Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram is ranked 33rd for B.Tech by NIRF 2020. IIST is a Deemed to be University and functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. The institute offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels on areas with special focus to Space Sciences, Space Technology and Space Applications.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2007 | Deemed to be University
Approved by AICTE | UGC
Entrance Exam National: GATE/ JEE Main/ JEST/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET
Courses Offered UG, PG & Ph.D
Application Mode Online
Top Recruiters Adobe Systems, Asia Technologies, Astra Microwave, Collins Aerospace, Delta Electronics, Gauge Data Solutions, GES Infotech, Infosys
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports
Official Website https://www.iist.ac.in/
Admission Helpdesk +91 (471) 2568477 | 2568478
Address Valiamala P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 695 547

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Courses

IIST offers UG, PG, Ph.D in the discipline of Space Sciences, Space Technology and Space Applications. Mentioned below are the details for the same:

Course Specialization Eligibility
B.Tech Aerospace Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering (Avionics) 10+2 with a minimum of 75% aggregate marks (60% for reserved category candidates) + Obtained a valid score in JEE Main
B.Tech + M.Tech/ M.Sc -
M.Tech Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics, Thermal and Propulsion, Structures and Design, Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, RF and Microwave Engineering, VLSI and Microsystems, Power Electronics,  Materials Science & Technology, Earth System Sciences, GeoInformatics, Machine Learning and Soft Computing, Optical Engineering, Solid State Technology B.Tech or its equivalent in the relevant discipline + Obtained a valid score in GATE
M.S Astronomy and Astrophysics
Ph.D Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Humanities, Mathematics, Physics Master’s in the relevant discipline + Obtained a valid score in UGC NET-JRF/ CSIR NET-JRF/ JEST/ GATE

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Admission

The applicants can apply for admission in PG and Ph.D. courses through online mode and for UG courses through counseling. The following are the details for the same:

  • For PG and Ph.D. courses, visit the official website of the institute and fill the online application form.
  • The admission fee for the PG programs is INR 600 and INR 300 (for SC, ST, PWD and women candidates) and for Ph.D is INR 700 per department and INR 250 per department (for SC/ST/PWD and Women).
  • The candidates must have scored valid marks in the following examinations:
Course Entrance Test Read more
B.Tech JEE Main Click here
M.Tech GATE Click here
Ph.D UGC NET JRF -
CSIR NET JRF -
JEST -
GATE -

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Cut Off

Program GATE score Cutoff
General OBC-NCL/ EWS SC/ ST/ PD
Aerodynamics and Flight Machine 500 450 250
Structures and Design 500 450 250
Thermal and Propulsion 500 450 250
Control System 500 450 250
Digital Signal Processing 450 405 225

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Placement

The Placement Cell of IIST continually liaisons with industry, R&D organizations, and management organizations, with the foresight of Training, Career-Guidance, Internship/ Project, and Campus Placements. The Placement Cell works closely in line with the policies of the Institute and tries to coherently match the interests of students with an appropriate job profile. The institute provides an internship for both B.Tech. and M.Tech. programs for a period of two months, tentatively from May to July, every year. However, internships that require more than two months, for select M.Tech Programs, can be worked out in line with the institute policies and guidelines. Some of the frequent recruiters are Adobe Systems, Asia Technologies, Astra Microwave, Collins Aerospace, Delta Electronics, Gauge Data Solutions, GES Infotech, Infosys, Josh Talks, Indian Navy, Mahindra Electric, Philips, Wipro, Tata Advanced Systems, TCS, etc.

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Facilities

IIST is not only a premier institute in academics but it also provides a wide range of requisite facilities for the students that make the institute a far better than others. Some of these are the following-

Infrastructure

The main campus at Valiamala houses the academic area, research laboratories, library and information blocks, computer center, administrative area, senate cum convocation area, residential area, students’ activity center, and a sports complex.

Library

The operations of the library are fully computerized and the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is accessible from anywhere on the campus on a 24X7 basis.

E-resources deployed in the campus-wide network contains more than 3000 e-journals, hundreds of conference papers, standards, etc.

Computing Facilities 

There are good computing facilities that have been provided for the students:

Data Centre- High-Performance cluster server having 3 Terra flop speed (32 HP Blade servers having 64 Dual Quad Processor), 20 TB SAN Storage with NAS Header, Campus Automation Servers, 8 Servers with 4CPU/Dual CPU.
High-Performance Computing Lab
Programming Lab with
64 Desktop Computers with Heavy-duty Printers.

Sports Facilities

The Sport’s Club organizes interesting and exciting leagues like IIST Cricket League. The Badminton Club is also there. Students can also play football and basketball.

Health Facilities

There is a provision of a clinic and IIST has ensured emergency medical care and hospitalization for all its students by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Ananthapuri Health Services.

Other Facilities

Besides all these facilities some other facilities include- Guest House, Studio Apartments, Bank and Post Office, Open Air Theatre, Convocation Complex

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Faculty

IIST has a large and diverse faculty of highly qualified and accomplished individuals. They are the most distinguished scholars, who constantly do research in their respective fields. The institute has a team of highly qualified faculty members, the majority of them have long teaching experience and are associated with the institution for many years. The entire faculty is extremely experienced and well versed in their subject matters. The faculty comprises 12 Professors, 54 Associate Professors, 26 Assistant Professors and 4 Adjunct Professors.

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology FAQs

Ques. What is the reservation criteria of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology?

Ans. The reservation policy of the Government of India applicable to Central Educational Institutions (CEI), candidates belonging to the following categories are admitted to reserved seats based on relaxed criteria. The categories and the corresponding percentage of reservation are:

Scheduled Castes 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Other Backward Classes belonging to Non-Creamy Layer 27%
Persons with Disabilities 5%

Ques. How can I check my result at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology?

Ans. IIST offers UG/ PG/ and Research programs in seven departments. It runs two types of courses for Regular candidates and DOS/ISRO employees and conducts admission entrance examination separately. The result of entrance examination is declared separately for each course and course type (Regular or DOS/ISRO employee). To read more, click here

Ques. Does the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology provide scholarships?

Ans. The institute provides scholarships to meritorious and needy students. The complete cost of education in IIST for all the students are funded through an Assistanceship package offered by the Department of Space.

Ques. What is the intake capacity for admission at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology?

Ans. The seat intake capacity for admission at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is as follows:

Course Seat Intake
B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering 60 + 6
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Avionics) 60 + 6
Dual Degree (B.Tech and Master of Science/ M.Tech) 20 + 2

Ques. What are the jobs with the average salary offered to M.Tech graduates?

Ans. The following table shows the list of popular job profiles for MTech graduates:

Designation Average Salary (INR)
Computer Science Engineers INR 3 LPA
Assistance Engineers INR 3 LPA
Executive Engineers INR 9 LPA 
Software Engineers INR 5 LPA
Mechanical Engineers INR 3.5 LPA
Electronics Engineers INR 1.9 LPA
Mining Engineers INR 8 LPA
Electronics and Communication Engineers INR 3 LPA

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Ques. What is the counselling procedure for admission in UG courses at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology?

Ans. The admission to undergraduate courses is done through personal counseling based upon merit which is strictly governed by the reservation policy laid down by the Government.

  • Register yourself online on the IIST website.
  • IIST generates an admission list based upon the same.
  • Only those candidates who have registered online will be considered eligible for this admission list.
  • This admission list will include JEE (Advanced) All-India Rank (including category rank of the candidates).