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.

BITS RMIT Academy Programs


BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy adds Software Engineering to new intake

The BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy is pleased to announce it will now offer a new dual program – a Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science, BITS Pilani and Bachelor of Engineering – Software Engineering (Honours), RMIT University that will be launched for the upcoming August 2024 intake. This new offering will...

BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy students explore RMIT and Melbourne

RMIT University has welcomed over 90 engineering students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani on a two-week immersion tour of the campuses and Melbourne. These students are the inaugural cohort of the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy, the first dual-degree initiative between Australia and India. This partnership aims...

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.