Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus is a technical and science institute for higher education in Jawaharnagar Village, Shamirpet, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, physical sciences, mathematics and economics.HistoryThe Hyderabad campus foundation stone was laid in the presence of the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr.Y.S.RajaShekar Reddy on 27 April 2007. The institute became a functioning entity in 2008. The library building which is spread over an area of 45,000 sq.ft was inaugurated by E.S.L. Narasimhan, the current governor of Andhra Pradesh on 16 December 2011.Sanchit Mishra, Upender Kochelin & Associates, the lead designer of the New Delhi Commonwealth Village was the architect while IVRCL Infrastructures and Projects Ltd and Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd were the construction consultancy.CampusThe campus is situated on the Rajiv Rahadari near the Hakimpet Air Force Station. Other institutions in the vicinity are ICICI Knowledge Park, NALSAR Law University and SP Bio-Tech Park. The terrain consists of small hillocks and urban forests, mostly away from any major urban center.The campus is divided into blocks. The academic block is where the day-to-day functioning of the institute takes place. It is divided into blocks A to G comprising lecture halls, classrooms, faculty offices, information processing centers and laboratories for all departments. The central library is part of this complex, as is the planned auditorium. In front of the academic block is a rock garden that is the inspiration for the name of the college magazine, On The Rocks. Beyond the rocks lie the hostels which are divided into two complexes. The first complex consists of the Vyas Bhavan, Budh Bhavan, Gandhi Bhavan, Krishna Bhavan, Ram Bhavan and Shankar Bhavan, which serve as boys hostels. The second complex comprises the girls hostels Meera Bhavan and Malaviya Bhavan. These complexes have their own mess buildings. They are separated by an expanse of lawn.