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Established : 2007 | Accredited/Approved : UGC

About Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology

Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology is a premier aerospace college established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. It is an autonomous institute started by the Department of Space by the Government of India. The institute is known to be one of a kind for providing all levels of education in space technology, space applications & space sciences. The IIST Thiruvananthapuram was inaugurated by then ISRO director DR. G Madhavan Nair. The institute's reputation is quite good as our Former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, was the first chancellor. IIST Thiruvananthapuram NIRF ranking is 43 among all engineering colleges in the nation. The primary focus of IIST has been to make India a stronger nation in the domain of aerospace & aeronautics. Henceforth, IIST is one of India's best space science colleges.

The college has 7 departments catering to all the courses ranging from mathematics to humanities. These departments offer more than 15 courses, focusing on the aerospace & space sciences division. IIST Thiruvananthapuram courses include undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses. The flagship program of the institute is B.Tech in aerospace engineering. The research base is also an important area where the institute guides & supervises its candidates on a large scale. In addition, proper publication opportunities & projects are provided to enhance research efficiency in a particular area. The IIST fee structure for the B.Tech program is Rs. 1.45 Lakhs annually.

IIST currently has students from different geographical backgrounds. There are more than 500 undergraduate students, followed by 160 postgraduate and 100 research scholars. The campus is 100 acres and is fully residential. The location is near the mountain ranges of western ghats. Initially, the IIST started functioning at the ATF campus under the Vikram Sarabhai Space center, but in 2010 the new campus was inaugurated in Ponmudi Hills. The IIST campus provides all the facilities to its students in an effective manner.

IIST is one of the prominent places to study space sciences and secure a stable future. The IIST placements record of the college has been exceptionally significant in the past few years. IIST Thiruvananthapuram's highest package to date is Rs. 11.5 LPA, while the average package stood at Rs. 7.6 LPA. The prominent recruiters for the institute are Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., TCS, Analog devices, Mercedes Benz, Adobe systems, Josh Talks, Indian Navy, Gauge Data Solutions, and many more.

IIST Trivandrum offers opportunities for extracurricular & personality development to its students. There are several events in engineering & sciences like film-making, quizzing, photography, fine arts, music, dance, and much more. The institute provides more than 25 research projects in different areas of chemistry, earth sciences, and humanities. Avionics has attracted various research projects. Some of them are ISRO funded, while others are company based.

IIST has signed an MOU with USRA of USA and California Institute for student exchange programs. ISRO strongly associates with IIST to provide a proper absorption of candidates as per the norms. Therefore, interested students can sit for various positions in the organization as per the requirements.

IIST scholarships are available for research scholars with qualified merit in the necessary examination like NET JRF/ CSIR NET. The amount depends on the research work & experience gained. IIST Fee waiver schemes are also applied in the case of category-wise scholarships. The top 5 undergraduate students securing good AIR rank are also entitled to a full fee waiver. All undergraduate students having a CGPA of 9 or more are eligible for a 50% fee waiver. Similarly, the M.Tech courses also offer scholarships based on GATE scores through AICTE. 

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Rankings 

IIST has been ranked among NIRF Top 50 Engineering Colleges for four consecutive years.

  • IIST NIRF ranking 2022 is 43 in the engineering category.
  • In the 2021 NIRF Rankings, the college was ranked 40 for B Tech. Besides, in 2020 & 2019, IIST achieved the 33rd and 30th ranks among engineering colleges.
  • It received a certificate of appreciation from AICTE for its exceptional contribution to the field of space sciences.
  • IIST also secured 8th  position in All India Universities ranking by ISRO
  • The college has received awards like Bhu Ratna Award, MP Birla Memorial Award, and Mohd. Abdu Rahiman Sahib National award and many more.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Courses & Fees

Below mentioned is the detailed list of courses, fees, and selection criteria:

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Courses

IIST Thiruvananthapuram  Fees

Selection Criteria 

BTech


Fees: INR 1,45,000 (1st Year Fees)
 

JEE Advanced + Counselling

MTech


Fees: INR 87,400 (Total Fees)
 

Graduation with 60% and GATE

M.Tech + M.S


Fees: INR 1,45,000 (1st Year Fees)
 

Written Test

B Tech+MS

Fees: INR 1,45,000 (1st Year Fees)
 

JEE Advanced

B.tech + M.Tech


Fees: INR 1,45,000 (1st Year Fees)
 

