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EDUCATIONAL PROCESS

AND
PROGRAMMES OF STUDIES
EDUCATIONAL PROCESS structure where each course is self-contained but
nevertheless acts as a bridge between what precedes
The mission of BITS is to prepare young men and and what comes after. A formal contact hour is such
women to act as leaders for the promotion of the that a student is invariably required to spend several
economic and industrial development of the country times of these hours towards self-study. Attempt here
and to play a creative role in society. It has the is to awaken curiosity in the mind of the student and
reputation of a highly purposive and innovative train him to think rationally and scientifically and
university often setting the pace for workable reforms enable him to face the unfamiliar. Through the Practice
in higher education, suitable and relevant for the Indian School option, the flavour of the professional world is
cultural milieu. sought to be imbibed by the student as well as the
BITS has been following semester system with teacher. Even many co-curricular activities are
continuous and internal evaluation since its inception. converted into a learning situation whereby the growth
The educational programmes are modular and flexible. of a student becomes a continuing operation.
Through its Practice School programme, BITS has
The Institute also conducts Off-campus Work-
established purposeful linkages with universities. The
Integrated degree programmes as a means of
Institute has evolved a direction for Research which
continuing education for employed professionals as
makes research relevant to the national development
part of the human resource development programmes
and social needs. It has developed and adopted a
of specific organizations at the various off-campus
unique academic administrative structure which makes
centres. In all these programmes, emphasis is on self-
all its innovations possible and workable.
learning and the pedagogy attempts to incorporate as
The Institute operates educational programmes at three many modern technologies as desirable. While each
tiers of education, namely, the Integrated First Degree one of these programmes requires collaboration of an
programmes, Higher Degree programmes and the organization, some programmes have a highly
Doctoral programmes. All programmes in the Institute structured collaboration with planned classroom
are designed to allow as many components of science activities and some programmes may have less
and applied science as are necessary for the graduates structured planning. While a number of degrees are
of the programmes to function effectively and offered through structured collaboration with many
efficiently in the technological society. All collaborating organizations, there are also degrees,
programmes contain certain structural commonality which are available in an open manner for a large
and the common courses are invariably operated number of organizations, each of which may sponsor
together irrespective of the clientele who are required only few students. For all these programmes,
to take the courses. Similarly, irrespective of the faculty/resource persons are drawn from the Institute
ultimate degree for which a student qualifies, the large and the participating organizations as well as other
factor of this commonality between all students creates Institutions.
an educational basis which provides easy professional
linkage, communication and group activity among The Three Tier Structure shown on page II-3 gives all
students graduating in different degrees. This similarity the programmes offered by the Institute.
among different students graduating with different Integrated First Degree Programmes
degrees is further welded in a stronger professional
bond when they work as internees in the Practice The Integrated First Degree Programmes are offered at
School stations or as members in a team working on the first tier with nomenclatures like B.E. (Hons.),
mission-oriented time-bound research and development B.Pharm. (Hons.), M.Sc. (Hons.), and M.Sc. (Tech.).
projects. These are all level wise equivalent degrees. These are
The various structural flexibilities provide not only called integrated degrees for two reasons: (i) there are
scope for multiple point entries but also enable the several common courses amongst these degrees, and
system to accommodate many legitimate educational (ii) no intermediate degrees, like, B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.),
and operational needs of students. Some of these etc. are awarded. These degrees are based on a modular
aspects are described in various sections that follow. structure and their academic requirements are spelt out
in respect of the number of courses and units rather
PROGRAMMES OF STUDIES than the number of years. All these programmes are
structured in such a way that normally a student will be
All programmes of studies are based on the principle able to finish a programme in eight semesters. Of
that a series of courses make up the hierarchy of the course, the flexibility of the Institute allows a student

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to do his programme at a faster pace and finish it (d) M.Sc. (Tech.)
earlier than 8 semesters or at a slower pace to finish it
later than 8 semesters. These programmes are basically multi-disciplinary and
technological in character and are designed to meet the
(a) B.E. (Hons.) requirements of newly emerging professional activities.
The areas which are currently incorporated in these
These programmes in engineering are mathematics and degree programmes are Engineering Technology,
hard science based and incorporate many up-to-date Information Systems, Finance and General Studies.
techniques of analysis and synthesis.
The programme on Engineering Technology is planned
(b) B.Pharm. (Hons.) to give to the students an exposure in all engineering
This programme has been so structured that it not only disciplines and it emphasises on issues and
meets the requirements of the Pharmacy Council of methodologies in the operation of various
India but also has additional courses which give a technological units. The programme on Information
shape and flavour of both engineering and fundamental Systems gives among other things a good exposure to
sciences to the programme. the students on computer software and software
engineering techniques, both at the conceptual and
(c) M.Sc. (Hons.) application levels. The Finance degree has been
designed to meet the manpower needs arising due to
These are integrated degree programmes without any
the new thrust given to growth patterns in the
intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes
economy. The courses planned for this programme are
ensure the required science component in any
of such a nature that they fulfil the requirements of
comparable postgraduate science degrees of other
financial institutions as well as financial management
universities, they also incorporate many courses which
needs of any industry. This programme is
have been notionally considered to be the preserves of
complementary to the M.Sc.(Hons.) Economics
engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes
programme.
and their analytical and engineering science contents
give them a professional character and enable students The General Studies programme aims at providing an
to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a good opportunity to the students to acquire specific skills to
10+2 input may be able to complete these programmes meet varied career objectives through judicious use of
in four years, any person coming from 10+2+3 system electives and project oriented courses. Further, the
with a B.Sc. degree admitted on advanced standing requirements of mathematics, science and applied
basis will require two to three years to finish the science, etc. are normally different from B.E. (Hons.)
programme. Almost all students who are admitted for and M.Sc. (Hons.). Candidates admitted to this
these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree programme have to take humanities courses as well as
from B.E.(Hons.) and B.Pharm. (Hons.) degrees under certain general science and technology courses.
the dual degree scheme.

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Three Tier Structure of Education
Ph. D. Degrees
Higher Degrees
Off-campus Work-Integrated Learning
On-campus programmes
Programmes
M.E.
Biotechnology, Chemical, Chemical with specialization in Petroleum M. Phil.
Engineering, Civil with specialisation in Structural Engineering,
Hospital & Health Systems Management,
Infrastructure Systems and Transportation Engineering,
Optometry, Physician Assistant
Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Design
Engineering, Electrical with specialization in Power Electronics & M.S.
Drives, Embedded Systems, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Consciousness Studies, Consultancy
Mechanical, Microelectronics, Software Systems Management, Educational System
M.Pharm. Management, Embedded Systems,
Engineering Management, Manufacturing
M.Pharm., M.Pharm. with specialization in Pharmaceutics, M.Pharm. Management, Mechanical Systems
with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Design, Medical Laboratory Technology,
M. Phil. Microelectronics, Pharmaceutical
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Operations and Management,
English, Management, Mathematics, Physics Pharmaceutics, Quality Management,
Science Communication, Software
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Engineering, Software Systems, Systems
Engineering & Technology Management, Engineering, Telecommunications &
IT Enabled Services Management Software Engineering.
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Integrated First Degrees


Off-campus Work-Integrated Learning
On-campus programmes Programmes
Group A Group B Group C
B.E. (Hons.) M.Sc. (Hons.) M.Sc. (Tech.) B.S.
Biotechnology, Chemical, Biological Engineering Engineering Design, Engineering
Civil, Computer Science, Sciences, Technology, Technology, Industrial Engineering &
Electrical & Electronics, Chemistry, Finance, Technology, Information Systems,
Electronics & Communication, Economics, General Manufacturing Engineering, Marine
Electronics & Instrumentation, Mathematics, Studies, Engineering, Nautical Sciences
Manufacturing, Mechanical Physics Information Nautical Technology, Ophthalmic Assistant,
B. Pharm. (Hons.) Systems, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Power
Engineering, Process Engineering
M.Sc. (Tech.)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

For Admission to on-campus programmes


Integrated First Degree : Higher Degree :
For admission to all the above programmes: Candidates Normal input : Integrated First Degree of BITS or
th
should have passed the 12 examination of 10+2 system its equivalent.
from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent Ph.D. Degree:
with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate Normal Input: Higher Degree of BITS or its
proficiency in English. equivalent.

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All the Integrated First Degree programmes described For the various programmes in all the three tiers of
above have a Practice School option which consists of education, the admission policy and the educational
two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. process at BITS take care of multiple entry into the
A student goes to Practice School I of two months' programmes and allow several other flexibilities. The
duration during the summer following second year and on-campus integrated first degree programmes are
to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration divided into Groups A, B and C. The following table
during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice provides a tabular condensation of the information.
School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of
professional environment into the educational process.

