BITS institute in Pilani conducts various distance education programmes for off campus students. It offers Off Campus Work Integrated Learning and Collaborative Programmes designed by the faculty of the institute itself along with experts from other institute. Institutes have linkage with various industries, R & D organizations, development agencies, etc. The main emphasis in these programmes is on self learning.
WILP, Work Integrated Learning Programmes are offer such that they suits busy schedule of the employees. These degrees are valid for further education and promotions. BITS Pilani Distance Education Programme is classified into two categories Off Campus Work Integrated Programmes and Off Campus Collaborative Programmes. At present Institute offers Off Campus Work Integrated Learning Programmes in B.S. and M.S. offering B.S. in Engineering technology and Information Systems and M.S. in Manufacturing Management and Software Systems.
Off Campus Collaborative Programmes offered at present First level Diploma in the Computer Science, Nautical Science, B.S. in Engineering and Technology, Optometry, Process Engineering and Nautical Technology and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Consultancy Management, Conscious Studies, Education System Management, Embedded System, Engineering Management and Microelectronics. The duration of the course is four semesters. Employed professionals holding an Integrated First Degree of BITS or Equivalent such as B.E. /M.Sc. are required along with minimum one year work experience. The application form is available online on the university website. If you are eligible for the course you will get shortlisted for the admission. Registration card is issued for the continuing students. You can go through the details mentioned on the website http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/WILP/ . Schedule for the admission in various courses is advertised online every year. One can also check their website for the updates and admission notification.