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Birla Institute of Technology

Program Location Ranchi, India
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20189
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Birla Institute of Technology

University: The Birla Institute of Technology was founded by industrialist Shri B. M. Birla in 1955 as a pioneering institution of technical education and research in the industrial heart of India. BIT is a full member of the Association of Indian Universities and its degrees are recognized throughout the world. BIT attained the status of a Deemed University under UGC Act in 1986.

Location: BIT is located in a picturesque 780-acre setting at the confluence of the Jumar and Swarnrekha rivers, on the outskirts of the city of Ranchi (Birla State), 250 miles northwest of Calcutta. The campus consists of laboratories, lecture halls, library and workshops, as well as halls providing accommodation to over 1600 undergraduate and post-graduate students. The Institute is co-educational with separate hostel accommodation for women and men.

Courses: Link here for course information.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Birla Institute of Technology

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Science]
Specifically from: CS

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2011

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,600.00
Local Transportation$1,000.00
Books and Supplies$500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,700.00 -$3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Birla Institute of Technology

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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