Established in 1964, Birla Institute of Technology and Science is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Pilani (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Rajasthan. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 52 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Indian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BITS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.