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Dual Degree in BITS Pilani

by Pravin Sharma

This post is meant for all the aspirants who'd like to know more about the MSc. Courses at BITS Pilani(Pilani , Goa , Hyderabad Campuses) and the Dual Degree Scheme.

Q.1) What are these MSc. Courses?
A.1) MSc. Courses are Science-based courses , similar to that offerred in other Institutions.

In BITS they are of 2 types :

1)MSc.(Hons) in P, C, M, Eco, Bio
2)MSc.(Tech) in Information Systems, Finance, Gen. Stu, Engg Tech

Q.2) What is this Dual Degree Scheme?
A.2) All MSc. (Hons) (and not Tech) will get an assured BE Degree , alloted to them at the end of the 1st year, based on their CGPA for 1st year.



Q.3) Is it tough to get a good dual?
A.3) Not at all.For a CS or EEE, you need an above average CGPA, while Mech./Chem/Civil can be got at lower CGPAs too.But you will get some BE Dual assured.

Q.4) So what Degrees do I pass out with?
A.4) You get a BE and an Integrated Msc and you spend 5 years.Integ MSc. basically is BSc + MSc combined, and it can be done by a 12th pass student. Time duration for it is 4 yrs (without a Dual).

Q.5) So, you basically waste another year?
A.5) Thats a bad way of saying it.

You get another degree from BITS, and you get 2 Practice Schools(i.e. 1 year). So basically you spend that extra year working. This is imp for PS2 Placements.

And that MSc. does help when applying abroad.

Q.6) Then why are the cutoffs low?
A.6) Because most people are uninformed and don't have a clue about the Dual Degree Scheme. But then again, no other institute in India offers this, so such flexibilities are rare in India.

I think aspirants and their advisors(parents , friends etc.) are to be blamed for this.THERE IS NO “SHAME” INVOLVED IN TAKING AN MSc. AND A B.E. DUAL .THOSE WHO THINK THIS WAY ARE FOOLS.

Q.7) Do you get separate Degrees?
A.7) Yes, they are absolutely separate.

Q.8) What other such schemes are there at BITS?
A.8) Based on your 1st Year CGPA,

  1. Vertical Transfers:If you are in the Top 30 students in any of the Campuses , you can leave your old course (MSc. or BE) and take a new course (MSc. or BE). Time taken = 4 years
  2. BE + BE: Offerred to only Top 10 students in each campus. Pref choices incl. Mech + EnI, CS + EEE.Time = 5yrs, 2PS2s

  3. MSc. + MSc.:Offerred at lower CGPAs.Very rare. Preferred incl. MSc.Phy + MSc.Maths(5yrs)
  4. MSc.(Tech) +BE Dual: rare, offerred to only very high CGPA people.(5yrs)

based on BITSAT Marks and vacancies
  1. Campus Transfers:Very rare , not advisable to join a campus thinking you can get out later. Basically it happens at the end of 1st sem. Your BITSAT marks only matter. Along with 2nd sem admission ppl, all BITSAT Marks are arranged in descending order and seats(based on vacancies, usually in Chemical and Bio Sci, Pharma) are alloted.

Q.9) Isn't this tough?
A.9) NOT AT ALL.

Remember that for 1st year ALL students in BITS do exactly the same courses, so getting a Dual through MSc. Chem is same as for MSc. Phy.

2nd year , most courses are the same

3rd year, BE students will do their Core Courses for their BE Degree.MSc ppl will do for their MSc.

4th yr, BE Students will go for PS2 and will do a few extra courses in the other sem(Very light sem).MSc. ppl will do their Dual Degree Core Courses.

5th yr BE students will have passed out.MSc. students will now go for PS2 for 2 sems.

Q. 10) Which MSc + BE Combos are the best? (Like MSc. Phy+EEE, MSc Chem+Chemical…)
A. 10) NONE OF THEM!

Choose your MSc. depending on the subject you like the most and/or you are good at. In my Myths abt Engg post I have discussed why.

And there is a trend for ppl to choose MSc. Phy much above Msc. Bio Sci.Frankly this is silly. MSc. Bio Sci is basically Bio Engg and is quite interesting.Many students from other MScs tried for an MSc Bio(at the end of their 1st yr) , out of which very few were given. So, don't fall into the trap of choosing Phy because it sounds glamourous. In reality it is very tough and only those genuinely excellent at it will enjoy it.

And don't bother about Placements.Your BE degree will ensure this. Choose your MSc. out of interest. MSc. will help you greatly in applying abroad(assuming you have actually done something worthwhile in your MSc. field).

Q.11) How is MSc. at BITS differrent from that in the IITs?
A.11)
  • No Dual Degree is given in the IITs
  • In IITs it is for 5 years

- Rahul Sengupta

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    rishujain29
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    rishujain29Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:31:18 -0000

    Sir I've scored a 335 in Bitsat 2014.
    Can i get a btech in mechanical at pilani
    I want to be at pilani
    So what are the dual degree optoo available
    In dual degree can we get a btech mechanical?

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    skjangraThu, 15 Aug 2013 17:51:27 -0000

    sir i have completed my b.tach witg mechanical branch ….is there any option for msc with b.tech degree????

    please help….

