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PhD : IIST
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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology envisions the integration of Space Technology and Space Science educational programs with basic and applied research for meeting the national R&D requirements of science and technology in general and of the Indian Space Programme in particular. The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers doctoral and postdoctoral programmes. Applications are invited from highly motivated applicants for admission to the Ph.D. Programme starting in January every year, in the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Earth and Space Sciences, Chemistry, Humanities, Mathematics, Physics etc.

Fellowship
  • Research Fellowships are as per Government of India norms
  • The scholars will be required to assist the Departments in tutorials / practicals or related academic activities normally limited to 6 hours per week.
Selection Procedure
  • Applications will be received until last date, only through on-line.
  • From the eligible applicants, a short-listing will be done, taking into account their best GATE/NET scores as applicable. However the candidates are advised to enter

    a) GATE score through which the Master's Degree has been pursued.

    b) Best GATE score if the applicant possesses more than one GATE score.

  • List of short-listed candidates for written test or interview will be tentatively displayed in IIST website every year.
  • Depending on the number of applicants who have applied, the final selection is based on an interview, which will be conducted at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram during December every year. In case of very large number of applicants being shortlisted for PhD admission, a written test will be conducted for shortlisting applicants for the interview. The written test is aimed to evaluate the basic understanding in the relevant area.
  • Selected candidates will be intimated within a week after the final interview. Results will also be tentatively displayed in the IIST website on December every year.
  • Outstation candidates will be reimbursed to and fro sleeper class train fare/bus fare by shortest route from the actual place of journey or from the place mentioned in the application to Thiruvananthapuram, or actual fare paid (whichever is less) for attending the interview. If required, the candidates are advised to make their own arrangements for their stay at Thiruvananthapuram, at their cost.
How to Apply
  • Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website www.iist.ac.in. Applications received online only will be considered for processing under any circumstances.
  • The applicants will not be allowed to make any changes in the profile registration once submitted. Hence utmost care should be taken by the applicant while filling the profile.
  • Application fee is to the extent of Rs. 250/- per Department (for SC/ST/PWD and Women applicants- Rs.125/- per Department). If the applicant is eligible and wishes to apply for more than one Research Area in a 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 Department need to indicate his/her choice of Research Areas in the order of his/her preference. The application fee is non-refundable.
  • All the candidates have to bring the Bank challan copy of the respective Department at the time of the interview as proof.
  • Candidates 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.
  • SC/ST/OBC/Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates shall upload in the website, the relevant certificate before the prescribed date.

 

IIST offers Ph. D. positions in the following research areas

 

#DepartmentDept. CodeResearch AreaEligibility
1AerospaceAE/IIST/01Precision machining/ Advanced ManufacturingME/MTech/MS in Manufacturing/ Production Engineering or equivalent streams with BE/BTech in Mechanical or equivalent branch.
2AerospaceAE/IIST/02Compressible flow/ Gas DynamicsME/MTech/MS in Mechanical/Aerospace/ Aeronautical / Chemical Engineering or equivalent streams.
3AerospaceAE/IIST/03Nonlinear Finite Element FormulationsME/MTech/MS in Mechanical/ Aerospace/Civil Engineering or equivalent with any specialization related to Structural Design and Analysis or equivalent.
4AerospaceAE/IIST/04Mechanics of NanocompositesME/MTech/MS in Aerospace (Structures), Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics, Structural Engineering or equivalent branch.
5AerospaceAE/IIST/05
1. Large Eddy simulations of high speed flows
2. Computational Aeroacoustic
3. Magneto-Hydrodynamic Flow Control in high speed flows
ME/MTech/Dual Degree in Aerospace/ Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with background in Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and CFD or equivalent.
6AerospaceAE/IIST/06Structural EngineeringME/MTech/MS in Structural Engineering/ Engineering Structures/Applied Mechanics/ Engineering Mechanics/ Aerospace (Structures)/ Machine Design or equivalent branch with BE/BTech in Civil/Mechanical/Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent.
7AvionicsAV/IIST/01Power ElectronicsME/MTech in Power Electronics/ Power Systems/ Control Systems or equivalent with BE/BTech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering or equivalent.
8Earth and Space ScienceES/IIST/01 [Three positions]Astronomy & AstrophysicsMSc/MS in Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics/ B. Tech. in Engineering Physics, Physical Science/ BS-MS in Physics or equivalent.
9Earth and Space sciencesES/IIST/02Remote SensingME/MTech in Remote Sensing/ Remote Sensing and GIS/ Geoinformatics/Digital Image Processing/ Geographic Information or equivalent branch with courses in Remote Sensing.
Note: Upon selection the scholar is expected to do intensive field survey and collect data from the mangrove forests.
10MathematicsMA/IIST/01Queueing TheoryMSc/ MS in Mathematics/Statistics or equivalent.
11MathematicsMA/IIST/02Numerical AnalysisMSc/ MS in Mathematics or equivalent.
12PhysicsPH/IIST/01Non-linear DynamicsMSc /BS-MS in Physics, BTech (Engineering Physics) OR any equivalent degree.
13PhysicsPH/IIST/02Device Physics and Nano-electronicsME/MTech in Material Science/ Nanotechnology/Electronics OR MSc/BS-MS in Physics, BTech (Engineering Physics) OR any equivalent degree.

