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Pilani (Dalelgarh)
Pilani (Dalelgarh) is located in Rajasthan
Pilani (Dalelgarh)
Pilani (Dalelgarh)
Coordinates: 28°22′N 75°36′E / 28.37°N 75.6°E / 28.37; 75.6Coordinates: 28°22′N 75°36′E / 28.37°N 75.6°E / 28.37; 75.6
Country India
State Rajasthan
District Jhunjhunu district
Language Hindi & Rajasthani
Elevation 279 m (915 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,590
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 333031
Telephone code 91-1596

Pilani is a small town situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, India. Administratively, it forms a part of Jhunjhunu district. The place became popular since the establishment BITS Pilani.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Pilani had a population of 26,219. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Pilani has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy, according to the 2011 census, was 82.14%, and female literacy was 65.46%. In Pilani, 14% of the population was under 6 years of age.


Pilani is known for its extreme climate. Summer temperatures reach up to 50 degree Celsius between May and July, while winter temperatures reach sub-zero levels between December and January. Months of October and March are generally considered most pleasant. Pilani mostly suffers from low rain fall causing continuous drought for successive years.

Notable residents[edit]

The town is the birthplace of industrialist g.d birla and the location of his ancestral residence.

Education and Research[edit]

pilani in 1979

Pilani is home to Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), a world-class,technological deemed university formed in 1964.[2] The GD Birla Memorial Polytechnic Institute (Birla technical training institute,pilani) (BTTI)((www.bttipilani.ac.in)) the top ranked 1st diploma college of Rajasthan, established in 1988 is also located in the town. Other colleges in the town include the BK Birla Institute of Engineering & Technology (BKBIET), an engineering college formed in 2007, the Indermani Mandelia college for girls and the ShaadiLal Kataria Teacher Training college. In 2009 Shridhar University has been established under State Govt. Act as a Private University. The University provides various higher education programs up to Doctoral level. Pilani also has one of the major CSIR labs for advanced research in electronics, Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute. It is located besides the BITS campus.


the Pilani is not accessible directly by rail. The nearest railway stations is Chirawa (16 km) served by Northern Western Railway and lying on the Sikar-Loharu Broad Gauge section and Loharu (25 km) in Haryana which is served by fully broad gauge sections. Jaipur is 260 km from Pilani and Delhi is 240 km and well connected by state and national highways.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ ":::Deemed University – University Grants Commission :::". ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

See also[edit]

Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership