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I am happy to announce that I have joined BITS pilani to pursue my higher studies. Starting this 19th, my weekends would be productively invested towards achieving my postgraduatation. I have been approved to take admission into MS programme in Software Engineering from this premiere institute.

The duration of this course is 2 years (4 semesters) and it is being offered in collaboration with my employer Yahoo!. This is one more benefit that yahoo is offering to its employees starting this year. I am preveliged to be in the very first batch of such a collaborative program. Classes will be conducted in the office premises during weekends. It may be a bit difficult to manage work, studies and personal life. Thanks to my family members who have pledged support to realize my dream of getting masters from a renowed institution. Wish me all the best :)

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  • Rahul November 25, 2016, 11:07 am

    I am planning to go for Mtech in software systems with specialization in data analytics.Could you please let me know if after completing the course will the degree hold any value?I am currently working as DBA and have around 9 years experience.I want to switch role in data analytics.So will the degree give any weight-age apart from knowledge.

  • Neha November 12, 2016, 5:18 pm


    A quick question …
    What happens if I decide to switch/quit my job after enrolling for WILP BITS ?

  • Yuvaraj July 14, 2016, 4:42 pm

    Hi Mohan,
    For BITS M.Tech SS – WILP the classes are conducted on all weekends throughout all the 4 semesters? OR Do they send us a calendar? I work in Production Support which ‘may’ need me reachable in weekends if situation needs. So want to know how frequent the weekend classes are conducted?

  • Ashvini January 8, 2016, 2:51 pm

    Whats the role of a mentor? Does he need to contact BITs ever in entire duration or prepare status report of the student?
    Also, how difficult is to clear papers, I mean how many hours a day needed?

  • Ajay December 13, 2015, 10:20 am

    1)Is WILP MTech is UGC approved, If not how it helps us?
    2)After completion of this course, Am I eligible for NET in india?
    3)On the course completion, Can I get full time course completion certificate or part time certificate?

    • Lavika November 26, 2016, 7:09 am

      Hi Ajay,

      1. WILP M.tech is UGC approved.
      2. Yes you are eligible
      3. The degree cannot be differentiated as such from full time M.Tech

  • Shahnaz October 28, 2015, 11:15 am

    Hi, I was trying to apply to BITS MS programme, but instead ended up applying for MTSS (M.tech)as i was not able to find MSSS programme to apply.
    Could anyone suggest what are the odds for this program and how it is different from MSSS(MS)

    • Ranvir October 28, 2015, 1:23 pm

      Just a nomenclature difference, BITS has moved out of name MS to MTech. Its because UGC consider MTech/ME as valid nomenclature of degrees which a university can offer in India for a technical course.

    • technophilo October 29, 2015, 10:20 am

      It is a modification made by UGC, just to differentiate between MS to be acquired after MBBS graduates and MS by working professionals in order to avoid confusion. Not only BITS other institution like VIT offering similar programme has renamed it to MTech. Also, some of the NITs have recently renamed their MS (by Research) degree program as MTech (by Research).

    • Ashutosh kumar November 16, 2015, 7:51 pm

      I am the first year student in M.Tech (SS), but today in TE found this artical-

      UGC asks 10 institutes including NMIMS, TIFR and BITS Pilani to shut off-campus centres

      Read more here:

      so please have clarification from BITS before applying.

  • Pradeep September 15, 2015, 7:39 pm

    Hi Mohan,
    It would be highly appreciated that if you can clarify the following points in regards M tech (QM) under WLIP:
    On line class timing & flexibility
    Certificate attestation; can we do self attestation
    Mentor selection; can I select outside my organisation
    How difficult is the course to complete

  • Astha July 18, 2015, 2:22 pm

    I have 5 years of experience in quality analysis in an mnc and I got into bits pilani mba in quality management WILP program. Can you please guide if the program is good and what is the batch size.

  • Aravind June 1, 2015, 2:51 pm

    Hi Mohan,
    I finished my diploma in mechanical engineering with 90% got selected in reputed company . I have planned to do B.Tech engineering and Technology in BITS through WILP( Work Integrated Learning Programmes) .
    Is it worth studying? what are the job aspects ?

    • BITSAlumni July 3, 2015, 6:28 pm

      Hi Arvind,

      I have done my BS and MS from BITS, Pilani WILP. I was also college topper in Diploma in those old days (1995 batch). In my opinion you should do part time (evening college) recognized BE/BTech in regular university. BITS B.Tech will not be helpful in doing ME/Mtech from other universities as it is not recognized by AICTE.

