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BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admission 2019 - Dates, Eligibility, Application Form & Selection Process

Published: | March 11, 2019
BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admission 2019 - Dates, Eligibility, Application Form & Selection Process

The admission Session for research doctorate degree Ph.D. in BITS Pilani is going to be conducted in May 2019. Check out the 2019 Admission Procedure, Eligibility criteria, Fees, Entrance Exam Syllabus of BITS Pilani PhD courses.

Birla Insititute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani is one of the leading technology and science institute in India. BITS Pilani offers a variety of courses and degrees to chose from. BITS Pilani, situated in Pilani takes applications for Ph.D. courses twice a year. Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. in India is the highest academic degree for most of the academic courses. Application for Ph.D. for BITS Pilani for 2019 will be invited in May 2019 and December 2019. If you are willing to take Admission in BITS Pilani for Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree, you must have completed the Masters’ course with at least 60% Percentile or 6 CGPA. There are many other criteria for BITS Pilani PhD admission 2019.

In this article, CollegeDekho gives you the detailed procedure of admission in Ph.D. courses along with the scheduled dates and eligibility criteria for Ph.D. admissions in BITS Pilani.

About BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admissions 2019

BITS Pilani Ph.D. courses are available for many technological and science subjects. Apart from Full-Time PhD courses in BITS Pilani, there are also Part-Time Ph.D courses in BITS Pilani that one can pursue if he/she is a working professional. Aspirant Ph.D. Scheme is also available in BITS Pilani where a third party agrees to bear the research expenditure for the candidate. BITS Pilani is one of the most infrastructurally rich institutions for research in India. BITS Pilani’s Pilani campus offers Full-Time and Part-Time Ph.D. admissions for courses/ specializations as described below:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • CSIS (Computer Science)
  • Civil
  • EEE (Electronics and Electrical Engineering)
  • Economics & Finance
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Pharmacy

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria 2019

The candidates must have acquired a minimum of 60% percentile or CGPA 6 in masters level in India. Students who have completed any of M.Pharm, MBA, M.Phil or M.E. from BITS Pilani will be considered equivalent as having 60% percentile or CGPA 6 in masters level. Candidates with a Masters of Arts (MA) degree having 55% percentile can apply for Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences. Although there are some differences in admission eligibility criteria of Full time and Part time Ph.D. courses in BITS Pilani, which are enlisted below.

Full-Time PhD Eligibility Criteria at BITS Pilani

The full-time BITS Pilani Ph.D eligibility criteria have been listed below for your reference. Take a look at the pointers:

  • Having at least 60% percentile marks or CGPA 6 at masters degree
  • Completion of M.Pharm, MBA, M.Phil or M.E. from BITS will be considered equivalent as having 60% percentile of CGPA 6
  • For admission in Ph.D. degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, minimum 55% percentile in M.Phil or M.A. is mandatory. In such cases, he/she will have to go through two semesters exam of the department under DRC (Department Research Committee)
  • In some rare cases, a person with high experience and who has an expertise in any of the fields of studies in BITS by professional work experiences will be considered Ph.D. eligible at BITS Pilani

Part-Time PhD Eligibility Criteria at BITS Pilani

The part-time Ph.D. course eligibility criteria have been listed below for your reference. Take a look at the pointers:

  • The candidate should be working in an organisation that encourages research
  • The candidate must furnish the No Objection Certificate or NOC from his/her employer
  • The candidate must have at least 60% percentile marks or CGPA 6 at masters degree
  • Completion of M.Pharm, MBA, M.Phil or M.E. from BITS will be considered equivalent as having 60% percentile of CGPA 6
  • For admission in PhD degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, Minimum 55% percentile in M.Phil or M.A. is mandatory. In such cases, he/she will have to go through two semesters exam of the department under DRC (Department Research Committee)
  • In some rare cases, a person with high experience and who has an expertise in any one of the fields of studies in BITS by professional work experiences will be considered Ph.D. eligible at BITS Pilani

Aspirants Scheme PhD Course Eligibility Criteria at BITS Pilani

Industries and Reseach and Development Farms (R&Ds) can sponsor a candidate for PhD who is their employee. Aspirants having a lot of experience in research projects in industries and R&Ds will be allotted their streams as per the industry's agreeability to sponsor him. The research facilities for such aspirants will be off-campus. Although, he/she must choose a faculty for guidance, required help and affiliation for his/her research project.

List of PhD Courses Offered at BITS Pilani

Given below is the full and part-time list of PhD courses offered at BITS Pilani campuses. You can take a look to understand which departments offer full-time Ph.D. and which ones offer part-time:

Departments

Full-Time Availability

Part-Time Availability

Biological Sciences

Yes

No

Chemistry

Yes

No

Chemical Engineering

Yes

Yes

Computer Science (CSIS)

Yes

No

Civil

Yes

Yes

Electronics & Electrical Engineering

Yes

Yes

Economics & Finance

Yes

Yes

Mathematics

Yes

No

Management

Yes

Yes

Mechanical

Yes

Yes

Physics

Yes

No

Pharmacy

Yes

No

Humanities & Social Sciences

Yes

Yes

The shortlisted candidates having above mentioned eligibilities will be asked to appear for a written test followed by a Personal Interview.

