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DEGREE PROGRAMMES B.Sc. Design & Computing

B.Sc. Design & Computing

B.Sc. Design & Computing is an eight-semester programme that prepares young IT professionals with 10+2 qualification to take on the challenges of the future by acquiring skills in Computing as well as Design Thinking. The curriculum includes popular subjects in Technology and Science, as well as high-in-demand courses in Design thinking, Logic, Philosophy, Creativity, and Cross-cultural skills. The programme is designed to help professionals conceptualize and build computing-driven solutions for diverse customer needs for the future.

Admissions are now OPEN for the May 2024 cohort. Last Date to Apply and submit documents is Friday 5th April 2024.

For detailed programme information, download the brochure below.

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  • Programme Highlights
  • UGC Approval
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Learning Methodology
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  1. The programme is offered by BITS Pilani, a top-ranked institution, recently announced as an Institution of Eminence by MHRD, Govt. of India.

  2. B.Sc. Design & Computing is the only undergraduate degree programme of its kind that equips learners with all knowledge and skill areas needed to accelerate career growth in the 21st century.

  3. The programme is of eight-semesters, and can be pursued without a career break.

  4. Classes will be conducted LIVE Online through Technology by BITS Pilani faculty over weekends.

  5. The programme builds skills technical capabilities in Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer sciences, as well as an understanding of human behavior and psychology through Storytelling, Design thinking, History and Cultural study.

  6. The programme emphasizes on experiential learning through Simulations, Online Labs, Case Studies, Group Discussions, Assignments and Project work.

  7. Dissertation/ Project Work in the final semester enables learners to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.

UGC Approval

BITS Pilani is an Institution of Eminence under UGC (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2017. The Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) of BITS Pilani constitutes a unique set of educational offerings for working professionals. WILP are an extension of programmes offered at the BITS Pilani Campuses and are comparable to our regular programmes both in terms of unit/credit requirements as well as academic rigour. In addition, it capitalises and further builds on practical experience of students through high degree of integration, which results not only in upgradation of knowledge, but also in up skilling, and productivity increase. The programme may lead to award of degree, diploma, and certificate in science, technology/engineering, management, and humanities and social sciences. On the recommendation of the Empowered Expert Committee, UGC in its 548th Meeting held on 09.09.20 has approved the continued offering of BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning programmes.

Programme Curriculum

The curriculum offers an innovative confluence of knowledge and skills highly valued by the industry and includes popular subjects in Technology and Science, and areas such as Design thinking, Logic, Philosophy, Creativity, and Cross-cultural skills.

First Semester

  • Writing Practice

  • Symbolic Logic

  • Electrical Sciences

  • Probability & Statistics

Second Semester

  • Dynamics of Social Change

  • Computer Programming

  • Discrete Structures for Computer Science

  • Environmental Studies

Third Semester

  • Digital Design

  • Data Structures

  • Linear Algebra & Optimization

  • Creative Thinking

Fourth Semester

  • Computer Organization and Architecture

  • Object Oriented Programming and Design

  • Cultural Studies

  • Evolution of Design

Summer Term - Design Project

Fifth Semester

  • Algorithm Design

  • Critical Concepts in Literature and Cinema

  • Humanities and Design

  • Elective-1

Sixth Semester

  • Software Design Principles

  • Computing and Design

  • Statistical Inferences and Applications

  • Elective-2

Seventh Semester

  • Information Security

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • Elective-3

  • Elective-4

Eighth Semester

  • Capstone Project


Electives finally offered will be at the discretion of the BITS Pilani, and will be decided in consultation with HCL. Offered electives will be made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester.

Learning Methodology
Online lectures


  • Classes will be conducted by BITS Pilani faculty over weekends. A typical weekend classroom session per subject is of 1.5-2 hours duration. Since students typically pursue 4 courses in a semester, they will be expected to attend approximately 4 classroom sessions over a weekend. These classroom sessions will be typically scheduled over 16 weekends per semester.

  • Classroom sessions for each course will be conducted through live online sessions which can be accessed by the learners from any location using a computer and a high-speed internet connection. Even for courses that will be taught through live online sessions, learners will get an opportunity to interact with expert faculty using interactive, technology-enabled virtual classrooms. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms.

The schedule of the classroom sessions will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

Digital Learning


Learners can access engaging learning material at their own pace which lecture videos, student notes, curated content etc. for select courses, through a learning management platform that is engaging and mobile-friendly

experimental Learning


The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in classroom in simulated and real work situations. This is achieved through Simulations, Online Labs, Case Studies, Group Discussions, and Assignments, etc.

Continour Assessment


The learners’ performance is assessed continuously throughout the semester using various tools such as quiz, assignments, mid-semester and comprehensive exams. The assessment results are shared with the learners to improve their performance.

Each course will entail a minimum of 1 Assignment/ Quiz, a Mid-semester exam and a final Comprehensive exam. Your semester calendar will clearly indicate the dates of the Mid-semester and Comprehensive exam. Typically, a Mid-semester or Comprehensive examination for a course is for 2-3 hours duration. The examinations are typically conducted over a weekend, i.e. Saturday and Sunday.

Eligibility Criteria

Trainees / Employed professionals who have completed their 10+2 (in Science stream Including Mathematics and Physics as subjects) or equivalent educational qualification with minimum 60% aggregate marks (including minimum 60% marks each in Mathematics and Physics) and having at least one year of industry experience.

Note the following exceptions:

  1. In case an applicant studied Business Mathematics, it will not be considered equivalent to having studied Mathematics at 10+2. The type of Mathematics studied by the applicant will be evaluated by the BITS Pilani Admission Cell to ascertain if an applicant meets the eligibility requirements.

  2. The above are only the minimum criteria to apply. Your profile will also need to be shortlisted and approved by HCL Technologies after checking all of the Eligibility Criteria as per HCL's Higher Education policy. The final decision to offer admission to an applicant rests with BITS Pilani which will be made based on an overall review of your application information.

Fee Structure

The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2023-24:

Application Fees (one time) : INR 500

Admission Fees (one time) : INR 5,500

Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 29,500

The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay Rs. 35,000/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre.  Fee payment by easy-EMIs is now available. Click here to learn more

Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

All the above fees are non-refundable.

How to Apply
  • Click here to visit the Online Application Center. Create your login at the Online Application Center by entering your official HCL Email ID only and create a password of your choice. Once your login has been created, you can anytime access the Online Application Center using your official email ID and password.

  • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.

  • Now, click on 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

  • Finally, click on 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one all the mandatory supporting documents such academic certificates and transcripts, photograph, etc. and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG

  • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.

  • Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre