Dubai is also famous as an education destination also. Renowned universities from all over the world have off campuses there or affiliations to some universities operating from there. BITS PILANI in Dubai is one such institution attracting students from Gulf Countries. Its prestigious engineering courses are the most sought after and is ranked among the top few colleges in UAE. Coming years will witness its ratings sky rocketing and likely it will be top ranked.
Origin of BITS in Dubai
BITS PILANI – Dubai came into existence on September 2000 in association with the ETA Ascon Star group, understanding the immense need of quality engineering education in the region. Once they received the formal approval from the Ministry of HRD and University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India it came into full swing.
BITS – How it started and its parent concern?
Birla Institute of Science and Technology – a private university, located in Rajasthan, in its present form was started in the year 1964. The ancestor of this present institute was a small school started in the year 1901 to cater the education needs of the grandsons of Shiv Narainji Birla. Later in the years 1925-1929 it became a high school and after that to an intermediate college. Birla Education Trust was founded during the year 1943-1947 and the intermediate college was converted into a college and later post graduate courses were started. It was started to realize the vision of Jawaharlal Nehru the former Prime Minister of India in nation building. He envisioned an India based on “Science, technology and modernization”. The expansion from a regional engineering college to a national university took place with the backing of Ford Foundation and G.D. Birla, with the technical assistance from MIT. Wholly a private institute and is fully residential. The admission is purely on merit and not through any reservation.
Value Education in BITS Dubai Campus
The campus in Dubai was set up to serve the educational necessities of Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and admission is open to all nationalities. The admission is secured on the basis of the marks or grade obtained in the 12th standard qualifying exam and not on the basis of entrance test. The following degree courses are available there –
- BE (Hons.) Computer Science
- BE (Hons.) Electronics and Communication
- BE (Hons.) Electrical and Electronis
- BE (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
- BE (Hons.) Mechanical
- BE (Hons.) Chemical
- BE (Hons.) Biotechnology
The students who successfully complete the course will be entitled a degree awarded by the BITS, Pilani-India. These programs are of 4 years duration and consists of an internship of 7½ months in reputed companies is included. More and more companies are offering internship and some of them are offering stipend too.
Reputed universities from all over the world are offering admission for masters and Ph. d programs for BPD students. 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 are some of them. There is ample campus recruitment and the passed out student find it easy to open their career in reputed companies. Microsoft, Oracle, Sony Ericsson etc in USA, Seimens, MAERSK, J.Ray Mc Dermott, Steinweg Sharaf, Mott M ac Donald, Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates Airlines etc in UAE, Infosys, Wipro, DELL, Baker Hughes, Tata Consultancy etc are some of them.
It even established academic collaboration with some of the reputed American Universities. The scope of collaboration includes preferential admission into graduate programmes for BITS students, joint research activities, credits transfer etc.
To celebrate its completion of a decade of educational excellence it has started so many PG programs also; it is for working professionals and the classes are held in the evening. Details can be taken from the official website.
Recently BITS, PIlani – India along with the Dubai and Goa Campus has been accredited with "A" Grade, scoring the highest points among all the accredited private universities in India.
The students have shown exceptional talents in extra curricular activities also. The training is in such a way that they turn out to be wonderful personalities also.
BITS Dubai campus is located at Dubai International Academic City and facilities are world class. Well-equipped labs and workshops, separate Library block, Academic Block, Sports Complex, Canteen, Clinic, Grocery, Gymnasium and Hostel blocks are outstanding and make it a suitable place to live and study.