Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The university has 15 academic departments, and focuses primarily on undergraduate education in engineering and the sciences and on its management programme.
The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla. BITS has established centres at Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai.
BITS administers the all-India computerised competitive entrance examination, BITSAT, Admission is merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination. The fully residential institute is privately supported.
InceptionThe Birla Education Trust was founded in 1929; the intermediate college became a degree college and later offered postgraduate courses. The masters programme in electronics began in 1955.
Reacting to criticism about the project, Drew said:
In 1964, the Birla Colleges of Humanities, Commerce, Engineering, Pharmacy and Science were merged to form the Birla Institute of Technology & Science. The board provided direction in developing a curriculum, selecting equipment, upgrading the library and recruiting (and training) an Indian faculty. To quicken the pace of reform he convinced C. R. Mitra to be the new director of the institute. Mitra advocated a "practice school" internship program as a requirement for faculty and students. The Practice School Program is still a requirement for students in BITS.
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  • Good place to study. Less pollution,but more sand. Not a lot of stuff to do outside the campus, but is okay.  more »
  • It is one of the Premier institution of India,situated at Pilani,Rajsthan Its position is 5 in all india Ranking of best Engineering colleges Two of our children has passed out from this college and.....  more »
  • Probably one of the best private engineering institute in all of India. Been to their annual sports fest twice and BITS Pilani never disappoints. This college has a massive campus with world class sports, research and living facilities. Mess food is good and their canteens provide highly subsidized tasty food :p
  • Very good university in private sector, The best private engineering education institute in India. The institution is maintaining under Birla trust even,education is costlier here but Due to its brand name talented students are being attracted through online test. The education imparting here is good quality and at par with other government higher institutes.
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