INTEGRATED FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMMES


Name of the Programme Normal Input Special features
Group A programmes: For admission to all the Duration: Planning has been made
B.E. (Hons.) programmes: Candidates should have such that a student will be able to finish
passed the 12th examination of 10+2 any of the integrated first degrees in 4
: Biotechnology system from a recognized Central or years (8 semesters). However, the
: Chemical State board or its equivalent with flexibilities available and the modular
: Civil Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics structure of the system will allow
: Computer Science and adequate proficiency in English. individual student to have variation in
the duration of his degrees. Some can
: Electrical & Electronics Admission to all the programmes is finish earlier than 4 years and some
: Electronics & subject to the conditions given may take more than 4 years. Students
Instrumentation below: who take two degrees simultaneously
: Electronics & Admissions will be made purely on under dual degree scheme will spend
Communication merit. The merit position of the about 5 years (10 semesters).
: Manufacturing candidate will be based on the score Practice School: All the integrated first
: Mechanical obtained by the candidate in a degree programmes have Practice
Computer based Online Test School options.
B.Pharm. (Hons.)
(BITSAT) conducted by BITS, Pilani.
Group B Programmes: Dual Degree: Institute offers dual
The candidate should have obtained a degree facility to number of students
M.Sc. (Hons.) minimum of aggregate 80% marks in who are admitted. The features of dual
: Biological Sciences Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics degree scheme are described later in
subjects in 12th examination, with at this part under the section
: Chemistry
least 60% marks in each of the ‘Flexibilities’.
: Economics Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
: Mathematics subjects. Electives: By judicious choice of
: Physics electives, students of any of these
programmes can make themselves
Group C Programmes:
prepared for (i) admission to Higher
M.Sc. (Tech.) Degree programme (ii) a good career in
: Engineering Technology* teaching & research, (iii)
: Finance Multidisciplinary professional career
etc.
: General Studies
: Information Systems

* Admission to M.Sc. (Tech.) Engineering Technology is not planned this year.

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HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAMMES students who are in dissertation stream may finish the
programme in three semesters by starting the
M.E./M.Pharm./M.Phil. dissertation component right in their first semester.
The requirements of these programmes are described in The programmes are intended to give a penetrating
terms of the total number of units which a student is professional experience and an opportunity to acquire
required to complete rather than the duration. further competence either in one's own discipline or in
However, a normal student may be able to complete many other traditional areas of Engineering, Pharmacy
such a programme in four semesters, wherein the last as well as interdisciplinary areas, like, Embedded
semester may be spent for either of the two available Systems, Microelectronics, Software Systems,
alternatives, namely, Dissertation and Practice School. Biotechnology, Manufacturing Systems, Design
Certain well prepared motivated and hardworking Engineering, Transportation Engineering, etc.
Following is the exhaustive list of all the higher degree programmes approved by the Senate.
Name of the programme Input
M.E. Normal input
: Chemical
: Chemical with Specialisation in Integrated first degree of BITS in the same discipline or its equivalent.
Petroleum Engineering
: Civil with Specialisation in
• Structural Engineering
• Infrastructure Systems
• Transportation
Engineering
: Computer Science
: Mechanical
: Communication Engineering Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics or in
: Electrical with specialization in Electronics & Instrumentation or its equivalent
Power Electronics and Drives.
: Embedded Systems Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics or
Electronics & Instrumentation or Computer Science or its equivalent.

: Design Engineering Integrated first degree of BITS in Mechanical or its equivalent. Any
: Manufacturing Systems other Integrated first degree of A & B groups or M. Sc. (Tech.)
Engineering Engineering Technology of BITS or its equivalent with the
requirement of taking certain additional courses.

: Microelectronics Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics or


Electronics & Instrumentation or Computer Science or Physics or its
equivalent.
: Software Systems Any first degree of the Institute, provided the minimum component of
MATH, TA, AAOC, ENGG, prescribed in each of the groups A, B
and C through compulsory requirements or conventional options.
Other inputs:
(a) For those Integrated first degree programmes under distance
learning and collaborative programmes which have no
counterpart in Groups A, B and C, the minimum requirement
should be at least what is prescribed in Group C
(b) Any equivalent degree from other University with preparation
indicated above.

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Name of the programme Input
: Biotechnology Any Integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent with adequate
preparation in Bio-Chemistry and Microbiology.
M.Pharm. Integrated first degree of BITS in Pharmacy or its equivalent.
: M.Pharm.
: M.Pharm. with Specialisation in
Pharmaceutics
: M.Pharm. with Specialization in
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Any Integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent.
M.Phil.

Special features on Admissions to any M.E. requirement as first degree of BITS or its equivalent.
programme: The programme endeavors to create manpower who
Students coming with integrated first degree of BITS in have scientific and engineering approach to business
A & B groups may be considered for admission to any administration. Students will also have a reasonable
M.E. Programme with the requirement of taking exposure to certain modern technologies. The
additional courses. The duration in these cases may be programme is designed to have many flexibilities and a
more than the normal duration and will be determined very strong component of industry project experience.
on a case by case basis. Similar dispensation may also The input for the programme may have multiple entry
be possible for students coming with an engineering points. While principal input will be students already
degree from IITs and other reputed institutions. possessing an engineering degree, those who have
other qualifications like B.Sc., B.A., B.Com. may also
Note: While no direct admissions are planned for apply provided they have aptitude towards having
M.Phil. degree, except M.Phil. (Chemistry) training in science, mathematics and technology as
students who are admitted to Ph.D. may be well. The requirements of the programme will
asked whenever necessary, to register for this necessitate such students to spend additional time
degree. which may vary from 1 to 4 semesters depending upon
Master of Business Administration their qualifications. For students not having an
engineering degree, the course requirement will be
The Institute has been running a Management
programme namely Master of Management Studies worked out, looking at the earlier training on a case-by-
case basis at the time of admission. However, for the
(MMS) with a strong foundation in Science &
current year, admissions are planned for an input with
Engineering. Based on feedback from industry, a new
MBA programme has been introduced with input engineering degree only in which case the normal
duration is 4 semesters.

Master of Business
Input
Administration (MBA) in
(i) Engineering & Technology Any Integrated first degree of BITS or BE/BTech in Engineering from
Management other recognized Universities
(ii) IT enabled Services
Management

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Master of Public Health This programme is aimed at developing public health
administrators with expertise in related areas of
Keeping in view that Public Health has become an area community health including disease characteristics,
of great concern world wide, the Institute has their prevention and control, management in crisis
introduced Master of Public Health programme at situations, forecast strategic disease prevention
Pilani. This new programme aims to impart knowledge policies, quality assurance and regulatory affairs. The
to working public health professionals and others who main focus of this programme is to emphasize on
seek to upgrade themselves in the field of health care preventive measures that pose a threat to public health
management and administrative tasks in health care than treatment that has become a focal point in the
organizations. Notwithstanding the substantial progress current global scenario. The programme is targeted at
that India has made in health since independence, the health care professionals / managers / administrators in
country still faces a serious health challenge. The root governmental / non-governmental and public sector
causes of this challenge are inadequate human resource organizations, hospitals, academicians, physicians as
capacity and poor support systems in health (eg: health well as other professionals with related background.
surveillance system). Institutions in India collectively Apart from BITS faculty, experts/faculty from
churn out <500 graduates against a total requirement of collaborating Institutes are involved in teaching as well
10,000+ professionals annually. as training of the enrolled students.
Name of the programme Input

Master of Public Health Any integrated First Degree of BITS or its equivalent; M.B.B.S.,
B.D.S., M.Sc. (Nursing) or their equivalent

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES
The Institute's Ph.D. programme is structured on the examination.
basis of a preferred input of those who have completed The Institute also offers a unique opportunity for
one of the Institute's higher degrees. It requires each professionals to work for Ph.D. in the settings of their
student to finally qualify for formal acceptance in the own work environments through Off-campus Ph.D.
programme only after passing a qualifying scheme.

Ph.D. Normal input Structure: Qualifying examination,


Teaching practice, Foreign language
Any Higher degree of BITS or its equivalent. when required, Thesis and Seminar.
Other inputs Course work as specified for various
input and prior preparation.
a) Integrated First Degree of BITS or its equivalent.
Locale: Normally any of the BITS
b) Any preparation between the above described first campuses and other off-campus locations
degree and higher degree. with prior approval.
c) High professional standing and proven competence Ph.D. Aspirant: To help in the
even without a formal degree. development of professionals at large,
Note: Each case of other inputs will be decided on a provision exists for taking directly the
case by case basis regarding admission and with the qualifying examination as a `Ph.D.
requirement of doing higher degree courses before Aspirant’ even before seeking admission
taking qualifying examination. In the case of inputs to the Ph.D. Programme. The Aspirants
with qualification like B.E., M.Sc., etc. without can work in the settings of their own
experience, the application will be first examined for work environment with the approval of
suitability to any of the higher degrees of BITS. Research Board.

