Applications are invited for phd in Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology -IIST PhD Admission 2018


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram invites applications from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Program starting in January 2018, in the areas given below

i. Aerospace Engineering (PAE01)

ii. Avionics (PAV01)

iii. Mathematics (PMA01)

iv. Physics (PPH01)

v. External Fellowship Holders for the Departments in Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Chemistry, Earth & Space Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics and Physics (only for candidates receiving Ph.D. fellowship from agencies such as DST, CSIR, MeiTY,NBHM, UGC etc.)

Eligible candidates are encouraged to go through the faculty profiles in the department of their choice and should indicate the desired research area/faculty name in their application


About IIST Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology envisions basic and applied research for meeting the national R&D requirements of Science and Technology in general and the Indian Space Program in particular

The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers doctoral and postdoctoral program


Eligibility Criteria

Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology: Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology must have secured first class or equivalent in the Master’s degree. They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of qualified GATE score. Applicants with MS in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with outstanding academic record can be considered without GATE score

Applicants with Integrated Masters degree (or Dual Degree) in Engineering/Technology from IITs and IISc with minimum CGPA 9.0/10 can also be considered without GATE score
Applicants, who qualified UGC/CSIR/NET-JRF/other similar fellowships, with eligible degrees are allowed to apply even without GATE score

Master’s Degree in Science/Humanities: Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with first class or equivalent in their Master’s degree. They must have qualified UGC/CSIR NET-JRF/JEST (or) GATE in the relevant disciplines. Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300


Age Limit

Applicant should be below 35 years as on 16th December 2017; age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen


Research Fellowship

Research Fellowship for GATE and UGC/CSIR NET-JRF/JEST qualified students is Rs.25000/ – per month. (Research Scholars selected with UGC/CSIR NET-JRF shall draw fellowship from the concerned organizations)

For all research scholars with external fellowship, the concerned rules and regulations apply; the fellowship will be enhanced based on a performance review after two years of Research

The scholars will be required to assist the Departments in tutorials, practical training in labs or similar academic activities normally limited to 6 hours per week


Selection Procedure

Applications will be received until 16th December 2017 only through online; from the eligible applicants, a short-listing will be done, taking into account their applicable GATE/NET scores. Therefore, applicants are advised to enter:

i. GATE score through which Master’s Degree has been pursued;

ii. Best GATE score if the applicant possesses more than one GATE score

Candidates having fellowship from the Govt. of India funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, MeiTY, INAE, NBHM, UGC etc may also apply for PhD admission in various departments in IIST. Final decision on the eligibility of such fellowships will be taken by IIST


Application Procedure

Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website

Applications received online only will be considered. The applicants will not be allowed to make any changes in the profile registration once submitted. Hence utmost care should be taken by the applicants while filling the profile

Application fee is to the extent of Rs.600/- per Dept. (for SC/ST/PD and Women applicants – Rs.300/- per Department). If the applicant is eligible and wishes to apply for more than one Research Area in the same Dept., he/she need not have to pay any additional application fee. The application fee shall be paid after one day of registration through “SBI Collect” only

However, such applicant who wishes to apply for more than one Research Area within the same Dept. need to indicate his/her choice of Research Areas in the order of his/her preference. The application fee is non-refundable


Important Dates

Starting of filling up of online applications form: 01st December 2017

Last dates for filling up of online applications form: 16th December 2017

Last date for remittance of application fee: 18th December 2017

Display of shortlisted candidates for Test/Interview: 19th December 2017

Interview Date: 27th and 28th December 2017

Display of Provisionally selected candidates: 29th December 2017 (8:00 pm)

Classes begins for PhD: 08th January 2018

For more information visit the official website: www.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, (Declared as Deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC act 1956), Govt. of India, Department of Space, Thiruvananthapuram-695547

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