Research is an integral component in an institute of higher learning. It is well known that research is important to bring latest knowledge into the class room. The system of education at BITS provides for a large number of students at all levels of the educational programmes to get involved in research that exploits the multidisciplinary educational base emerging out of the broad-based integrated education in engineering, science and humanities. Strong emphasis is laid on interdisciplinary, mission-oriented and relevant research. BITS provides avenues for all faculty members to participate in research. The Mission of the university is to foster creativity among students by engaging them in active research projects. The Academic Research Division assists and coordinates:

  • Faculty members to obtain funding from national and international agencies by submitting research projects.
  • Promote collaborative research activities with industries.
  • Encourage participation of faculty in national and international conferences and forums and of repute, publication of research papers, monographs, etc.
  • Support new and innovative areas of relevant research leading to product or process development.
  • Promote establishment of industry sponsored research centers at BPDC.
  • Identify areas and create an environment for consultancy services to be taken up by different academic groups.


BITS Pilani offers Ph. D programme under following schemes
  1. Full Time Ph D
  2. Part Time Ph D
  3. Ph D aspirant scheme