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PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT BITS, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
PILANI – PILANI CAMPUS Master in Public Health (MPH)
Integrated First Degree Programmes M.Phil. (Chemistry)
B.E. (Hons.) Chemical PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT BITS,
B.E. (Hons.) Civil PILANI – GOA CAMPUS
B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science Integrated First Degree Programmes
B.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics
B.E. (Hons.) Chemical
B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science
B.E. (Hons.) Manufacturing B.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics
B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation
B.Pharm. (Hons.) B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical
M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences
M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry
M.Sc. (Hons.) Economics M.Sc. (Hons.) Economics
M.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics M.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics
M.Sc. (Hons.) Physics M.Sc. (Hons.) Physics
M.Sc. (Tech.) Information Systems
M.Sc. (Tech.) Engineering Technology
M.Sc. (Tech.) Finance Higher Degree Programmes
M.Sc. (Tech.) General Studies M.E.:
M.Sc. (Tech.) Information Systems : Biotechnology
: Chemical
Higher Degree Programmes : Chemical with specialization in Petroleum
M.E.: Engineering
: Biotechnology : Design Engineering
: Embedded Systems
: Chemical
: Software Systems
: Chemical with Specialization in Petroleum
Engineering All these programmes have the same educational
: Civil with specialization in Structural Engineering process, syllabus, evaluation method and academic
flexibilities like transfer, dual degree etc. as followed at
: Civil with specialization in Infrastructure Systems BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus.
: Civil with specialization in Transport Engineering
: Communication Engineering PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT BITS,
: Computer Science PILANI – HYDERABAD CAMPUS
: Design Engineering Integrated First Degree Programmes
: Electrical with specialization in Power Electronics & B.E. (Hons.) Chemical
Drives B.E. (Hons.) Civil
: Embedded Systems B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science
: Manufacturing Systems Engineering B.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics
: Mechanical B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Communication
: Microelectronics B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical
: Software Systems B.Pharm. (Hons.)
M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences
M.Pharm: M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry
: M.Pharm. M.Sc. (Hons.) Economics
: M.Pharm. with specialization in Pharmaceutics M.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics
: M.Pharm. with specialization in Pharmaceutical M.Sc. (Hons.) Physics
Chemistry M.Sc. (Tech.) Information Systems

