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Every major seat of learning and education across the world is engaged in activities beyond the classroom and work towards becoming powerhouses of research and innovation. Students and faculty from various departments work in collaboration with each other and with the government and industry to carry out research in various areas. We, at BITS Pilani are engaged in several such programmes through centres instituted for the purpose.


Our centres are involved in varied activities ranging from Software Development and Robotics to Women's studies and Desert Development Technologies

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Centre for Software Development

Effective resource utilisation across different locations when the numbers involved are large is always a challenge. We have several thousand students and faculty spread across our 4 campuses. When the students in our off-campus work integrated learning programme are included, the challenge grows manifold. The Centre for Software Development (CSD) and the Centre for Educational Technology came together to form the Software Development & Educational Technology Unit (SDET) with a mandate to identify, evolve and deploy appropriate technology to address this issue.
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Technology Business Incubator

What differentiates us, BITS Pilani from other universities is our belief that technical knowledge needs to be complemented with other skills and abilities in our students for successful entrepreneurship. With a view to promoting both, the University, along with the Government of India has established a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the area of Embedded Systems and VLSI Design and a Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to give a specific boost and emphasis to entrepreneurship development. The two units promote entrepreneurial leadership across all disciplines, facilitate entrepreneurial activity amongst students, and invite entrepreneurs to use TBI services to develop end products for commercialization

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Centre for Educational Technology

Effective resource utilisation across different locations when the numbers involved are large is always a challenge. We have several thousand students and faculty spread across our 4 campuses. When the students in our off-campus work integrated learning programme are included, the challenge grows manifold. The Centre for Software Development (CSD) and the Centre for Educational Technology came together to form the Software Development & Educational Technology Unit (SDET) with a mandate to identify, evolve and deploy appropriate technology to address this issue.
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Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems

At The Centre for Robotics & Intelligent Systems (CRIS), we develop prototypes of robots that provide greater intelligence and higher versatility for robotic tasks under ever-changing constraints of the environment. We have acquired in-depth technical skills in design and fabrication of robot manipulators, AGVs, devising intelligent control strategies for both manipulator and navigation and their real time implementations. Our long term objective is to make Indian industry competitive in this field by developing indigenous technical skills, manpower and innovative spirit.

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Centre for Desert Development Technologies

The need for a green sustainable world has never been as sharply felt as it is today. The conservation and judicious use of natural resources for economic upliftment, employment generation and alleviating social inequalities is the raison d’ etre of the Centre. We carry our research in the following areas:

  • The efficient use of water, land reclamation and rehabilitation.

  • Developing affordable technologies to efficiently deliver and monitor water for irrigation use by employing sensor network and microcontrollers.

  • Developing Science and Technology for soil conservation and fertility improvement.

  • Using biotechnology: tissue culture, genetic engineering and biofertilization for increased food production, livestock and bio-diversity.

  • Develop technologies to harness non-conventional energy sources like solar energy for agriculture and human habitat.

  • Educating, training, demonstrating, evaluating, and documenting technologies for sustainable desert development.

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Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership

We instituted the Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to promote all-round development including leadership and entrepreneurship in our students. We provide an ecosystem where ideas can mature into successful business ventures. We constantly take up projects and start initiatives to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship on campus. Our efforts have resulted in us being ranked amongst the top entrepreneurship cells of the country

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Centre for Professional Development

BITS Pilani, is starting a Professional Development Centre at Bangalore to conduct educational and research program in the area of Microelectronics. The centre will have the state -of-the-art VLSI Design facilities and will involve faculty from BITS and other leading institutions all over the world in conducting educational programs.

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Centre for Women's Studies

The Centre for Women's Studies was started with a sponsorship from the University Grants Commission in 2005. We work in the area of developing gender friendly technology – both in theory and practice and in bringing women into the mainstream of development with the help of technology. The aim is to ensure that women not only benefit from technology, but also participate in the process from the design to the application stage. We undertake diverse range of academic and field activities with the objective of empowering women.

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Teaching Learning Centre

The Institute has set up Teaching Learning Centre (TLC). It will be involved in improving the overall teaching - learning environment at BITS Pilani and headed by a Professor-in-charge, who will be supported by Faculty-in-charges from all the four campuses of BITS Pilani. There will be a few nucleus members in each campus to support the Faculty-in-charge. The Centre will carry out research on innovative teaching pedagogy, collection of good practices of teaching learning from all over the world and disseminate among the faculty, conduct intensive teaching workshops and invite experts from India and abroad to deliver lectures on relevant topics.

Faculty Achievements

  • Best educationist Award for Biology research and teaching

    Prof. Rajesh Mehrotra received the best educationist award in Biology category for research and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, by IIEM

  • “Professor D. K. Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award” from IISc., Bangalore to Dr. Indresh Kumar

    Congratulation to Dr. Indresh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, for receiving the “Professor D. K. Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award” of the Department  of Organic Chemistry, IISc., Bangalore, for the year  2016.

