Research Admissions at IIST Thiruvananthapuram: Apply by December 13

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IIST Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram-695547, has invited applications for or admission to its Ph.D. Programme-January 2022 session.

Programme is offered in the departments of (i) Aerospace Engineering (ii) Avionics (iii) Chemistry (iv) Earth and Space sciences (v) Humanities (vi) Mathematics and (vii) Physics

Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian citizen, below 35 years as on 13.12.2021. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.

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

Those with Master’s Degree in Science as their highest qualifying degree must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area. 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. Those applying with JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300. Those applying with a valid GATE score in a Science discipline, should have minimum score of 500 for General Category (450 for OBC / EWS and 350 for SC/ST/PD categories).

Those with Master’s Degree in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree, must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area of Humanities/Management /Social Sciences. They must have cleared a national level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-NET-JRF fellowship/State Government Science and Technology Scheme or similar fellowship schemes of Central/State Governments.

For all categories, applicant must have 65% marks/7.00CGPA (60%/6.50 for OBC / EWS, 55%/6.00 for SC/ST/PD) in the highest qualifying Degree.

Selection will be based on online screening test/interview or both. Interview will be conducted through Video Conference mode.

Details such as eligibility for admission in each department, areas of research, the process of selection, Fellowship details etc are given in the Notification at Admissions Link of

Admissions are offered under the 3 categories (i) Funded by IIST) (ii) Funded by IIT Palakkad IHub Foundation (IPTIF) Doctoral Fellowship Scheme and (iii) External Fellowship Holders. Details are given in the Notification.

Application: Applications can be submitted online at latest by 2359 hours on December 13, 2021. Application fee for Males of General/EWS/OBC is Rs. 700/- per Department and for SC/ST/PD and Women applicants, it is Rs.350/- per Department. If applying for more than one Research Area in the same Department, he/she need not pay any additional application fee. For applying to multiple departments, appropriate application fee (sum of the application fee for each department) is to be paid.

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