A well known college at Hyderabad named Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilan will start admission for foreign students from next year onwards. Now, the course is not limited to local students only. However, this time it will be the first year for such student intake and the number of seats open will e 50 initially. By this decision, the institute increases its chances of getting featured in the global rankings.
The foreign students can also get admission in the several undergraduate programmes in August 2015. In the later year , Pilani and the Goa Campus of BITS will also start admissions for foreign students. Moreover, as per the officials, this option is open to the students with non-Indian passports only. Since BITS offers international quality education, the institute has a superior eco-system to accommodate global students. To start with, more focus will be given to students from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations.
The Hyderabad campus has been selected as the first campus of BITS to offer admission to foreign students due to its international standard facilities, cosmopolitan culture as well as presence of global firms. BITS Hyderabad will not compromise on its standard just to admit foreign students.
The hostel accommodation will be common to both, Indian students as well as the foreign students so that the foreign students can better understand the Indian culture.There will not be more than 15% foreign students in each class, as per the officials.
Admission into BITS Hyderabad for the foreign students will be based on their Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores as well as SAT subject scores, with at least 75% in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at plus two level and not less than 60% in each of them. The admitted students can avail tuition waivers of 30% to 80% based on merit.
BITS plans to boost student admissions in all its campuses from the present 12,000 to 18,000 in a phased way. Moreover, it aims to place more emphasis on research and entrepreneurship. The research areas will include matters of international relevance also. Its visions include improving infrastructure and striking collaborations with top global institutes. BITS Pilani had bagged the 90th spot among the institutes based in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries.