What do you mean by On Campus?
BITS Pilani On Campus comprises of three Indian campuses (Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus) and one abroad (Dubai Campus). Details of the information for individual campus are available at – BITS Pilani - Pilani Campus - https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/Pilani/index.aspx BITS Pilani – K K Birla Goa Campus - https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/Goa/index.aspx BITS Pilani – Hyderabad Campus - https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/Hyderabad/index.aspx BITS Pilani – Dubai Campus - https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/Dubai/index.aspx
What do you mean by Off Campus?
Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) BITS Pilani conducts Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) as an alternate model of higher education leading to a formal qualification, meant exclusively for working professionals (from a diverse spectrum of industries) to meet their Learning & Development needs. These programmes are offered as, Company Specific Collaborative Programmes: Programmes offered through structured collaboration with an organization, for its employees only, and Non Company Specific Programmes: Programmes available to employees of any organizations Lectures will be delivered through online platforms or in-person classes on the premises of the organization depending on the collaborative industry’s requirements. Since WILP caters to industry professionals, most of the classes are held during the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
Key Responsibilities of an On Campus Faculty.
The faculty play a significant role in this all-round growth of the Institute by participating in various activities which may be categorized as follows: Teaching and Course Development Research Involvement Institutional Development Linkage with the outside world
Key Responsibilities of an Off Campus Faculty.
Faculty members serve multiple roles as teachers, mentors, colleagues, and scholars. They are expected to fulfil various responsibilities related to their assigned duties. Their primary responsibilities are Participate in teaching and other academic activities such as programme design and development, content development for programmes offered by WILP. Mentoring and evaluating the on-campus students pursuing practice school programmes. In addition to the above, it is also expected that faculty member participates in other key activities such as strengthening practice schools programmes, establishing new industrial linkages, updating and developing new curriculum in line with the industry’s need, and mentoring industry professionals in various project/dissertation, etc.
Brief description and eligibility of an On Campus Faculty Positions
Assistant Professor, Academic Level-12: To attract talent to teaching profession and to give them opportunity to hone the teaching skills and to do research, a Ph.D. holder with less than three years Industrial/Research/Teaching experience, excluding the experience gained while pursuing Ph.D., shall be eligible. Eligibility: Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. or 60% at ME/MS/MTech/MPhil/MPharm/MBA/MSc Pre Ph.D. qualification level); Potential for excellence in teaching and research At least 4 publications (of which 2 are in journals of international repute). Any new Appointment as an Assistant Professor, will have a period of probation for three years. Once he/she successfully completes the period, his/her performance will be reviewed by an internal committee for recommendation to a regular position and will move to Assistant Professor, Academic Level-13A1 upon favourable recommendation. Associate Professor, Academic Level-13A2 Eligibility: Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. or 60% at ME/MTech/MS/MPhil/MPharm/MBA/Pre Ph.D. qualification level). For new appointment, at least 6 years post‐PhD experience in teaching and/or research, of which at least 3 years at the level of an Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level-13A1 or equivalent; Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and sponsored R&D. At least 10 publications (of which 5 are in journals of international repute). Guided at least one PhD student (independently or jointly with someone else). Completed at least one sponsored R&D project of value Rs. 5 L or more as PI (alternatively completed two sponsored R&D projects as a co-PI each of value Rs. 5 L or more). Any new Appointment as an Associate Professor, will have a period of probation for one year. Once he/she successfully completes the period, his/her performance will be reviewed by an internal committee for recommendation to a regular position. Professor, Academic Level-14A Eligibility: Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. at ME/MS/MTech /MPhil/MPharm/MBA/Pre Ph.D. qualification level). At least 10 years post‐PhD experience in teaching and/or research, of which at least 4 years at the level of an Associate Professor, Academic Level-13A2 or equivalent; Sustained excellence in teaching, research and sponsored R&D; Potential for leadership in research, education and institution building. At least 20 publications (of which 10 are in journals of international repute). Guided at least one PhD student independently, (alternatively two PhD students jointly with someone else). Completed at least two sponsored R&D projects each of value Rs. 5 L or more as PI (alternatively completed one sponsored R&D projects as PI of value Rs. 5 L or more and completed two sponsored R&D Projects as Co- PI each of value Rs 5 L or more). Any new Appointment as a Professor, will have a period of probation for one year. Once he/she successfully completes the period, his/her performance will be reviewed by an internal committee for recommendation to a regular position. Senior Professor, Academic Level-15 Eligibility: At least 6 years as a Professor at BITS, or equivalent. Demonstrated Leadership in Research, Education and Institution building for at least 6 years as a Professor. Any new Appointment as a Senior Professor, will have a period of probation for one year. Once he/she successfully completes the period, his/her performance will be reviewed by an internal committee for recommendation to a regular position.
Eligibility of Off Campus Faculty Positions?
Assistant Professor (Off-Campus), Academic Level-10: ME/MS/MTech/MPhil/MPharm/MBA or equivalent in relevant discipline from an Institution of high repute (with 1st Division or 60% throughout) with potential for excellence in Teaching. Assistant Professor (Off-Campus), Academic Level-12: PhD in relevant discipline from an Institution of high repute (with first division or 60% in all University level degrees). OR ME (or equivalent) from an institution of repute (with 1st Division or 60% throughout). Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in academics/ industry, with potential for academic excellence and a passion for teaching. Associate Professor (Off-Campus), Academic Level-13A2: Ph.D in relevant discipline from an institution of repute (with 1st Div. or 60% throughout) Minimum of six (6) years of experience at the level of Assistant Professor, with an excellent track record of teaching, curriculum & content development, and research. OR ME (or equivalent) in relevant discipline from an institution of repute with 1st Div. or 60% throughout, Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience of which six years should have been at the level of Assistant Professor, with an excellent track record of teaching, curriculum & content development, and research.
