BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy

Empowering global citizens through transformative education across India and Australia


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The BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy is a ground-breaking partnership between two leading universities in India and Australia.

As a student at the Academy, you will have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse cultures and gain a truly global perspective. Study at BITS for the first half of your degree, then finish at RMIT in Melbourne. Our innovative curriculum combines the strengths of both academic environments, offering an outstanding education that prepares you for success in today’s rapidly changing world.

With state-of-the-art facilities, inspiring faculty, and a wide range of extracurricular activities, the Academy is the perfect place to launch your academic and professional journey. Join us and become a member of a dynamic community of learners, ready to make a difference in the world.

Initial Programs for 2023

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) – RMIT
  • B.E. (Civil) – BITS
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic  & Computer Systems Eng) (Honours) – RMIT
  • B.E. (Electronics and Communication) – BITS
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Eng) (Honours) – RMIT
  • B.E. (Electrical and Electronics) – BITS
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Eng) (Honours) – RMIT
  • B.E. (Mechanical) – BITS
  • PhD


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BITS-RMIT PhD Research Partnership (India-Australia) Transform your future with a transnational collaborative PhD from two leading universities Attractive scholarships available including tuition fees, funded travel to Melbourne, Australian stipend and overseas health cover Join a unique collaboration between BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) and RMIT University (Royal Melbourne...

RMIT University and Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) announce new Higher Education Academy

This partnership is the first Australian/Indian dual degree program, contributing to the development of a globally engaged and skilled workforce. Commencing mid-2023, the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy (The Academy) aims to provide high-quality transnational education to Indian students and facilitate significant regional collaboration between Australia and India. Initially offering four...

Explore your potential.

As a student in the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy, you will embark on an exciting global journey.

You will begin your studies at one of our world-class BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa or Hyderabad immersing yourself in the vibrant culture and academic environment. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from a team of BITS and RMIT academics, who are some of the best in their fields.

After completing the first half of your undergraduate degree, and obtaining an Australian Student Visa, you will transfer to RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, where you will continue your studies in a truly global environment. You will gain a unique blend of knowledge and skills, ultimately receiving two degrees in the same amount of time it takes to complete one.

As a graduate, holding degrees from two institutions with a global footprint, you will have unparalleled potential career opportunities in Australia, India and further abroad.

Whether you want to make a difference in your local community or take on a leadership role on the global stage, the Academy will provide you with the skills and connections you need to succeed.