    • vikas July 20, 2015, 2:23 am

      Hi Arvind,
      If you can for full time then it would be a great option, otherwise part time option wont be bad either. I don’t think you would have placements for part time. BITS degree is recognized world wide. I have done my masters from BITS pilani part time. If you want to do PHD after that you shouldn’t have any problem though . At least in New Zealand they don’t make a fuss about it ( I am currently living here since last 5 years and have applied for PHD here and got approved but i decided not to pursue ). At the end of day degree don’t matter much its what can you do for a company with your knowledge that matters :) Good luck

  • deepak May 15, 2015, 7:20 pm

    can anybody tell me whether M.tech in design (mechanical) from bits pilani have any future scope

  • Krish February 21, 2015, 10:55 am

    Good day !!This is Krish from Chennai.I read your blog on WILP BITS experience.It was good. I would like to know few details about WILP . Currently i am working as Software Engineer in TCS with 4.5 years experience.What are the procedures I need to follow to join in thus Program. Kindly guide me on this.

    • Vikas July 20, 2015, 2:29 am

      Hi Krish,
      I think you need to find a mentor from your company /or best is talk to your HR they would be able to assist you. Back in days (2009) when i joined this course all i needed was mentor from company (Senior than you).

  • Kavya July 21, 2014, 9:17 pm

    I am confused between MS in Software engineering vs software systems. Which one should I go for? Any suggestions?

    • Mohan July 22, 2014, 7:08 pm

      Hi Kavya, this depends on what your focus areas are! Please go through the subjects you can choose in each of the course and decide what inspires your professional goal.

  • Jayanth April 14, 2014, 9:27 pm

    Hi Mohan

    I wish to join BITS Pilani this year for HD(ME/M.tech).I heard from a few people that it not a worth doing HD in BITS as it has no scope for Phd(If at all one has to pursue),is this true.??

    Also i am from mechanical stream it would be of a great help if you know any of the peer in this stream who is studying and connect me to him..


    • Mohan July 9, 2014, 7:57 pm

      Hi Jayanth, sorry for the delayed response. Have you made up your mind yet on whether to pursue with the course or not with BITS? What is HD in your query, i didn’t get that.

  • praveen kumar m March 23, 2014, 11:41 pm

    Hi Mohan,
    Greetings to you, i would like to do WILP MS manufacturing Management, would you please help me on this. I would like to know more about this course.

  • Arun May 29, 2013, 4:10 pm

    will the SELF ATTESTATION of certificates be accepted? (for MS program admission)

    — BR

    • Punith June 9, 2015, 11:12 pm

      Have you got it clarified? Even I want to know about it.

      • Harsh Gupta November 16, 2015, 2:38 pm

        No. It can be attested either by Company HR or any Gazetted officer but not self attested

  • Tejo May 12, 2013, 1:00 am

    Hi All,

    I have 13 months of work experience with Genpact. I have a few questions could you people please help me out.

    1)Is this program approved by Governament(distance-education)
    2)After completing the program,Do i eligible for PHD programs
    3)Does the program support with placements

    Please let me know….Kindly reply
    Thanks in advance to all..

  • chandan April 25, 2013, 8:52 pm

    I am planning to pursue MS in Mfg management, if anyone already doing the course please reply, i want to know more details about the course syllabus and teaching methodologies.Please reply

    • Vivek May 1, 2013, 8:28 am

      Hey I’m on to second year of MSMM the study material is good teaching will be through online like online lectures n all

      • Raman May 16, 2013, 11:13 am

        I would like to touch base with you to discuss on MS in Manufacturing management. Can you share ur details please..

        • Vivek May 16, 2013, 8:18 pm

          Sure, You can message me to my mail id kutevivek at gmail dot com

  • Abhi March 5, 2013, 7:59 pm

    Anyone from TCS pursuing MS from BITS Pilani..?

    Need some clarification……

  • technophilo December 5, 2012, 6:58 am

    This is 1000th Comment on BITS Higher Studies discussion happening on Mohan’s blog… :-)

    I recently joined as Guest Faculty member for BITS corporate MS program offered at Hyderabad in Wipro and QUALCOMM campus through WILP scheme…

    • Abhi March 25, 2013, 3:53 pm


      I need some clarification..could you please help me out..?

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