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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology PhD Admission 2021 January Session

IIST Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021 - Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram invites applications from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Program for the academic session starting in January 2021 (Regular)
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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 Programme in particular. The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers doctoral and post doctoral programmes.

PhD Program Offered

PhD Program is offered in the following Departments

(i) Aerospace Engineering

(ii) Avionics

(iii) Chemistry

(iv) Earth and Space sciences

(v) Humanities

(vi) Mathematics



IIST Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Opening of IIST website for online submission of applications

09th December 2020

Closing of IIST website for online submission of applications

29th December 2020

Closing of IIST website for online submission of applications (for Externally Funded)

06th January 2021

Display of shortlisted candidates for Test

06th January 2021

 Date of online screening test

10th January 2021

Publishing of screening test results

13th January 2021

Interview Dates (Tentative)

18th /19th January 2021

Classes begin for PhD Programme

25th January 2021

Eligibility Criteria for IIST Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021


Applicants should be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit

Applicants should be below 35 years as on 15.06.2020. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology/Science/ Humanities /Management /Social Sciences must have secured 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or 6.50 CGPA on a scale of 10 for OBC / EWS, 55%marks or 6.00 CGPA on a scale of 10 for SC/ST/PD). They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of a qualified GATE score.
  • However, there is no GATE cut off score for applicants with M.Tech./M.E as the highest qualifying degree, who are applying for Ph.D. in Engineering Discipline.
  • Applicants with a Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with minimum CGPA 8/10 or 3.6 /4 or equivalent can be considered without a GATE score.
  • They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF / Lectureship/fellowship or NBHM / JEST /and State Government Science and Technology Scheme, in the relevant disciplines.
  • Candidates awaiting their results in the final year/semester are also eligible to apply,

IIST Trivandrum PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • 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 their registration profile once submitted. Hence utmost care should be taken by the applicants while filling their profile.

Application Fee

For General/EWS/OBC candidates

Rs. 700/- per Department

For SC/ST/PD and Women applicants

Rs.350/- per Department

Mode of Payment

Through online mode

Selection Process

  • Selection to the PhD program will be based on an online screening test followed by an interview. Interview will be conducted through Video Conference mode (Skype / Zoom)

Research Fellowship

  • All scholars selected to the program specializations listed fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month. (Research Scholars selected with UGC/CSIR/NET-JRF/NBHM and State Government Science and Technology Scheme etc., 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 to Rs.35,000/- per month 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.

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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