Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani Overview
The Management group at BITS, Pilani was established in the year 1971. It initially offered the two year Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme but later in 1973, when the institute created an integrated educational structure, MBA evolved into the integrated first degree programme Master of Management Studies (MMS) which is a blend of engineering and management.
This programme was successfully offered for a time period of three decades. Based on the industrial demands, the course was restructured as MBA in the year 2006.
"The Outlook-ICARE MBA Rankings 2020" places the Department of Management, BITS Pilani among the top 10 private MBA institutions offering MBA program in India and among the best 7 MBA institutes of all kind in the West zone. "THE WEEK Hansa Research Best B-Schools Survey 2019" has ranked it among the top 30 B-Schools in India.
As a recognition of the quality of education provided by BITS Pilani, the MHRD, Government of India has felicitated it with the status of “Institute of Eminence” in 2018.
Practice School (A robust internship program) - The MBA curriculum at BITS Pilani emphasizes equally on industry exposure as it does on its classroom sessions. Foran entire semester, students are sent to different companies through Practice School program where they work on real-time projects of the organizations. The companies also pay stipend to the students during Practice School.
In addition, there is a scope for 2 months’ summer internship program and this brings it to a total of 8 months of industry exposure during the entire course. Many students receive pre-placement offers after summer internship or on completion of Practice School.
High Return on Investment - MBA at BITS Pilani has an economical fee structure as compared to other B-Schools across the country. It has a very good RoI with the highest package being Rs. 15 Lakhs P.A., average package being Rs. 9.18 Lakhs P.A. and Median package being 9 Lakhs P.A. for the batch of 2017-19.
Compare it with your over-all expenditure of approximately Rs. 8,00,000 in two years, which includes your tuition fee, hostel fee etc. And you can easily calculate how much actually you will spend to receive your management education from the premium institute.
Teaching Assistantship – BITS Pilani provides opportunity to MBA students to engage in Teaching Assistantships whereby they get a good amount of stipend or receive partial fee waiver. Hence, studying here becomes even more cost effective.
Flexible Curriculum - The curriculum of BITS MBA comprises 3 semesters of on-campus teaching & learning, with the 4th semester providing complete industry exposure in the form of Practice School. Students also have the option to register for dissertation instead of Practice School during the same time.
The institute provides many elective subjects from the domains of finance, information systems management, marketing, operations and decision sciences, organization behavior and human resources as well as strategy and entrepreneurship.
Strong Alumni Connect - MBA at BITS Pilani has its origins long back in 1971. It has a huge network of alumni all over the world in the corporate and academic world. They are in constant touch with the institute and the department.
Diversity – You will find meritorious students from all states and union territories in BITS Pilani, giving rise to opportunity to learn different culture. The 2019-21 MBA batch itself consists of students hailing from 16 different states. 17 cultural associations, representing different regions of the country, ensure that students live in a home away from home in this magical campus. There is a good mix of experienced and freshers in the MBA batch, which makes learning so much fun.
Incubation Centre – You must know the brands like Big Basket, Swiggy, Red Bus, Zivame, Grey Orange Robotics etc. and the common factor is that founders of all these are BITSians! BITS Pilani has its own incubation Centre making it an excellent place for budding entrepreneurs. BITS Pilani organizes various events to promote entrepreneurship among its students as well as others in the country.
The best part is that BITS Pilani is still a hidden gem among MBA aspirants. Although management education here is almost as old as the institute, the excellent engineering education has probably overshadowed this equally exciting MBA program. The institute admits students not to fill up their seats, but to ensure that bright minds fill up the classroom. Hence, if you are among those bright students, take your shot at BITS Pilani and join the elite club.