BITS Pilani Distance Education Admissions 2018-2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Brief Summary

University Name Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Approval NAAC, UGC, DEB
Location Pilani, Rajasthan
Website https://bits-pilani-wilp.ac.in/
Distance Education BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP)
Admission Process Online only
Year of Establishment 2000 (18 years ago)
Application form fee Rs 1500
Faculty More than 1000
Current Enrollment More than 20,000
Total Alumni More than 70,000

WHY BITS Pilani Distance Education?

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) is a private institute located in Pilani, Rajasthan. It is renowned for its excellence in providing brilliant technical education, a historical legacy which began during World War II when the Indian government opened a Technical Training Centre at Pilani.

The distance education programs facilitated by BITS Pilani, is through a separate segment called BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP). It offers University’s off-campus/distance learning courses. It came into existence in the year 2000.

It has courses available for ‘working professionals’ and ‘organizations’. More than 70,000 employees have graduated through the WILP till date.

The WILP has elements of Distance Education. It has been very successful since its inception among the professionals who wish to pursue their academic goals while continuing their jobs. BITS Pilani Distance MBA is one of the most popular courses of the institute.

This programme has more than 30 courses available currently and about 20000 students are enrolled in different streams.

Below-mentioned are some of the techniques through which the WILP works:

  • It trains students according to the current industrial requirements.
  • Project work help students to practice their skills in the field.
  • Virtual classrooms are created where interaction with a highly qualified faculty takes place.
  • Constant access to lectures, handouts and lab content is provided along with timely assignments and semester wise exams.
  • Classes conducted after office hours and on weekends
  • Simulation is used for more effective understanding of the subject

Recognition and Ranking

Accreditation
BITS Pilani has been accredited by the following authorities-

  • Union Grants Commission Act, 1956
  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council with Grade “A” with CGPA 3.45 out of 4.

BITS Pilani Awards

  • Ranked overall 19th in India and 17th in engineering by NIRF 2018.
  • 109thamong all universities in BRICS by QS world ranking 2018.
  • 4th among engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2017.
  • It has received the 3rdposition among top 25 engineering colleges in India by the India Today survey, 2016
  • Ranked 1stin India’s top Tech schools in a survey by DQ-CMR survey of 2015
  • BITS Pilani has received the EDU-RAND awards

Specializations/Courses offered

The table below shows the list of courses/specializations currently being offered by the WILP distance learning programme:

Stream Courses offered Duration (Semesters) Eligibility
MBA ●       MBA in Finance

●       MBA in Quality Management

●       MBA in Hospital and Health Systems Management

●       MBA Manufacturing Management

●       MBA in Consultancy Management

4 Semesters Atleast 3-year graduation degree

two years of work experience

BS ●       BS Engineering and Industrial Technology

●       BS Power Engineering

●       BS Engineering Technology

●       BS Industrial Engineering and Technology

●       BS Manufacturing Engineering

●       B.Tech Engineering Technology

●       B.Tech Process Engineering

7 Semesters Diploma or degree in the relevant stream and two years work experience
MS/M.Tech ●       MS Mechanical Systems Design

●       MS Industrial and Production Management

●       MS Design Engineering

●       MS Technological Operations

●       MS Quality Management

●       MS Engineering Management

●       M.Tech Pharmaceuticals Operations and Management

●       M.Tech Manufacturing Management

●       M.Tech Microelectronics

●       M.Tech Computing Systems and Infrastructure

●       M.Tech Software Systems

●       M.Tech Embedded Systems

●       M.Tech Design Engineering

●       M.Tech Quality Management

4 Semesters Graduation degree with 1 year of work experience in the relevant field

 

M.Sc ●       M.Sc Business Analytics 5 Semesters Math or Statistics as subjects in intermediate

Graduation degree and one year of work experience

Certificate Courses ●       Post Graduate Programme in Internet of Things

●       Post Graduate Programme in Big Data Engineering

11 Months Employed aspirants from IT/Technical sector can apply to this course

Admission criteria and application procedure

The eligibility criterion for BITS Pilani Distance Education Courses varies with each course.

The method of application to all of the courses offered is through online mode only.

