What should I choose, CS at IIT Dharwad or M Sc Eco dual at BITS Pilani?

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nikhil kankaria November 17th, 2020

BITS Pilani, ranked 30th by NIRF amongst top engineering colleges in India, is also considered to be the best private institution. While IIT Dharwad was recently established and hasn’t been ranked yet by NIRF.


IIT Dharwad

BITS Pilani

Total Fee Per Year

8.8 lacs

15.6 lacs

Entrance Mode

JEE Advanced


Curriculum –

IIT Dharwad

  • Since it is a new college, it is mentored by old colleges like IIT-K, IIT-M and students are even taught by SWAYAM courses offered by professors from the old IITs. 
  • Along with theoretical knowledge, practical coding sessions and hackathons are regularly organised to encourage students to develop an excellent grasp at programming.


  • The faculty-student ratio is 1:35. 
  • The MSc degree is provided in Economics, though the total duration is 4 years. 
  • It is a combination of bachelor’s program too, so in the first 4-5 semesters, curriculum is followed as in BSc programme by UGC.

Loan/ Scholarship programs

  • At BITS Pilani, students who score 6.0 or more CGPA, they are awarded MCN scholarship by the college.
  • At IIT Dharwad, scholarship is offered to students whose family income is less than 5 lakhs per annum.


BITS Pilani

  • Average placement rate is around 75%
  • Highest CTC received is 15 LPA
  • Average salary package bagged by students is 7-8 LPA
  • Top recruiters include DE Shaw, Flipkart, Accenture, 

IIT Dharwad

  • Average placement rate for CSE was around 80%
  • Highest offer bagged was 15 LPA
  • Average salary package received was in the range 6-8 LPA
  • In 2019, average stipend received was 30,000
  • Top recruiters were Nasdaq, Adobe, TCS, Infosys, etc. amongst 20+ other companies

The choice is up to the individual as the options under discussion are contrasting. One is a BTech degree in CS, which is the most sought after skill-set and attracts lucrative offers, presenting a myriad of opportunities. While the other is integrated Msc in Economics, which more or less would restrict one in a certain domain.



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