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Learn about Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Prof. G. Sundar, Director, Off-Campus Programmes and Industry Engagement, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

About Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

About Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Prof. G. Sundar, Director, Off-Campus Programmes and Industry Engagement, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Dr. Sundaresan Raman

Dr. Sundaresan Raman

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems

Learning experience

  • You can achieve the ideal work-life balance for your goals by learning entirely online.
  • You’ll learn new skills in recorded and live lectures, get your questions answered in doubt clearing sessions, and track your development through regular assessments, quizzes, tests, and assignments.
  • You’ll benefit from top-quality simulation platforms and enjoy hands-on learning through Coursera and BITS labs.

Learning hours

  • You'll be expected to invest approximately 25 hours per week every semester. Each semester (except the final semester) will have 6 courses, sequenced in a manner that a student would need to do only 3 courses simultaneously, each course will require 8 hours per week.
  • There will be approximately 6 hours of learning through live or recorded video based content. 2 hours for lab activities (if applicable), text book readings and evaluations.
  • For each course in a semester, you will have 4 live teaching sessions with the faculty. Each live session will be for about 2 hours.
  • For recommended readings, textbooks will have to be procure by you independently to complete the learning objectives. Faculty will try to ensure the readings are easily available for you.

Networking opportunities

  • You’ll have regular opportunities to connect, collaborate, and network with a global learning community via Coursera’s Zoom and Slack integrations.
  • The programme will also have real-world group projects for you to apply the knowledge gained and learn to collaborate with your classmates.
  • You may visit any of the BITS campuses with prior permission, for specific purposes.

Incubation Support & Entrepreneurial Guidance

  • Leverage the community and entrepreneurial spirit of the BITS Pilani network. Students enrolled in this degree programme will be eligible to apply to PIEDS (Pilani Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Society), the technology business incubator of BITS Pilani and if selected will be eligible to receive startup incubation support.
  • Since its inception, the incubator has played a pivotal role in supporting 75+ startups including Redbus, Bridle and GreyOrange Robotics. The mentorship network features some eminent industry organizations including the Government of India, AWS, Zoho, TiE, Yourstory, ICICI and HDFC Bank.


  • You will be assigned an experienced mentor from BITS Pilani to support you in your learning journey.
  • Receive personalised guidance to achieve your career goals, craft a study plan and clarify any doubts related with the support of your mentor.

BITS Virtual labs

BITS Virtual lab is a cloud-based simulation space where you can design, develop, and test solutions without visiting a physical facility. You can access the lab remotely to perform experiments. You'll have access to recorded demo videos, lab manuals and teaching assistants to answer any questions or doubts.

Coursera Labs

Coursera Labs allows learners to seamlessly work on projects and assignments in a browser without any environment setup or software downloads — simply click a button to instantly work on programming assignments using today’s most in-demand tools like Jupyter Notebook, RStudio, VS Code, cloud software consoles, and almost any native desktop application.


The lectures in your module give an overview of key concepts and have been designed to complement the other learning activities. The recorded lectures in your module may be video, audio only or a mix of both and will be accompanied by an interactive transcript.


Access your courses from anywhere — you can even download them to your mobile device and study offline wherever and whenever you choose.

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

Got questions?

Join us for a live Q&A session. Register here to attend

Upcoming sessions:

  • April 18, 2024 (7-8pm IST)
  • April 23, 2024 (12-1pm IST)
  • May 10, 2024 (11-12pm 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

Interested in getting started, but not yet ready to commit? Try Introduction to Programming course that is part of this degree. Start making progress towards this degree. Upon successful completion of these certificates, you can transfer your progress once you’re accepted to the programme.

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.

We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.