The Birla Senior Secondary School, being the oldest institution in Pilani, had the rare distinction of celebrating it centenary in 2001. During the course of 112 years of existence, the school not only added on and updated its infrastructure but has also proved to be instrumental in rapid development of Pilani as an educational hub. The school has well-equipped laboratories for Science & Technology streams, including biotechnology and health lab (Gym). Extensive computer labs having more than hundred computers and internet facility makes each student of the school tech-savvy. The school also has workshops for education of various crafts. A very well equipped and established audio-visual unit of the school facilitates use of audio-visual tools in learning process. Rich libraries have been provided in junior as well as senior sections with about 15000 and 16000 volumes available in the respective sections. New volumes are being added every year. A large number of periodicals are also provided in the reading rooms.
The school has two hostels, namely Birla Hostel and Rajasthan Hostel. The students from class I to VII, i.e. the Junior Section, are accommodated separately in the Birla Hostel. While the students of class VIII to XII are housed in different houses separated in forms of blocks in the Rajasthan Hostel. Accommodation is provided in different houses keeping in view class, age and other relevant factors of the student to ensure his comfortable stay in the hostel. The hostel provides state of the art well furnished, spacious rooms on twin sharing basis with beautiful lawns and healthy and peaceful surroundings. The E-learning centre of the hostel provides required tech-savvy learning through advance CAL process to the resident students. In-house STD/PCO is also available to meet communication needs of the students.
The hostels have common recreation rooms provided with suitable indoor games, newspaper and periodicals. The hostels are equipped with modern sanitary arrangements and all other amenities required by the resident students. A state of the art swimming pool has been constructed where all the students are taught swimming under the guidance of a qualified and experienced swimming coach and trained life-saving-guards. In addition to this,a modern and advanced Gym has been provided to take care of the physical health of the students under the trained instructors. To facilitate spiritual upliftment of the students, yoga classes, Aradhana and Pravachans are regularly held in the campus.
The school has playfields attached to both the hostels for students to play/practice various type of games including lawn tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Cricket etc. under the guidance of expert coaches. The school has two skating rinks and four basketball courts. In the hostel, facilities also exists for indoor games like table-tennis, chess, carom and other team games designed to improve their creativity and develop leadership. Besides these attached play-fields, the school also has an extensive main playfield of stadium size having football and cricket ground and all the facilities for track and field events. This playfield is used for inter-house, inter-school competitions. BET Republic day parade, District & national level sports meets and other such functions are being held on the playground. Because of excellent infrastructure available to the school, it has become possible to pay individual attention to the all round development of students.The school is boasts of a high standard maintained by the students for a long time.