IIST PhD Program - January 2017 in Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics

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IIST PhD Programme - January 2017

Applications are invited from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Programme starting in January 2017, in the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics

IIST has been ranked as 8th among the Indian Universities, in the ‘National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) – India Rankings 2016’ brought out by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualifications

a) Applicants with Master's Degree in Engg/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
Candidates with MS in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with outstanding academic record (or) MS by Research with outstanding academic record can be considered without GATE. Candidates with Integrated Masters degree (or Dual Degree) in Engg/Tech from IITs and IISc with minimum CGPA 9.0/10 can be considered without GATE

b) Applicants with Master's Degree in Science: 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 (or) NET-Lectureship (or) GATE qualified in the relevant disciplines

c) Applicants with Bachelor's Degree in Engg/Technology: Outstanding candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering with an excellent academic record and aptitude for research may be considered for direct admission to the PhD Program
Such candidates must have secured CGPA of 9.0/10 or better and a valid GATE score of 675 or better. B.Tech students from IITs with CGPA better than 9.0/10 do not require GATE

Age Limit: Applicant should be below 28 years as on 30th Nov. 2015 (Age relaxation applicable as per govt. rules)

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen

Selection Procedure

From the eligible applicants, a short-listing will be done, taking into account their best GATE/NET scores as applicable; however, the candidates are advised to enter
a) GATE score through which Master's Degree has been pursued
b) Best GATE score if the applicant possesses more than one GATE score
List of short-listed candidates for written test or interview will be displayed in IIST website. Depending on the number of applicants who have applied, the final selection is based on an interview, which will be conducted at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram during 21st December 2016
In case of very large number of applicants being shortlisted for PhD admission, a written test will be conducted for shortlisting applicants for the interview

How to Apply for IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD 2017

Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website www.iist.ac.in
The applicants will not be allowed to make any changes in the profile registration once submitted. Hence the applicant while filling the profile should take utmost care
Application Fee is to the extent of Rs.250/- per Dept. Code (for SC/ST/PWD & Women Rs.125/- per Dept. Code); if the applicant is eligible and wishes to apply for more than one dept. code, he/she has to submit the application and application fee for the respective dept. codes separately
The application fee is non-refundable
All the candidates have to bring the Bank challan copy of the respective Department code at the time of the interview as proof. Candidates who are employed in Govt. /Semi Govt./PSUs/Autonomous Bodies need to produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of Interview

Important Dates

Opening of IIST website for online submission of applications 25th Nov 2016 (16.00 hrs)
Opening Date for Payment of Application Fee 29th November 2016
Closing Date for Online Submission of Applications 08th December 2016 (17.00 hrs)
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee & Uploading the Challan 14th December 2016
Tentative Date of Display of shortlisted Written Test or Interview 21st December 2016
Tentative Schedule of Interview 04th to 06th January 2017
Tentative Date for Display of selected Applicants IIST website 11th January 2017
Tentative Date of reporting for all selected students 16th January 2017
Tentative Date for Commencement of Classes 18th January 2017

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram

(An autonomous institute under Dept. of Space, Govt. of India Declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956), Valiamala PO, IIST-Thiruvananthapuram-695547, Website www.iist.ac.in