BITS Pilani Dubai announces $1.5 m worth of scholarships, GCC students to benefit
Agencies | Dubai
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Making the admission process simpler and more student-friendly during these unprecedented times, BITS Pilani Dubai has offered provisional admissions for the coming session, starting September 2021.
The initiative aims at allaying the fears and stress of prospective students and their families as board examinations are delayed or cancelled due to the pandemic situation.
Furthermore, the premier engineering institute also announced US$1.5 million worth of scholarships for students seeking admission for the academic year 2021-2022.
“The idea is to provide a smoother transition for students to higher studies and that’s why we decided to offer provisional admissions which will be confirmed upon the declaration of the final results and pupil meeting the minimum eligibility requirement of admission to the programme irrespective of their scores,” commented Prof. R.N. Saha, Director, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus.
At the same time, through the institute’s scholarship scheme, almost 80% of all students enrolling could avail of some scholarships, which would not be limited to the tuition fees only, but extend to hostel fee concessions as well.
Other categories of scholarships besides merit-based include special provisions for all physically challenged students, plus special grants to BITS Alumni, Siblings of Continuing students and Candidates from Collaborative Organizations.
“We also understand that a safe, sound and secure environment with all health measures in place is of paramount importance in today’s date, and by achieving 100% vaccination status along with strictly following the other COVID safety protocols, BITS Pilani Dubai ensures complete safety of the students,” stated Prof. Saha.
Talking about the benefits of studying in Dubai, Prof Saha said, “GCC and India students have this distinct advantage of being closer to home when they study in Dubai, which is considered one of the safest international study destinations.
With multiple daily flights, low airfares, easy visa processes, low cost of living, ample food choice to suit every palette, the overall quality of life and exposure is truly unparalleled in this place.” BITS Pilani Dubai is also providing a distinct broad-based education system wherein 7.5 months of Practice School (industry internship) programme remains integral to the curriculum delivery.
The institute said it has also collaborated with over 300 reputed companies comprising of Fortune 500 Companies, MNC’s such as PWC, Reckitt Benckiser, L&T, HP, Schindler, Noon, Schneider Electric, Landmark Group and more, as well as sought-after upcoming startups to offer placements and internships.
Despite a difficult year, BITS Pilani Dubai said it was extremely successful in securing 100% internships and about 70% placement for their 2021 batch of students.
Recognized as one of the most desired engineering colleges in the UAE, the campus offers over 30 high-tech engineering and science laboratories of global standards, and Innovation lab available to students 24x7 to work on their innovative ideas, a well-sourced library, modern and smart classrooms, telepresence conferences and classrooms, excellent hostel facilities separate for boys and girls, Outdoor and Indoor sports facilities and much more.
It’s also ranked as the numero uno engineering institute in numerous media rankings in India, and is awarded a 5-star rating by KHDA, besides accomplishing further laurels for its high quality of education, excellent infrastructure and affordable fee structure.
Top courses on offer for September 2021 intake include B.E Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.