JEE Advanced is the selection criteria

PhD

Fees: INR 21,400 (1st Year Fees)
 

Post-graduation with 65%

IIST Thiruvananthapuram B.Tech admission

IIST B.Tech is offered only in two specializations: aerospace engineering and avionics. The seat intake for the program is 60. The candidates are required to clear both JEE Mains & Advanced to secure a seat in the institute. The IIST B Tech eligibility criterion is as follows:

  • Students shall have passed HSC with a minimum of 75% marks in the science stream.
  • Subjects studied must include Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • At first, students must take up JEE Main. Then, those who qualify for the minimum qualifying JEE Main Cutoff will be able to take JEE Advanced Exam.
  • After qualifying for JEE advanced exam, students can register online by logging into the official website. Usually, the IIST application form will be released in September.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram admission procedure for B.Tech

Candidates willing to join IIST need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Register online by logging into the IIST admission portal.
  • Fill in the details as per instructions.
  • An IIST registration fee of Rs. 600 is to be made for confirmation.
  • Later, the admission authority will prepare the merit list/ IIST rank list by compiling the JEE Advanced Scores.
  • Students whose names appeared on the merit/rank list must attend the IIST Counselling. The seat allotment process for B Tech is done through counseling rounds based on ranking and course preferences.

IIST B Tech cut off

Branch

Opening

Closing

IIST Aerospace Engineering

43.89%

34.17

Avionics

66.94%

33.05%

The IIST Trivandrum avionics cutoff is as follows:

Category

Opening

Closing

OBC

33.05%

27.22%

SC

32.22%

15.83%

ST

20.28%

11.11%

The IIST Trivandrum aerospace engineering cutoff is as follows:

Category

Opening

Closing

OBC

47.78%

30.28%

SC

33.89%

19.44%

ST

14.44%

11.94%

IIST fee structure for B Tech

The detailed fee structure is as follows:

Particulars

Amount

Caution Money

Rs. 5000

One Time Fees

Rs. 1500

Tuition Fee (Per semester)

Rs. 62,500

Other Fees (Per semester)

Rs. 5,450

Hostel Seat rent (Per semester)

Rs. 3000

Electricity Charges (Per semester)

Rs. 750

Other Fees (Per semester)

Rs. 5000

Mess Advance (Per semester)

Rs. 15000

Note:  100% tuition waivers for SC/ST/PH students. Families with less than 1 Lakh annual income are also given the full waiver. In the case of EWS, 2/3 of the tuition fee is remitted.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram M.Tech admission

The IIST M.Tech admission is provided to more than 8 streams. The eligibility criterion is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a UG degree or any degree holding an equivalent value in different streams like Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering. Shall have obtained a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Registration is to be online using the institute's portal.
  • Valid marks in the GATE entrance examination
  • A maximum of 6 preferences are allowed to a candidate within all the courses.
  • The selection process is based on the rank list after GATE scores and written examinations.

IIST GATE cut-off

Program

General

OBC/EWS

Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics

500

450

Structure & Design

500

450

Thermal propulsion

500

450

Control System

500

450

Digital Signal Processing

450

405

RF & Microwave Engineering

425

405

Power Electronics

500

382

VLSI & Microsystems

450

450

Material Science & Technology

450

405

Astronomy & Astrophysics

425

382

Earth System Science

490

441

Geoinformatics

450

405

Machine Learning and Computing

500

495

Optical Engineering

450

405

Solid State Technology

425

382

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Dual Degree admission

IIST offers admission to the dual degree programs such as B Tech+M Tech and B Tech+MS. However, the seat intake is limited to 20 for each program.

B Tech+MS program is available in Astronomy & astrophysics, and Solid State Physics. Besides, B Tech + M Tech is available in Earth System Sciences and Optical Engineering. JEE Advanced scores determine admission. In addition, students must undergo a counseling process.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD admission

The eligibility requirements for Ph.D. in IIST Thiruvananthapuram are as follows:

  • Candidates having an M.Tech degree must hold a first-class score.
  • If the candidate has MS in Engineering, there is no need for a valid GATE score.
  • If the candidate has an combined master's degree from IITs and IISC; no GATE score is needed
  • Apart from a post-graduation degree; a valid GATE/UGC/CSIR NET JRF score is a mandatory requirement
  • Candidates for excellent performance in graduation can be directly admitted to research program based on their CGPA and do not need a GATE score

