In A Historic Move, BITS Pilani Allows Students To Take A Year Off To Build Their Start-Ups

Start-ups are a rage these days and people, young and old, are moving toward entrepreneurship. And in order to encourage bright minds to come up with their own business ideas and give them the much-needed push, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, has allowed students and faculty members to take a year off from college.

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According to a report by Money Control, “In case (a) student intends to take a year off to pursue entrepreneurship on a full-time basis, his application would be routed through the dean for approval,” read the institute’s policy document.

Moreover, it also allows students (pursuing entrepreneurial ventures) to use their address in the institute to register their company with due permission. However, this facility is available to students whose firms have been funded and incubated by PIEDS (Pilani Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Society), BITS Pilani’s official tech-business incubator, said the report.

As soon as the announcement became public, people online thought that this was a historic move.


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This is indeed a welcome move as students won’t have to drop out of college to pursue their ventures. Moreover, they would also get the needed support and guidance that most of them lack in the initiation stages. What do you think?

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