Online mode:

Aspirants must visit BITS Pilani WILP website and Apply Online. Under the degree programmes section the “apply now” option will be available. For application the following steps must be followed:

  • First, students must register themselves with their Email IDs and their choice of passwords.
  • Then they must choose the course they wish to opt for.
  • Next, the personal details must be filled.
  • After clicking the ‘submit’ button, the PDF format of the form must be downloaded and printed out. The application number must be written on it. It shall be of use for further proceedings.
  • In the printout, the ‘Mentor Consent Form’ and the ‘Employer Consent Form’ pages must be duly filled.
  • A payment of Rs 1500 should be made via Net Banking/Debit Card/ Credit Card.

For more information on Mentor and Employer Consent Forms, check this out:
https://bits-pilani-wilp.ac.in/b-tech-engineering-technology.php

Documents Required

The basic documents to be uploaded would be these:

  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Passport sized photograph
  • Work certificate
  • Graduation degree/mark sheets (if required)
  • Self attested copy of transcripts/degree (for certificate courses)

The organization based courses teach professionals from different sectors based on the industrial work they are acquainted with. These are the streams on which the programmes are based-

  • Information Technology Industry
  • Process Based Industry
  • ITes Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Pharma and Healthcare Industry

Eligibility criteria for BITS Distance Education Courses

The basic eligibility criterion to get enrolled into the WILP is as follows:

  • Tech- Diploma or degree in the relevant stream and two years work experience.
  • Tech- Graduation degree with one year of work experience in the relevant field.
  • Sc- Math or Statistics as subjects in intermediate, Graduation degree and one year of work experience.
  • MBA- two years of work experience and relevant graduation degree.
  • Certificate courses- Employed aspirants from IT/Technical sector can apply to this course after clearing an entrance test.

The table below shows the eligibility criteria and mode of application for each of the Distance Education courses by BITS Pilani WILP:

Stream Eligibility criteria Method of application
B.Tech ●       Diploma in Engineering or B.Sc degree in the required field

●       Two years of work experience in the relevant field

●       No age limit

Online
M.Tech ●       Working professionals with one year experience in the relevant field

●       B.Sc/BCA degree

●       No age limit

Online
M.Sc ●       B.Sc/M.Sc/B.E./MCA/MBA/B.com with maths or statistics degree

●       One year of work experience in the relevant field

●       No age limit

Online
MBA ●       Working professionals in Consultancy Services with two years of experience, with graduation degree in relevant subject

●       Students with integrated First Degree (BE Honours) from BITS or BE/B.Tech/M.Sc with work experience of one year

●       No age limit

Online
Certificate Programs ●       Employed aspirants in Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical or Information Systems fields or with B.E. or B.Tech degree

●       Entrance test on Maths and Programming Aptitude

●       No age limit

Online through upgrad.com

Fee structure for BITS Pilani WILP Programs

The admission fee which students have to pay is Rs 64000 when admission is allotted, and the semester wise fee subsequently would be Rs 47500. For a detailed overview of the fee structure of BITS Pilani WILP programme, refer to the table below:

Level Courses Fee
Bachelors Degree Courses B.Tech ●       Admission fee- Rs 16,500

●       Semester fee- Rs 64,000 (1st semester, including Admission fee)

●       Rs 47,500 (subsequently)

Post Graduate Diploma Courses M.Tech ●       Admission fee- Rs 16,500

●       Semester fee- Rs 64,000 (1st semester, including Admission fee)

●       Rs 47,000 (subsequently)

M.Sc ●       Admission fee- Rs 16,500

●       Semester fee- Rs 64,000 (1st semester, including Admission fee)

●       Rs 47,000 (subsequently)

MBA ●       Admission fee- Rs 16,500

●       Semester fee- Rs 64,000 (1stsemester, including Admission fee)

●       Rs 47,000 (subsequently)

Certificate Courses Post Graduate Programme in Internet of Things Rs 2,25,000

 

Post Graduate Programme in Big Data Engineering Rs 2,35,000

Note:

  1. All the above-mentioned fees are non-refundable.
  2. Installment option is available only for the Certificate course in Post Graduate Programme in Internet of Things.

Important dates for Distance Education at BITS

For aspirants willing to apply to any of the important dates/last dates they must consider the following dates:

Course Date
B.Tech admissions last date for application 1st week of July
M.Tech admissions last date for application 1st  week of July
M.Sc admissions last date for applications 1st  week of July
MBA admissions last date for application 1st  week of July
Certificate courses beginning of session 1st  week of July

Study Centres

BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme has its centres in the following cities:

Contact details of BITS Pilani WILP

To get more information or to resolve their respective queries, students can contact the officials via these contact details:

 

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