BITS Pilani PhD Selection Process 2019

BITS Pilani PhD selection process will initially be in the hands of the authorities. Shortlisted applicants will have to sit for a 1-hour pen-paper based written test and personal interview. After that, the list of the selected candidates for PhD admission in BITS Pilani will be displayed and further administrative formalities will be undertaken.

There will be two papers in written format for admissions in PhD course at BITS Pilani. Among the two papers, course 1 will be general and common for all the streams and the second paper will be specialisation specific. The details of the papers are as follows:

1. For admissions in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani PhD Admission Paper I

The first paper for PhD admissions in BITS Pilani will be carrying 60 marks in total that comprises of 30 MCQ type answers on General Science, Research Aptitude and Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis. Each question carries 2 marks and negative marking will be 0.5 for every wrong answer. The total given time of the paper will be 1 hour.

BITS Pilani PhD Admission Paper II

The second paper of PhD admissions in BITS Pilani will be carrying 140 marks and 70 MCQs. Each question will carry 2 marks and for each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted. Candidates who have M.Phil, M.E, and M.Tech and national level fellowships like NET-JRF, DBT-JRF, UGC-NET-JRF, CSIR etc are not required to take this examination. This portion will follow a given syllabus of PhD entrance exam of BITS Pilani.

2. For Admissions in Economics and Humanities & Social Sciences in BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani PhD Admission Paper I

The first test of Economics and Humanities & Social Science will be common for both the courses. This will be taken in the following components

S. No

Components

Number of Questions

Time (Minutes)

1

Reading & Comprehension (2 passages)

5 Questions for each passage (10 questions in total)

20

2

Logical Reasoning

10

10

3

General Reasoning

15

15

4

General Awareness

10

15

BITS Pilani PhD Admission Paper II

The second test in PhD Admissions in BITS Pilani will be subject specific. Candidates with M.Phil or fellowships of NET-JRF, DBT-JRF, UGC-NET-JRF, CSIR are not required to take the second test.

3. For Admissions in Management Courses in BITS Pilani

Candidates looking forward to taking admission in PhD in Management courses of BITS Pilani will have to give a 1-hour PhD entrance paper.

PhD Entrance Test Syllabus for BITS Pilani

Some specialisations in Ph.D. have a syllabus for the entrance test in BITS Pilani specified by the institute. The subject wise syllabus is as follows:

Subject

Syllabus

Biological Sciences

Genetics, Molecular Techniques, Biological Chemistry, Microbiology, Ecology, Plant Physiology, Bio-Physics, Development Biology, Cell Biology and Animal Biology.

Chemistry

Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

Mathematics

Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Probability, Optimisations, Operation Research and Advanced Calculus

Physics

Modern Physics, Thermodynamics & Properties of Matter, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Methods of Mathematical Physics, Statistical Physics, Solid State Physics, Optics & Spectroscopy and Nuclear & Particle Physics

Humanities & Social Sciences

Media Studies, Communications, Phonetics, Language & Literature, Music, Other HSS Areas, Digital Humanities, Philosophy, General Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Education, Organisational Behaviour, Spiritual Intelligence, Political Science, Development Economics, Introduction to Development Studies, International Relations and Ecocriticism

Economics

Principles of Economics, Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Money Banking & Financial Markets, Public Finance - Theory & Practice, Economics Growth & Planning, International Economics and Issues in Indian Economy

Management

Marketing, Productions & Operations Management, Finance & Accounting and HR & OB

Also Read: All you need to know about Ph.D. Admissions in India 2019 Session

BITS Pilani PhD Fees 2019

The BITS Pilani Ph.D. fees are set mostly semester-wise. The detailed PhD course fee breakup of BITS Pilani including Ph.D. admission fees in BITS Pilani is as follows:

Fee Particulars

Full Time

Part Time

Admission fees

Rs. 36,200

Rs. 36,200

Semester Fees

First Semester

Rs. 15,900

Rs. 31,800

Second Semester

Rs. 15,900

Rs. 31,800

Summer Terms

Rs. 5,565

Rs. 11,130

Student Aid Fund

Rs. 225 Per annum

Rs. 225 Per annum

Hostel Fees in BITS Pilani (For on-campus students)

First Semester

Rs.11,750

Second Semester

Rs. 11,750

Summer Term

Rs. 5875

Examination Fees

PhD thesis Examination Fees

Rs. 29,200

Rs. 29,200

Mess & Electricity Advance

First Semester

10,000

Second Semester

10,000

Summer Term

5,000

Other Advances

Institute Caution Deposit

3,000

3,000

BITS Pilani PhD Admission Important Dates for May 2019 Session

BITS Pilani PhD session of January 2019 has already begun. Dates of BITS Pilani PhD session of May 2019 will be announced soon. Till then, stay tuned to this page for more updated information on BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admission dates 2019.

Also Read: MBA Admission in BITS Pilani 2019

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