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BITS Pilani PhD Admission for Second Semester 2017

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BITS Pilani Admission to Ph.D Programmes for Second Semester 2016-17

Birla Institute of Technology Science (BITS) Pilani invites applications for admission to Second Semester Full Time and Part Time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme offered at Hyderabad, Goa and Pilani Campuses for the academic session 2016-17.
BITS Pilani is a "Deemed to be University" under Section 3 of UGC Act since 1964. Its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai provide an all-round educational and co-curricular experience that is second to none in India.

Programme Offered

Applications are invited for admission to PhD Programmes at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad Campuses in following disciplines:
Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary areas such as Biotechnology, Energy, Environment, Robotics, Nano-science & Nanotechnology, Water Management etc
For availability of full time/part time PhD admissions in any specific discipline at a campus, please refer to www.bitsadmission.com (Visit respective Dept. Website for further details)

Eligibility Criteria

Any Higher Degree such as M.E./M.Pharm./MBA/M.Phil of BITS or its equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination
Candidates with an M.Sc./BE./B.Pharm or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate may also be considered for PhD admission subject to their suitability and competence. For PhD Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences, candidates with an M.A. and with minimum of 55% aggregate may also be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test/interview for selections

Full Time Students: Candidates are required to devote their full time towards Ph.D. Short listed candidates will be required to come to designated campuses at Pilani / Goa / Hyderabad, for test and/or interview. The seats under full time schemes are limited so preference will be given to candidates working in ongoing sponsored projects in the Institute, and the CSIR/UGC- NET qualified candidates

Part Time Students: Candidates working in organizations situated in close vicinity of campuses of BITS Pilani will be admitted under this scheme

Assistantship (Stipend): Those admitted to full time PhD Programme will be considered for Project/Research Assistantships to the tune of Rs 13200/- to Rs 20000/- per month or more. Selected candidates will be required to participate in teaching and other developmental programme of the institute under the guidance of a mentor

Fee Structure

PhD Application Fees (one time) - Rs.2200/- (full time) & Rs.2200/- (part time)
Admission fees (one Time) - Rs.28050/- (full time) & Rs.28050/- (part time)
Tuition fees per semester Rs.11330/- (full time) & Rs.22660/- (part time)
Institute caution deposit Rs.3000/- (full time) & Rs.3000/- (part time)

Test Details

i) Candidates shortlisted for Test in any of the following disciplines: Biological Science/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics will have to write two tests. Test-I will be common to all disciplines and Test-II will be discipline specific. The details of the tests are as follows:

Test-I Question Paper consists of 30 multiple-choice type questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. The candidate is required to answer all the questions in allotted 1 hr time. Each correct answer will awarded two marks. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Test-II will be subject-based and will consist of 70 multiple-choice type questions covering the prescribed syllabus as given below. The candidate is required to answer all the questions in allotted 2 hr time. Each correct answer will be awarded two marks. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

ii) Candidates shortlisted for Test in any of the following disciplines: Languages/Humanistic Studies/Economics will have to write two tests. Test-I will be common to all disciplines and Test-II will be discipline specific. The details of the tests are as follows:
Test-I will comprise of the following components:
1. Reading Comprehension: 2 Passages (5Qs each=10 Qs) 20 minutes
2. Logical Reasoning 10 question 10 minutes
3. Analytical Reasoning 15 question 15 minutes
4. General Awareness 10 question 15 minutes

How to Apply for BITS Pilani PhD Admission 2017

Eligible candidates should apply through the prescribed application form available online at www.bitsadmission.com and take the printout of the filled form.
Completed Application Form along with the prescribed fee of Rs.2200/- should be sent to Dean Admissions, BITS Pilani-333031, so as to reach on or before 05.00 pm 12th December 2016
Details of fee payment modes are available at the website while applying online

BITS, Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Birla Institute of Technology and Science BITS, Pilani, Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad BITS, Pilani-333031 (Rajasthan), Website www.bitsadmission.com