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March 23, 2009

BITS, Pilani - Dubai

BITS, Pilani - Dubai

Programmes Offered

* B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science
* B.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics
* B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Communication
* B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation
* B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical
* B.E. (Hons.) Chemical
* B.E. (Hons.) Biotechnology

Admission to BITS, Pilani - Dubai (BPD) is based entirely on the candidates merit, his/her preferences, facilities available and availability of seats in the discipline preferred. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based only on the overall aggregate secured by the candidate in the Qualifying Examination and not based on any entrance test. While the Dubai Campus has been set-up, specially to cater to the educational requirements of the residents of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, candidates from other countries are also eligible to apply. Admissions are open to all nationalities.

BITS, Pilani - Dubai offers the following Undergraduate Programmes for the Academic Session 2009-2010, commencing 30th August 2009.

* B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science
* B.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics Engineering
* B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Communication Engineering
* B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
* B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
* B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering
* B.E. (Hons.) Biotechnology

Normally a student is able to finish any of the above undergraduate programmes in 4 years (8 semesters).

These degree programmes have both Practice School and Thesis/Seminar options. By judicious choice of electives, students of any of these programmes can make themselves prepared for (i) admission to higher degree programmes in the best universities of the world (ii) a good career in teaching & research (iii) multi disciplinary professional career etc.

Dual Degree
One of the most popular flexibilities provided in the BITS, Pilani's educational structure is the Dual Degree Scheme. Under this scheme, it is possible for a student to work for and complete two Degrees within a reasonable period of time. All the admitted students are given an opportunity to take up a Dual Degree based on their performance in the first year of the programme.

For example: A Student who has been allotted Chemical Engineering or any other discipline can choose to take Computer Science or any other discipline as his/her Dual Degree, if he/she maintains the prescribed criteria(CGPA of 7 or more) in the first year. In such a case, he/she will take a minimum of one additional year and pay an additional Admission/Tuition fee to complete both the degree programmes and receive the Degree in respective disciplines.

Fee Structure

Fees mentioned below is the currently prevailing fee structure.The fee is under revision for the academic year 2009-10.

Programme Fee

* Application fee* : Dhs. 150/- ( payable at the time of submitting the application)
* Admission fee* : Dhs. 1200/-
* Activity fee : Dhs. 1000/-
* Tuition Fee : Dhs. 15000/- per semester (payable in 2 installments)


Hostel Fee**

* Hostel Fee : Dhs.8500/- per semester
* Internet Facility : Dhs. 750/- per annum
* Hostel Caution Deposit : Dhs. 2000/- ( payable at the time of admission only)

**Refundable after due adjustment for damages, breakages caused by the student, if any.
Transport Fee

* Dubai : Dhs. 1500/- per semester
* Sharjah and Ajman : Dhs. 1750/- per semester

Visa Fee

* Fresh Visa : Dhs. 2100/- per annum ( Valid for 1 year )
* Visa Renewal : Dhs. 1500/- per annum ( payable in 2 nd , 3 rd & 4 th year )

**** Currently prevailing fee and is subject to change on the instructions of Govt. of UAE.
Medical Insurance Fee****

* Insurance Fee including dental cover : Dhs. 1550/- per annum

**** If not already insured from a UAE based insurance company.

Each academic year consists of two semesters. In addition to the above, student who opts for the Practice School (PS) program, will be required to pay PS - I fee of Dhs. 3500/- excluding hostel & transport, at the end of the 2nd year.

Crossed Cheques & Drafts should be drawn in favour of M/s. ETA - NET. If the payment is made in US $ demand drafts, an amount of US $ 50 to be added along with the fees amount, payable towards Bank charges.
Please note that only the net amount of fee (both tuition & hostel fee) will be accepted by the institution and any charges towards clearance ,collection etc must be borne by the student.

BITS Dubai
Admissions Office
BITS Pilani - Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
P. O. Box No. - 500022

Telephone: +9714 4200 700
Fax: +9714 - 4200 555
Admission Office (Direct) : +9714 4200 811
Admission Office Fax: (+9714 4200822) (+9714 4200866)

BITS, Pilani - Dubai (BPD) was established in Dubai in September 2000 in response to the growing needs for Quality Engineering Education among the residents of Middle East. It is the only international branch campus of BITS, Pilani and was set-up in association with ETA-Net, a member of the ETA Ascon Group. Recently BITS Pilani Dubai, has been awarded the coveted A grade and 'Very Good' status ranking from NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council) as a branch campus of BITS Pilani. Over a period of 8 years, BPD's student strength has grown to about 1730 with students seeking admission from not only UAE and other Middle East Countries but also from India and other parts of the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission related Queries

* 1. What do you mean by GCC and Non-GCC Applicants? What is the preference GCC Students get?

Candidates who are Residents of any GCC Country* or have their parents as Residents in any GCC Country will be treated as GCC candidates. The rest shall be treated as Non-GCC candidates. Since BITS, Pilani - Dubai is primarily committed to cater to the educational requirements of the residents of the GCC Countries, the selection process takes place through two merit lists separately for the GCC and NON-GCC candidates.

The first merit list comprises of GCC candidates. After allotment and acceptance of seats by GCC candidates, the second merit list is prepared which comprises of NON-GCC candidates. All balance seats left after allotting to the GCC candidates are allotted to the NON-GCC candidates in order of their merit.

All other aspects such as Fee Structure, submission of various documents etc are applicable equally to GCC and Non-GCC candidates.
* 2. What is the minimum overall aggregate required applying to BPD?

A student must have a minimum of 60% overall aggregate marks and also an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths subjects.
* 3. Is there an Entrance Exam or Test?

No, there is no Entrance test for admission to BPD. Admission will be based on the aggregate secured by you in the 12 th Grade Qualifying Examination.
* 4. How is the selection done?

A merit list is prepared in the descending order of the merit of the candidates based on their aggregate percentage of marks in the Qualifying Examination (12 th Grade).

From the above list, based on the availability of seats and the preferences, candidates will be allotted seats in each programme.

If a candidate is not allotted his first preference due to non-availability of seats, his second and subsequent preference will be considered.

If the candidate does not indicate more than one preference or gives only limited number of preferences, he stands to loose admission in a programme even though seats are available and he has the merit since he has not opted for the programme. Hence, all candidates are advised to exercise their preferences with care.
* 5. I have received a letter of Eligibility from BPD. Is it a confirmation for admission?

This letter states that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission and hence certain of getting a seat if you have marked all the disciplines in the order of your preference. The Discipline allotment will be done on 18th June for GCC Students and 6th July for Non-GCC Students and the allotment will be done based on your position in the merit list.
* 6. How will the Admission Letter be sent to me?

The Admission offer letter will be dispatched by courier to you and a copy will be sent by e-mail also. You can also check on the website by entering your unique Application Number.

FAQs related to Fees and Hostel facilities will be uploaded shortly.

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