Located in Shamirpet, BITS Pilani’s Hyderabad Campus is far disconnected from the major urban areas of Hyderabad. There’s wilderness around, with the terrain consisting of hillocks, and is about 5Km from the Nehru Ring Road. Once on that road, there are enough sign boards to guide you to the college. And if you lose track of where you are, all you can do is hope to find a villager around, to guide you through. We had a tough time reaching the college, and it took us a 4-5km ride around hillocks, and tiny Ghats to get here through a village. So basically, it’s cut out from the world. Only one RTC route – 212 plies here from Secunderabad station, so students can use this when going to the city. 211 series of RTC Routes drop you around the college in a radius of about 1Km.
Being a completely residential course, everyone is supposed to stay in the college hostel, so students really do not have to worry about the daily commute. The campus seems isolated from the world, but in fact is a complete world in itself, and indeed a beautiful one.
The sprawling 200 acre campus, welcomes you with its magnificent huge gates, and a couple of modern shinny glassy buildings. With the campus not landscaped into a flat piece of land, but rather left in its natural state amidst the rocks, and the hillocks. With the educational blocks (A to G) taking the higher ground, and the residential blocks downhill. The road leading towards the college blocks from the hostel is beautiful with a rock garden leading into the stairs carved into the rocks that must have existed there. Of course there are cement roads for the vehicles too, but none as beautiful as the one meant to walk.
The infrastructure of the academic block is absolutely world class, well furnished and well planned. All classes are air-conditioned. Blocks for various departments, libraries, the SAC (student activity centre) are all separated.