Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (shortened BITS Pilani or BITS) is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The university has 15 academic departments, and focuses primarily on undergraduate education in engineering and the sciences and on its management programme.
The Birla Education Trust was founded in 1929; the intermediate college became a degree college and later offered postgraduate courses. The masters programme in electronics began in 1955.The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla. BITS has established centres at Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai.
BITS conducts the all-India computerised entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test),Admission is merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination. The fully residential institute is privately supported. Internationally, BITS Pilani was ranked 801-1000 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018.
- Pilani campus
- Goa campus
- Hyderabad campus
- Dubai campus