla.
1925 - 1929 The 'Patshala' gathers strength, and evolves to become a High School and later on an Intermediate College.
1943 - 1947
The Birla Education Trust was founded. The IntermediateCollege was converted into a Degree college, and later on started post-graduate courses.
1947 - 1952
Higher level courses in Pharmacy, Arts and Commerce make their way into the Pilani campus
Birla Institute of Technology and Science was incepted as an Institute with Dr. G. D. Birla as Founder Chairman.
1964 - 1970
Benefiting from the Ford Foundation Grant, the University was developed in association with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. This led to the adoption of many practices common amongst western colleges
Dr. KK Birla took over as Chairman of BITS and expanded the university infrastructure, faculty and student body
Realizing a greater need for quality graduates in Engineering and Sciences, BITS increased its student capacity from 2500 to 4000.
BITS open a branch in Dubai making it the first Indian university with an overseas campus
With the very best in facilities and infrastructure, BITS Goa opens its doors to the student community.
Upon being invited by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, BITS added another feather to its cap by starting a campus in Hyderabad. The Hyderabad Campus started its operations in 2008.


  • Young F1 car designers gear up for international contest

    A team of 20 students from BITS Pilani, Dubai, designed UAE's first Formula 1 car, student race car. Recently the team also won at the Innovator Show 2016 in Abu Dhabi. Dh 200,000 was spent in total for designing and manufacturing the car. The team is also going to show case  their latest car at Formula SAE in Germany next year.

  • India's Official First Aid App Launched

    Six students from BITS PILANI, i.e.  Tushar Dhalwani (Pilani Campus), Rishabh Garg (Pilani Campus), Bhuvan Gupta (Goa Campus), Akanksha Pandey(Hyderabad Campus), Shrey Bansal (Hyderabad Campus), Rahul Mittal(Hyderabad Campus) have created India’s Official First Aid Mobile Application as their summer internship project from 23rd May -16th July, 2016 at Indian Red Cross Society, NHQ, New Delhi. The Ceremonial Session was presided over by the President of IRCS and the President of India Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The user friendly App empowers one to take care of some of the basic medical emergencies.

  • Three BITS, Pilani Students Win the Aditya Birla Group Scholarship

    Three students from BITS, Pilani - one each from Pilani Campus, Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus are selected for the 18th Aditya Birla Scholarship Programme – Class of 2016-17. The students are the following:
    1.   2016A7PS019P Mr. Tanay  Sharma (Pilani Campus)
    2.   2016A7PS004G Mr. Dinku Sarmah (Goa Campus)
    3.  2016A7PS001H Ms.Sandhya Biksham Preethi Sharma (Hyderabad Campus)

  • Five BITS, Pilani Students Win O.P. Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarships

    Five students from BITS, Pilani have won OPJEM scholarships- 2016, worth Rs. 80,000 each. They are Harsh Sharma (2014A4PS405P), Sishir Suresh Mohammed (2015A4PS136P), Pragyan Trivedi Priyamedh (2013A4PS063P), Prithu Mitash (2013A4PS392P) and Prateek Arora (2014A2PS556P).

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