In this article, we are going to tell you 4 best events and 6 interesting facts about BITS Pilani that you might not know until now.
The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, which is famous by the name as BITS Pilani is an all India Institute for Higher Education. The Institute is a dream come true of its founder Late Mr GD Birla, an eminent industrialist, a participant in the Indian freedom struggle and a close associate of the Father of Indian National Late Mr Mahatma Gandhi. It has started in the early 1900s as a small school, blossomed into a set of colleges for the higher education which ranges from the Humanities to Engineering until 1964 when all these colleges come together to culminate into a unique Indian University of International standing. This university was christened as the Birla Institute of technology and Science, Pilani, which is famous by the name as BITS, Pilani.
From so many years, BITS has provided with the highest quality technical education to the students all across the globe admitted on the basis of merit. Its graduates may be found across the globe in all areas of engineering, commerce, and science. BITS symbolize the maturing of the ability of Indian technical and “can-do” entrepreneurial spirit, especially as derived from the private sector.
BITS is located in the Vidya Vihar campus which is adjacent to the town of the Pilani in the Rajasthan. Pilani is the hometown of the Birla family and has a population of around 50000. It is around 200 km west from the Delhi and around 220 km north of the Jaipur. The institute holdings, residential quarters and hotels for the staff with neatly laid out roads, gardens and lawns constitute the BITS campus of around 238 acres.
Infrastructure and Around the Campus
BITS Pilani is located at around 220 kilometres west of Delhi and 215 Kilometers North of Jaipur. The BITS campus is situated in the south of the bus stand. The area of the campus which even includes the Birla Education Trust is spread in an area of around 990 acres; its developed area is 50 acres of which 15 acres are used for the BITS building. The campus has around 11500 sq. Mt of classrooms and 7200 sq. mt of laboratories. The railway station nearest to the campus is Chirawa Railway Station which is located at a distance of around 15 km from the campus.
BITS also have a Birla Mandir that has a dedicated goddess Saraswati, Sharda Peeth built by the GD Birla. The white marble temple is built on a 7-foot high foundation with 80 pillars for support. It covers an area of 26000 square feet.
The BITS Pilani campus has India first technological museum, the Birla Museum. It is built in the year 1954 that showcases technological advancements. BITS have a 2560 square meters auditorium decorated with paintings by the students from the department of decoration and art.
Pilani is located within the three hours of travel distance from popular tourists’ spots of Rajasthan, Alwar, Bikaner, Sikar, Abhisari and more. Those of you which is having an interest in wildlife photography have Ranthambore National Park in the same state. There is also a sanctuary for those of you who are interested in bird watching and photography.
Facilities Available at BITS Pilani
The BITS Pilani campus provides all the modern recreational and academic facilities to its students. The campus is replete with the state of art infrastructure which includes amenities such as the labs, gymnasium, sports complex, etc.
BITS Pilani Institute is fully residential, and hostel accommodation is provided to all students. The institute has eleven hostels for boys and one hostel complex for the girl’s students. The hostel rooms are fully furnished with common room facilities like cable TV; telephone facilities are available in each and every hostel room. All hostel room is equipped with internet connectivity, and heating geyser is provided in all hostels. There is a common kitchen cum mess unit for each and every set of two boy’s hostel. There is a separate mess for the Girls hostel which is situated within the boundary of the hostel. It is compulsory for the students staying in the hostel to have their food in the hostel mess only. The messes are attached to the hostels which are fully managed by the students.
Since the year 2005, the admission process to the BITS has been offered based on the performance of the students on the All India Entrance Examination, the BITS Admission Test. The test, for which applications are submitted in the month of December, is conducted online in May and June in all cities over entire India. The exam tests the candidate’s analytical, knowledge, and reasoning abilities in physics, chemistry, mathematics, English and logical reasoning, and is based on the higher secondary curriculum in India and abroad.
To be eligible for the admissions, students are required to obtain a minimum average grade of 75% in mathematics, chemistry, and physics with a minimum grade of 60% in each subject in their higher secondary examination. Since 2011, the number of applicants for the BITSAT has been increasing at a very faster pace from 123000 in 2011 to 250000 in 2019.
6 Interesting Facts about BITS PILANI
Whenever we come across the students working hard to get into the IIT, NIT. BIT’s, then all we realize its necessity as entering any college is considered a suicidal attempt that continues for whole four years, where each day all you get to do is to regret and blame yourself for not paying enough attention to studies when it was required of you to do so.
BITS Pilani has been the dream college for many of the engineering aspirants students. It is merely known for its high standards of teaching faculty, best of the infrastructure and the institute has an excellent placement record.
