Reportedly, in Academic year 2012, 24 toppers in different state boards chose BITS Pilani for higher education in category of “Direct Admissions” which allows for board toppers from any board to get admission in the university directly while other students have to go through the BITSAT exam. Out of 24 toppers, 22 joined the BITS Pilani campus.
Board toppers are from following states of India: Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Orissa, Delhi, and Bihar.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science is a private university. BITS Pilani consists of 15 academic departments with a focus on education in Engineering and the Sciences. The institute was established in its present form in 1964. BITS Pilani successfully conducted its student orientation programme on July 31, 2012 in its Pilani campus.
BITS Pilani and its campuses fared very well in all media ranking of engineering colleges during 2012.
The following are the rankings this year:
Ranking by India Today – Rank 5
Ranking by Outlook – Rank 8
Ranking by The Week – Rank 9