BITS Pilani Computer Science Application Deadline Extended Till 25th November

Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani (BITS Pilani) in partnership  with Coursera is offering a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Computer Science.

BITS Pilani Computer Science Application Deadline Extended Till 25th November
BITS Pilani Computer Science Application Deadline Extended Till 25th November

Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani (BITS Pilani) in partnership  with Coursera is offering a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Computer Science. This program has been developed by BITS Pilani and will be taken forward by the same. The course is available on Coursera.

Only ten private universities in India have been given the distinction of being an Institute of Eminence granted by the Ministry of Education, the Government of India, and BITS Pilani is one of them. Additionally, it has consistently garnered top rankings from both public and private rating agencies for its cutting-edge operations.

The computer science degree is completely online and can be finished within three to six years. Both live and recorded lectures will be available for students to use as they like throughout their education. They can use this opportunity to participate in online exams and get program-related questions answered. An exclusive network of more than 1,65,000 BITS alumni, including prosperous business owners, well-known individuals in the industry, engineers, scientists, and professors, is open to students after they graduate.

Course Structure 

Established in 1964, BITS Pilani is the alma mater of successful founders, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 leaders. Sushil Roongta, Chairman of ISRO, Sabeer Bhatia, the founder of Hotmail, Sanjay Mehrotra, the co-founder and president of Sandisk, Baba Kalyani, the chairman of Bharat Forge, Nandan Reddy, the co-founder of Swiggy, and others in various professional roles are just a few of the notable alumni of the institution. Given this legacy, BITS Pilani is one of the leading institutions to nurture future business leaders. 

The Bachelors of Science in Computer Science degree offered by BITS Pilani is one of the best ways to start or switch to the IT sector. The course’s career-focused curriculum will enable students to expand their knowledge in software development, and leadership, and also help them enhance their soft skills. Furthermore, the course will be helpful in equipping graduates to join the workforce prepared for a variety of in-demand tech/IT positions, such as data analysts, software developers, and computer programmers. 

The minimum duration of the program is 3 years, but the program can be completed in up to 6 years. 

Applicants can choose from 4 specialized tracks to build a career in computer science domains. 

  1. Application Development (Full Stack)
  2. Computing Systems and Systems Programming
  3. Databases and Data Analytics
  4. Algorithmics & Theoretical Computer Science

Every track is supplemented with core and foundational courses. Also, each track comes with an elective course(s) to help you deepen your understanding of the field.

Students can choose from over 30 courses and have the feasibility to learn 25 hours a week. The program will be taught online, which gives the advantage of learning from anywhere; the examinations will also take place online. 

Program Fee

The program’s tuition fee will vary, depending on the applicant’s citizenship. Total fees must be paid during the program, evenly distributed across 6 semesters.

The tuition fee for Indian applicants is INR 52,167 per semester. For applicants outside India, it may vary from $667 to  $1,000 per semester. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria for the degree program (for Indian students) are given below: 

  • The applicant should be a high school graduate of any stream from a recognized Central or State board under the 10+2 system. 
  • The applicant should be proficient in English. All candidates who took and passed “English’’ in Class 10th will be given consideration.
  • The applicant must be proficient enough in mathematics. Either of the following two methods can prove this:
  • Mathematics must be listed as a subject with a minimum grade of 60% on the class 12 mark sheets produced by the appropriate board.
  • Applicants who did not study mathematics in class 12 or who did not achieve a grade point average of at least 60% in class 12 are required to take a mathematics qualifying exam that will be administered by BITS.

The eligibility criteria for applicants outside India are: 

  • The applicant must have passed the qualifying exam administered by the Board of Higher/Senior Secondary School Education of their respective country or province.
  • The applicant’s English language skills must be satisfactory. Either of the following two methods can prove this. In both cases, the BITS admission committee will exercise its discretion to determine whether the applicant possesses the necessary English language skills.
  • "English” must be your high school’s principal language of instruction. A copy of a certificate issued by your school or board must be uploaded with the application to support this.
  • A Certified copy of your IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo score report must be submitted with your application. 
  • The following are the minimum marks required to demonstrate English proficiency:
    • TOEFL: IBT score of at least 60
    • IELTS: Band 6 or higher 
    • Duolingo: English proficiency test score of at least 90.
  • The applicant must be proficient in mathematics. Either of the following two methods can be used to prove this:
    • A minimum of 60% of the applicant’s final year grades or a grade point average of 6 on a scale of 10 must have been earned in mathematics, according to the high school transcripts provided by their respective country’s or province’s education board.
    • Applicants must take a qualifying exam in mathematics that will be administered by BITS if they did not study mathematics at the high school level or did not achieve a minimum of 60% overall or a minimum grade point of 6 on a scale of 10, respectively.

How To Apply?

Interested candidates can visit the official website of Coursera to apply for the program. The deadline for the application is ending in three days. 

The final deadline to submit your application has been extended till  November 25. The steps to apply for the program are given below:

Step 1: Visit the degree information page on Coursera using this link:

Step 2: Sign in or Sign up to create an account on Coursera.

Step 3: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.

Step 4: Start your application. Fill in your personal details, academic history, and other qualifications.

Step 5: Click on the Submit button.

The final deadline to apply is November 25. Classes will start on November 30.

Advantages Of BITS Pilani Bachelors of Science in Computer Science degree 

  • Students in this program will acquire highly sought-after technical abilities like leadership, problem-solving, and communication, as well as practical skills for the workplace including machine learning, data structures, algorithms, human-computer interaction, and web/app development.
  • BITS Pilani is a tier-1 university. An increase in employability, varied career options in academia and industry, and better rates of success in jobs like software engineer, data analyst, full-stack developer, systems engineer, and so on are some of the other advantages of earning a degree from the university.  
  • As a BITS Pilani student, you will have access to a range of chances for networking, cooperation, and peer interaction both inside and outside of the classroom. You will also be a member of a global community of learners who share your career aspirations.
  • There will be constant evaluations to make sure you study and perform at the same caliber as a BITS Pilani student, thus there will be a high level of academic rigor throughout the program.

BITS Pilani is renowned to have always strived to provide its students with world-class education.  They have always been at the forefront of new educational systems because of their innovations in pedagogy and curriculum design. The goal of the institution is to foster and promote practical education, so it is no surprise that, for many years now, BITS Pilani has been home to a wide variety of student-run entrepreneurial ventures. 

Every year, top students from all over the world aspire to get into the institute to fulfill their dreams and  work toward a better future. The new B.Sc course is to help disseminate skills and knowledge that are highly coveted in the IT sector. 

In conclusion, this program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in programming skills, including object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms, software engineering principles, and web development. 

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