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Given below are the details on BITS PhD Admission 2019-20 with its notification, eligibility criteria and requirements. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) admits eligible and interested aspirants to Ph.D. programs of study as either regular or part-time students. This NAAC accredited institution offers PhD level programmes in science, engineering, pharmacy, management, economics, finance and social science. 

Eligibility Criteria for BITS Admissions:-

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

Full time students: Candidates are required to devote their full time towards Ph.D. Selected candidates will be provided 90% tuition fee waiver. Short listed candidates will be required to come to Pilani / Goa / Hyderabad campuses for test and/or interview. The seats under full time schemes are limited so preference will be given to candidates working in ongoing sponsored projects in the Institute, and the CSIR/UGC-NET qualified candidates.

Part time students: Candidates working in organizations situated in close vicinity of campuses of BITS Pilani will be admitted under this scheme. They will be provided 80% waiver in tuition fee.

Assistantship (Fee Waiver and Stipend): Those admitted to full time PhD programme will be considered for Project/Research Assistantships to the tune of Rs. 13,200/- to Rs. 18,200/- per month or more in addition to tuition fee waiver (as above). Selected candidates will be required to participate in teaching and other developmental programme of the institute under the guidance of a mentor.

BITS Ph.D Entrance Test Pattern:-

Candidates shortlisted for Test in any of the following disciplines: Biological Science/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics will have to write two tests.

Test-I will be common to all disciplines and Test-II will be discipline specific. The details of the tests are as follows:

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

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

(II) Candidates shortlisted for Test in any of the following disciplines:

Languages/Humanistic Studies/Economics will have to write two tests.

Test-I will be common to all disciplines and Test-II will be discipline specific. The details of the tests are as follows:

Test-I will comprise of the following components:

1. Reading Comprehension: 2 Passages   (5Qs each=10 Qs) - 20 mts
2. Logical Reasoning - 10 question - 10 mts
3. Analytical Reasoning - 15 question - 15 mts
4. General Awareness - 10 question - 15 mts
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50 Qs. - 60 mts

Test-II will be discipline specific (60 questions)

(III) Candidates shortlisted for Test in Pharmacy:

The Pharmacy test would be a 2 Hours test consisting of two parts. Part- A would be common to all and would consist of questions in general Pharmacy subjects and Part-B will be based on subject taken by students in their MPharm Degree Program.
(IV) Candidates appearing for interview for Ph.D. program in the Department of Management will be required to take a written case analysis (Duration: 1 hour)
(V) Candidates appearing for interview for Ph.D. program in the Department of CSIS with highest degree as BE will be required to take a 2 hours objective type written test.
(VI) Candidates appearing for interview for Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemical Engineering with highest degree as BE will be required to take a 2 hours objective type written test.

Based on the tests there may be shortlisting of candidates for Interview.
 
 
BITS Pilani PhD Programme (full time and part time) Admission 2019-20 -
 
Apply online at website - https://www.bitsadmission.com/phmain.aspx from 15th April 2019 to 16th May 2019; 5:00 PM
 
Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website) - 31st May 2019
 
Test/Interview - 19th July 2019
 
Announcement of admission offers to PhD Programmes (on BITS admission website) - 23rd July 2019
 
Admission - 29th July 2019
 
Freshman Orientation Programme - 31st July 2019
 
Registration - 8th August 2019
 
 
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