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15 reasons why you get the best education at BITS Pilani....
"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life --anoynomous"
**BITS Pilani is the only university in India based on the system of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which stands among the IITs and is even better than most of them in overall aspects which include infrastructure both physical and academic, Faculty research , consultancy,Curriculum ,delivery system, Placments, Industry interface,cost of education, happiness index,Projects, Patents and many other.Check out on the links given below and find out yourself.
Besides that, BITS has got accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with grade 'A'. According to the Asiaweek magazine's rankings of Science & Technology schools in the Asia-Pacific region BITS Pilani, was in the top 20 in Asia and Top 5, in the year 2000 in terms of Student Selectivity .
Many reputed sources, including the UNESCO Science Report 2005 (ISBN 92-3-103967-9) make use of Asiaweek magazine's latest rankings of science and technology schools in the Asia-Pacific region.As an icing on the cake, BITS Pilani was also the only Indian university to be ranked in the Top 20 Wired organisations of Asia by Business Today (January 18, 2004 issue).
You hear more about the IITs because over the years there have been 7 IITs (This is before the flood of 8 new IITs ) and just one BITS Pilani. So even you would agree that it is unfair to compare the strength of one campus with that of 7 campuses.It's tougher to get into BITS than into IITs.68 students compete for each seat at BITS whereas just 54 compete for IITs.
** BITS Pilani gives admission only on merit basis.The instance of KK Birla refusing admission for candidate referred by the all powerful Indira Gandhi and other ministers has been quoted time and again. Even when the nation was boiling with the implementation of reservation policy on caste lines by Arjun Singh, BITS had taken a bold stand and opposed it stating that merit can not be compromised under any circumstances.So if you want to study amongst the cream of the country, here is the reason for you.....and me to support my point of it being the best college.
**BITS Pilani has got collaboration with many foreign universities which means after studying say a year or two if you wish to study in those universities then you can do the same under the students exchange program.The Institute with the help of Ford Foundation grant during 1964 to 1970 had the advantage of having collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
BITS presently is an Institutional member of International as well as National Associations & Bodies like Association of Commonwealth of Universities, London, World Association for Cooperative Education, Boston, USA, International Association of Universities, Paris, International Council for Open and Distance Education, Oslo.The Institute has collaborative arrangements with University of Oklahoma, Tulane University, Purdue University, George Washington University, University of Maryland,University of Southern California,Kansas State University,Arizona State University,University of Windsor to name a few.
** BITS Pilani is a brand name so if you want a tag with yourself after you pass out then this is what you need. If you wish to go abroad to pursue higher studies, then only BITS Pilani and IITs from India are considered at par with each other and hence under same category.
**BITS Pilani offers Direct Admission to Board Toppers of all state and central boards into the program of their choice at any of the Indian campuses. For boards with more than one zones/ regions [like CBSE, Maharashtra Board] the admit is offered to the topper from each zone/region. Again if you are at the top among lakhs then you deserve a seat here.
** It has Very strong alumni with most of them at leading positions in almost every field of life and believe me almost every field of life you can imagine.You don't believe me.....it doesn't matter, let the statistics speak.
** BITS Pilani is known for its academic flexibilites. You can pursue engineering with science. You can complete your engineering in 3.5 years if you have the calibre. You can study both computer scienece and Electrical if you have the potential in you. These are just few, there are innumerable combinations which you can choose from. More than 150 elective courses are offered each semester which you can choose from to study.Electrical and Electronics Engineering branch at BITS Pilani is supposed to be the best in Asia. The state of the art "O-Lab" or Oyster Laboratory which is supposedly worth 200 crore INR and is sponsored by Sun Microsystems enables students to do real time chip designing. The laboratory is present only at selected 3 colleges in India, namely IIT-Kanpur, BITS-Pilani and IISc Banglore.