Summary of Faculty position Pay Structure.
Dearness allowance (DA), currently 38% of the basic pay is payable to every employee. This will be revised at par with DA announced by central government for its employees. Annual Increment: The annual increment given in the Pay Matrix (as attached in Annexure I) is at 3%, with each cell being higher by 3% over the previous cell, in the same Academic Level/Level, rounded off to the nearest 100. The annual increment to each employee would move up in the same level, with an employee moving from existing cell in the same Academic Level/Level to the immediate next cell in the same academic level. In case an employee reaches the maximum Increment Cell in the Academic Level/Level for those levels where maximum Increment Cell is defined, such employees will not be eligible for any annual increment, further. However, they shall continue to get the dearness allowance, as applicable. There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely 1st of January and 1st of July of every year. The employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.
List of Departments with broad Sub-Areas in BITS Pilani.
Chemical Engg. Transport Phenomena Reaction Engineering Process Systems Engineering Polymer Science and Engineering Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering Biochemical, Environmental and Energy Engineering Civil Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Construction, Planning and Management Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering EEE and Instrumentation Communication Systems and Networks (Including Digital Signal Processing) Microelectronics & VLSI (Analog & Digital Circuits and Systems) Embedded Systems Power Systems, Power Electronics Instrumentation & Control Electronic Materials and Devices Mechanical Engineering Design Engineering Thermal Engineering & Fluid Mechanics Manufacturing Engineering Materials including Nano-Materials and MEMS Robotics & Mechatronics Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Automation & Automobile Computer Science Computer Architecture Systems & Computer Networks Algorithms Theoretical Computer Science Software Engineering Information Systems including databases Computer Applications (AI, Robotics, Graphics, etc) Bio Sciences Environmental and Microbial Biotechnology Plant Science and Development Genomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics and Metabolomics /Integrated Omics Biophysics and Structural biology Bioinformatics, Computational & System Biology Epidemiology and Biostatistics Disease Biology, Infection and Immunology Cellular Biochemistry and Nanoscience Synthetic Biology & Bio(chemical) engineering Chemistry Organic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Mathematics Pure Mathematics (Algebra, Analysis and Geometry) Applied Mathematics Probability & Statistics Operations Research & Optimization Numerical Analysis Physics Condensed matter physics Optics and Spectroscopy Nuclear & High energy physics, cosmology and astrophysics Pharmacy Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Natural Drugs and Phyto-Chemistry Pharmacology and Toxicology Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance Clinical Research and Clinical Pharmacy Economics and Finance Microeconomics Computational Economics Macroeconomics Accounting Finance (Including Financial & Computational Economics) Public Policy (including Public Economics) Management Marketing, Sales and Services Management Human Resource Production and operations Management Strategic Management MIS/IT in Management Organizational Behaviour Banking, Finance and Economics Business Analytics Humanities English (Language & Literature) Journalism/ Mass Communication/Theatre/film & media Studies Linguistics (Computational, Neuro / Psycho etc.) Technical Communication and soft skill development Social Sciences Philosophy / Psychology Sociology/ Anthropology Political Science / Public Administration History / Urban Studies Developmental/Environmental Studies/Public Policy Geography
Steps of Faculty Recruitment Process in BITS Pilani.
The steps given below give the process through which an application is progressed. Other than ensuring that your application is complete and accurate, please make sure that you are able to give a technical seminar on your teaching/research background as also on your plans to teach and do research if you were to join BITS. Also ensure that the referees will indeed write letters of reference if and when we write to them. Briefly: Applications must be submitted in the prescribed form on BITS’ website. Please ensure that you meet the minimum qualification before applying. However, you may consider applying if you expect to complete the minimum degree requirements within the next 3 months, or so. The appointment will however be conditional upon your completing the degree requirements. Incomplete applications will not be entertained. You must indicate the campuses for which you wish to be considered. Your application will be considered for short-listing by the concerned committees, one for each discipline and campus you wish to be considered. Once the committee decides to take your application forward, you may be invited to give a technical seminar on your (i) background, (ii) research that you have carried out thus far, (iii) your plans to teach and do research if and when you join BITS Pilani. If you have expressed interest in more than one campus, you may have to repeat the seminar at other campuses as well. The seminar may be given in person, or using technology (audio- or video-conferencing). The committee may also seek letters of reference from the referees that you have identified in your application. Please be sure they will respond in time. There may be a cross-discipline review of the short-listing done by various departments in a given campus. This will be followed by a cross-campus review by the university-level short-listing committee. Candidates who are finally short-listed by the university-level short-listing committee will be called for interview by a “selection committee”, one for each discipline, but common to all campuses. It will be to your advantage if you were to appear in person before the committee. However, if you simply cannot, the selection committee would like to interact with you using video-conferencing or over telephone. You will be informed in due course of time about the outcome of your application irrespective of whether you are selected or not. You are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,if you do not receive any communication from us within 3 months of your application.