Doctoral Program (Ph.D.)


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Doctoral Program (Ph.D.)

BITS Pilani is a Deemed to be University, offering on-campus programs to more than 18,500 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Dubai.It has been recognized as an Institute of Eminence by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020.

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024 has ranked BITS Pilani globally at

  • 101-150 in Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • 301-350 in 4 subjects namely, EEE, Computer Science, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
  • 451-500 in 3 subjects, namely, Mathematics, Business & management Studies and Physics & Astronomy
  • 501-550 in Chemistry

In ǪS Asia University Rankings 2024, BITS has been ranked 215th in Asia and at 22nd in India. Further, BITS Pilani has been ranked among the top 300 in ǪS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 and within top 6 in India.

Having pioneered several curricular and pedagogic attributes, BITS Pilani has a vision to be amongst the top research-led Institutes in the country. The qualities of innovation, enterprise, commitment to excellence, adherence to merit, and transparency, have characterized the Institute during its inexorable march to eminence.

The Institute has secured over Rs 398 crores as external research funding in the last 5 years. State of the art facilities have been developed to support cutting edge research, led by students and about 930 faculty members, leading to a Scopus h-index of 156, with 221 patents filed so far, and 41 patents granted. Currently, there are 14 BITSian Unicorns and 1 Decacorn. There are over 7500 BITSian founders and co-founders of enterprises.

Integrated First Degree

Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.)

Admissions Portal Open 01st March 2024

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List of Candidates shortlisted for Ph.D. Admission Test and/or Interview is now available


List of Candidates shortlisted for Ph.D. Admission Test and/or Interview is now available.

Department preference with regard to the full-time and part-time Ph.D student admission is given in the table below.

Department Preference for Ph.D. Admission(Second Sem. 2022-23)
Department Pilani Goa Hyderabad
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time
Biological Science            
Chemical Engineering            
Civil Engineering            
Computer Science & Information Systems            
Electrical & Electronics Engineering            
Humanities & Social Sciences            
Economics & Finance            
Mechanical Engineering            

Yes – A Department intends to admit students under the specified mode.
No – A Department does not intend to admit students under the specified mode.

Minimum Eligibility Qualifications

ME / MTech / MPharm / MBA / MPhil (minimum of 60% aggregate)*
MSc/BE/BPharm or an equivalent degree (minimum of 60% aggregate)*
For admission into Humanities and Social Sciences, MA degree (minimum of 55% aggregate)*
For part-time applicants, a minimum of one-year experience in the related field of study is required

[*In the Qualifying Degree examination]

In addition, Departments may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. Meeting the minimum eligibility qualifications does not guarantee admission into the PhD program. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an admission test, which may comprise a written exam and/or interview. Information on specific Departments and related research activities is available on the Department homepage of respective campuses.

Full-time students

Preferably individuals who would like to pursue PhD in-house, residing on campus.

Part-time students

Preferably individuals who are working in organizations providing basic facilities and an environment for research.

Financial Assistance

Full-time PhD students admitted into the PhD program are eligible to be considered for an Institute fellowship of Rs. 34,000 or Rs. 37,000 per month in the first year based on their qualifications at the time of admission. Students admitted with M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./MBA/M.Phil. or an equivalent Degree are eligible to receive an Institute fellowship of Rs. 37,000/-. Students admitted with M.Sc./B.E./B.Pharm. or an equivalent degree are eligible to receive an Institute fellowship of Rs. 34,000/-. These students on successful completion of coursework will receive Rs. 37,000/- from the Semester following the one in which the course work was completed Higher fellowship may be made available in subsequent years. Consideration for Institute fellowship will be as per Institute norms. It will be obligatory on the part of every admitted full time student to undertake 8 hours (per week) of work as assigned to him/her by the institute.

Important Dates

Activity Date
Admission Portal Open 01-March-2024
Last date for submission of application 29-April-2024
Declaration of shortlisted candidates for written test and interview 06-May-2024
Written test and/or interview date (at a BITS Pilani campus) To be Announced
Announcement of admission offers To be Announced
Last date for fee payment To be Announced
Reporting at the BITS Pilani campus 25-July-2024
Orientation 26, 27-July-2024
Course registration 01-August-2024
Beginning of classwork 02-August-2024

The Institute reserves the right to change the above deadlines. Candidates will be informed in advance should there be such a change.


