BITS, Pilani - Dubai (BPD) is the branch campus of the internationally reputed BITS, Pilani - India . It was set-up in September 2000 in Dubai in association with the ETA Ascon Star Group, in response to the growing needs for quality Engineering education among the residents of the Middle East . BITS, Pilani commenced the Dubai Campus with the formal approval of Ministry of HRD and University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt of India.
BITS, Pilani along with BITS, Pilani - Dubai and Goa campus has been awarded the coveted 'A' Grade by NAAC- National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous body set up by UGC, Govt of India, scoring the highest points among all private accredited universities in India .
The Institution has made great progress in the last 10 years achieving phenomenal growth and innumerable accolades. BPD's student strength has grown to more than 1700, with students seeking admission not only from UAE and other Middle East Countries but also from India and other parts of the world.
BPD offers Engineering Programmes at the undergraduate level in seven different specializations. All the programmes are of 4 years duration and an Internship of 7½ months in reputed industries is included within these 4 years. There are nearly 274 companies offering Internship to the students currently with many more companies coming forward each day. Students are also paid stipend during this internship.
Seven batches comprising of 1319 students have graduated from BPD till date. More than 65 reputed universities have offered admission to BPD graduates for Masters and Ph.D programmes. Some of them are Stanford University-California, Cornell University , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of California , University of Pennsylvania , Texas A&M University-Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Michigan , Purdue University , New Jersey institute of Technology , University of Toronto etc.
BPD Graduates have been recruited both through campus placements and on their own initiative by more than 300 prestigious companies globally such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sony Ericsson etc in USA, Seimens, MAERSK, J.Ray Mc Dermott, Steinweg Sharaf, Mott Mac Donald, Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates Airlines etc in UAE, Infosys, Wipro, DELL, Baker Hughes, Tata Consultancy etc in India and several other global corporations in other countries.
On the occasion of the completion of a decade of its educational excellence in Engineering and Technology, BPD has commenced higher degree programmes this year, namely M.E. Design engineering, M.E. Microelectronics and MBA in two streams (Engineering Technology Management and IT enabled services management). It has also commenced MSc.(Tech.) Engineering Technology - a 4 year integrated first degree programme of BITS, Pilani. Since all the new programmes introduced this year are aimed at working professionals the classes are held in the evenings.
BPD has established Academic Collaborations with reputed American Universities for the benefit of its students. The scope of collaboration includes preferential admission into graduate programmes for BITS students, joint research activities, credits transfer etc.
BPD students are members in highly respectable associations of distinguished engineers like IEEE, ASHRAE and SAE. Currently with more than 200 student members , IEEE BITS, Pilani- Dubai student branch has been declared as the largest student branch in the Gulf and received UAE sections student membership growth of the year award. BPD students have been appreciated for participation in promoting Electro-technology in the country.
The students of BPD have won several accolades not only academically but also on the extracurricular front. This has been possible because of BPD's continuous effort in creating professionals with an all round personality. The exemplary performance and dynamism displayed by the students who have graduated from BPD are testimony to this