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Higher Degree Programmes Within one week of the beginning of classwork, the
instructor-in-charge/ instructor announces to his
M.E.: class/section through a hand-out, the necessary
: Computer Science information in respect of (i) the operations of the
: Microelectronics course (its pace, coverage and level of treatment,
textbooks and other reading assignments, home tasks
All these programmes have the same educational etc.); (ii) various components of evaluation, such as
process, syllabus, evaluation method and academic tutorials, laboratory exercises, home assignment,
flexibilities like transfer, dual degree etc. as followed at several quizzes/tests/examinations (announced or
BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus. unannounced, open book or closed book), regularity of
PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT BITS, attendance, etc., (iii) the frequency, duration, tentative
schedule, relative weightage etc. of these various
PILANI – DUBAI CAMPUS components; (iv) the broad policy which governs
Integrated First Degree Programmes decisions about make-up; (v) mid-semester grading;
(vi) grading procedure (overall basis, review of border
B.E. (Hons.) Biotechnology line cases, effect of class average, etc.) and (vii) other
B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science matters found desirable and relevant.
B.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics
B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Communication EVALUATION
B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation All courses are conducted and evaluated in a
B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical continuous & internal manner by the faculty who teach
B.E. (Hons.) Chemical these courses. The student registers for a certain
number of courses each semester; the year being
All these programmes have the same educational divided into two semesters, and a summer term,
process, syllabus, evaluation method and academic whenever offered. A faculty member, as registration
flexibilities like transfer, dual degree, Practice School, advisor, helps a student to draw up his programme,
etc. as followed at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus.. suitable to his pace and needs, which is made possible
TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS by the coursewise time-table of the Institute. Every
student gets, incidentally, a training in decision-making
The objective of class room education is to awaken the through (i) choice of load, i.e. number of courses per
curiosity of the student, generate habits of rational semester to suit his/her pace, (ii) selection of his/her
thinking in him/her, gear his/her mind to face the own time-table to suit his/her convenience, and (iii)
unfamiliar and train him/her to be able to stand on picking up courses as electives to meet his/her own
his/her own. With its team of committed and dedicated aspirations. It is the responsibility of the student to
faculty, BITS aims at maximizing the learning through attend classes regularly and to maintain a required level
teaching. Through their innovative teaching, the of scholastic standing.
teachers enable the student search for knowledge on
his/her own and motivate him/her to use the facilities The performance of a student in each course is
like the library, laboratory and the environment to assessed by the teacher by means of continuous
optimise his/her learning process. Self-study by the evaluation throughout the semester in classwork,
student is therefore an important factor in the planning periodical quizzes (sometimes unannounced), tests
of teaching and evaluation and in this environment the (both open and closed book), tutorials, laboratory
student exhibits interest and responds to this challenge. work, home work, seminars, group discussions,
Teaching and evaluation form a unity of function and project, etc., and a comprehensive examination at the
operate in a climate of mutual understanding and trust. end of the semester. The student is thereby given a
large number of opportunities to carryout various
Every course whether single section or multi-section is academic assignments and be evaluated. Besides
conducted by a member of the faculty called encouraging and rewarding continuous and systematic
instructor-in-charge, with the assistance, where study, the system provides a constant feedback to the
necessary, of the required number of instructors – who student as to where he/she stands, thus enabling
will be partners with him in meeting the full academic him/her to cultivate regular habits of studying and
perceptions and organisational needs of teaching the preparing himself/herself for the future.
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The system discards the conventional emphasis on a During the student’s stay in the Institute, the Institute
single final examination and numerical marks as the expects him/her to show a certain minimum
only absolute indication of the quality of student's performance and progress. The minimum academic
performance. Thus, at the end of the semester the requirements regarding the performance and progress
teacher of the course awards letter grades A, B, C, D, for the Integrated First Degrees and Higher Degrees
E to the student based on the total performance of the are:
student and it is relative to the performance of others (i) A CGPA of at least 4.5 at the end of every
taking the same course. These letter grades stand for semester for integrated first degree students and
quality performance: A-Excellent, B-Good, C-Fair, D- 5.5 for higher degree/Ph.D. students.
Poor and E-Exposed. Further, these letter grades have
points associated with them in a quantified hierarchy. (ii) Not more than one E grade in a semester for
There are also courses in which the teacher awards integrated first degree programmes and no E
non-letter grades which have only a qualitative grade in the higher degree programmes.
hierarchy. The teacher may also pronounce the (iii) The pace of progress of a student should be such
performance of a student in a course in terms of certain that at any stage of reckoning he/she should not
reports which should not be misconstrued as grades. have spent more than 50% extra time than what is
prescribed for him/her upto that stage in his/her
Although BITS does not stipulate a minimum programme.
percentage of attendance before a student is permitted
to appear in any test/examination, the Institute, being a The Institute's Academic Regulations must be
fully residential university with internal and continuous consulted regarding the minimum academic
evaluation system, expects every student to be requirements for the pursuit of the Ph.D. programme
responsible for regularity of his/her attendance in and also for off-campus programmes.
classrooms and laboratories, to appear in scheduled Students who fail to meet the minimum academic
tests and examinations and to fulfil all other tasks requirements stipulated above are put under an
assigned to him/her in every course. The system has appropriate committee which monitors their
adequate resilience to accommodate unforeseen programmes and give guidance so that they are
situations through withdrawal from a course, make-up properly rehabilitated at the earliest. In case of Ph.D.,
test, feedback from examinations and interaction with this is done by the Doctoral Counselling Committee
teachers. In spite of all these facilities when a student and in the case of higher degrees and integrated first
fails to cooperate with the teacher in the discharge of degrees this is done by Academic Counselling Board
his/her part of the contract to such an extent that the (ACB). These Committees are appointed by the Senate
teacher is unable to award any grade, the teacher is and are given authority to take appropriate action
authorised to give a “Not Cleared” (NC) report. including discontinuance of the student or transfer to
A student is deemed to have cleared a course if he/she other programme.
obtains a grade in the course. However, the educational FLEXIBILITIES
philosophy of the Institute interlinks and at the same
The admission policy and the educational process at
time distinguishes between the performance of a
BITS take care of multiple entry into the programmes
student in a single course and his/her overall
and allow several other flexibilities.
cumulative performance. The overall performance of a
student is indicated by an index known as the Wherever a flexibility is possible according to the
“Cumulative Grade Point Average” (CGPA). It is the Academic Regulations of the Institute, the
weighted average of the grade points of all the letter implementation of the decision invariably takes place
grades received by the student since his/her entry into along with registration at the beginning of a semester
the Institute and is expressed on a 10-point scale. In the for the continuing students. As in the admission
case of Integrated First Degree programmes the final process, the decision is guided by the principle of
division for the degree is decided on the basis of CGPA merit, preferences and facilities available.
and there are three classifications, namely Distinction, It is obvious that CGPA cannot serve as the only
First Division and Second Division. However, in the measure of merit when the total number of
case of Higher Degree and the Doctoral programmes courses/units is different between two competing
no division is awarded. candidates. To normalise all competing candidates,
generally the Institute uses a Progressive Branching
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Admissions in both the Semesters question papers of the examinations and the
grades/marks obtained by him/her in different subjects.
The structural flexibilities available in the Institute A candidate who is shortlisted for such admissions
make it possible to admit students in both the would be asked to come to Pilani and explore a
semesters. However, in the case of first degree workable programme that would be appropriate for
programmes most of the admissions are made during him/her before admission is completed. If required, the
the first semester itself. The few admissions made in candidate may have to take certain examinations in
the second semester are essentially to meet the various subjects that he/she has completed before a
depletion during the first semester and also to get the prescribed programme is pronounced for him/her there
most outstanding students who could not apply in time onwards.
for the first semester admissions. In the case of higher
degree programmes, Ph.D. and off-campus degree However, there are certain situations which cannot be
programmes, admissions are planned in both the treated as advanced standing. In view of the
semesters. However, a separate advertisement is given uncertainty of the level to which some of the courses of
for the second semester admissions and applications the First Degree programmes is treated as optional
for the same are made available only after an subjects in the 10+2 system, to be consistent with the
advertisement is issued. past tradition, no student is allowed to register in a
course if he/she is considered to be overprepared in
Admission with Marginal Deficiency relation to the content of the course. Some examples of
While the academic preparation required for the such courses are: General Biology, Graphics and
admission to each degree has been clearly spelt out Workshop Practice. Such an overprepared student is
there is a provision in the Institute Academic required to take an appropriate higher level course, as
Regulations whereby brilliant students whose prior determined by the Dean, Instruction.
preparation has been marginally deficient in terms of Dual Degree Scheme
stated courses/subjects may also be admitted with the
condition that they are required to do additional To meet the ambitions of the students who could not
courses over and above those prescribed for a student get admission to B.E.(Hons.)/B.Pharm. (Hons.)
with normal preparation and the sequence is programmes, the Institute has created facilities by
determined by the institute. This flexibility is which any student who is admitted to M.Sc. (Hons.)
invariably used in the case of higher degree programmes is accommodated in a dual degree scheme
programmes where students may come without for a second degree in B.E. (Hons.)/B.Pharm. (Hons)
sufficient exposure to courses like computer programmes. This assignment is made by competition
programming. on their performance at BITS at the end of the first
year, separately in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad
Admission with Advanced Standing campuses.
When a candidate for any programme in the three tiers Students in any other group seeking a second degree
of education of the Institute comes with a preparation from amongst the programmes in the same group or
beyond the minimum requirement for admission in that another group will also be considered under other
programme, the admission of such a candidate is ‘priorities’.
handled under what is known as admission with Transfer
advanced standing. While such admission is not
available as a matter of right, at the time of admission (i) Within the same tier
the Institute would spell out in detail the advanced It is possible for a student to seek transfer from one
credit it proposes to give to the candidate and the programme to another in the middle of a programme
matter would be handled within the framework of the without starting from the beginning. This is possible
Institute's operation for normal students. Essentially the because he/she is given credit for what he/she has done
guiding principle is two-fold : the courses the candidate till then towards the requirements of the programme to
has already done before entering the Institute cannot be which he/she seeks the transfer. Details have to be seen
repeated and also that the time spent elsewhere is not in the Academic Regulations. Transfer is possible from
wasted. Such an open-ended situation is handled on a M.E.(all branches) and M.Pharm. to M.Phil. On the
case by case basis. It is important that the candidate other hand, very restricted and tutored transfer would
supplies all the pertinent data in respect of syllabus of be possible from M.Phil. to M.E./ M.Pharm.
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Since admission to a programme is done on assigned UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY LINKAGE
and competitive basis, there cannot be any scope of A recurring theme in the realm of educational reform
undoing the fact of an assigned admission through and innovation has been that of linking university
transfer. Thus only exceptionally meritorious students education with industry experience. Since its very
in a limited number of cases can expect to compete for inception in 1964, the Institute has been committed to
transfer to a more sought-after programme. On the University-Industry Collaboration. Beginning in 1973,
other hand, transfer to a less sought-after programme the Institute has taken pioneering initiatives towards
for a student who is unable to cope with the rigours of the development of institutionalized linkages with
the programme in which he/she has been admitted industry, through its (i) Practice School, (ii)
would be readily used to rehabilitate him/her without Technology Innovation Center, and (iii) Off-campus
much loss of time. In any event, transfer must be work-integrated learning programmes. The details of
treated as an admission process. Practice School are described here.
(ii) From first degree to higher degree / Ph.D. PRACTICE SCHOOL
degree: All Integrated First Degree and Higher Degree
In the case of bright and promising student of the Programmes of the Institute provide for a Practice
Integrated First degree programmes a transfer to School option. A student who exercises this option
Higher Degree and/or Ph.D. degree may also be receives, on successful completion of the requirements
provided. of the programme, a degree which carries the tag,
“With Practice School”.
(iii) Between Ph.D. and higher degree
programmes: Theme
Under special situations a transfer between Ph.D. and BITS is strongly committed to the view that university
higher degree programmes may be permitted. education must be oriented so as to (i) meet the rapidly
Movement in either direction is theoretically possible. changing needs and challenges of the environment, (ii)
The Institute's Academic Regulations must be help people become more intelligent and capable of
consulted for details. facing unfamiliar, open-ended real-life situations, and
(iii) bear an economic relevance to the society.
Audit
The Practice School (PS) method of education links the
The facility of taking a course on audit is principally university with the professional world, by bringing the
conceived to give an opportunity to a student to update reality of the world of work into the educational
his/her knowledge in selected courses. It is expected to process. The classroom is taken for a period of 7½
meet primarily the needs of casual students (not months to a professional location where the students,
enrolled for degree). No degree of the Institute can be under the supervision of a faculty, are involved in
acquired by merely taking courses on audit. applying the knowledge acquired in the classroom to
There are certain courses like Foreign Languages, finding solutions to real life problems. The PS
Music, etc. which are neither part of a degree experiment began with a small group of 12 students in
programme nor are available through electives. Any 1973 and was extended to accommodate all students
student who wishes to take such courses can take them from all disciplines. The distinguishing features of the
only on audit basis and also on payment of additional PS method of education - (i) the work of the students is
fees. supervised and evaluated by faculty, (ii) the credits
earned by the student count towards the total credit
Other Flexibilities requirement of the degree, and (iii) the PS option is
The structure of degree programmes and the Academic available to students of all disciplines - make it a bold
Regulations also provide certain other flexibilities like and radical educational reform with no parallel.
choice of electives, number of electives, repetition of Operation of the PS Programme
courses, departure from normal pace, withdrawal from
or substitution of course(s) etc. The PS programme for the Integrated First Degree has
two components, namely PS-I of two months duration
Academic Regulations implemented during the summer following the 2nd
The operations described above are not exhaustive. year and PS-II of five and a half months duration
For precise rules, Academic Regulations of the implemented during either of the semesters of the final
Institute may be consulted. year. (Refer to the chart on page II-12) Dual degree