  • Prof Dalip Kumar

    Prof Dalip Kumar, Department of Chemistry, has been selected for the CRSI Bronze Medal-2017 by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for his contributions to research in Chemistry. CRSI was founded by Bharat Ratna Prof C. N. R. Rao and is the largest chemical society in India.

  • Prof M. S. Dasgupta

    Prof M. S. Dasgupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, was given the best paper award in January 2016 for his paper titled “Smart Control of Electric Lamp using Artificial Intelligence based Controller” at the 12th IEEE India International Conference Electronics, Energy, Environment, Communication, Computer, Control, (E3-C3) held at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, during December 17-20, 2015.

  • Prof K. S. Sangwan

    Prof K. S. Sangwan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a project worth 369,455.36 Euros by DAAD and FESTO Didactic, Germany with Professor Christoph Herrmann, TU Braunschweig, on the establishment of a “Learning Factory” at BITS Pilani.

  • Prof Jitendra Panwar

    Prof Jitendra Panwar, Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a visiting professorship under INSA-CAS International Bilateral Exchange/ Collaboration Programme-2016.

  • Dr Arnab Hazra

    Dr Arnab Hazra, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, received the "Early Career Research Award" by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India on March 4, 2016. 

  • Prof. Rahul Banerjee has been elevated by the IEEE to the grade of Senior Member

    IEEE has intimated the institute that Prof. Rahul Banerjee has been elevated to the grade of senior member which require experience and reflects professional accomplishment that only 9% of its 428,000 members have achieved thus far.
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Students Achievements

  • Citi Women Leader Award 2016-17

    Ms. Vidhi Jain (ID No.2014A7PS113) was declared as the Winner of the 'Citi Women Leader Award 2016-17' on 7th March, 2017 at Citi Group's First International Financial Center in BKC, Mumbai. Citi India shall provide her scholarship to support one year of her study at BITS Pilani.

  • BITS, Pilani Students Shine in Sports Tournament “SPORTECH” held at IIT Delhi

    SPORTECH'17 - A sports was organised by IIT, Delhi during 24th - 27th February, 2017 in which 48 colleges and around 1600 students from various parts of the country participated. Out of these, 149 students were from BITS Pilani campus, Rajasthan. They won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in various categories.

  • BITS Pilani Student Team wins Silver Position in National KPIT Sparkle 2017

    A student team from BITS Pilani, comprising of Mr. Vandit Gandotra (Project Lead), Mr. Piyush Sharda and Mr. Tanmay Sharma from the Dept. of Electrical & Electronics, bagged the Silver position in National KPIT Sparkle 2017- Smart City Innovation Challenge. 

  • Roshni Chabra Receives Mahindra Transport Excellence Award for Short Story

    Five best stories from 4000 entries were selected for Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards. Roshni Chhabra, a student of BITS Pilani (Chemical Engineering) was one of the five shortlisted writers. The award ceremony was held on 3rd February 2017 at The Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi. Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Hon. Minister of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

  • Young F1 car designers gear up for international contest

    A team of 20 students from BITS Pilani, Dubai, designed UAE's first Formula 1 car, student race car. Recently the team also won at the Innovator Show 2016 in Abu Dhabi. Dh 200,000 was spent in total for designing and manufacturing the car. The team is also going to show case  their latest car at Formula SAE in Germany next year.

  • India's Official First Aid App Launched

    Six students from BITS PILANI, i.e.  Tushar Dhalwani (Pilani Campus), Rishabh Garg (Pilani Campus), Bhuvan Gupta (Goa Campus), Akanksha Pandey(Hyderabad Campus), Shrey Bansal (Hyderabad Campus), Rahul Mittal(Hyderabad Campus) have created India’s Official First Aid Mobile Application as their summer internship project from 23rd May -16th July, 2016 at Indian Red Cross Society, NHQ, New Delhi. 

  • Three BITS, Pilani Students Win the Aditya Birla Group Scholarship

    Three students from BITS, Pilani - one each from Pilani Campus (2016A7PS019P-Mr. Tanay Sharma), Goa Campus (2016A7PS004G-Mr. Dinku Sarmah) and Hyderabad Campus (2016A7PS001H-Ms.Sandhya Biksham Preethi Sharma) are selected for the 18th Aditya Birla Scholarship Programme – Class of 2016-17. 

  • Five BITS, Pilani Students Win O.P. Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarships

    Five students from BITS, Pilani have won OPJEM scholarships- 2016, worth Rs. 80,000 each. They are Harsh Sharma (2014A4PS405P), Sishir Suresh Mohammed (2015A4PS136P), Pragyan Trivedi Priyamedh (2013A4PS063P), Prithu Mitash (2013A4PS392P) and Prateek Arora (2014A2PS556P).

  • AcYut wins Internationally

    Humanoid AcYut 4 developed by BITS students won awards in both Robocup Iran 2011 held in Teheran on 5-9 April 2011 and Robogames 2011 held in San Franscisco on 15-17 April 2011.

  • All Terrain Vehicle

    Gaurav Baheti and Anirudh Singh secured 10th place in the All India content for designing all Terrain Vehicle in 2010.

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