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BITS, Pilani

It started in early 1900s as a small school and grew into a set of colleges for higher education, ranging from the Humanities to Engineering until 1964 when all these colleges were brought together to culminate into Indian University of International standing. It was christened as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, known to many as BITS, Pilani. Its graduates can be found throughout the world in all areas of engineering, science and commerce. BITS is located in the Vidya Vihar campus adjacent to the town of Pilani in Rajasthan.

Covered with wooded paths and spread over 328 acres, the campus is self contained and houses all the amenities and buildings that befit an institute of international standards. The programmes are fully residential with 11 hostels for boys and one hostel complex for girls. Around 4500 students live on campus along with 400 faculty members, their family and a vast pool of support staff. BITS administers the all-India computerised competitive entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test), Admission is merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination.

Established: 1964

Courses Offered:

  • Doctorate courses: NA
  • Master’s Degree:
    1. M.E. (Biotechnology)
  • Bachelors Degree:
    1. B.E. (Biotechnology)


BITS Pilani is a preferred destination to recruit from, for a large number of companies. BITS Pilani campuses schedule two placement seasons every year. The students work in industry for one of the two semesters in their final year as part of the Practice School programme and are available only part of the time on campus.

Top Companies:

  • Biocon
  • Bristlecone Labs
  • Dr Reddy’s Lab
  • Dow Chemicals International
  • Novartis Healthcare
  • Ranbaxy Laboratories

College Facilities:

  • Hostels
  • Sports
  • Library
  • Laboratories

Head of Biotechnology: NA

Contact Details:
Address: Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani 333031 (Rajasthan)
Tel: +91 1596 244089
Fax: NA
Email: NA
Website: http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/

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