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BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admission 2019: Application Form, Placement, Fees

Updated On - April 20th 2019

BITS Pilani (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) is one of India’s leading higher education institutes and a deemed university. It offers admission to Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) program.

Students must have Master’s Degree in relevant discipline with minimum 60% marks to be eligible for the program. But the admission process is still under way. The application fee is INR 2200.

The selection is done on the basis of written test and interview round. Candidates must qualify both the stages of selection process to be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program in BITS Pilani.

The Institute offers admission to Ph.D. program in the following disciplines:

Biological ScienceChemical EngineeringMathematicsHumanities and Social ScienceRobotics
ChemistryEconomics and FinanceMechanical EngineeringBiotechnologyNano Sciences and Nanotechnology
Civil EngineeringElectrical and Electronics EngineeringPharmacyEnergyWater Management
Computer ScienceManagementPhysicsEnvironment-

Check BITS Pilani Admission 2019

  • Mode of Application



    16th May, 2019 - 31st Jul, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering , M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
Last date of application form submission 16th May, 2019
Declaration of shortlist to candidates 01st Jun, 2019
Written test 20th Jul, 2019
Interview round 20th Jul, 2019
Announcement of admission offers to PhD Programs 23rd Jul, 2019
Admission of selected candidates 29th Jul, 2019
Freshmen Orientation Program 30th - 31st Jul, 2019

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering & M.Phil/Ph.D in Management

To be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program in BITS, candidates must fulfill the complete eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • Candidates must have M.E./ M.Pharm./ MBA/ M.Phil or equivalent degree with at least 60% marks from a recognized university or institute.
  • Students with an M.Sc./ B.E or an equivalent with minimum of 60% marks will also be considered for provisional admission to the Ph.D. program.
  • For Ph.D. program in languages and humanities, candidates with M.Phil/ M A and with minimum of 55% aggregate may also be considered. Such candidates have to undergo a minimum of two semester course work prescribed by DRC.

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Application Form

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering & M.Phil/Ph.D in Management

The registration is done in offline mode only. Candidates who wish to apply can download the application form from the official website of the institute i.e. Applications received after the due date will not be accepted.

Students need to pay an application fee of INR 2200 at the time of registration process. It can be paid in the form of demand draft in the favor of Dean Admission, BITS Pilani, Pilani 333031.

Duly filled application form along with all the required documents send it to “Dean Admission, BITS Pilani, Pilani 333031”. All the information which is mentioned on the application form must be correct and similar to the information of original documents. Applicants have to mention a valid email address or phone number on the application form. 

Steps to Apply:

Step 1: Visit the website i.e.

Step 2. Click on admission link and download application form

Step 3. Fill application form with all required information

Step 4. Attach all the required documents

Step 5: Send it to prescribed address.

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Selection Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering & M.Phil/Ph.D in Management

The selection process consists of written test followed by interview. Those who will qualify both stages of selection process will be considered for admission.

  • Applications found suitable for admission will be called for written test.
  • Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in the written test will be called for interview round.
  • Qualified candidates in interview will be considered for admission to Ph.D. program in BITS.

Pattern and Syllabus

A. Candidates shortlisted for written test in any of the following disciplines- Biological Science/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics have to appear for two written tests. Paper I will be common for all disciplines and Paper II will be discipline specific.

Paper I: The question paper consists of 30 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions). The duration of the paper is one hour only. Two marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The questions will be based on the following topics.

  • General Science
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Research Aptitude

Paper II: Paper II is a subject based paper. Candidates have to attempt 70 questions in the duration of two hours. All the questions will be in MCQ format. Each question carries two marks. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response.

B. Candidates applying for Ph.D. in Languages/ Humanistic Studies/ Economics are required to appear for two written tests.

Paper I: Paper I will be common for all candidates. The question paper consists of 50 objective type of questions. Students will get the duration of one hour to attempt all the questions. Paper I will comprise of the following subjects:

TopicNumber of QuestionsTime
Reading Comprehension1520 min
Logical Reasoning1010 min
Analytical Reasoning1515 min
General Awareness1010 min
Total50 Questions60 minutes

Paper II: Paper II is a subject specific paper. Applicants have to attempt 60 questions.

C. Candidates shortlisted for Test in Pharmacy.

The question paper will be divided into two parts. Part-A would be common to all and would consist of questions in general Pharmacy subjects and Part-B will be based on subject taken by students in their M.Pharm. Degree Program.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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