IIST PhD Admission 2017 - Eligibility, Application and Dates

IIST PhD Admission - July 2017 for Masters Degree holders

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram invites applications from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Programme starting in July 2017, in the areas given below
(i) Aerospace Engineering
(ii) Avionics
(iii) Earth & Space Sciences
(iv) Mathematics
(v) Other areas* (only for candidates receiving PhD fellowship from Govt. of India agencies such as DST, CSIR, MeiTY, INAE, 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

IIST PhD Admission 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants with 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
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 30th April 2017; age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen

IIST PhD Admission 2017 Application Procedure

Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website http://admission.iist.ac.in

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 Department, he/she need not have to pay any additional application fee

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

The application fee shall be paid after two days of registration through “SBI Collect” only
Applicants 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

IIST PhD Admission 2017 Important Dates

Opening of IIST website for online submission of applications 06th April 2017

Closing of IIST website for online submission of applications 30th April 2017

Display of shortlisted candidates for Test/Interview 19th May 2017

Interview Date window: 12th to 15th June 2017

Display of Provisionally selected candidates: 19th June 2017

Commencement of Classes for PhD students 24th July 2017 (Monday)

IIST PhD Admission 2017 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

IIST PhD Admission 2017 Selection Procedure
Applications will be received until 30th April 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

IIST Thiruvananthapuram

IIST Thiruvananthapuram is a deemed university of research in space science, located at Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. IIST was established in 2007 by the Indian Space Research Organisation. IIST offers engineering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes in space science research, technology and applications.

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, Website www.admission.iist.ac.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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