BITSAA-IRU Partial Travel Grant

BITSAA-IRU Partial Travel Grant

BITSAA-IRU Partial Travel Grant supports the travel expenses of students participating in academic events of International repute.

Under the BITSAA-IRU Travel Scholarship scheme, BITSAA International currently offers 37.5% (up to INR 25K) of the travel expenses of the trip and the rest has to be raised by the student.

1) The research work should have been conducted in collaboration with one of the faculty members of any of the BITS campuses. It is mandatory that the corresponding faculty should be listed as an author or one of the co-authors of the conference paper presented by the student.

2) In the case of the recipient finding other sources to fund his/her travel, he/she must provide details about them, and the failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the scholarship. BITSAA holds the right to revert a scholarship in case the recipient finds sufficient funds (as determined by the committee) to support his/her travel expenses from other sources.

3) A student shall receive BITSAA Travel Scholarship only once during his/her tenure at BITS. This is to ensure that every student gets equal opportunity to be benefited by the scholarship/loan program.

Specific Guidelines:

  • The maximum financial assistance provided by the BITSAA Travel Sponsorship Program would usually be up to 37.5% (Upto INR 25000) of the total travel expenses incurred by the recipient.
  • As per the current policies, all the BITSAA-IRU travel grant applications must be sent to the faculty in charge of respective campuses. They will in turn send us the applications after a screening process at the respective BITS campus.

Please submit the Travel Grant scholarships form through Associate Deans of the campus and also via the provided online form

Pilani campus:

Prof. Rajeev Sakhuja (

Goa campus:

Prof. Veeky Baths (

Hyderabad campus:

Prof. Meenakshi Vishwanathan ( )

Dubai campus:

Prof. Gokhale Trupti Swarup (

Applications are accepted year round, but must be received by the faculty in charge of the respective campus at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the travel.

Please note: The policies and eligibility criteria have changed recently and as per the new policy we are not accepting requests for funding travel related to international summer internships and thesis.

BITSAA International Application 

Fill the Application form and mail them to respective campus Associate Deans and cc to with the subject ‘Travel Scholarships – Application’ along with relevant supporting documents like resume, invitation letter, abstract of the paper etc.

Also please complete the form and submit from this link here (

Download BITSAA Travel Scholarships Application


Below are the timelines where BITSAA accepts applications for Travel grant

Jan 1 to May 31 — Applications received in this semester will be sent on June 1 for evaluation

June 1 to Dec 31 — Applications received in this semester will be sent on Jan 1 for evaluation

Recipients of Travel Scholarship:

2017 Sanket Sushil Deshpande 2014B5A30599G INR 17730  12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
2017 Vasudha Varadarajan 2013B5A7064H INR 11300 The 8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics
2017 SUDEEP MISHRA 2013A3PS626G INR 25000 The 18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2017)
2017 Piyush Rath 2015A1PS714H INR 6897 The 8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics
2017 Anant Sharma 2014A7PS0051G INR 17722 The 24th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (Core A conference) , Guangzhou, China
2017 Priyesh Shukla 2011HS23162P INR 17521 ICIEE
2017 Deliwala Ravish Ashish 2013A3PS144G INR 25,000 ISQED

If you would like more information about this scholarship, or have any questions / comments / suggestions, please send a mail to