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R&D Center

Centre For Software Development

The SDET Unit incorporates the Centre for Software Development (CSD) as well as Centre for Educational Technology (CET). The unit has a mandate to include in its scope of work to include identification, establishment, deployment and evolution of appropriate educational technology in order to support effective resource utilization of expertise (teaching / mentoring / collaboration) available at various campuses as well as enable students and faculty involved in various off-campus work-integrated learning programmes of the institute. The SDET Unit has specific sets of activities handled by its two wings :

  • The Centre for Software Development (CSD) 
  • The Centre for Educational Technology 




Like anyone with the passion for software development, we are humbled with the power of a brilliant strategy. A beautiful concept or a headline that simply sings. But whats behind that big idea, and why it works so well is our obsession. We have our hands in providing various services to the institute and will continue to be heading in the same direction.

Services we provide
  • BITS Website
  • Course Management Tool (Nalanda)
  • High Definition Video Conferencing - BITS Connect 2.0
  • Desktop Video Conferencing
  • On Demand Services
Course Management Tool (Nalanda)

This tool has been made available for the instructor's-in-charge as well as the co-instructor's who have been authorized by the instructor-in-charge. This tool enables the instructor to Upload marks, generate histograms, calculate grades etc. This in turn minimizes time required and maximizes productivity.

BITS Virtual University

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani is an All-India Institute for higher education deemed to be a University by the Government of India. BITS Pilani is a technological university currently offering Master's degree and Doctoral programmes in various areas of Science, Humanities, Management and various branches of Engineering & Technology. As of this writing, BITS Pilani has three full-fledged campuses at Pilani & Goa in India and at Knowledge Village, Dubai in UAE.  These programs were initially offered to only on-campus students. However in the past decade it has had significant experience in distance learning pedagogy and instructional design. To make its model of distance learning scalable, reachable to wider audience and leverage the benefits of emerging technologies, BITS conceived and designed the BITS Virtual University (VU). 

Online Notice Board

OnBoard is an integrated online notice board for Administrators, Faculty and Students of BITS Pilani - Pilani Campus. Salient Features of OnBoard: Publish, View, Archive and Delete Notice Categorised view of Notices as per Division, Units, Groups, Centres etc. Moderation of notices - Notice Approval/Rejection Favourite Notice Boards View

Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing Facility for Work Integrated Learning Programme with Live Interactive Lecture Facility is available at Software Development & Educational Technology Unit, BITS, Pilani High Definition Video Conferencing IP based desktop video conferencing IP based video on demand

Other R&D Centres

Center for Research Excellence in Semiconductor Technologies (CREST)

AI Centre

Central Instrumentation Facility

Teaching Learning Centre