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students can also opt for PS-II in both the semesters of Hindustan Motors Ltd., Chennai; National Thermal
the final year. Power Corporation Ltd., Dadri; Indian Institute of
The PS Programme for Higher Degree has a single Remote Sensing, Dehradun; National Physical
component, namely Practice School for Higher Degree Laboratory, Delhi; Seshasayee Papers & Boards Ltd.,
operating in an identical fashion to PS-II, in the final Erode; TEXMACO Ltd., Kolkata; Centre for Water
semester of the Higher Degree Programme. Resources Dev. & Mgt., Kozhikode; Bhabha Atomic
Research Centre, Mumbai; Century Rayon, Kalyan;
Practice School - I (PS-I) Central Food Technological Research Institute,
This component is the first exposure to the world of Mysore; Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd., Ranchi;
work, necessary for the subsequent problem solving Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Trichy; Hindustan Zinc
experience during PS-II. It is implemented at large Ltd., Udaipur.
industrial complexes, research and development Practice School - II (PS-II)/ PS for Higher Degree
centers, software development houses, pharmaceutical PS-II is attended by the students of the Integrated First
companies, etc. While the general aim of PS-I is to Degree Programmes in their final year of study. This is
afford an opportunity for the student to learn how work also faculty supervised, and for this purpose, teachers
is organized and carried out, by a process of are located at various centers around the country where
observation and participation, the learning can be quite PS stations operate. In order to maintain continuity of
varied and exhaustive depending on the nature of the operation, the students are divided into two batches,
organization. It provides an opportunity for a detailed about half the students doing PS-II in the first semester
understanding of vast engineering operations and its and the other half in the second semester. In either
various facets such as inventory, productivity, case, the time duration is augmented by a part of the
management, information systems, human resource summer term (preceding or following the semester).
development, etc. Students observe science and The operation is therefore round the year with batches
technology in action, develop an awareness of the coming about every six months. PS for Higher Degree
method of scientific experimentation, and often get an is however available only in the final semester of the
opportunity to see, study and operate sophisticated and programme, after completion of the campus-based
costly equipment. They also observe the principles of courses. The PS-II/PS component is implemented at
management they have learnt in class, being put into Production and Manufacturing units, Design,
practice and see how multidisciplinary teams of experts Development and Consulting Agencies, Research and
from engineering, science, economics, operations Development Centers, Financial Institutions, Software
research, and management participate in dealing with Development organizations, etc. The student education
techno-economic problems at the micro and macro here is in terms of direct involvement of the student in
levels. Finally, it enables them to develop and refine problem solving efforts of specific interest to the host
their language, communication and inter-personal organization. The assignments are identified by the PS
skills, both by its very nature, and by the various faculty well in advance in consultation with experts
evaluation components, such as seminar, group from the host organization. The problems are often
discussion, project report preparation, etc. The broad- multidisciplinary in nature, which are assigned to a
based core education, strong in mathematics and group of students drawn from different disciplines. The
science and rich in analytical tools, provides the professional expert in charge of a particular problem
foundation necessary for the student to understand and the PS faculty play the roles of consultant and
properly the nature of real-life problems. The students supervisor respectively. The students are encouraged to
are accompanied by a teacher, who is responsible for work independently and are required to defend the
coordination with the organization and the day-to-day technical aspects of their work through periodic written
educational as well as evaluation details. and oral presentations. Emphasis is laid on realizing
Some of the places where this component has been the importance of teamwork, development of
implemented are Bangalore Stock Exchange Ltd, leadership qualities, and the need for effective time
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Some of the typical assignments that the students have assignments form a part of long term research and
undertaken are: The Online Examination Tool & the development projects.
IT Security Module; Design of Retraction Actuator
with Internal Locking for the Main Landing Gear of a Student Allotment in PS
Naval Aircraft; Development of an Automated Testing Allotment in PS-I is done keeping the student’s
System for Embedded Systems; RF MEMS Based preferences and academic performance in view, along
Phase Shifters; Vehicle Presence Detection in a with the availability of physical facilities, in particular,
Parking Lot; Countering Counterfeiting; Potential of accommodation. Student allotment in PS-II is,
Carbon Dioxide Mitigation in Indian Agriculture; however, a much more complex and multi-dimensional
Environment Monitoring Features for Chassis Based task. With the help of the PS faculty, information is
Ethernet Switch; Pier Foundation Design for collected from the host organization with regard to the
Transmission Towers & Tower Design Procedure and total set of skills and attributes required of the student
Testing; Coverage of Science & Technology in Mass for the task at hand. Simultaneously, a profile of each
Media and its Impact on Unorganized Sector of student is prepared, incorporating details such as
Artisans: A Case Study; Design and Develop CGPA, performance in various categories of courses
Knowledge Framework for Highly Specialised and including electives and projects, assignment worked on
Dispersed Global Systems; Non-Linear Response in PS-I, professional interests, and extra-curricular
Analysis of RC Framed Structures Using Iterative achievements. With this information base, a matching
Damage Modeling; Simulation and Analysis of Waste is carried out, keeping in view the student’s
Heat Recovery in Ammonia Synthesis Plant Design preferences and constraints of physical facilities.
and Dynamic, Fouling Factor Using The various activities related to PS, such as profile
ASPENTECH2006 Software; Technical Product preparation, allotment, monitoring, and feedback are
Management and Marketing of Reverse Osmosis computerized to make the entire process expeditious
Membranes; Product Cost Reduction through and efficient.
Implementation of TPM; Brushless DC Motor
Controller for Electric Vehicle. Evaluation in PS courses
Typical PS Station – A Model The PS method of education, as has been emphasized
earlier, is a medium for integrating real-life situations
The PS station is the analogue, in the professional
with the learning process. In line with this objective,
world, of the university classroom and laboratory. The
the student is given the responsibility of planning,
Institute endeavours to ensure that each PS station has
scheduling, implementing, and defending the steps to
all the physical facilities necessary to carry out
the solution of the assigned problem. The students
meaningful education. It should be mentioned here that
work under the supervision of the faculty, in
host organizations have always come forward with all
consultation with the professional expert(s). As with all
possible assistance. At least one faculty member is
other courses, a process of continuous evaluation is
attached with each PS station. Since a city may have
followed. The PS method of education seeks out and
more than one PS station, the term PS Centre is used to
focuses attention on many latent attributes which do
designate a location where one or more PS stations are
not surface in the normal classroom situation. These
present.
include professional judgment and decision making
PS Assignments capacity, inter-disciplinary approach, data-handling
The general nature of PS-I assignments is of study and skills, ability in written and oral presentation,
orientation. However, the assignment plays a pivotal leadership qualities, ability for team work, sense of
role in PS-II and is of direct and immediate relevance responsibility, ability to meet deadlines, etc. These
to the host organization. The educational challenge is attributes are judged by the faculty through various
therefore that of evolving the pedagogy for teaching, instruments of evaluation, namely, quiz, viva, seminar,
learning, and evaluation while the students are group discussion, project report, diary, and daily
involved in their problem solving efforts. The tasks are observation. At the end of each PS course, a student is
generally multidisciplinary, mission oriented and awarded a letter grade based on his total performance.
therefore time bound and open ended. The Supplementing the degree transcript issued by the
development of solutions to such problems requires a Institute, the PS Division issues a ‘Practice School
scientific attitude, technical competence, discipline and Transcript’ to those students who opt for the PS stream.
adherence to procedure, decision making ability, and a This transcript gives a complete record of the
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also includes a rating sheet which describes projects, conducting evaluation components, etc. The
qualitatively the student’s personality traits mentioned faculty also ensures that each student blends well with
earlier. the group of fellow students and staff from the host
Since the PS programme interfaces with the world organization, in which he/she is working. When
outside the campus, whenever the progress of a student seminars or group discussions are held, the faculty
in a PS course is found to be unsatisfactory and/or invites the officers to participate. During the course of
guilty of conduct unworthy of the professional world, the assignment, the students seek consultation with the
the PS option may be withdrawn by the Institute, expert, normally through the faculty, who ensures that
without any reason being assigned. the student is well-prepared for these meetings. At the
end of the course, the student is required to present a
Role of Professional Experts in PS seminar and defend the technical credibility of the
The PS programme clearly places demands on the time work before as large a gathering of experts as possible.
and energy of various officers from the host Detailed discussions ensue on various technical aspects
organization. However, every effort is made to ensure of the problem, often resulting in the resolution of
that they are not burdened with the day-to-day details critical issues involved.
concerning the educational and administrative Some PS Statistics
organization of the PS programme, these being the Ever since its beginning in the year 1973 with just one
responsibility of the PS faculty. station accommodating 12 students and 4 faculty
In the case of PS-I, the preparation of the educational members, the PS has grown immensely. In the
schedule is initiated at the Institute itself. On reaching academic year 1975-76 the programme was thrown
the PS station, the faculty discusses the same with open to all the students of the Institute. During an
officers from the host organization, seeking their academic year arrangements have to be made for PS
concurrence and their suggestions. The faculty engages programme for a steady number of 2991 students,
the students on various assignments and periodically accompanied by nearly 131 faculty members.
informs the experts of the progress made. The faculty Specifically, it means accommodating a steady number
may also arrange meetings of the students with the of 1366 students and 75 faculty members at about 124
experts and also invite them to participate in seminars different organisations for PS-I in the summer term and
given by the students from time to time. At the end of arranging for about 1625 students accompanied by
the course, the faculty seeks the expert’s critical about 56 faculty members to attend PS-II operated
comments on the report submitted by the student, to round the year at about 209 different host
receive essential feedback on the quality of the work. organisations. So far about 33,000 students have been
In respect of PS-II, the officers from the host benefited by this programme. While all the host
organization first come into picture when the faculty is organisations pay the students out-of-pocket allowance,
compiling the problem bank for the batch of students to some organisations provide the students and the faculty
come. At this stage, the experts provide the details of with housing and other facilities as well.
the various problems on which the students will work, The list of organisations where PS programmes are in
as well as their requirements in terms of the type of operation is given below. There are also organizations
student input for each assignment. After the arrival of outside India where the PS programme is being
the students at the PS station too, the faculty remains at conducted for several years. (Refer to the following
the helm of affairs, forming student groups, assigning map showing PS Stations).

