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Doctoral Programmes

Geared for All-Round Growth


Our Ph.D. programme’s preferred input are students who have completed one of their higher degrees with us. Each student must qualify for formal acceptance in the programme after passing an examination. We also offers a unique opportunity for professionals at large to work towards their Ph.D. in the settings of their work environments through Off-campus schemes.

  • On Campus Ph.D

    The doctoral thesis is an integral component of the Ph.D. degree programme. It carries a minimum of 40 units to be usually collected in four semesters. Ph.D. students can register for the Thesis course only after passing the Qualifying Examination and after approval of their topic of research and supervisor by the Research Board. 

    We offer aspiring doctorates the flexibility to pursue the thesis either campus or at Practice School Centres and in certain circumstances even at other specific centres.


    View On Campus Ph.D  Features

  • Off Campus Ph.D

    Forging strong links with industry has always been one of our key focus areas. As part of this thrust, we are glad to bring a unique opportunity for experienced personnel and professionals of high standing and proven competence engaged in various industries, R&D organisations. This option gives professionals the flexibility to work towards their Ph.D. degree in the settings of their respective work environments. This initiative makes it possible for practicing professionals to be offered the same challenges and standards which traditionally have been open only to teachers in universities. 


    View Off Campus Ph.D Features 

  • Research Areas

    The Hyderabad Campus offers research in a number of areas. 

    View all Research Areas 


  • Fellowships

    BITS-HP Labs India PhD Fellowship

    In partnership with HP Labs India, we have jointly instituted a unique PhD fellowship for research in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) relevant to economies such as India. This fellowship has been set up to attract candidates of exceptional abilities to carry out research in this area. The fellowship offers selected candidates the opportunity of working under the highest academic standards, and also work with HP Labs one of the world's leading industrial research laboratories. 

    More details at

Grants and Scholarships

This year the Institute continued its ongoing projects and took up certain new projects for the development of various laboratories. Different Government agencies and Enterprise sanctioned these projects and provided grants for them.

An Institution Deemed to be University estd. vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act,1956 under notification # F.12-23/63.U-2 of Jun 18,1964

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