Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Applications for July 2024 cohort are open.

Final application deadline: July 21, 2024.


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Who is this degree for?

This degree programme is ideal for you if you’re looking to start or switch to a career in Computer Science. You’ll have maximum flexibility to achieve the right work-life balance for your goals, and the straightforward eligibility criteria and simple admissions process make it easy for you to quickly and easily start learning.

  • High school graduates (with or without a science background) looking to build a career in the IT industry
  • Students already enrolled in a degree programme and looking add to their qualifications with a second degree from a top-ranked institution
  • Working professionals who don’t have the time or opportunity to enrol in an on-campus programme
  • Business owners who can’t afford to relocate or need to effectively manage their time
  • Anyone looking to switch careers to IT or Computer Science

How to apply & enrol?

  1. Complete the degree application by providing the required information & documents.
  2. Submit your application at the earliest point possible.
  3. Wait for a decision on your application. If accepted, you will hear from the BITS Pilani admissions office with an offer letter and instructions on next steps.

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Cohorts and Deadlines:

Deadline/ EventJuly 2024 CohortJanuary 2025 Cohort
Applications open19 February, 2024August, 2024
Application deadline21 July, 2024December, 2024
Classes start17 August, 2024January, 2025

*Tentative/ Subject to change

Eligibility criteria

  1. Applicant should have passed the Class 12th examination in any stream (Science/Arts/Commerce/Others) under the 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board from India or equivalent. Applicants who have completed a Technical Diploma from a recognized board/university can also apply. (If you are uploading a DigiLocker marksheet please upload the PDF version, see CBSE DigiLocker sample here).

  2. Applicant must have adequate proficiency in English. All applicants who have studied and passed “English” as a subject in Class 10th or Class 12th will be considered eligible.

  3. Applicant must have adequate proficiency in Mathematics. This can be shown with Class 12th marksheet issued by the respective board should show Mathematics as one of the subjects with minimum 60% marks in the subject.

For applicants who have either not studied Mathematics in Class 12th or did not secure minimum 60% marks in Mathematics in Class 12th:

- Applicants who do not meet mathematics eligiblity criteria will need to appear for an online mathematics qualifier exam.

- To assist the applicants to prepare for the qualifier exam, BITS Pilani will provide the list of topics and recommended free online resources for study.

- Students will get up to three attempts to pass the qualifier exam (subject to exam schedule). Kindly note that applicants will need to pay the qualifier exam fee for each attempt.

The qualifier exam will evaluate applicants on the topics listed here. A sample set of questions from the exam are available here for your reference.

(The qualifier exam in Mathematics will be conducted online. More details can be found here.)

Click here to see online resources that could help prepare for the Mathematics qualifier exam.

Please note: Upon receiving the provisional admission offer, the applicant will be required to submit a copy of their Aadhar card or any other Govt. recognized ID card (voter id, driving license, passport, etc.)

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  1. Applicant should have passed the qualifying examination conducted by their respective country’s / province’s High School Board (Board of Higher/Senior Secondary School Education).

  2. Applicant must have adequate proficiency in English. This can be shown in either of the two ways.

    • Please select “English” as the primary medium of instruction for your high school studies while filling out the application form. This will need to be supported by uploading a copy of a certificate issued by your school/board along with the application.

      OR

    • Submitting a valid IELTS / TOEFL / Duolingo score card with your application. The minimum scores that indicate adequate proficiency in English are as follows:
      • TOEFL - Score above 60 on TOEFL IBT
      • IELTS - Band 6 or better
      • Duolingo English test - Score above 90

    For both options, BITS admission committee would also use its discretion to ascertain if the applicant has the requisite proficiency in English.

3.Applicant must have adequate proficiency in Mathematics. The applicant’s final year marksheet issued by their respective country’s / province’s high school education board should show Mathematics as one of the subjects and that applicant has secured in Mathematics either a minimum 60% marks or a minimum grade point of 6 on a scale of 10.

For applicants who have either not studied Mathematics at high school level or did not secure minimum 60% marks (or a minimum grade point of 6 on a scale of 10) in Mathematics in the final year examination conducted by their respective country’s / province’s recognized high school board:

- Applicants who do not meet mathematics eligiblity criteria will need to appear for an online mathematics qualifier exam.

- To assist the applicants to prepare for the qualifier exam, BITS Pilani will provide the list of topics and recommended free online resources for study.

- Students will get up to three attempts to pass the qualifier exam (subject to exam schedule). Kindly note that applicants will need to pay the qualifier exam fee for each attempt.

The qualifier exam will evaluate applicants on the topics listed here. A sample set of questions from the exam are available here for your reference.

(The qualifier exam in Mathematics will be conducted online. More details can be found here.)

Click here to see online resources that could help prepare for the Mathematics qualifier exam.

Please note: Upon receiving the provisional admission offer, applicant will be required to submit a copy of their passport and their Equivalence Certificate of their high school qualification, issued by the Association of Indian Universities. The purpose of the Equivalence Certificate is to ascertain that the applicant's high school qualification is equivalent to the Class 12th qualification in India. Click here to get useful information and steps to obtain the Equivalence certificate.

Important: Please note that the above is the eligibility criteria to apply. BITS Pilani will make the final decision to extend the offer of admission at its admission committee's discretion. 

Mathematics Qualifier Exam

Applicants who have either not studied Mathematics at high school level or did not secure minimum 60% marks (or a minimum grade point of 6 on a scale of 10) in Mathematics, will have to appear for an online mathematics qualifier exam to be eligible to apply for the programme. Not all applicants will be required to participate in the mathematics qualifier test.

  • Your participation in the mathematics qualifier exam will be determined by the admissions team at BITS Pilani after you submit your application.
  • You will receive an email from BITS Pilani inviting you to register for the exam. Registration fee is INR 750/ $10.
  • You can get up to three attempts to pass the qualifier exam (subject to test schedule). Kindly note that you will need to pay the mathematics qualifier test fee for each attempt.

Important links to help you prepare for the Mathematics Qualifier exam:

Class Profile

  • Average age: 24 years
  • Youngest student: 15 years; Eldest student: 64 years
  • Students from 25 countries
  • 38% of students are working professionals, pursuing full-time jobs at companies like Adobe, Walmart, GE, Red Hat and Amazon

This programme is offered twice a year in July and January. Applications for July cohort are now open.



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Upcoming sessions:

  • Jul 16, 2024 (6.00-7.30pm IST)
  • Jul 26, 2024 (11.00-12.30pm IST)

Benefits of applying earlier:

  • Adequate time to submit all application documents
  • Get an early decision from the Admissions team on your application
  • Exclusive access to 3,000+ top courses on Coursera upon enrolment

If you have questions, please email us at admissions@online.bits-pilani.ac.in


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