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LIST OF PS-I STATIONS Durgapur
Ahmedabad Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP)
Inflibnet Centre (INFLIBC) Erode
Angul Seshasayee Papers & Boards Ltd. (SPB)
National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) Faridabad
Badarpur (Delhi) JBM Auto Components (JBM)
National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC) Gandhinagar
Bangalore Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications &
Bangalore Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE), Bharat Geoinformatics (BISAG)
Electronics Ltd., (BEL), Yuken India Ltd. (YUKEN) Ghaziabad
Bhadravathi (Shimoga) Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL)
Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), The Mysore Goa
Paper Mills Ltd. (MPM) D-Link India Ltd. (D-LINK), Goa Shipyard Ltd.
Bhilai (GSL), Lark Wire (L-WIRE), Mormugao Port Trust
Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) (MPT), National Centre for Antartic and Ocean
Research (NCAOR), Orchid Bio Medical Systems
Bhopal (ORCHID), Pentair Water India Pvt. Ltd. (PWIP)
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL)
Gurgaon (Delhi)
Bokaro Convergent Technologies (CT), Precision Tech
Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Enterprises (PTE)
Chandigarh Hyderabad
Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO) Ajel Technologies (AJEL), Bevcon Wayors Pvt. Ltd.
Chennai (BWPL), Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL), Bharat
Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
Cancer Institute (CI), Central Electronics Engineering
(R&D Center) (BHEL), Deepika Infratech (DI),
Research Institute Chennai Centre (CEERI Extn.),
Gayathri Projects Ltd. (GPL), Health Management
Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Hindustan
Research Institute (HMRI), Hetero Drugs Ltd.
Motors Ltd. (HML), Indian Bank (IB), Indian Overseas
(HETERO), Hyderabad Industries Ltd. (HIL), L.V.
Bank (IOB), Laser Soft Infosystems Ltd. (LSI), Lucas
Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Metrochem API Pvt.
TVS Ltd. (LUCAS), Medical Research Foundation
Ltd. (MAPL), National Centre for Compositional
(MRF), National Metallurgical Laboratory Madras
Characterization of Materials (NCCCM), National
Centre (NML), Tamilnadu Science & Technology
Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Neuland
Centre (TSTC), The Madras Medical Mission (MMM)
Laboratories (NL LAB.), Pennywise Solutions (PS),
Chitaranjan Puzzolana Machinery Fabricators (PMF), Raaga
Technical Training Centre (TTC) Associates (RA), Ramakrishna Industries (RI),
Dadri Suchirindia Developers Pvt. Ltd. (SDPL), Tata
Projects Ltd. (TPL), Tecumseh Products India Ltd.
National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC) (TPIL), Yashoda Hospitals (YH)
Dehradun Jaipur
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Jaipur Development Authority (JDA), Public Health
Delhi Engineering Department (PHED)
Center for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety Kakinada
(CFEES), Centre for Railway Information System Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemical Ltd. (NFCL)
(CRIS), Gammons India Ltd. (GIL), National Inst. of
Science & Tech. Dev. Studies (NISTADS), National Kalpakkam
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Kolkata Ranchi
Gonterman (GMAN), Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL), Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd. (HECL)
TEXMACO Ltd. (TEXMACO) Renusagar
Korba Hindustan Aluminium Company Ltd. (HINDALCO)
Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. (BALCO) Renukoot
Kota Hindustan Aluminium Company Ltd. (HINDALCO)
Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. (CFCL) Rourkela
Koteswar Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP)
Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd. (THDC) Sirpur Kaghaznagar
Kottagudam The Sirpur Paper Mills Ltd. (SPM)
The Singareni Collaries Company Ltd. (TSCCL) Tarapur
Kozhikode Tarapur Atomic Power Stations (TAPS)
Centre for Water Resources Dev. & Mgt. (CWRDM) Tehri
Lucknow Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd. (THDCL)
Biotech Park in Biotechnology City (BPBC), Industrial Trichy
Toxicological Research Centre (ITRC), Research Dev. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), G.B.
and Standardization Organization (RDSO), Tata Engineering Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. (GBEEPL)
Motors (TM) Udaipur
Mumbai Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (HZL)
Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Vapi (Gujarat)
Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Hospital Creative Portico India Pvt. Ltd. (CPIPL)
(ACTREC), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC),
Vijayanagar
Century Rayon (CR), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T),
Rainbow Industries (RI), The Tata Power Company JSW Steel Ltd. (JSW)
Ltd. (TPCL), Wat Consultant (WC) Vijayawada
Mysore Andra Pradesh Heavy Machinery & Engineering Ltd.
Central Food Technological Research Institute (APHME), Diesel Loco Shed (DLS), Incap Ltd.
(CFTRI) (INCAP), The Krishna District Milk Producers
Mutually Aided Cooperative Union Ltd. (KDMCU)
Nagda
Vinukonde
Grasim Industries Ltd. (GRASIM)
Indo Nacop Chemicals Ltd. (INCL)
Noida
Vizag
Global Autotech (GA), Nucleus Software (NS) Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (HZL)
Parwanoo (HP) Yanam (Kakinada)
National Research and Technology Consortium Regency Ceramics Ltd. (RCL)
(NRTC)
Pilani LIST OF PS-II STATIONS
Birla Museum (BM), Central Electronics Engineering Babrala (UP)
Research Institute (CEERI)
Tata Chemicals Ltd. (TCL)
Pune
Bangalore
Bharat Forge Ltd. (BFL), Communicate2 (C2), Spaco
Altair Engg. India Pvt. Ltd. (AEIPL), Amazon
Carborator India Ltd. (SCIL)
Development Centre India Pvt. Ltd., (AMAZON),
Ramagundam Analog Devices (ANALOG), ARCD Design Complex-
National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC), HAL (ADC), ARM (ARM), Aruba (ARUBA), Bharti
The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (TSCCL) Telesoft Ltd., (BTL), Broadcom India Pvt. Ltd. (BIPL),
Citrix R&D India Pvt. Ltd. (CITRIX), Cosmic Circuits

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Pvt. Ltd. (COSMIC), CSR India Pvt. Ltd. (CSR- SCOPE International Pvt. Ltd. (SCOPE), Structural
INDIA), Cypress Semiconductors Tech. India Pvt. Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Sundaram
Ltd. (CYPRESS), Fiorano Software Technologies Pvt. Clayton Ltd. (SCL), Symantec Corporation R&D
Ltd. (FIORANO), GE BE Pvt. Ltd. (GE-BE), GE-John Division (SYMTEC), Technip India Ltd. (TECHNIP)
F Welch Technology Centre (GEJFC), Genotypic Dehradun
Technology Pvt. Ltd. (GENOTYPIC), Genpact
Analytics (GENPACT) Honeywell Technology Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP)
Solutions Lab. Pvt. Ltd. (HONEYWELL), HP Global Delhi
(HPGL), HP Labs (HPL), HSBC Global (HSBC), i2 ATS Services Pvt. Ltd. (ATS), Common Wealth
Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. (i2T), IBM India (IBM), Games (CWG), Genpact Analytics (GPACT), HelpAge
iFlex Solutions Ltd., (IFLEX), Indrion Technologies (HELPAGE), LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
(I) Pvt. Ltd. (INDRION), Infineon Technologies India (LEAPL), National Council of Applied Economic
Pvt. Ltd. (INFINEON), Infinera (INFINERA), Intel Research (NCAER), National Institute of Science and
India Tech. Pvt. Ltd.(INTEL), J.P. Morgan Chase Tech. Dev. Studies (NISTADS), North Delhi Power
(JPMC) Juniper Networks India Pvt. Ltd. (JUNIPER), Ltd. (NDPL)
Kuliza Technologies (KULIZA), LSI Logic India Pvt.
Finland
Ltd. (LSI), Mercedes Benz (MERCEDES), Microsoft
Research India Pvt. Ltd. (MICRO), Modelytics India Helsinki University of Technology
Pvt. Ltd. (MIPL), Motorols India Electronics Ltd., France
(MOTOROLA), MXV Consulting (MXV), National Insead Business School, Fontainebleau
Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), NetApp (NETAPP),
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Next Gurgaon (Delhi)
First (NEXT-FIRST), Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. (NOKIA), Bharti Telesoft Ltd. (BTL), Glaxosmithkline Consumer
Nvidia Graphics India Pvt. Ltd. (NVIDIA), Oracle Healthcare R&D (GLAXO), Parsons Brinckerhoff
India Pvt. Ltd. (ORACLE), Pipal Research Analytics (PB), Precision Tech Enterprises (PRECISION
and Info Services (PIPAL RESEARCH), Qualcomm TECH), Sukam Power Systems Ltd. (SUKAM)
India Pvt. Ltd. (QUALCOM), Reametrix (RMETRIX), Halol (Baroda)
Sabre Travel Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (STTPL), ST
General Motors India Ltd. (GMIL)
Microelectronics (I) Pvt. Ltd. (STM), Sterling
Commerce India Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (STERLING), Hosur
Strides Arcolab Ltd. (STRI), SureWaves (SWAVES), Avtec Ltd. (AVTEC), Spicer India Ltd. (SPICER),
Symphony (SYMPHONY), Syngene International Titan Industries Ltd. (TITAN), TVS Motor Company
Ltd. (SYNGENE), Texas Instruments (I) Pvt. Ltd. Ltd. (TVS)
(TEXASINST), Trilogy E-Business Software India Hyderabad
Pvt. Ltd. (TRILOGY), Vendio Technologies India Pvt.
Ltd., (VENDIO), Verisign India Development Centre Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Amazon
(VIDC), Vita Beans Neucal Solutions (VITA), Wipro Development Centre (AMAZON), Bharat Dynamics
InfoTech. (WIPRO), Yahoo Software Dev. India Pvt. Ltd. (BDL), BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus Site
Ltd. (YAHOO) (BITS P-H), Bridle IT ( BRIDLE), CA India
Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (CI), Centre for DNA
Baroda Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Cypress
Sandvik Asia (SV), Alstom India (AL), L&T E Semiconductor Tech. India Pvt. Ltd. (CYPRESS),
Engineering Solutions (L&TE) Deloitte (DELOITTE), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
Chennai (DRL), Fiorano Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
(FIORANO), Gnex Pharma Ltd. (GNEX), Habits
Beroe (BEROE), Central Electronics Engineering
Edutainment (HABITS), Health Management Research
Research Institute Chennai Centre (CEERI EXTN),
Institute (HMRI), IBM India (IBM), Indian Institute of
Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Cypress
Chemical Tech. (IICT), International Advanced
Semiconductors India Pvt. Ltd. (CYPRESS), Frost &
Research Center for Powder Metallurgy & New
Sullivan (F & S), Histogenetics ( HISTO), HP Global
Materials (IARCPM), Matrix Labs Ltd. (M-LAB),
(HPG), Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS),
Motorola India Electronics Ltd. (MIEPL), National
IVRCL Infrastructures & Projects Ltd. (IVRCL), L&T
Consultancy for Planning & Engineering (NCPE),
E Engineering Solutions (L&TE), LatentView
Novartis (NOVARTIS), Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
Analytics (LTVIEW), Lucas TVS Ltd. (LUCAS),

