Education Policy

  1. Registration and Fee Payment:
    Each semester of the Work-Integrated Learning Programmes begins with a mandatory REGISTRATION process, which specifies the prescribed course package for each student for that semester. The Registration process for each semester is completed when the student sends the duly signed Registration Card along with the payment for the semester fees. The student has to pay the full semester fees for every semester in which s/he registers, irrespective of the number of courses in his/her prescribed course package.
  2. Continuous Internal Evaluation:
    BITS follows continuous system of internal evaluation and letter grades A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, E carrying grade points 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2 respectively are awarded for all courses other than Dissertation/Project Work for which only non-letter grades namely EXCELLENT, GOOD, FAIR, POOR are awarded. If a student does not offer adequate opportunity for evaluation in a course, reports such as NC (Not cleared) may be awarded.
  3. Evaluation Scheme:
    For each course in each semester there will be typically 3 Evaluation Components (EC) spread over the semester according to the dates specified in the Course Handout for each course:

    Evaluation Component
     
    Evaluation Component Description Weightage Given & Evaluated by
    EC-1 Assignment / Quiz (Online) 15% BITS Faculty
    EC-2 Mid-Semester Test (2 Hours) 35% BITS Faculty
    EC-3 Comprehensive Exam (3 Hours) 50% BITS Faculty
    EC-2 and EC-3 examinations are conducted only at the following Centres:
    Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pilani and Pune. The details of these exam centers will be placed on the BITS website in due course.
  4. Admission Offer and Fees
    If your Application meets all the necessary eligibility criteria, you will receive a notification of an Admission Offer through the Application Status Tracker You will also receive an email notification about the status of your Application. You will be required to accept the Admission Offer online. Once you accept the Admission Offer, you will be prompted to pay the Admission Fee and the Semester Fee for the 1st semester.
  5. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):
    The CGPA (calculated on a 10 point scale) will be used to describe the overall performance of a student (from the semester of admission till the point of reckoning) in all courses for which LETTER GRADES are awarded.

    U1 G1 + U2 G2 + U3 G3 …….. CGPA = -------------------------------------------- U1 + U2 + U3 .....

    Where U1, U2, U3 …… denote UNITS of the course, and G1, G2, G3…. denote grade points of the LETTER GRADES awarded in that course. Non-Letter grades do not go into computation of CGPA.
  6. Minimum Academic Requirements:
    Subject to fulfilling the Academic Regulations of the Institute, the student will be issued a grade sheet at the end of each semester, a Transcript and a Provisional Certificate followed by the Final Degree Certificate at the end of the programme.

    The minimum academic requirements for successful completion of our M.Tech. programmes require that a student obtains a minimum CGPA of 5.50 and no E grade in any course. For B.Tech. programmes, the student should obtain a minimum CGPA of 4.50 and no E grade in any course. No student can register in any other course of his/her degree along with Dissertation in M.Tech. or Project Work in B.Tech.

    Failure to meet the minimum academic requirements will bring the student under the purview of Academic Monitoring Board (AMB), which will prescribe a suitable course package for the student and monitor his/her progress and academic performance closely.
  7. Dissertation / Project Work:
    The students enrolled in B.Tech. programmes will have to register for a full semester Project Work in their final semester. The students of M.Tech. programmes will be required to register for a full semester Dissertation in their final semester.

    Each student should complete all prescribed coursework of the programme and fulfill the minimum academic requirements before s/he can register for Project Work or Dissertation in her/his final semester of the programme. If the academic performance of the student falls below the minimum requirements, s/he will be required to register in some courses again in a subsequent semester to improve her/his CGPA, before s/he can register for Project Work/Dissertation.

    As admissions to the Work-Integrated Learning Programmes are based on various factors like student employment, employer consent, mentor consent, etc., any student changing his/her employer or mentor should inform the Dean immediately and get such changes approved, failing which the student would be Discontinued from the Programme (DP), resulting in his/her name getting struck off from the rolls of the Institute.

Modalities

  • The Institute is one of the very few universities in India, which has ventured into Work Integrated Learning Programmes in science and technology. In order to maintain the standard as well as the rigour required in this area, admissions are given normally to candidates who are already employed in relevant areas and whose organisations support them in their academic pursuit, subject to the candidates having the required academic qualifications. The Institute looks for candidates who have the necessary computer, laboratory and other physical facilities including access to Email and Internet as well as certain intellectual input in terms of guidance by superior / co-officer / professional expert preferably from the workplace of the candidate who will be termed as Mentor, while the candidate is in pursuit of studies.
  • The final offer of admission for WILP programmes, would be based on the candidate’s educational background, academic achievements, work profile, relevant work experience, profile of the employing organisation and the Mentor’s profile.
  • Upon receipt of your Application package, the Admissions Cell will review your candidature and scrutinise the Application Form and the supporting documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Once received by us, you will be able to track the status of your Application Form here.
  • If your Application meets all the necessary eligibility criteria, you will receive a notification of an Admission Offer through the Application Status Tracker. You will also receive an email notification about the status of your Application. You will be required to accept the Admission Offer online. Once you accept the Admission Offer, you will be prompted to pay the Admission Fee (INR 16,500/-) and the Semester Fee for the 1st semester (INR 47,500/-).
  • After you successfully pay the Admission Fee and the Semester Fee you will receive further communication confirming the Class Schedule, and will be given access to online learning resources.
  • If the number of applications for a particular programme is less than a critical number, that programme may not be offered in that semester.
  • Once the candidate accepts the Admission Offer and confirms Registration, any request for deferment of Admission to a subsequent semester cannot be entertained. The candidate can only withdraw from the registered semester.

Learning Continuity Assurance

BITS Pilani understands that working professionals may face situations that might need them to take a break from the programme. Through its Learning Continuity Assurance facility, BITS Pilani enables working professionals to take a break without losing the semester fee paid by them during Semester 1 and Semester 2.

The facility to allow a break is also available in subsequent semesters (Semester 3 onwards), but in this case a student would need to pay the semester fee again to register and continue in the semester. To take a break, the student will need to apply through a standard process to avail the benefit from the Learning Continuity Assurance facility specially created for working professionals. Registering in the semester again after break is subject to availability of the programme and semester schedules prevailing at the time of registration.