BITS Pilani

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BITS Pilani came into existence as a Deemed to be University by an act of the Indian Parliament in the year 1964.  In its formative years, the Institute tied up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA.  It adopted semester system, modular structure of courses, continuous and internal evaluation, letter grading and the likes.  It also created linkages with the industries which yielded structured “Practice School” as an integral component of education.
To make further inroads in terms of collaborative participation in research and teaching, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed with various Universities/Industries at home and abroad.  This would strengthen educational and research linkages, exchange of faculty and students exchange with an aim to achieve state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities in various fields of Engineering and Science.
An International Programmes and Collaboration Division (IPCD) has been set up with representation in all the four campuses of BITS Pilani, to promote relations with renowned Institutions abroad. Students of BITS Pilani have been pursuing Off-campus Thesis / Semester Abroad programs in foreign universities/ institutes ranked in the first 400 by QS and THE (Times Higher Education).  
BITS Pilani has collaborations with several reputed overseas universities and industries.  


Latest Student Opportunities 2023

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Funding Opportunities

Faculty members / student research scholars whose research work has been accepted for oral or poster presentation in an international scientific seminar / symposium/ conference / workshop and are looking for financial support, following several agencies in India are supporting such programs.
Detailed guidelines may be referred on the following webpages:

International Programmes and Collaboration Division along with APPCAIR and Computer Science department of all Indian campuses is successful in getting a funding of USD ~300,000/- from and Wellcome trust to launch programmes on data science focusing on Climate and Health, at a recently held event. The other departments involved are faculty members from Biological Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences.

More details regarding the event can be referred at the following link:\ata-org-unveils-newest-workforce-training-network-in-india-to-tackle-climate-and-health/

An Institution Deemed to be University estd. vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act,1956 under notification # F.12-23/63.U-2 of Jun 18,1964

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