1. What is the minimum eligibility criteria?
For B.E. programmes, a student must have obtained a minimum 60% overall aggregate of marks in the CBSE, IB or its equivalent international, national or state board and must have a minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths subjects with at least 50 marks in each subject.
(If a Candidate has secured less than 50% marks in any one of these subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology but has passed in the subjects and meets the aggregate criteria mentioned above, he/she may be considered for provisional admission. The admission will be confirmed only upon the successful completion of a remedial course in that subject with a minimum grade of 'C', offered by the institute preferably before the commencement of the first semester.)
For M.E and M.B.A. programmes the minimum requirement is B.E/ B.Tech in respective specializations with minimum of 60% aggregate.
2. Is it compulsory to appear for the BITSAT or any other Entrance Test for securing admission in Dubai Campus?
BITSAT is not compulsory for Dubai Campus. Admission at Dubai Campus will be based on the aggregate secured by you in the 12th Grade Qualifying Examination. However appearing in BITSAT will be beneficial for you. Besides having an opportunity to seek admission in Indian Campuses, you can avail scholarship in Dubai Campus on the first semester tuition fee with a BITSAT score of 200 or above and hostel concession of 25% for all four years with a score of BITSAT Score of 150 or above. The test will be conducted in May at Dubai and in several cities in India.
3. Is TOEFL score required for admission?
The TOEFL is not required for students from English medium schools with a good proficiency in English. Only students from non-English medium schools must submit the TOEFL score of 500 for a paper based test and 61 for an internet based test. You can take the test as an Internet-based Test (IBT) or a paper-based test (PBT), depending on which format is offered at your test Centre. Alternatively you may also submit an IELTS score of 5.
4. How is the selection done?
A merit list is prepared in the descending order of the merit of the candidates based on their aggregate percentage of marks in the Qualifying Examination (12th Grade).
From the above list, based on the availability of seats and the preferences, candidates are allotted seats in each programme.
If a candidate is not allotted his first preference due to non-availability of seats, his second and subsequent preference will be considered.
If the candidate does not indicate more than one preference or gives only limited number of preferences, he stands to lose admission in a programme even though seats are available and he has the merit since he has not opted for the programme. Hence, all candidates are advised to exercise their preferences with care.
5. When can I apply for the next batch?
The Applications for the next batch commencing August 2016 are available from 15th March 2016. You can submit your application online before the last date (14th June 2016).
6. I do not stay in Dubai. Is it required for me or my parents to come there for applying or completing the admission process?
It is not required for you or your parents to be physically present in Dubai for admissions. Application can be sent online or through courier and the entire admission process can be completed online and through emails. The final fee payment is made via bank transfer. You are required to be present only on the day of reporting. This year it is 17 August 2016. However if you are interested in seeing the campus before admission, you are most welcome
7. If I do not get the preference of my choice, will it be possible to transfer after first year?
There is a flexibility of transfer available at the end of first year but it is highly competitive and depends on the availability of seats. You also have an option of opting for Dual Degree at the end of first year if you are interested in another specialization. For dual degree you will be required to study a minimum of one extra year and will qualify with two degrees.
8. Can I transfer to the Pilani or any other Indian Campus after studying in Dubai for a year or two?
No, Inter-branch transfers are not permitted as all the campuses have fixed number of seats that are allotted at the time of admission. Nearly 35% of our students are from India (Parents live in India). If the parents of any UAE based student are migrating back to India or any other country, the student can arrange to take up the Institute visa and stay in the campus hostel.