Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus

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Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – K.K.Birla Goa Campus
BITS Pilani-Logo.svg
MottoGyanam paramam balam
Motto in English
Knowledge is the Supreme Power
Established2004 (2004)
ChancellorKumar Mangalam Birla
Vice-ChancellorProf. Souvik Bhattacharya
DirectorProf. Suman Kundu
Coordinates: 15°23′27″N 73°52′39″E / 15.39083°N 73.87750°E / 15.39083; 73.87750
CampusSemi-urban,188 acres (0.76 km2)

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus (and known in short as BITS Pilani, Goa Campus) is a private deemed university campus located in Goa, India. Established in 2004, it is one of the four campuses of the BITS Pilani.[1] The Aditya Birla Group privately supports the residential features of the institute.

In April 2011, following the August 2008 death of the Chancellor, Krishna Kumar Birla, the campus was renamed as Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani K. K. Birla Goa Campus in his memory.[2] In August 2011, the campus held its first ever convocation ceremony, during which 580 graduates were awarded their degrees.[3]


The BITS Pilani Goa Campus was designed by the RSP Design Group.[4] The campus is located in Zuari nagar, Goa, on the banks of the Zuari River and houses more than 4,000 students.[5] The hostels are spread across three regions: 'A', 'C' and a newly constructed 'D', which encompass nine, seven and six hostels respectively. Known for its scenic beauty,, a popular holiday recommendation website, has listed the Goa campus of BITS Pilani 7th in its list of beautiful campuses.[6] The BITS Goa Campus has a BCCI-recognized cricket ground maintained by the Goa Cricket Association that has hosted several national level tournaments such as the Vijay Hazare Trophy[7][8] and a football ground maintained by Salgaocar F.C.


The academic course structure is governed by the university, BITS Pilani. However, each campus has its own autonomous administration, student welfare division, faculty recruitment and placement division.

The institute offers four-year B. E. "first degree" programs and also 5-year M.Sc. (Honors) degrees through its dual-degree system.[9] It also used to offer M.Sc. (Tech) Information Systems until recently before it was discontinued and merged with Computer Science. It also offers M.E. and Ph.D. programs in various fields.[10]

BITS Pilani also offers a dual degree to the students of Master of Science programs. The dual degree is offered in one of the engineering programs after freshman year. The engineering degree being offered is based on the students' choice and their academic performance in the first year. Under the dual degree scheme, a student is offered two separate degrees on graduation: a degree in Master of Science (Hons.) and in Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.)[11] Students performing exceptionally well in first year are also eligible to pursue two B. E. or two M.Sc. courses together.[citation needed]

The institute offers a vertical transfer system through which students performing exceptionally well in their first year are given an opportunity to have their branch changed. Through this, M.Sc. students can abandon their M.Sc. in favor of a B. E. single degree.[11]


Since 2005, admission to BITS Pilani has been offered to students based on their performance in the all-India Entrance Examination, called BITS Admission Test (BITSAT). BITS Pilani also has the policy of accepting State and National Board toppers. There is no reservation of seats on the basis of caste or category. BITSAT [12] is a computer-based test and is held at BITS authorized test centers.

Student life[edit]

The course structure allows students a degree of freedom in choosing how they want to spend their time while in college. A lenient attendance policy and active student-run clubs and departments ensures all-round development of the students and allows them to make connections that would help them later in their careers.

The students run the following festivals:


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  1. ^ "Practice School". BITS Pilani. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ "BITS-Goa renamed after Dr KK Birla". Hindustan Times. 21 April 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Convocation Report" (PDF). 23 August 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  4. ^ "RSP Design Group".
  5. ^ Raju Nayak (6 May 2006). "BITS Goa Innaug". Indian Express. Retrieved 18 April 2007.
  6. ^ "BITS-Goa is India's 7th best campus". The Times of India. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
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  8. ^ CNN-IBN (23 February 2013). "Karanataka beat Kerala by 52 runs in Vijay Hazare Trophy". {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  9. ^ First Degree Programs offered at BITS, Pilani Goa Campus
  10. ^ "Higher Degrees offered at BITS, Pilani Goa Campus". Archived from the original on 25 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Dual Degree in BITS Pilani". LearnHub. 25 May 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  12. ^ "BITSAT 2019".
  13. ^ "Rock bands, fashion show light up 'Waves 2011'". The Times of India. 6 November 2011. Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Kalam to attend BITS Pilani's tech fest". The Times of India. 29 January 2009. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
  15. ^ "SPREE 2009- Sports Festival of BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus". The Times of India. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2009.

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