BITS Pilani

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Programmes Offered

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Doctoral Programmes

The department offers full time Ph.D. programme in the following thrust areas of its research. 

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Data Mining
  • Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems & Robotics
  • Data Warehousing, Databases &Advanced Databases
  • High Performance Computing &Distributed Systems
  • Image Processing &Multimedia
  • Networking, Mobile Computing, Pervasive &Wearable Computing
  • Algorithms & Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software Engineering, Software Architecture and Testing
Depending upon interest of the faculty members working in a given area, and availability of appropriate candidates, department may offer opportunities for a few aspirants to carry out part-time Ph.D. subject to their eligibility as well as fulfillment of other terms and conditions as shown at the link below:
Click here for an overview of the Ph.D. program
Click here for Shortlisting Criteria
Every Ph.D. Student receives an Institute Fellowship of Rs. 28,000/- per month (while he/she is doing course work) or Rs. 31,000/- per month (after successfully completing the course work / have a Higher Degree of BITS Pilani or its equivalent). 
For more details on Ph.D. admission process, fee structure, etc., please visit

Higher Degree (M.E)

M.E Computer Science M.E Software Systems

Integrated First Degrees

B.E. Computer Science

Work Integrated Learning Programmes

The department also offers a few first and higher degrees for working professionals through the Work Integrated Learning Programs Division. For more details, please Click Here.


Motivated BE/BTech in CS (or equivalent degrees) students can also apply for direct admission to the PhD program. They would be required to appear for a screening test followed by an interview.
All ME/MTech CS (or equivalent degrees) applicants of Ph.D. program will have to go through a Screening Test followed by an Interview.
The syllabus for the screening test is


Year Cut Off
2018 378
2017 382
2016 384

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