While there are some of the amazing facts about the BITS Pilani that many of the BITS aspirants know. So, read on to know more:
1. BITS Connect 2.0
With such type of great geographically distributed campuses at the Pilani, Goa, Dubai, Hyderabad there lies interconnectivity between all of them with the help of a million-dollar project known as the BITS CONNECT 2.0. This is the first kind of project in India that allows the students to sit in Hyderabad and watch the lectures given at the Goa campus and not only that but also to ask questions and clear their doubts sitting at the comfort of their campus. It invites remote learning and participatory coursework, remote recruitment, and collaborative research.
2. No Reservation
This is one of the essential points which make admission process at the BITS different from other colleges which are available in India. Speaking frankly, how many of you all feel that it is important to have a reservation in our country for the development? Your answer is not required as we all know that reservation is not supported by most of us. There is no reservation system in BITS Pilani and students here all equal in knowledge and skills and get no extra privileges.
3. BITSAA Global Network
The alumni participation in the development of the institute has been increasing at a faster pace since the inception of the BITSAA. There are some of the regular meetings between the alumni and students where alumni keep on coming to share their experiences at the time of college life and throw some light on how to gain maximum knowledge from the college. Some of the popular and successful alumni of the BITS Pilani are Sabeer Bhati, founder of Hotmail, Vivek Paul, the Former Vice Chairman of Wipro, Baba Kalyani, Chairman of Bharat Forge and some others.
The Practice School(PS) system of education is a vital effort to establish an institutionalized linkage between the academic and industrial world. They are divided into two stages, one at the end of the second year-PS1 and one in the fourth year for a regular period of 6 months. This is the same reason because of which today we hear overwhelming feedback about students from companies like the Flipkart, Amazon, etc.
5. Flexibility at BITS
One of the unique features of the BITS Pilani is the flexibility it provides to its students. Students can even opt for dual degrees, transfers, and the courses that form a program. Also, it gives flexibility to the students about choosing the lab timings, class timings, and lectures.
Not just only this, BITS also allow you to take elective courses of your choice, which is based on your interest. Is not it great!!
6. Up-To-Date Curriculum
BITS Pilani is also known for adapting to important changes in the education swiftly, even faster than the IIT’s. AutoCAD is used as a tool in the BITS, while IIT’s still use the drawing boards and pencils.
Moreover, BITS Pilani has recently declared as one of the six institutes of Eminence by the Indian Government. Apart from contributing to research, peer-viewed journals, and quality of faculty released by participating institutes were some of the factors which are considered for the selection purposes.
While public institutes selected under this scheme would be receiving funding, private institutes like the BITS Pilani would be getting complete autonomy from regulations.
4 Best Events & Festivals of BITS Pilani
BITSMUN is one of the most eagerly and longest-running awaited Model United Nations in India. With more than 500 participants who engage in high-quality debates on different types of issues that impact across the globe, it has earned the distinction of being one of the biggest and best MUN’s in the country. It is the mission of the institute to serve as a forum for a new generation of leaders in the international sphere, foster dialogue between students all across the globe, and thus encouraging critical thinking in a professional yet socially stimulating setting.
BITSMUN started its illustrious journey with its first simulation in the year 2009, and now in 2019, it will show its 11th edition. From past so many years, it has enjoyed the privileges of hosting delegates from various countries which includes the Bangladesh, Pakistan, Russia, Germany, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and much more. Yet again, with participation expected from more than 12 nations, the summit promises to be a truly global affair.
From so many years, Birla Institute of technology and Science, Pilani has built and maintained a reputation for imparting the right mix of ethics, experience, and education that form the basis for achieving success in the modern world. APOGEE, which is one of the largest technological symposiums of the country, has kept up with this new tradition of innovation and breaking some of the unprecedented frontiers.
The BOSM or BITS Open Sports Meet, as all know it, is one of the biggest student-managed Sports fests of India. The four-day festival encompasses everything about sports. It is aimed at providing a platform to colleges from all across India to showcase their talents, which promotes healthy competition, it also gives attended an opportunity to take part in various events and sports.
This annual cultural festival which is organized by the BITS Pilani is held from the 19th of October to 23rd of October every year. One of the biggest cultural fests of western India, known by the name as OASIS. It is a five-day extravaganza holding various interesting events like the dance, drama, games, music, competitions and much more.
We have mentioned 4 best events & 6 interesting facts about BITS Pilani. Comment on this post if we have missed any event and interesting fact about BITS Pilani.