BITS Pilani Dubai Campus witnesses surge in admissions from local and international students

Travel restrictions, pandemic uncertainty and preference for closer-to-home study destinations driving the demand

BITS Pilani Dubai Campus witnesses surge in admissions from local and international students
  • UAE Government’s outstanding COVID-19 response, safety and affordable tuition fees further boosting the interest
  • 98% of all students who get jobs through BITS Pilani Dubai campus placement work in UAE

Dubai, UAE: Compared to previous years, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus has witnessed a steep rise in the number of students seeking admission to their Dubai Campus. The demand driven both from UAE as well as India and GCC markets can be easily owed to the pandemic induced uncertainty where safety of children remains the prime concern of the parents.

“Overall, we have seen more than a 50% surge in admissions this year compared to the previous year as students are opting to study in the UAE universities to avoid lockdowns or getting stranded abroad. The pandemic has played a significant role in changing people’s mindset. The priorities and outlook have changed, wherein parents are now focusing more on ensuring stability and security of their wards while also making sure they stay close to home. Considering the current situation, an increased number of students from the Gulf are looking at staying back here rather than travelling to India or other popular study abroad destinations such as the UK, USA, Canada or Australia. On the contrary, higher numbers of students from India are now choosing Dubai over other destinations.

The availability of a plethora of well-known institutions, affordable tuition fees, lower cost of living, great quality of life, international exposure, safety as well as Dubai’s prominent location, are amongst the significant factors working in Dubai’s favour, making it an attractive higher education destination for UAE based students along with students coming from Asian and other Gulf countries”, commented Dr. R.N. Saha, Director, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus.

UAE University fees are one-third compared to popular study destinations such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, European countries and Australia.  For instance, in contrast to a fee of AED 110,000- AED200,000 in universities in the US and other Western countries, the fees in UAE universities are much more reasonable - within the AED 45,000- 100,000 bracket. Besides, there are attractive scholarships being offered for meritorious candidates.

“Not only has the number of admissions increased this year, but the amount of queries has also tripled.  The fact that UAE leads the world in its vaccination drive, with 85% of the eligible population already vaccinated, also enhances its appeal as a safer place compared to other countries.

At our institute, we have ensured 100% vaccination for our staff, students and their families. All these combined with very promising internship and job-placement opportunities with leading global organizations make Dubai a very appealing value proposition for higher study”, added Dr. Saha.

Talking about job opportunities, Saha says, “In fact, 98% of all our students who secure campus job placements end up working in the UAE itself. The salary levels are much higher than what they may get in India or even in the western world. Essentially, the return on investment is much more when you study in Dubai – a degree from a well-reputed engineering institute, international exposure and access to a global job market.”

Furthermore, Universities in Dubai have modern infrastructure, and Dubai is crime free, which ensures the safety of students. According to the global crime index 2020, UAE grabs the 3rd spot amongst the safest countries and actually earns the rare distinction of being the only country with three of its cities; Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah ranked among the world’s top ten safest cities.

Not to forget that international students undeniably feel at home here with the availability of a variety of cuisine, access to the world with direct flights to around 100 countries from Dubai, excellent infrastructure, ease of visa and the overall quality of life thus establishing Dubai as a destination of choice. Students from India and Gulf get the added benefit of being close to home with numerous short daily flights to their respective cities. Additionally, Dubai is a great place to work and live post study, and opportunities to work are easy to find.

The esteemed institute distinguishes itself by providing a distinct broad-based education system wherein 7.5 months of Practice School (industry internship) program remains integral to the curriculum delivery. The hands-on industry experiences gained during the internship guarantees an easier transition into the corporate world, whilst helping students develop technical and transferable skills in a global context. The Institute has a collaboration with nearly 300 companies to offer internship to its students.

Recognized as one of the most desired institute of global accord and rated 5 star by KHDA, the vibrant Dubai campus offers over 30 high-tech engineering and science laboratories of global standards, an Innovation lab which is available to students 24x7 to work on their innovative ideas, an incubation Centre, 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. 

Top programmes on offer for September 2021 intake include Bachelors in Engineering degrees in  Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication and Mechanical Engineering and Masters' in Design Engineering,  Software Systems, Electrical and Microelectronics.

 For further information on the courses, excellent scholarship options and provisional admissions, visit, Email: or call 009714- 2753700

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