Department Brochures

Pilani Campus – Biological Sciences
Pilani Campus – Chemistry
Pilani Campus – Chemical Engineering
Pilani Campus – Civil Engineering
Pilani Campus – Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Pilani Campus – Humanities and Social Sciences
Pilani Campus – Physics
Pilani Campus – Mechanical Engineering
Goa Campus – Biological Sciences
Goa Campus – Chemistry
Goa Campus – Computer Sciences
Goa Campus – Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Goa Campus – Humanities and Social Sciences
Goa Campus – Mathematics
Goa Campus – Mechanical Engineering
Hyderabad Campus – Biological Sciences
Hyderabad Campus – Chemical Engineering
Hyderabad Campus – Chemistry
Hyderabad Campus – Civil Engineering
Hyderabad Campus – Computer Sciences
Hyderabad Campus – Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Hyderabad Campus – Humanities and Social Sciences
Hyderabad Campus – Mathematics
Hyderabad Campus – Mechanical Engineering
Hyderabad Campus – Pharmacy


My board doesn't give aggregate marks for 12th exam. What marks should I enter?
For CBSE, include PCM and English/Hindi and one additional elective (total five subjects) in your aggregate. For ISCE, include PCM and English in the aggregate. Others should calculate the aggregate marks (or its equivalent) and attach a note explaining the method used by them to calculate the aggregate.
While entering the 12th exam marks, should I include the practical marks also? Can I include 11th and 12th year marks?
The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th year examination only. Don't include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, use the method used by your board to calculate the subject-wise marks.
I have applied Online. But, I made a mistake in entering 12th Marks & preferences. I want to change them. How to do it?
You were advised to be careful before entering and confirming the data while applying online. If you want to change the preferences later, you will have to log into the admission portal using your credentials and edit your 12th Marks & preferences during 08th June 2022 till 12th June 2022. More information will be provided on the portal about editing process on 08th June 2022. No email queries will be entertained in this regard. Editing has to be done by the applicant only using the online credentials. No correction is allowed in gender, Email ID and contact number.
What is the cut-off marks required in BITSAT-2022 to qualify for admissions?
It is not possible to predict the cut-off scores till all applications are received. The cut-off scores form year 2017 is available at Cut off list. This is given only as information and the cut-off for First semester 2022-2023 will depend on the number of applications.
I have not registered for BITSAT-2022. Can I apply for admissions?
The last date for registering for BITSAT-2022 is 12th June, 2022. Except for first rank students of central/state boards in India, those who have not appeared in BITSAT-2022 cannot be considered now.
Are there any seats reserved for NRIs?
I have obtained 74.6% in PCM aggregate. Will you consider it as 75%?
No. We need a minimum of 75.00% or more in PCM aggregate.
I have obtained 74.9% in PCB aggregate. Will you consider for B.Pharm.
No. We need a minimum of 75% or more in PCB/PCM aggregate for B.Phram Programme.
I want to apply for Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Should I apply separately?
No. A single form is sufficient, where you can give your preferences to all the first degree programmes . Programme for all the three campuses.
I had already registered for BITSAT-2022. Why should I apply again for admissions?
It is necessary to apply for admissions separately with the marks obtained in 12th exam and also giving your preferences to different degree programmes, along with the requisite application fee.
I have passed 12th exam only. I have not done a BSc. How do you expect me to apply for M.Sc. now?
The M.Sc. is an Integrated Masters programmes offered by BITS. There is no intermediate B.Sc. degree. The input qualification and duration is the same as that for a B.E. program.
While filling the preference form, I have uploaded the wrong mark sheet. How Do I rectify it?
The edit window will be available to the candidates from 08th June, 2022 to 12th June, 2022. Please visit the following link to edit your form on the aforementioned date and time. Please note that the edit window will be closed exactly at 5:00 pm and no further edit request will be entertained whatsoever the case may be.
I have filled the preference form by paying requisite fee. Now I want to change the preferences in the form. How can I change the sequence of preferences in the form now?
The edit window will be available to the candidates from 08th June, 2022 to 12th June, 2022. Please visit the following link to edit your form on the aforementioned date and time. Please note that the edit window will be closed exactly at 5:00 pm and no further edit request will be entertained whatsoever the case may be.

For Further Information Contact

  • Admissions Office

    Birla Institute of Technology & Science,
    Pilani Campus, Pilani, Rajasthan 333031 (INDIA).

  • +91-1596-242205,
  • +91-1596-255294,
  • +91-1596-255330

(Note : For any query you may contact through the above phone numbers on any working day from Office Hours : Monday to Friday 9AM - 1PM & 2PM - 5PM Saturday 9AM - 1PM)