IIT vs BITS PILANI: everything you need to know

In this article let’s take a look at everything you need to know between IIT vs BITS Pilani.

If you are confused regarding which college you should choose between both then you should read this article till the end and also book mark it somewhere so that you can get back to the article in future as well.

So without further ado let’s get started.

Definition of the two.

What is IIT?

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public technical universities located across India. It is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Education, Government of India.

They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, which has declared them as Institutes of National Importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance.

Official website of IIT: https://www.iitsystem.ac.in/

What is bits pilani?

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) is a private deemed university in Pilani, India. It focuses primarily on higher education and research in engineering and sciences.

 After expansion to a campus in Dubai, it has become the first international deemed university, spearheading in science, engineering and research with 4 established campuses and 15 academic departments.

The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute’s transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla. The university has expanded its campuses from Pilani to Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai.

The institute is backed by the Aditya Birla Group and is one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status in 2018.

Official website of BITS Pilani: http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/

Difference between the two.

Let’s take a look at the difference between both colleges IIT and BITS Pilani by observing at 17 important factors.

FactorsIITBits Pilani
What is itIndian institute of technologyBirla institute of technology and Science
When it was established19511964
Who established/ founded itJawaharlal NehruGhanshyam Das Birla
Ownership & type of collegeThis is a Public College owned by the governmentThis is a private college owned by Birla group
What courses are offeredIITs, collectively, offer B.Tech, M.Tech, Dual Degree and PhD programmes in more than 100 specialisations.The BITS University offers admission across 35 courses in several streams, such as Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Humanities, Science, etc., at UG, PG and PhD level
What is the college feesFees of BTech course ranges from Rs 8-10 lakhs for general category students, The government has decided to waive in full the annual fees for students from SC/ST, differently-abled and economically weaker sections. Students from families with an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh will be able to study in the IITs for free.Fees for btech courses is around 18 lakhs rupees to get your engineering undergraduation & you can get scholarship depending upon your merit score in bitsat enterance exams or if you are board topper or you are physically disabled, etc
Total campusesThere are overall 23 colleges of IITThere are over all 4 colleges of BITS Pilani
Top collegesIIT Bombay kharagpur kanpur delhi Madras roorkee IndoreBITS Pilani Goa Hyderabad and Dubai
Total seats        The total number of seats for undergraduate programs in all IITs is 16,232.BITS Pilani has around 1040 seats, including all the first degree courses (BE, BPharm, MSc, MSc Tech) and respective specialisations.
How to get admissionIn order to get a seat in IIT colleges you need to write and clear the cutoff marks of JEE advanced exam which is second stage after clearing the JEE MainsThere are two ways of how you can get admission to BITS Pilani either you need to clear bitsat enterance exam to get admission and JEE mains exam is not applicable for BITS Pilani admission and you can also get admission in BITS Pilani if you are board topper of 12th irrespective of your bitsat score
Reservations policy15%, 7.5% and 27% seats are provided for candidates originating from the SC, ST and OBC communities respectively.No caste reservations and quota policy, students can get admission in the college based on the merit
Competition for both collegesAround 10 lakh students apply for JEE mains out of which 1,50,000 approx appear for JEE advancedAround 300000 students apply for this exam every year
Facilities providedLabs, gyms, cafe, hostels, wifi connectivity, grounds, Auditorium, Library, AC class rooms and many moreSports hostels grounds computer labs laboratory auditorium library AC classrooms cafe hostels gyms medical centre grocery stores food hotels and more
Placement PercentageAll the IITs offer 90% placements to their students71% is the average placement ratio for the students who graduated from this college
Average salary packagePackage of students in top IITs usually ranges from Rs 10-20 lakh per annum whereas, for other IITs, it is between Rs 5-10 lakh per annum. The highest salary package offered in the top IITs is usually above Rs 1 crore whereas, in other IITs, the annual CTC lies between Rs 30-70 lakh.Highest package is around 50 lakh rupees per annum whereas the average package is between 15 to 25 lakh rupees CTC per annum
What is the unique selling proposition of both the collegeHigh quality lecturers, better infrastructure, good facilities and labs, higher packages and salary, good network of people, many top leaders graduated from them, IITian tag, admission into top foreign universities, etcTop class faculty from India and abroad, better infrastructure and facilities, good network of people, good placement ratio in recent years, lots of sports & overall development of students, etc
Entrepreneurship & startup cultureMany top entrepreneurs graduated from this college like Sundar Pichai parag Agrawal Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal Rohit Bansal Narayana Murthy etc and this college also conducts regular events and meetups with the startup founders and entrepreneurs and also provides knowledge of entrepreneurship and startupMany less popular entrepreneurs also graduated from this college like sabir Bhatia gagan Chadda gullu mirch anandani, etc and it regularly organisers events to increase startups and also has its own funding program called Spark Angel program to fund startups started by bits pilani students
College rankingAs per NIRF, IIT Bombay is in 3rd position & IIT Madras in 1st in NIRF engineering categoryAs per NIRF overall, bits pilani has 29th rank & 26th rank for engineering category of NIRF

These are all the important differences we have learnt between both IIT and BITS Pilani.

Which is best between the two?

Now that you have learnt all the important differences in my opinion, bits pilani is a better college compared to iit for a couple of reasons like

 in the entrance exam of bitsat there is no caste reservation and admission is based on merit, the college offers a lot of entrepreneurship and startup culture, it has better faculty, infrastructure and facilities compared to IIT, etc

But still when it comes to placement percentage and ratio, college fees, history and entrepreneurs IIT college is the best compared to bits pilani.

With that said let’s end the article.


These are all the important things you need to know between both IIT and BITS Pilani

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