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Academic-Graduate Studies and Research Division

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The overall operation of Higher Degree and PhD program is handled by Academic – Graduate Studies and Research (AGSR) Division. The major responsibility of the AGSR Division is to plan, execute and analyse schemes to enhance the quality of the Higher Degree and PhD programs offered at BITS Pilani.

Higher Degree Program

BITS Pilani offers Higher Degree programs to nurture the inherent aptitude of pupil to learn and gain deeper understanding of subject. The programs are designed to allow students to imagine solving problems in real-world situations by continuous revision of content with latest developments in the field. 
Following are the Higher Degree programs offered at Hyderabad Campus,
M.E. Biotechnology
M.E. Chemical
M.E. Civil (with specialization in Structural Engineering)
M.E. Civil (with specialization in Transportation Engineering)
M.E. Communication Engineering
M.E. Computer Science
M.E. Design Engineering
•      M.E. Embedded Systems
M.E. Mechanical
M.E. Microelectronics
M.E. Mechanical with specialization in Thermal Engineering
M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutics
For more information about admission in Higher Degree programs, please visit

Ph.D Program

BITS Pilani offers PhD program as a platform for students to begin pursuit of knowledge. There are three different tracks to pursue PhD at BITS Pilani,
Full-time PhD program
Part-time PhD program
PhD Aspirant Scheme
Full-time PhD program
Admission in Full-time PhD program is offered to prospective students who full-fill the eligibility criteria of individual departments and are selected through an admission process. For more information on the admission procedure, visit
In general, the full-time PhD students would receive fellowship from three different sources. 
Institute fellowship (INR 28,000 or INR 31,000 per month as per intake qualifications).
Fellowship obtained through sponsored research projects of faculty members.
Individual fellowship obtained through different government or industrial granting agencies or foundations including DST INSPIRE, CSIR/UGC NET, CSIR SRF, ICMR JRF/SRF, DBT SRF etc.
Part-time PhD program
Admission in Part-time PhD program is offered to candidates working in close proximity to any of the Indian campuses and the work place possessing and offering resources to encourage research work. The employer should provide no-objection certificate for candidate to pursue PhD work.
For more information on the admission procedure, visit
PhD Aspirant Scheme
PhD Aspirant Scheme is aimed to provide opportunity for working professionals to pursue PhD. These professionals are working in an Industry with commitment to research and are collaborating with BITS Pilani through Practice School/ Work-Integrated Learning/ Sponsored Research program.
For more information on the admission procedure, visit
Admission to PhD program is offered twice in a year, July/August and December/January period.


Ph.D. Admissions 
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