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(ORACLE), Puzzolana Heavy Machineries Pilani
(PUZZOLANA), Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd. Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute
(QUALCOM), Scube Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (STPL), (CEERI)
Sierra Atlantic Software Services Ltd. (SIERRA), Tata
Projects (TATA-P), Tata Teleservices (TATA-T), Pune
Techniforge (TFORGE), Transgraph Consulting Pvt. Bharat Forge Ltd. (BFL), Capgemini (CAPGEMINI),
Ltd., (TRANSG), United Online Software Central Institute for Road Transport (CIRT),
Development (India) Pvt. Ltd. (U-ONLINE), Vasant Computational Research Laboratories Ltd. (CRL),
Chemicals and Organics (VCL) Credit Suisse Services India Pvt. Ltd. (CSSIPL), Divgi
Warner (P) Ltd. (DIVGI), Gabriel India Ltd.
Jaipur (GABRIEL), Honeywell Automation India Ltd.
National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) (HAIL), IBM India (IBM), Imagination Technologies
(IT), LSI Logic India Pvt. Ltd. (LSI), Lupin Research
Kalool Park (LRP), Reflexis Systems Inc. (REFLEXIS),
Oswal Industries Ltd. (OIL) Spicer India Ltd. (SIL), Symantec Corporation R&D
Division (SYMANTEC), Tata Motors Ltd. (TML),
Kalyan (Mumbai)
Tensilica (TSILICA), Thermax Ltd. (TMAX), Wavelet
Century Rayon (CENTRAY) Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (WTPL)
Kolkata Singapore
BOC India Ltd. (BOC), Nicco Group (NICCO), Infineon Technologies, Insead Business School,
Nielsen India (NIELSEN) Knolscape
Kota Udaipur
Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL)
Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. (CFCL)
USA
Lucknow Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose, California, Dream
Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Industrial Works Animation, Los Angeles, Histogenetics
Toxicological Research Centre (ITRC) Vijayanagar
Mumbai Jindal Steel Works (JSW)
BioClinitech Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BCTPL), Deloitte RESEARCH AT BITS
(DELOITTE), Development Consultants Ltd. (DCL),
Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health (HEALIS), Research is an important academic activity at BITS and
International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), a large number of students at all levels of the
Ipca Laboratories Ltd. (IPCA), J.P. Morgan Chase educational programmes are involved in research that
(JPMC), KEC International Ltd. (KEC), Morgan exploits the multidisciplinary educational base
Stanley Capital Services (MORSTANC), National emerging out of the broad-based integrated education
Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE), Patni Computers in engineering, science and humanities. Strong
Systems Ltd. (PATNI), Tech Mahindra (TECHMAHI) emphasis is laid on interdisciplinary, mission-oriented
and relevant research. The Practice School, which is an
Nagda important component of the integrated programmes of
Grasim Industries Ltd. (GRASIM) BITS, provides an opportunity to identify research
problems relevant to industrial needs. The participation
Nagpur
of students and the faculty members in research
Infospectrum India Pvt. Ltd. (IIPL) ensures a team effort towards problem solving
Noida activities. Such a total involvement of the faculty as
well as the student population integrate the research
Bisecure Networks Pvt. Ltd. (BISECURE), Freescale and teaching activities of the Institute in such a manner
Semiconducor India Pvt. Ltd. (FSCALE), On-Graph that they draw strength and support from each other.
Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (ON-GRAPH), Oracle India
Pvt. Ltd. (ORACLE), Perot Systems (PEROT), Research Areas
Pyramid Consulting (PYRAMID), ST Microelectronics
(I) Pvt. Ltd. (STM) Topics of Research can be chosen from any of the
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and First Degree programmes and also from the areas fresh registration in a subsequent semester would
given in Table at the end of this Part. be required.
Research Linkages (v) Thesis and Seminar/Independent study are graded
in terms of non-letter grades.
The Institute has built up research linkages with a large
number of R & D organizations in the country and (B) Higher Degree
abroad and provisions exist for candidates to work for
a part or whole of the research work at these For students who do not opt out for Practice School,
organizations in their thrust areas. Some of the Dissertation of 15-25 units is a required component.
organizations are: Uniformed Services University of Dissertation may be registered for one full semester
Health Sciences, Bethesda, USA, University of North after completing all courses or may be registered
Carolina, Greensboro, USA. Tata Institute of concurrently for varied units along with other courses.
Fundamental Research, Mumbai; Central Electronics This is a course in which the student takes up a
Engineering Research Institute, Pilani; Chennai research topic under the supervision of a faculty.
Mathematical Institute, Chennai; Central Drug Pursuit of research through this course in any semester
Research Institute, Lucknow; Institute of Pathology, must end up in a written report at the end of the
New Delhi; Sankara Nethralaya and Elite School of semester. The performance is graded in terms of non-
Optometry, Chennai; LV Prasad Eye Institute, letter grades.
Hyderabad; and Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases, (C) Ph.D. Degree
Chennai.
Thesis is an integral component in the Ph.D. degree
Research Components in the Educational programme. It requires a minimum of 40 units to be
Programme registered normally in four semesters. A Ph.D. student
can register for the Thesis course only after passing the
Research is emphasized in all the educational
Qualifying Examination and after approval of his topic
programmes of the Institute. At the first degree level,
of research and a supervisor by the Research Board.
Thesis and at the higher degree level Dissertation are
optional alternatives to the Practice School. Thesis is The pursuit of the thesis can be done on campus or at
an integral component of the Ph.D. Practice School Centres and in certain circumstances at
other specific centres with prior permission.
While some salient features are described below, for
further details, please refer to Academic Regulations. Other Components and Features of the Ph.D.
(A) First Degree Programme

(i) In the First tier, a single degree student must take (i) Types of Input
either Thesis or PS and a dual degree student has While the preferred input is a Higher Degree of BITS
to normally do Thesis for one degree and PS for or its equivalent, the Institute's Academic Regulations
the other degree. Such a student can also opt for permit an input which is at least a first degree of BITS
PS/Thesis for both the degrees. or its equivalent or any input between these two
(ii) Thesis and Seminar courses are to be registered extremes. Further, in a rare case of a person of high
concurrently. professional standing and proven competence who is
deemed to have acquired mastery over all or substantial
(iii) Students will be assigned a topic of research and a part of the course-work of a higher degree of the
supervisor after giving due consideration to the Institute through long professional experience
student's preference, the research goals of the exhibited through published papers, technical reports,
Institute and the equalisation of the work-load of etc. would also be an acceptable input.
the supervisors.
(ii) Qualifying Examination
(iv) Thesis is a time-bound activity requiring total
commitment. Registration in any course except Every student admitted to Ph.D. must pass the
the seminar course, is not allowed alongwith the qualifying examination which is based on the courses
Thesis course. The Thesis units cannot be split in of a higher degree programme which the candidate had
different semesters. Thus if a student fails to earlier pursued or on the named courses of a BITS
submit his thesis within the prescribed time, a higher degree currently in vogue. The qualifying

