Dubai, UAE: With the aim to help and encourage students to finance their educational expenses, BITS Pilani Dubai – UAE’s premier engineering institute has announced new merit scholarships worth AED 5 million for candidates enrolling in the institute’s various programmes for the academic year 2021-2022.
The institute is the branch of the internationally reputed Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India, and the largest institution exclusively offering engineering programmes in Dubai International Academic City, one of the largest education hub in the MENA region. BITS Pilani is the No.1 private institute of India to find a place among the Top 200 Universities in QS Asia University Rankings 2021. It is also identified as an Institute of Eminence by UGC and Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India. Set up in the year 2000 in Dubai, the institution has since established itself as one of the most sought-after engineering universities in the UAE.
The scholarships are divided under various categories and apply to both Bachelors as well as Masters programmes. Students who are appearing for 12th grade exams from various state, national and international boards have an opportunity to avail scholarships ranging from 10-40% for the bachelors degree programmes, based on the overall aggregate secured. Top position holders will be entitled for a scholarship of 50% of the first year tuition fee.
In addition, candidates with BITSAT 2021 score of 200 and above are eligible for merit scholarships of 25-75% for their first year tuition fee, depending on their respective BITSAT scores. BITSAT is an online test for admissions to first degree programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses in India.
Prof. R. N. Saha, Director of BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, said: “We have designed the scholarships in a way so that 80% of the students can avail of a merit scholarship at least for their first year of study.
“Even if a student is unable to score high in their board examination they can still avail of a BITS Pilani Dubai Campus scholarship by achieving a good rank in the Pre-board International Scholarship Examination(PBISE)” Prof. Saha mentioned. PBISE is an online exam which can be taken by all 12th grade students on different dates scheduled from home, by logging onto www.pbise.in.
For the institute’s higher degree programmes, students who obtain 75% or above in the aggregate of the qualifying examination can receive a merit scholarship.
He added: “Our scholarships are not only limited to the tuition fees, but also extend to hostel fee concessions. Now that we have opened admissions for the September 2021 intakes, students can take advantage of this opportunity by securing their place and obtaining appropriate financial support,” stated Prof. Saha.
BITS Pilani Dubai Campus is also offering special concessions of up to 75% off on tuition fee to meritorious GCC and Arab nationals enrolling in the Institute. Other categories of scholarships include special provisions for all physically challenged students as well as special grants to BITS Alumni, Siblings of Continuing students and Candidates from Collaborative Organizations / Companies.
BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus has received a 5 Star rating in the KHDA Higher Education Classification (HEC) 2019-2020, based around the four core categories of Teaching, Research, Internationalization and Employability. The HEC has been developed in partnership with QS and adapted to meet the needs of branch campuses in Dubai. Forbes Middle East has also awarded its Best Technology Program award to the BITS Pilani Dubai Campus.
Prof. Saha confirmed: “The institute lays emphasis on the well-rounded personality development of students and inculcates in them values, creativity, leadership, teamwork and integrity. We strive to develop each BITSian to work with all vigour and values, for the betterment of humanity; to be better persons and leaders of tomorrow,”
BITS Pilani Dubai Campus offers state-of-the-art infrastructure along with latest education technology and learning tools such as telepresence system, innovation lab, modern classrooms, 30 high-tech labs, campus wide Wi-Fi network, and an environment conducive for students to become top technocrats, professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, researchers and responsible global citizens.
BITS Pilani Dubai Campus offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes in engineering and technology to UAE and other Middle East-based students, as well as students from India and the rest of the world.