Twenty-one students who topped the Class XII board examinations this year have been given direct admission to BITS Pilani and other BITS campuses. They have been admitted under the “Direct Admission to Board Toppers” scheme. All other admissions to the university have been carried out on the basis of merit through the online test BITSAT.  

The toppers who have made their direct entry into the prestigious BITS campuses come from the Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, CBSE Chennai and Guwahati, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Stating that admissions to all three BITS campuses -- Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad -- are made purely on the basis of merit, Vice-Chancellor L.K. Maheshwari said during an orientation programme for new students over the weekend: “Nearly one lakh candidates took the online test BITSAT for 2000 seats in three campuses.”

 Pattern of education

Giving the highlights of the BITS Pattern of Education, Prof. Maheshwari said it contained lot of flexibility in the form of dual degrees, transfers, admission in both semesters, admission with advanced standing and the like. He also mentioned ongoing construction activity on the Pilani campus which has had 890 hostel rooms renovated.

The V-C congratulated the newly admitted students and reminded them that they need to perform well in order to remain competitive. 

 Bijendra Nath Jain, the Vice-Chancellor designate, will take charge on Sunday. Addressing the new students, Prof. Jain said the institute would offer them a world class curriculum and industry experience, but on their part they need to remain focused.