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examination tests the student's knowledge, grasp of (vii) Fellowships and Scholarships
fundamentals and his ability to use them in unknown
situations and is designed to be equivalent to the Students admitted to Ph.D. Programme normally get
standard, content and intent of the comprehensive fellowship from some reputed agencies like UGC,
examination of the named courses. CSIR, DBT, ICMR, MNES, etc. However, BITS
resources are intended to take care of needs not
The admission to On-campus Ph.D. programme is covered by these sources.
provisional in the first instance and gets confirmed
only after passing the Qualifying examination within Off-campus Ph.D. under 'Ph.D. Aspirants'
the prescribed time. Whenever a candidate is unable to Scheme
pass the qualifying examination within the prescribed
The Institute also offers an unique opportunity for
time, he will automatically be discontinued from the
employed professionals working in industries and
programme.
R&D Organizations and having long experience and
(iii) Seminar / Independent Study proven competence to work towards Ph.D. degree of
the Institute in the settings of their respective work
Normally a Ph.D. student will have to register every environments and makes it possible for practicing
semester in the Seminar course or in the Independent professionals to be offered the same challenge and
Study course. standard which traditionally have been given to
teachers in universities. Such candidates are called as
(iv) Course work ‘Ph.D. Aspirants’. Normally candidates holding any of
The various categories of courses for the whole the BITS degree or working in an organization
possible range of input of Ph.D. students are described collaborating with BITS are considered under this
in the Academic Regulations. In simple terms, in most scheme. Industries organizations interested in the
cases, the course work consists of courses which are scheme for the development of their manpower at the
required to be completed for a higher degree doctoral level are invited to seek collaboration with
programme of the Institute. Further, the qualifying BITS and sponsor their suitable candidates.
examination is conducted on the basis of these courses. Admission
Departure from these normal situations is described in
the Academic Regulations. The admission modalities given in the next part also
apply to Ph.D. wherever applicable.
(v) Teaching Practice
Eligibility
There are two courses of Teaching Practice required to
be done by every Ph.D. student. These courses attempt ∗ A candidate with a formal higher degree which is
to train the student in the art, methodology and skill of the minimum qualification for the Ph.D.
teaching. Alternatively, Dean R & C may permit a programme; namely M.E./ M.E. (Coll.)/ M.Phil./
student to register in Practice Lecture Series courses. M.Phil. (Applied)/ M.Pharm./M.S. of BITS or
an equivalent degree of another university of
(vi) Language Requirement standing.
The foreign language is prescribed as an eligibility ∗ A person of a long and high professional standing
requirement for the Ph.D. only when the supervisor and proven competence not possessing a higher
and/or the Dean Research & Consultancy have made degree but whose experience can measure upto a
recommendations for the same for a particular topic of higher degree.
research and this recommendation is accepted by the ∗ A student coming after clearing all courses of a
Research Board. Otherwise English or an Indian higher degree of the Institute or its equivalent
language, as the case may be, would suffice. without completing the degree.
A Ph.D. student for whom foreign language is There may be occasions where the admissions of Ph.D.
prescribed is expected to demonstrate an ability to Aspirants end up in protracted correspondence. If the
translate a piece from current periodicals in the area of admissions are finalised before the starting of the
major interest of the student in one of the modern semester the students will be registered in that
European languages into English with the help of a semester. Otherwise the admission will be deferred to a
dictionary. subsequent semester. For administrative purposes there

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will be a last date for submission of application in each Outside Centre: In worthy circumstances, an outside
semester. However, an application submitted beyond centre not covered by the above may be approved.
the last date will be automatically considered for the
b) Topic of Thesis:
next semester.
From areas of focus of the Institute or from problems
All 'Ph.D. Aspirants' after passing the qualifying of intimate concern to the in-house R & D needs of the
examination shall seek formal admission to the Ph.D. host organisation.
programme at the earliest opportunity available to them
and register in the Ph.D. Courses. c) Supervisor:
Subject to final approval by the Research Board,
Components of Ph.D. Programmes
technically any person of standing, authority and
The components are (a) Course work, if necessary; (b) competence can become the supervisor for the Ph.D.
Qualifying Examination; (c) Foreign Language, when thesis. A supervisor at any point of time is any senior
required; (d)Teaching Practice/Practice Lecture Series; faculty member of the Institute or a person with
(e) Seminar/Independent Study; and (f) Ph.D. Thesis. equivalent responsibility in the campus or in an off-
campus centre. However, rules provide for any
Operational Features outstanding person outside the Institute and the name
a) Place of work: can be suggested by the candidate.
On-Campus : Any of the BITS Campuses. d) Places and Dates of Qualifying Examination:
Off-campus Centre: Any of the Off-Campus centres of Normally arranged in January and August each year at
BITS where Practice School, Work-Integrated Pilani but may also be arranged on other dates or at an
Learning programmes are conducted and organisations off-campus centre with prior approval.
having collaborations and research linkages with BITS.

S. No. Areas of Research

• Biological Sciences: Environmental Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Microbial Biotechnology,


Molecular Parasitology, Molecular Endocrinology, Tissue Culture Technology, Genomics.

• Bioengineering: Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Bioinstrumentation, Bio-transport Process.

• Civil Engineering: Structures, Water Resources, Geotechnical, Transportation, Environmental


Engineering, Image Processing and G.I.S., Disaster Management, Earthquake Engineering, Solar
Architecture, Finite Element Method, Non-traditional optimization algorithms, Artificial Neural
Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Multicriterion Decision Making and their applications.

• Chemical Engineering: Biochemical Engineering, Biomass Gasification, Computation Fluid Dynamics,


Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Evolutionary Computation, Modeling and Simulation,
Multi-Objective Optimization, Multiphase Reactors, Process Dynamics and Control, Process Integration
and Process Intensification, Reaction Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering, Process Synthesis
and Design, Separation Processes and Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals.

• Chemistry: Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry,


Physical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Theoretical and
Computational Chemistry, Nanomaterials.

• Computer Science & Information Systems: Computer Networks, Distributed Systems, Database
Systems, Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Multimedia, Computer Control Systems, Computer
Architecture, Compilers, Formal Methods, Information Retrieval

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S. No. Areas of Research

• Economics and Finance: Macroeconomic Models and Policy, Microeconomic Analysis, Money and
Financial Markets, Financial Engineering, Econometric Studies, Financial Modeling, Mathematical
Economics, Environmental Economics, Resource Management Systems, Growth Economics, Banking,
Micro Finance, Capital Markets, Macroeconomic Modeling, Applied Finance, Environment and Resource
Economics International Trade and Finance, Strategy, Financial Management, Corporate Planning,
Entrepreneurship, Project Management.

• Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Communication Systems, Wireless and Mobile Ad-hoc
Networks, Optical Communication and Networks, Microelectronics and VLSI Design, Signal Processing
and Embedded Systems, Power Electronics and Drives, Power Systems, Telecommunication, Robotics
and Intelligent Systems, Fiber Optic Sensor, Signal processing of biomedical and GIS systems, Artificial
intelligence techniques in robotics, Instrumentation & control, Wearable computing, Energy and Power
Systems.

• Humanistic Studies: Gender Issues including Women Studies, Medical Sociology, Developmental
Sociology, Indology, Governance, Business Ethics, Conflict Management, Ethical Communication, Social
Development, Sustainable Livelihoods, Consciousness Studies, Social Ecology.

• Languages: Professional Communication, ELT, Literature and Cinema, English Language and Literature,
Softskills, Mass Communication.

• Mathematics: Coding Theory, Cryptology, Algebraic Geometry, Parallel Computing, Fuzzy Logic and
its applications, Water pollution, Mathematical Modelling, Nonlinear functional analysis, Computational
fluid dynamics, Optimization, Operations Research, Mathematical Biology, Differential equations,
Fractional Calculus, Dynamical System, Epidemiology.

• Mechanical Engineering: Manufacturing Systems/Manufacturing Excellence, Thermal Engineering,


Design Engineering, Materials Engineering, Fracture Studies, Non-destructive Testing, Energy
Management, Renewable Energy, Robotics and Intelligent Systems.

• Management: Strategic Management, Total Quality Management, Performance appraisal, Knowledge


Management, Services’ Management, Outsourcing, Entrepreneurship, Managerial competencies,
Innovation and Business creativity, Marketing Research, Marketing, Retail Management, Quantitative
methods and Business simulation, International Business, Business Ethics, Management Information
systems, Technology Management, Operations Management, Operations Research, Supply Chain
Management, E-Commerce, Project Appraisal, Project Management, Risk Management, Financial
Management, Strategic Cost Management, Capital Markets, Corporate Restructuring Mergers &
Acquisitions, Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management & Negotiations, Human Resource
Management, Organizational Change & Development, Leadership, Managerial Practices, Corporate
Social responsibility, Enterprise resources planning.

• Pharmacy: Drug Design, Synthesis and Screening of New Bioactive Molecules, Drug Delivery Systems,
Phytochemistry and Natural Drugs.

• Physics: Materials & Nano Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear & Particle Physics, Optics &
Spectroscopy, Theoretical & Computational Physics.

• Interdisciplinary Research: Nanotechnology and nanoscience, Nano-robotics, Micro-electro-mechanical


systems (MEMS), Nanomaterials, Mechatronics

• Educational Innovation and Institutional Development

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