I am also planning to do the BITS WILP program for 2012-2013 in the first semester .. I can tell you what ever i know.. if something is wrong.. then someone can correct me..
1. Application form:
When the application form will be issued for the year 2012-2013?
Ans : Around April mid I suppose you can expect it from april 10th onwards anytime. Again.. this is only for MS Software systems.
When is the last date for the application form to be submitted?
The approach I think is pay Rs 1500/- to download the admission form. fill it up and courier it to them with the documents like marksheets etc. On selection, u need to draw up a DD in favour of Bits and send them the receipt. All this will get over before May 31st. They give only around a months time or so to complete the formalities. So we have to be up and running because the couriers can get delayed
2. Documents Required:
What are documents to be attached with the application form?
Marksheets all semesters from 10th till engg completion, degree certificates, letter from company stating that ur an employess of that company. previous employment certificates, ur mentors resume and their degree certificates. These are the a few certificates which are mandatory. Rest of the mandatory stuff.. I am sure it will become available on the site when the admission portal opens.
3. Fees Details:
Fees per semester:
The fee should be paid at the starting of the Semester?
Rs 45000 /- the first time and then 30000 /- every semester
Where the fees should be paid?
u can pay by dd or chalan or cheque favouring bits.. the exact name will appear in the email communication sent by Bits.. They will generally ask u to pay it through icici bank
Will there be any time line given for the fees to be paid?
Time will be given, but i think the buffer is only around 10 days i.e to pay and courier the receipt to bits (in Rajasthan). So it will be hectic
Where these details will be updated in the site?
These details will appear in the admission notification.. Not to wrry. everything is generally crystal clear. U can also contact them via phone to clarify ur doubts.
Are there any criteria to choose a mentor? If so what are those criteria?
I think the minimum criteria is that the mentor should have more than 5 years of exp. and i think they should hold an ms degree. So its better if u choose a mentor who is an architect with lots of exp so that ur dissertation project is good.
What are the documents required from the Mentor during the submission of application form?
As mentioned above.. his resume and degree certificates are required.
5. About Classes:
As I am from Chennai, I would like to know where the classes will be held. Is there any centre in Chennai?
For WILP the lectures are online. U have to check in ur center. But the most advantageous would be to form a study group.
How many classes per month?
Its hectic because its online. 1.5 -2 hours from Monday- Thursday..
The classes will be during the weekends?
No .. Since its online.. they generally have it on week days.
6. Degree Certificate:
In the degree certificate issued after completing the MS course, will it be mentioned as ‘Completed MS through distance education or WILP’ or
something like that or just completed MS in BITS?
Just completed MS. our certificates will be the same as the ones who are doind MS in bits college.. nothing related to wilp will be mentioned.
Again.. all these are answers to WILP..In my previous company there was a WASE program where in Bits had a tie up with our company and hence lectures were held every weekend. So I am not sure if Bits has a tie up with accenture and whether there are any visiting profs for ur subj.. that u will have to find out from ur company..
Let me know in case u get to know about the admission / anything if i have mentioned wrong..
P.S u can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org