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Academic Research Division

Academic Research Division

BITS Pilani where education transforms, enriches, and inspires young mind!

Latest News:
# Ph.D. Admission in Semester I, 2018-19: To apply click here.
# Prof. Bharat Deshpande has become the new Associate Dean of ARD, Goa campus.  Wish him all the best. P.K.Das (Ex. Associate Dean)


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 the 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. programs, 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. program from the Ph.D. admission to the Ph. D. Thesis submission. The overall operation of Ph. D. program is governed by the Academic Regulations of the Institute and is monitored by the Departmental Research Committee of each department. The information booklets (clickgives details about operational features of the program, semester-wise registration pattern, requirements of various courses, pre-submission seminar, and Ph. D. Thesis submission. 
Categories of Ph.D. program
BITS Pilani offers the Ph. D program under the following categories 
  1. Full-Time Ph.D.  [click]
  2. Part-Time Ph. D.  [click]
  3. Ph. D aspirant scheme  [click]

Departmental research
 Thrust Research area  Workshop/Conference  Journal publication   &  Award
Pub-2014, Pub-2015, Pub-2016  Award

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)  
Admission(Semester II, 2017-18): The result for the PhD admission in semester 2, 2017-18 is out. To know your status visit: click 
Ph.D. Admission in Semester II, 2017-18: closed now
Advertisement: click.             Ph.D. Admission Flyer: click            Apply online:. closed now
Ph.D. Admission brochure: click
* For scholarship, fees structure related information, please look at advertisement.

Workshop/conference/school across the globe:


News, Events and Training


Ph.D. seminar notice

1. The Ph.D. viva-voce examination of Mr. Ajay Ghosh C (ID. No – 2011PHXF0015G) of Department of Biological Sciences will be held on 08/03/2018  at 11:00 AM in  B-dome conference room.
2. The Ph.D. viva-voce examination of Ms. Chetana D (ID. No – 2010PHXFG) of Department of Chemistry  will be held  on 09/03/2018  at 3:00 PM in  B-dome conference room.

1. Nilesh L, Deepthi, Nupur, Mosani Karim 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. Malavika C, 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    
QS-University  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. .BITS Pilani ranking during 2014.  
India 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)
Times ranking: BITS Pilani has been ranked between 601-800 by THE, Times Higher Education world University ranking 2015.

e-Notice Board

 Ph.D program
7. Academic Research Division-(BITS-Pilani) 
Undergraduate(UG) thesis program
Announcement: FD thesis list 
FD Thesis student list for SEM-I,2018-19: off-campus
FD Thesis student list for SEM-I,2018-19: on-campus

1. ON-campus FD thesis student list for 1st Semester, 2017-18: click
2. OFF-campus  FD thesis student list for 1st Semester, 2017-18: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. The 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.
Higher degree Dissertation and Research Practice 
**For fees and NOC related queries, contact SWD office.  For any other query,  refer the ARD online query (see below). 
1. IBM I-CARE 2014: National Technical Challenge Contest (click here)  
3. Postdoctoral fellowship: FulbrightCSIRUGC,IITDelhi, IITMadras, SiD-IISc 
Useful resource:
click here
Important events (happening world-wide)
1. Turnitin help: how to take better notes? : Webinar (click here)


    Bharat M Deshpande, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean, Academic Research Division
    Associate Professor, Department of CS & IS 
    Phone: 0832-2580-438(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. Interaction with the newly admitted PhD students(click here)
     2. ARD News Letter
     3. For Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) click here

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

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