IINDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (Dept. of Space, Govt. of India), Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695547
Also Known as
Also known as IIST Thiruvananthapuram.
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
CONNECTIVITY (How To Reach)
- Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
Distance from Airport : 28km
Nearest Railway Station : Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
Distance from Railway Station : 24km
Among top 5 space science engineering colleges in India
MODE OF ADMISSION
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- Aerospace Engineering
- B.Tech. in Engineering Physics and M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics
- B.Tech. in Engineering Physics and M.S. in Earth System Science
- B.Tech. in Engineering Physics and M.S. in Solid State Physics
- B.Tech. in Engineering Physics and M.Tech. in Optical Engineering
CUTOFF RANKS (OPENING & CLOSING RANKS)
IIST provides financial assistance funded by the Department of Space (DoS), Government of India for students admitted to B.Tech programmes. The assistantship covers the expenses such as Tuition and Students Amenity fees, hostel (including dining) and Establishment charges and medical expenses. An additional Book allowance of Rs. 3000 per semester is also provided. So, the fees is NIL.
This assistantship will be continued beyond the first semester for those students (other than those belonging to SC, ST and PD category) who secure a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7.5 (in a scale of 10) in every semester. Failing this they have to remit the pre-notified fees (Tuition and Students Amenity Fees, hostel, dining and Establishment charges and medical expenses) for the next semester.
As performance based financial assistance is provided by DOS to the B.Tech. and Dual degree program students of IIST, ISRO/DOS will have the first right to absorb them, subject to the human resource requirements of ISRO/DOS.
Students who are offered a job in ISRO/DOS are mandated to serve as Scientist/Engineer – ‘SC’ in any ISRO/DOS centres for a minimum period of 3 years. On failing to accept the job offer, a student is liable to pay Rs.10 lakhs to IIST/DOS as per the Surety Bond (on a Rs.100/- Non-Judicial paper duly signed by the student, parent and surety) executed at the time of admission to B.Tech. and Dual degree Programmes in IIST.
If absorbed, they will be posted as Scientist/Engineer – ‘SC’ in any ISRO/DOS Centre. Currently, Scientist/Engineer – ‘SC’ is placed with an initial pay of Rs. 21,000 (in the Pay Band PB-3 of Rs. 15,600-39,100 with a Grade Pay of Rs.5,400/-) + Dearness Allowance & House Rent Allowance (as applicable).