Academic Research Division

Academic Research Division


The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, BITS Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. The University is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. It is a unique platform where a student finds perfect combination of academic study and excitement of new discovery through innovative research.
The K K Birla Goa campus of BITS-Pilani University is unique in many sense: its vibrant undergraduate, higher degree and Ph.D programmes, sponsored research related activities are among the many that deserves special attention. Details about the department-wise academic research related activities are available below (click the department).The primary motive of BITS is to "train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information".
This website presents information on Ph. D. programme from the Ph.D admission to the Ph. D. Thesis submission. The overall operation of Ph. D. programme is governed by the Academic Regulations of the Institute and is monitored by the Departmental Research Committee of each department. The information booklets (DRC guidelinesgives details about operational features of the programme, semester-wise registration pattern, requirements of various courses, pre-submission seminar and Ph. D. Thesis submission. 
Categories of Ph.D programme
BITS Pilani offers the Ph. D programme under the following categories 
  1. Full Time Ph.D.  [click]
  2. Part Time Ph. D.  [click]
  3. Faculty development scheme
  4. Ph. D aspirant scheme  [click] 
Eligibility criteria for Ph.D. admission: click here.
Part Time PhD programme: operational aspect

 Admission to PhD programme
The PhD Admission for Second Semester 2016-17 is now closed. 

Aspirant Admission:  To know about the PhD admission under the Aspirant scheme (for Industry professionals) click here.  

Departmental research

 Thrust Research area  Workshop/Conference  Awards
 Award-2014, Award-2015, Award-2016
 Research Infrastructure  Journal publication  Research@BITS Pilani KKBGC
Pub-2014, Pub-2015, Pub-2016 
 RAB-2014,  RAB-2015,  RAB--2016
News & Events:
Announcement: Best undergraduate thesis award To apply  click here (for BITS Goa students)  
Events: The 3 minutes Thesis competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students: (click)   
Science Popularisation & Public Outreach: click here (coming soon)



News, Events and Training

Departmental seminar notice

1. Dr. Larisa Soldatova from  the CS Department at Brunel University London will deliver a talk entitled "Towards reproducible science" on 23rd February, 2017 in L-202. Time: 12 Noon.

2. Prof. Marek Szostak, Director, Institute of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poland will deliver a talk on "Polymer Composites" on 7th February,2017 in L-202. Time: 5.15 PM.

Ph.D. seminar notice

1.The Ph.D. viva-voce examination of Mr. Kabilan M (ID. No –2008PH29009), Department of  Biological Sciences  was conducted on 2nd February (Thursday), 2017 at 11:00 Ain the B-dome Conference room.

2. The Ph.D. viva-voce examination of Mr. Praveen Saini ( ID. No –2012PHXF012G ), Department of Chemistry was conducted on 27th January(Friday), 2017 at 3:00 Pin the B-dome Conference room.


3.The Ph.D. viva-voce examination of Mr. Mane Pravin Sakharam (ID.No:2009PHXF420G )Department of  EEE  was conducted on 25/01/2017 (Wednesday),  at 11:00 AM  in the room LC-101.

Award, fellowship etc 
1. Nilesh L, Ramya, Akriti, Deepthi, Nupur, Mosani have been awarded with the CSIR SRF/JRF fellowship.
2. Mayur J, Makhan Kumar,  Zigni, Ankush have been awarded with the UGC JRF fellowship.
3. Shah P,  Dhavala Suri, Mansi, Zigmee have been awarded with the DST-inspire fellowship.
Position for JRF/SRF/RA in sponsored project
click here
General news
BITS Pilani first makes it NIRF ranking : 2016
BITS Pilani got its 9th rank among the Universities in NIRF ranking.
BITS Pilani makes it to the TOP 100 in QS University Rankings: BRICS 2014  
QSUniversity  Rankings: BRICS 2014  has placed  BITS Pilani among the top 100 universities  in the  category -  BRIC Countries  for 2014. The rankings, based on  academic performance,  has the following   parameters :  Academic reputation,  Employer Reputation, Faculty Student Ratio, Staff with PhD, Papers per faculty, Citations per paper,  International faculty and International students.  For details, click here.BITS Pilani ranking during 2014India Today- ranking of Top Engineering Colleges, BITS was placed in the top 6th position (Ref : India Today,  June 16, 2014).The Week – Top Engineering Colleges,  puts BITS in the top  7th position (Ref : The Week,  dated June 22, 2014). Outlook – Top Engineering Colleges,  puts BITS in the top 7th position. (Ref : Outlook,  dated July 7, 2014).BITS Pilani ranking during 2015The Higher Education Review magazine puts BITS in the top among private/deemed universities of 2014 (Ref : HER, July 2014)
BITS Pilani has been ranked between 601-800 by THE, Times Higher Education world University ranking 2015.

e-Notice Board

 Ph.D programme
7. Academic Research Division-(BITS-Pilani) 
**For any PhD programme related query, refer the online ARD query below
Undergraduate(UG) thesis programme 
Announcement: FD thesis list 
1. ON-campus FD thesis student list for 2nd Semester, 2016-17 [click]
2. OFF-campus  FD thesis student list for 2nd Semester, 2016-17 [click]  
FD Thesis student list- 1st Semester 2016-17 
2. OFF-campus  FD thesis student list for 1st Semester,2016-17 [CLICK] 
3. List of PS station  PS-I station  and PS-II station.
1. Minimum CGPA required for doing off-campus UG thesis is 5.5
1. Last date of submission of duly filled Form A+ Form B offer letter etc for 1st  semester, 2017-18 off-campus thesis by the students to the concerned HOD is  5th April, 2017.
2. Last date for submission of pre-registration form of 1st Semester,2017-18 on-campus thesis  by the students to the concerned HOD is  31st March, 2017.
 **For fees and NOC related queries, contact SWD office.  For any other FD thesis related query, you may refer  the ARD online query below.
Higher degree Dissertation and Research Practice 
1. Last date for submission of the TS-1 form (Semester II, 2014-15) of Higher Degree Research Practice and Thesis/Dissertation.
3. Last date for HDD and RP (Semester II, 2014-15) report submission.
 **For any HD Dissertation/RP Thesis related query, refer the online ARD query below 
1. IBM I-CARE 2014: National Technical Challenge Contest (click here)  
3. Postdoctoral fellowship: FulbrightCSIRUGC,IITDelhi, IITMadras, SiD-IISc 
Useful resource:
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    Associate Dean, Academic Research Division
    Associate Professor, Department of Physics
    Phone: 0832-2580-448(O)

    BITS-Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
    NH-17B, Zuarinagar, Goa-403726, India
    Phone: 0832-2580-108 (ARD Office)

    From the Associate Dean's desk 
     1. Annual Research Report of BITS : 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
     2. For FAQ (click here) or browse the video below (coming soon)

    Online query cell (you require a BITS email ID):
    1. Faculty & PhD students:  click here 
    2. Undergraduate and Higher Degree students : click here 

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