Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – 2021

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) was established as an intermediate college by Ghanshyam Das Birla in Pilani, Rajasthan in an area of 328 acres. During WWll, the Government of India established a technical training center in Pilani to train technicians for defense services and industries. In 1946, it was set up as Birla Engineering College with a degree program in electrical and mechanical engineering. Professor V. Lakshminarayan was the first Vice-Principal of this institute who introduced UG programs and PG programs in electronics. In 1964, the Birla College of Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Science were merged to form BITS with Dr. G.D. Birla as the founding Chairman. Ford Foundation helped BITS financially and technically and it helped to ally with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1964-70 and faculty at MIT reshaped the curriculum of BITS Pilani to improve the quality of education, and in 1964, it became the deemed university for its good performance in technology and science. It has campuses in Dubai, UAE, Goa, and Hyderabad and it is the first institution in India to have overseas campuses.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fee structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where BITS Pilani gave its reports.

Courses Offered at BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani offers 7 courses in undergraduate programs and a considerable number of 19 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at BITS Pilani

Students Intake
BITS Pilani gave admission to 2831 students at UG and 664 students at PG in 2021; In 2020, it admitted 2779 students at UG and 622 students at PG. In 2019, it admitted 2608 students at UG.
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BITS Pilani has distinguished professors at its faculties who have published many research papers. Presently, it has 585 professors at its faculties and 86.49% of them are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-professor ratio is 1:19, that is, one professor is available for every 19 students.

BITS Pilani Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In the year 2021, BITS Pilani spent Rs. 101 crores as a capital expenditure, of which 8.51% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a huge amount of its funds, that is, 69.3% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 3.14% on engineering workshop, and remaining 19.05% of its funds spent on the creation of capital assets like construction of new buildings and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 58 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 37 crores. The spending as capital expenditure is increasing in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, BITS Pilani spent over Rs. 285 crores as an operational expenditure, of which a significant 68.02% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staffs, a modest amount of its funds, that is, 31.91% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and barely 0.07% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 254 crores in 2020 and Rs. 219 crores in 2019. So, spending as operational expenditure is also increasing in 2021 when compared with the last two years.

BITS Pilani Research Details

Since BITS Pilani has a good faculty and good infrastructures, therefore, it filed 6 patent applications in 2021 and was awarded 1 patent, filed 11 patent applications in 2020 and was awarded 1, and filed 11 patent applications in 2019, however, none was granted.
Sponsored Projects
BITS Pilani has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculties, so, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 12.9 crores through the 119 sponsored research projects from 44 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 6.5 and Rs. 5.31 crores through 76 and 56 sponsored research projects from 25 and 23 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
BITS Pilani received Rs. 98 lakhs through 19 consultancy projects from 13 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 66.9 and Rs. 79 lakhs through 8 and 12 consultancy projects from 8 and 5 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

BITS Pilani Graduation & Placements

UG Graduation & Placements
At BITS Pilani, a massive number of 2023 students got admission to UG degree courses, of whom a galactic 99.85% of students graduated and 94.9% of them got placements at top companies and 136 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a huge 99.07% of students graduated, of whom 98.83% got placements and 247 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a massive 99.7% of students graduated, of whom 96.76% got placements and 206 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At BITS Pilani at PG, a huge 99.52% of students graduated, of whom 83.95% got placements at top companies and 52 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 97.75% of students graduated, of whom 83.69% got placements and 18 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a whopping 98.47% students graduated, of whom 80.97% got placements and 11 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, a huge number of 508 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 56 students graduated in 2021, 33 students graduated in 2020, and 40 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Salary of UG Graduation: UG graduates got Rs. 14 LPA in 2021, Rs. 12.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 11 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduation: Rs. 12.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 8.4 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 11.5 LPA in 2019.
There are hundreds of companies such as TCS, IFB, IBM, ICICI, Dell, Aditya Birla Capital, American Express, Swiggy, Indeed, Suzlon, etc., that are looking for graduates at BITS Pilani.

Students Diversity at BITS Pilani

A massive number of 11424 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 86.35% are boys and 13.65% are girls, 1511 students are from within the state, a huge number of 9632 students are from outside of the state, and the remaining 281 students are from foreign countries.

Facilities on BITS Pilani Campus

BITS Pilani has a lot of facilities that students can use. It has banks, ATMs, post office, computer center, communication center, orientation event for freshers, stationery and book shop, cafeteria, fruits stall, departmental/confectionery store, dry cleaner/laundry, lifts/rams, etc.

Campus Festivals at BITS Pilani

Many annual festivals are celebrated on this campus to bring out the latent potential of the students in cultural and technical fields. Here is the list of festivals: BITSMUN is one of the longest-running and most eagerly awaited events in India. With 400+ participants who engage in high-quality debate on various issues that affect the world, it has earned the distinction of being one of the biggest and best-debating events in the country. APOGEE is one of the largest technological symposiums in the country that has kept up this tradition of innovation and breaking unprecedented frontiers.

BOSM is the BITS Open Sports Meet, one of the largest student-managed sports fests in the country celebrated for 4 days covering all the sports aimed at providing a platform for colleges from all over India to showcase their talents, promoting healthy competition, and allowing students to take part in a variety of sports and events.

Oasis is one of the oldest and second-largest cultural festivals in India where music, dance, drama, art, quizzes, fashions, and humor competitions are taking place. The neon-noir is the commentary on the specific impacting subjects such as consumerism, decaying urbanism, etc.


BITS Pilani has Chirawa Railway Station on the western railway which is 19 kms away and Loharu Railway Station on the northern railway which is 24 away from BITS Pilani. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is 183 kms away from BITS Pilani. Taxis and buses are available from railway stations and an airport for BITS Pilani. So, students from any part of the country and the world can commute to this institute easily.

How to Get Admission at BITS Pilani

Students who passed the 10+2 exam with PCM or PCB as the subjects with a minimum of 75% overall marks and a minimum of 60% marks in each Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or Biology can take BITSAT conducted by BITS Pilani, however, students who passed 10+2 two years before and students who are already studying at BITS Pilani are not eligible to take BITSAT exam. Admission is purely based on the merit of the entrance exam.

For PG courses: Students need to pass the GATE/GPAT or BITS HD test conducted by BITS Pilani. 50% of seats are allotted for students who passed GATE/GPAT and another 50% for the students who passed BITS HD.

Fee Structure at BITS Pilani

Students need to pay Rs. 15.25 as a UG course fee at this institution, however, the saving grace is they can get a massive Rs. 14 LPA as a salary at top companies and they can earn back this amount within one-and-half years, so they need not worry about paying the heavy fees.

BITS Pilani Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: BITS Pilani has a good faculty and better infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 62.96%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: BITS Pilani has many distinguished professors and research scholars and it got some patents for novel technologies, therefore it scored 39.96%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As BITS Pilani has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore it scored 79.57%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: BITS Pilani has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world and has admitted a huge number of students from other states, therefore it scored 55.73%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: BITS Pilani has a good faculty, impressive infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, therefore it scored 39.87% in NIRF grading, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

BITS Pilani got 56.35% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 26.

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