The streams available for research are:

Specialization

Research Area

Aerospace Engineering

  • Microscale Heat Transfer

Modelling Of turbulent, compressible materials

  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Combustion & Propulsion
  • Aerodynamics & Fluid Dynamics

Avionics

  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Power Systems Control
  • Power Electronics
  • Antenna Design
  • Microwave Circuits
  • VLSI Signal Processing

Chemistry

  • Nanocomposites
  • Material for energy & storage

Earth & Space Science

  • Geology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Remote Sensing
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics

Humanities

  • Cultural Studies

Mathematics

  • Computational Partial Differential Equations
  • Commutative Algebra

Physics

  • Holography for coherence waves
  • Electronic properties of Stanene
  • Solid State Nuclear Magnetic resonance

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Placements

IIST Placement Cell plays a crucial role in establishing strong associations with recruiters, research organizations, and companies at large. The cell provides full-time placement, 2-month summer internship, 1-year internship, industry-partnered internship, and 6-month internships for all the branches. The placement process usually begins in August/September.

The institute has set up a record every year. The details are as follows:

Particulars

2019-20

2020-21

Number of students placed

127

42

Highest Package

Rs. 10.5 LPA

Rs. 11.5 LPA

Average Package

Rs. 6 LPA

Rs. 7.6 LPA

Top recruiters

Delta Electronics

Subex

Carl Zeiss

ISRO

ISAC Bengaluru

Mahindra & Mahindra

Mercedes Benz

The IIST Highest package this year has been around Rs. 11.5 LPA.

Courses

Number of students placed

UG

4

PG

17

M.Tech

9

PhD

12

IIST B Tech Placements

Branch

Average Package

Avionics

Rs. 8.8 LPA

Aerospace Engineering

Rs. 7.6 LPA

IIST M.Tech placements

Branch

Students placed

Power Electronics

3

Machine learning & Computing

3

Thermal Propulsion

2

Structure & Design

2

Material Science & Technology

2

Aerodynamics

1

Digital Signal Processing

1

Control System

1

VLSI Microsystems

1

IIST internships are also provided to the students to improve their employability skills. The top companies providing internships are Robert Bosch, INTEL, Textron, and many more. The details are as follows:

Branch

Number Of Students Placed

VLSI Microsystems

7

Machine learning & Computing

5

Aerodynamics

2

Digital Signal Processing

2

Control System

1

Microwave Engineering

1

Optical engineering

1

Thermal propulsion

1

Structure & Design

1

The overall choice to go with IIST is based on streams, as the college is preferably meant for students having a keen interest in aerospace engineering. Moreover, it is one of the oldest & trusted among all institutes in the country. The entry is challenging, but it is worth it.

Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology Course fee structure

CourseFeesDuration
BE/BTech - Aeronautical Engineering Request 4.0 years
BE/BTech - Computer Science Engineering Request 4.0 years

Reviews

Asked question

I want to get admission in this college.
Asked by ROBINSON M
replied on 06-Jan-2021 15:07:19

Candidates being eligible for the course shall get B.Tech admissions at Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology the basic eligibility will be class 12th passed in science stream having secured minimum 75% aggregate and should have also given JEE Main to get seats allotted.

Can I get admission with 84 percentile JEE Main score
Asked by Abhinav.S
replied on 30-Sep-2020 14:16:46

Candidates should have completed HSC examination with minimum of 75% marks and 65% marks for SC/ST/PD having studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology admission for B.Tech will be made based on the scores obtained in JEE Advance score followed by counseling.

JEE MAINS CR 131924
Asked by NOOPUR SHEKHAR DIVEKAR
replied on 30-Sep-2020 14:16:27

Candidates should have cleared 10+2/Senior secondary school with minimum 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST/PWD/) in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as subjects. One should have also cleared JEE Mains or JEE Advance with valid scores for getting admission in this college.

Admission
Asked by J Muhammad IHSAN
replied on 17-Oct-2019 05:54:58

You need to have minimum 75% marks in XII form a recognised board and based on JEE Advanced score + counselling Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology admission to B.Tech will take place. Also you can fill the application form online in the official website

Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

Phone:+91 (471) 2568453

Email ID:

pro@iist.ac.in

Address:

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Valiamala
, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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