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    frsyThu, 11 Jul 2013 13:23:03 -0000

    sir i have scored 303 in bitsat and i am offered b.e.manufacturing in hyderabad campus and i want to get admission in m.sc. in pilani campus can i do sliding down and pls tell me the packages offered for manufactring eng. in hyderabad campus

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    anupam293Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:55:08 -0000

    what are the chances of getting cse branch in bits pilani after getting msc(tech) in bits pilani after Ist year of completion.

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    rishurock
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    rishurockFri, 24 May 2013 16:00:11 -0000

    I've scored 250 in BITSAT 2013. Can i get any stream except B.Pharma in any campus?

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    trueknowledgeSat, 26 May 2012 09:15:51 -0000

    thanks a load for this article… i wish to talk to a lil more with the same topic.. and clear some reservations and doubts.. pls let me know what would be the easy medium to connect you…

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    santoshmudtakar
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    santoshmudtakarTue, 22 May 2012 17:07:18 -0000

    sir whats the way to get entrance exam of BITS pilani 2012

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    kamineFri, 04 May 2012 04:56:23 -0000

    if i get below 75% marks in 12th, than can i get admission in dual degree program that you offer in bits pilani?

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    richa shrimali
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    richa shrimaliWed, 11 Jan 2012 15:26:41 -0000

    what is the procedure for admission in msc. in physics?

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    richa shrimaliWed, 11 Jan 2012 15:21:00 -0000

    what is the procedure for admission in msc. in physics?

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    shal_1993Mon, 04 Jul 2011 05:36:37 -0000

    Sir,
    I have scored 251 in BITSAT 2011and am placed on the waiting list.Do you think i have any chance in getting in the dual degree or BPharm courses?

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    shal_1993Mon, 04 Jul 2011 05:32:22 -0000

    Sir,
    I have scored 251 in BITSAT 2011and am placed on the waiting list.Do you think i have any chance in getting in the dual degree or BPharm courses?

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    anirudhravi
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    anirudhraviSat, 02 Jul 2011 05:00:20 -0000

    hi Avinash,
    i got 267 in bits 2011 and hoping to get msc(tech) information systems in hyderabad. i heard its similar to cs in terms of courses studied. do you get a b.tech degree after four years or is it just a masters degree? can you reply fast, please.

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    srihar99Sat, 11 Jun 2011 02:11:32 -0000

    hello sir,
    i got 261 marks in bitsat 2011……..
    what can be my order of preferences & will i get a dual degree or not??

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    carlkkTue, 28 Dec 2010 18:47:58 -0000

    hi…
    i wanted to know that if i have you are have B.tech course, can you take up m.sc at the end of 1st year??
    and make it a dual degree program?? i knw now dat it works the other way round….bt is this possible??

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    Janak Dave
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    Janak DaveSun, 04 Jul 2010 14:14:15 -0000

    Hello Sir,
    I scored 270 marks in BITSAT 2010 & in the waiting list.The cut-off is 280.So where I can get admission? Is there any chance 2 get admission through DUAL DEGREE SCHEME ? Sir,If i get this scheme, What will the words be in my cerificate & manrksheet(Which degree i will get) B.Tech. M.Sc(Phy/Maths/etc) OR ONLY M.Sc.(Phy/Maths/etc) after the completion of this 5 years scheme?

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    venky920Thu, 20 May 2010 16:34:04 -0000

    hi,

    i scored 291 in bitsat2010 and have interest in physics and maths. kindly advise the order of preference i should put in the application based on my marks. thanks a million.

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    Narsi93Wed, 19 May 2010 06:50:07 -0000

    hi….
    I have secured 251 marks in the BITSAT 2010. So is there any chance of me getting a dual degree in the Hyderabad campus???..

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    Avinash ChandraSun, 21 Jun 2009 20:42:16 -0000

    hi ishan,

    if you are interested in cse, then you should go for it; the long term advantages of studying something you love and then pursuing a career in that are unmatched;

    as for an msc in maths - it's a great option; a lot of finance related jobs, options for further studies, etc open up exclusively for mathematics students; also, as you might very well be aware of - cse has a lot of overlap with certain areas in maths! they almost go hand in hand;

    hope this helps!

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    harsh_mittalMon, 15 Nov 2010 17:27:37 -0000

    Hello Avinash, i am interested in doing Msc Mathematics. i have completed my BA Maths(H) from Delhi University.
    can i apply for Msc at BITS Pilani.

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    Ishan AggarwalSat, 13 Jun 2009 07:41:53 -0000

    A really interesting and eye-opening article…… I'd just like 2 hav some more advice on this….. I hav got a score of 292 in BITSAT…. so in giving the prefer. in the applic. for admission form what order shud I give….. my interest is obviously cse, but in pilani obviously dat wud be a far-fetched thought as of now…. but how about goa & hyd….. plus my fav subject is maths (if ur giving opinion on m.sc.)…. and can u enlighten me on other brighter options at bits(all centres).

    I wud be really thankful if u cud give ur advice at the earliest.

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