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IIST PhD Admission 2018 –Notification, Dates, Eligibility

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology -IIST PhD Admission 2018

IIST PhD Admission 2018 - Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram invites applications from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Program starting in July 2018, in the areas given below

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Avionics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

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

 

Also See : Admission Notification

 

 About 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 Program in particular
  • The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers doctoral and postdoctoral program

 

Important Dates

  • Starting of filling up of online applications form: 24th April 2018
  • Last dates for filling up of online applications form: 8th May 2018
  • Last Date of Payment of application fee: 10th May 2018
  • Display of shortlisted candidates for Test/Interview: 15th May 2018
  • Date of written screening test: 27th May 2018
  • Publishing of screening test results: 1st June 2018
  • Interview Date: 11th and 12th June 2018
  • Display of Provisionally selected candidates: 15th June 2018
  • Last Date of remittance of semester fee: 20th June 2018
  • Reporting date at the Institution: 21st July 2018
  • Classes begin for Ph.D: 23rd July 2018

 

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology as their highest qualifying degree

  • Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology must have secured 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60% marks or 6.50 CGPA for OBC, 55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of 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 Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with outstanding academic record may be considered without GATE score.

Selection Procedure:

  • For candidates with M.E/M.Tech as their highest qualifying degree, selection to the PhD program will be based on a written screening test followed by an interview. However, candidates with a valid fellowship such as  CSIR/NET-JRF/KSCSTE fellowships and CSIR-NET Lectureship post their ME/M Tech, will be directly called for the interview.

 Applicants with Master’s Degree in Science as their highest qualifying degree

  • Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with a minimum of 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60% marks or 6.50 CGPA for OBC, 55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD).
  • They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NETJRF/Lectureship/KSCSTE fellowship or NBHM/JEST/GATE, in the relevant disciplines.

Selection Procedure:

  • For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Sciences as their qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests listed above, selection to the program will be based on an interview to be conducted at IIST.
  • Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300.
  • Candidates applying with a valid GATE score in a Science discipline, having a minimum score of 500 for General Category (450 for OBC and 350 for SC/ST/PD categories), are exempted from the Ph.D. written screening test conducted by IIST. Applicants having GATE score in Science disciplines less than indicated cut-off above will not be considered for Ph.D. Admission.

Applicants with Master’s Degree in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree

  • Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area of Humanities / Management / Social Sciences with a minimum of 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60% marks or 6.50 CGPA for OBC, 55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have cleared a national level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-NET-JRF or KSCSTE fellowship and similar fellowship schemes of Central/State Governments.

Selection Procedure:

  • For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Humanities/Management as their qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests listed above, selection to the program will be based on an interview to be conducted at IIST.

 

Age Limit:

  • Applicant should be below 35 years as on May 08, 2018. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.

 

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

 

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.700/- per Dept. (for SC/ST/PD and Women applicants - Rs.350/- per Department). If the applicant is eligible and wishes to apply for more than one Research Area in the same Dept., he/she need not have to pay any additional application fee. The application fee shall be paid after one day of registration through “SBI Collect” only
  • 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

 

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