Higher Studies

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Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) is a private not-for-profit institute of higher education and research in India. It is a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The institute is one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status in 2018. After expansion to a campus in Dubai, it has become the first international deemed university, spearheading in science, engineering and research with 4 established campuses and 15 academic departments. It focuses primarily on higher education in engineering and sciences. Its history, influence, wealth and endowments have made it one of India's most prestigious universities. Birla Institute of Technology and Science conduct the All- India computerized entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test). Admission is purely merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination. The fully residential institute is privately supported. The 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. BITS Pilani became a deemed university established under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 by notification No. F.12- 23/63.U-2 of 18 June 1964. Since 2005, admission to BITS has been offered on the basis of the student's performance in the all-India entrance examination, the BITS Admission Test (BITSAT). For foreign students, BITS has a separate admission scheme called International Student Admissions (ISA) category. To gauge the merit of these ISA students, BITS accepts the SAT and SAT Subject Tests in chemistry, physics.


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