Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Goa Campus

Birla Institute Of Technology & Science, Pilani – Goa Campus

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Goa Campus

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - Goa Campus ()(also referred to as BITS Pilani Goa Campus or BPGC) is a campus of BITS Pilani. The Institute is privately supported and fully residential.

The institute was started in 2004 by BITS Pilani in response to the increasing number of students opting for engineering education in India. The campus, located in Goa on the banks of the Zuari River, close to the industrial sprawl of Zuari Industries, on May 5, 2006 by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

On the demise of the Chancellor, Krishna Kumar Birla, in August 2008, the campus was rechristened as Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - K. K. Birla Goa Campus in his memory; and the official event in this interest took place on 21st April 2011, with the formal ceremony being carried out by Rahul Gandhi.

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The institute was named as a campus as opposed to a separate university. Graduating students are awarded degrees from BITS Pilani with no mention of the Goa Campus, as only the parent university has the right to grant degrees.However, with respect most other aspects, the campus is autonomous. As an example, the institute has its own faculty and administration. Operating under the umbrella of an established university gives it the advantage of using the...
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