About the Academy

What is the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy?

The BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy is a deep and committed collaboration between two great universities. Its purpose is to bring life-changing education and research to students and to bring the two nations closer together.

BITS Pilani is a premier university founded in India, with a reputation for producing highly skilled and successful graduates. Its state-of-the-art campuses and rigorous academic programs have earned it a place among the top universities in the region.

RMIT University is a world-class university located in Melbourne, Australia, with a strong focus on practical, industry-relevant education. Its cutting-edge facilities and partnerships with top companies in a variety of fields make it a leader in innovation and job readiness.

Our two institutions are bringing our strengths together to offer an innovative dual degree model that will provide students with an unparalleled education experience. Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to earn a degree from both RMIT University and BITS Pilani, gaining valuable international experience and a truly global perspective on their field of study.

Initially, there will be four Engineering degree programs available through this partnership. In addition, there is a joint PhD program, where students will be supervised by academics from both universities, providing them with a diverse range of perspectives and resources.

This partnership is truly pioneering, bringing together the best of both worlds to create a unique and valuable educational experience for students. We are excited to see what the future holds for this partnership, and we know that it will lead to great academic and professional success for all participants.

Why study at the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy?

The Academy is a unique partnership of two exceptional Universities, both known for their focus on producing outstanding job-ready graduates.


University rankings

BITS is a top 20 ranked university in India and RMIT is a top 200 ranked university in the world. Both are known for excellence in tertiary education and applied research.

Industry-based learning

Both institutions have a focus on industry-based learning. Industry-informed curriculum and opportunities to gain first-hand work experiences as part of the learning experience.

State-of-the-art facilities

BITS has four beautiful modern campuses with everything you need to study and enjoy life. RMIT campuses have leading-edge facilities and are integrated into the fabric of the city around them.

Established in 2023, the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy is a ground-breaking partnership between two leading universities in India and Australia. The innovative curriculum combines the strengths of both academic environments, offering an outstanding education that prepares students for success in today’s rapidly changing world.

Embedded in both institutions from the beginning of the program, students will benefit from a global experience of learning cultures, diverse academic teaching staff and world-class facilities, resulting in a degree from two institutions and a world of graduate employment opportunities.

The Academy aims to be an exemplar of collaboration between Indian and Australian institutions across teaching and learning, research, and industry engagement. With an initial focus on Engineering programs, the Academy has a rapid growth agenda which will extend across broader discipline areas in the near future.

About BITS Pilani

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, is recognized as an “Institution of Eminence” by Ministry of Education, Government of India, is India’s leading Institute of Higher Education and a deemed to be university, with an illustrious legacy, modern campuses and eminent alumni in leadership positions across the world. The Institute’s commitment to excellence, adherence to merit, transparency, innovation, and enterprise have characterized its steady march to eminence.

BITS mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

About RMIT University

RMIT University has a global reputation for excellence in tertiary education and applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and communities world-wide. Its international reputation with employers, industry-based learning, state-of-the-art facilities, and student support are just some of the reasons why over 18,000 international students choose RMIT, one of the top universities in Melbourne.

RMIT University aim to lead in four key areas:

  • emerging technologies
  • smart and sustainable cities
  • social innovation
  • and regional collaboration.