BITS Management programme ranges back to the 1970’s, then referred to as the MMS programme which was later rechristened as a full time MBA course in 2006.
Since its inception BITS MBA has seen increasing and undying efforts to position itself as one among the top notch management programmes in the country. Though it lacks visibility due to the added remote location’s disadvantage, yet with continuous and accelerated interface with the business world, it has managed to secure a position for itself among the top management programmes.
And the continuing efforts of the department was reflected in the latest rankings of outlook-drshti’s survey of top 100 B-Schools in the country where it secured an overall of 19th position.
As far as the placements are considered, the department has a placement committee of its own. The combined efforts of the placement committee and the management has seen the students getting placed in their desired sectors and being offered elusive packages, with the average for 2016-18 batch around 10 Lpa and 17 Lpa being the highest, and the figures are subjective to increase every year
Placements for Students of batch 2017-19 are underway with almost 60% of the batch placed until now in illustrious companies like Accenture, Maybank, KPMG, etc.
Fees and ROI :
BITS MBA program offers an attractive return on investment, which happens to be the prime concern for the majority of the graduates opting for higher degrees in management. The annual fees of the programme ranges around 4 lakhs which is much lower, in comparison with the other top management institutes.
Coming to the course structure, is designed in such a way that it covers all aspects of managerial studies. BITS MBA is basically regarded as a general management programme with electives being offered to choose from in the third semester. The teaching pedagogy is such that it includes looking into real time case studies and business concepts being discussed in almost every lecture which ensures learning of all the theoretical concepts in a practical manner.
During the semester, students undertake project in each course. Here the students are expected to research and analyse latest industry developments, incorporate theoretical concepts, understand and propose innovative solutions to the business challenges.
The faculties are widely experienced in teaching, research and training, with some of them from IIM backgrounds, constantly guiding the students in every follow up of theirs throughout the course study. The current faculty student ratio being 1:5, gives ample amount of time and space for the faculties to look into the issues of students.
Industry Exposure :
BITS MBA offers an eight-month integrated exposure to the industries in the form of summer internships (2 months) & practice school (6 months) . The Practice School (PS) is a distinguishing feature of the MBA program at BITS, Pilani. After completing the course work in the first three semesters, the students are required to undertake the PS program in the last semester ,whereas summer internships are undertaken after the completion of two semesters. And these 8 months of hands on experience proves to be enormously beneficial and provides an edge to our students for both freshers and experienced, over other institute’s students. Many graduates are even offered Pre Placement Offers (PPO) on completion of the 6 months training.
The BITS Culture :
The culture here is predominantly student driven, which includes a number of clubs and committees comprising of a numbered students of the batch working tirelessly to achieve the goals and vision of the department on a whole. Various activities include organizing conferences, guest lectures and the management fest. Working in teams and facing real time issues while carrying out the above activities ensures a complete and holistic development of the students on both the personal and professional forefronts.
Campus Life :
Talking about the campus life, every year as thousands of young minds flock towards the top universities in pursuance of their dream careers, one thing that leaves every student in anguish is missing out on the comfort zone of their homes.
But with BITS pilani, it’s a different story altogether and it is profound from the tales that every BITSian has, about their campus life to tell, after the culmination of their BITS journey. Ranked as one of the top institutes in the country, BITS pilani is renowned for its rich cultural heritage which is widely evident and reflected in every block of the campus.
Ranging from the lush green lawns of the spacelab to the highly technologized LTC, FD and NAB classrooms, from the iconic amphitheatre(rotunda) to the exuberant SAC, from the tower of pride(clock tower) to the highly revered Saraswati mandir, from the BIRLA Science museum to the state-of-the-art BITS library, proves that away from the hues and hassles of the world, BITS Pilani has managed to create a world of its own over the decades nurturing the probable leaders of tomorrow.
Every hostel is decently furnished and named predecessing with ‘BHAWAN’ fulfilling the nuances of ‘home away from home’ feeling, with a mess located in the premises of every hostel providing a scrumptuous 3-times meal a day to supervise the stay of students. And to satisfy the untimely hunger pangs of the students are located a wide range of food stalls throughout the campus during the day and Foodking and ANC(all night canteen) at service past evening operating upto wee hours at night.
Coming now to what that can be simply be exclaimed as the life of the campus- it’s students. One of the most distinguishing features of BITS Pilani are its students from diverse regional and cultural background and how they leave behind the varying aspects to come together as one unit- THE BITSians. And this unity is reflected by the difference in the depth of the bonds shared between them, from what it is like in the start to what it becomes as they march towards the end of their journeys in the institute.