**In case if cost of education is something which bothers you, then you needn't worry as BITS gives merit cum need scholarship to students whose family income is below certain limit and almost 25% students avail this from every batch. Moreover top 10 students from every batch get full fee waiver irrespective of family income.The atmosphere in the campus is the best you can get anywhwere. The so called dreaded "ragging" was never a part of BITS Pilani. You dont call a senior a boss or madam. You just call him or her by the name. Respect for senior doesn't come here by command but it comes on its own by the senior junior relationship tradition of past 50 years.
**BITS Pilani admissions are very unconventional given that you attempt the test on a computer, get your score online, enter your preference order online etc. Unlike scurrying to the godforsaken NIT Hamirpur for AIEEE counseling or to IIT Guwahati for IIT-JEE counseling, my whole application process and counseling for BITS Pilani was done from the comfort of my home.No wonder BITSAT is gaining popularity and other exams like CAT have replicated the online version....AIEEE exam conducted by CBSE has also implemented this partially from year 2011 onwards....
** Placements at BITS are among the topmost in India. Some of the highest paying jobs have been offered in this campus. If you have read the news , you would know it yourself and in case you haven,t then go and see it yourself.
**No crap rule about 75% attendence like in most of the IITs and NITs failing which you are barred from giving the end sems.Here you may not attend a single class if you wish but again there are tests almost every alternate day. It is the sincerity of students here which keeps them working hard and not the rules and regulations. BITS Pilani believes in giving freedom to students...right from the day a student enters the campus all decisions are taken by him or her. Students get to make their own timetable, they get to choose the teachers they want to study under , the time when they wish to study, the courses they wish to choose.
**You get personal chamber consultation hour when you can go and get your doubts cleared from the professors and faculty members personally. Where else in India do you get such privilege in colleges. Sizeable chunk of students go abroad for MS/MBA on Scholarship every year and yeah there are many who get into IIMs each year.
**It is also known to be one of the first Indian engineering colleges to require compulsory internship through its "Practice School" program wherein more than 400 companies/firms have collaboration with it, both in India and abroad. Students get to have hands on experience in industry for around 8 months of the 4 years they spend in the college.
There are two internships one after 2nd year and the other in 4th year for 2 and 6 months respectively. The best part being that the institute facilitates all this, unlike IITs where you need to contact the companies yourself and after umpteen attempts and one liner replies in mails saying "Thank you for your interest but....". you find just one company offering you the internship. Moreover many companies at BITS offer PPO after the internship, thus leaving the student with better options for job.The gap between bookish knowledge and industry work culture is minimised here.
**BITS Pilani comes at the top spot when it comes to extra curricular activities. OASIS(cultural), APOGEE(technical), BOSM(sports), INTERFACE(management), CONQUEST(b plan) are few of the Pilani campus festivals with budget over 11 million INR. OASIS is supposed to be the second best cultural festival in India after Mood-I of IIT-B........you ask any Delhi University Student and they will tell you why it is........WAVES (cultural), SPREE(sports), ,QUARK(technical) of GOA campus and PEARL(cultural), ATOMS(technical) and ARENA(sports) of Hyderabad Campus are top notch in their categories.
To add to the laurels, (APOGEE) the BITS Pilani technical festival is ISO 2009 certified which in layman language simply means it is up to the International standards. The thing to be noted here would be that all the festivals are mananged and handled by students....there is no interference from any of the professors from the institute side and hence proving that BITS Pilani not just produces engineers but good managers too.check out the sites yourself....
**Those of you who want to be entrepreneurs, have a whole lot to discover here.BITS, Pilani in association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has established a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the area of Embedded Systems and VLSI Design. BITS has set up a Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to give a specific boost and emphasis to entrepreneurship development. TBI jointly with CEL shall promote entrepreneurial leadership across all disciplines, facilitate entrepreneurial activity amongst students, and invite entrepreneurs to use TBI services so as to develop end products for commercialization.
No wonder the happiness quotient of BITS Pilani is the highest in India and the fact that there has been no suicide case in past 50 years is a testimony to this and on the contrary Many sharp brains at IITs ended up finishing their brilliant careers just because they couldn't handle the academic system. These are just to list a few........In nutshell you live your life's probably the best four years here..... :-) You are most welcome to comment and ask questions....Would be pleased to answer your queries if any.
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