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IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission 2019 -Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology - IIST PhD Admission 2019 January - Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram invites applications from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Program starting in January 2019

 

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IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission January 2019 (Regular Candidates)

 

  • Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology envisions basic and applied research for meeting the national R&D requirements of Science & Technology in General and the Indian Space Program in particular
  • Applications are invited from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Program starting in January 2019, in the departments 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

 

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Important IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Dates

Opening of IIST Website for Online Submission of Applications: 01st November 2018 - 1700 hrs
Closing of IIST Website for Online Submission of applications: 14th November 2018 - 2345 hrs
Last Date of Payment of Application Fee: 15th November 2018 – 2330 hrs
Display of shortlisted candidates for Test: 21st November 2018 - 1700 hrs
Date of Written Screening Test: 02nd December 2018 at 0930 hrs
Publishing of Screening Test Results: 10th December 2018 – 1700 hrs
Interview Dates: 17th & 18th December 2018
Display of Provisionally selected candidates: 21st December 2018-1700 hrs
Last Date of remittance of semester fee: 27th December 2018
Reporting Date at the Institution: 01st January 2019
Classes begin for PhD Program: 02nd January 2019

 

IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen
Age Limit: Applicants should be below 35 years as on 14th November 2018. Age relaxation applicable as per Government Rules. There is no provision for PhD admission in IIST under Self Financing Category.

Minimum Qualifications

a) 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 minimum CGPA 9/10 or equivalent can be considered without GATE score.

 

Selection Procedure

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

 

b) 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-NET-JRF/Lectureship/ fellowship or NBHM/JEST/GATE and State Government Science and Technology Scheme, in the relevant disciplines.

 

Selection Procedure for IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD

  • 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 programme 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

 

c) 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 fellowship/ State Govt. Science & Technology Scheme or similar fellowship schemes of Central/State Governments.

 

Selection Procedure for IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD

  • For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Humanities/Management/Social 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 programme will be based on an interview to be conducted at IIST.
  • Candidates who have been provided research fellowships by State Govt. Science and Technology Scheme through competitive written test can also apply. For Candidates having research fellowship by State Govt. without competitive written test will have to appear for written screening test.

 

Research Fellowship offered by IIST

  • 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 Exam Pattern

  • A short-list of applicants for written test or interview will be displayed in IIST website by November 21, 2018
  • The Ph.D. written screening test will be for one and half hours, starting at 9:30 AM on December 02, 2018 (Sunday) in the cities listed below.
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • New Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • The written screening test for candidates without holding eligibility through a national test for PhD admissions will have two parts A & B. Part A (40 marks) will comprise of questions that test both aptitude and mathematics, Part B (60 marks) will have questions related to subject area that are identified in the eligibility. While Part A (30 minutes duration) will be conducted first for all candidates, Part B (60 minutes duration) will be held starting from 10:15 AM and lasting one hour for different subject areas. A student applying to multiple research areas can write the corresponding subject area (Part B) of the various different research areas in the indicated time slot
  • Candidates screened in through the written test will be called for an interview to be held at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram on 17th and 18th December 2018
  • Provisionally selected candidates list, after the interview, will be displayed in the IIST website on December 21, 2018

 

How to Apply for IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD

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

 

IIST PhD 2019 Application Fee

  • Application Fee is to the extent of Rs. 700/- per Department (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 Department, he/she need not pay any additional application fee. The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants who wish to apply to multiple departments, will have to pay the appropriate application fee (sum of the application fee for each department).
  • The application fee shall be paid, once enabled by the system one day after the registration, through “SBI Collect” only.
  • Applicants who are employed in Government/Semi Government/PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies need to produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of Interview.
  • For more information visit the official website www.iist.ac.in

 

IIST Thiruvananthapuram

 (Declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956), Dean (Academics), IIST, Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Phone: 0471-2568477 / 478, Email: admissions@iist.ac.in (For UG admissions), Website www.iist.ac.in

 

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