 

Nationality

Applicant should be an Indian citizen

Age Limit

Applicants should be below 28 years as on last date of closing for submission of application form. Age relaxation applicable as per Government Rules.

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 (or) MS by Research with outstanding academic record can be considered without GATE score. Applicants with Integrated Masters degree (or Dual Degree) in Engg/Tech from IITs and IISc with minimum CGPA 9.0/10 can be considered without GATE score. Applicants who qualified UGC/CSIR/NET-JRF, with eligible degrees and meeting the above mentioned GATE score requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants with 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/JEST (or) GATE in the relevant disciplines.

  • Applicants with Master’s Degree in Humanities

    Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with first class or equivalent in their Master’s degrees. They must have qualified /UGC NET -JRF in the relevant disciplines. Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300.

  • Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology

    Outstanding applicants with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with an excellent academic record and aptitude for research may be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. Programme. Such candidates must have secured CGPA of 9.0/10 or better and a valid GATE score of 675 or better. B.E./B. Tech students from IITs with CGPA better than 9.0/10 do not require GATE.

Note

Result awaited applicants in the final year/semester are also eligible to apply, if they have qualified for GATE/NET as required. Such applicants may be screened in for Test/Interview based on the marks obtained by them until the current year/semester. Based on their Test/Interview performance, these candidates may be provisionally selected subject to the condition that they have to produce the provisional certificate of obtaining the qualifying degree with required percentage of marks by the date stipulated in their provisional admission letter. If they fail to produce the provisional/ degree certificate by this date their admission offer will be withdrawn and the offer may be given to next eligible applicant in the waiting list.

In exceptional cases, a provisionally selected applicant may be allowed to join IIST without submitting the provisional/degree certificate on the stipulated date of joining, subject to the conditions that (a) At the time of joining the applicant should have completed all the requirements for the award of the qualifying degree including all examinations, project works and viva voce (b) The applicant should produce at the time of joining a Course Completion Certificate issued by the competent authority in the University/Institute specifically confirming that all examinations, project works and viva voce for the qualifying degree are completed (c) If the above condition is satisfied, the applicant can be given provisional admission with the undertaking that all pending certificates, mark sheets, degree certificates (Original or Provisional) will be submitted to IIST latest by 30th April of the admission year, failing which the admission stands cancelled. For such applicants who are provisionally admitted to the IIST Ph.D. Programme as per (c) above, no fellowship is paid during the period before the required certificates are submitted. However, on regularization of admission following the submission of all required documents before the stipulated date, the applicant will be paid fellowship with retrospective effect from the date of joining.

Applications 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.



Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology envisions the integration of Space Technology and Space Science educational programs with basic and applied research for meeting the national R&D requirements of science and technology in general and of the Indian Space Programme in particular. The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers doctoral and postdoctoral programmes.

'National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) - India Rankings 2016' brought out by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource development, Government of India, IIST has been ranked as 8th among the Indian Universities.

Applications are invited from highly motivated applicants for admission to the Ph.D. Programme starting in January every year, in the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Earth and Space Sciences, Chemistry, Humanities, Mathematics, Physics etc.

Fellowship
  • Research Fellowships are as per Government of India norms
  • The scholars will be required to assist the Departments in tutorials / practicals or related academic activities normally limited to 6 hours per week.
Selection Procedure
  • Applications will be received until last date, only through on-line.
  • From the eligible applicants, a short-listing will be done, taking into account their best GATE/NET scores as applicable. However the candidates are advised to enter

    a) GATE score through which the Master's Degree has been pursued.

    b) Best GATE score if the applicant possesses more than one GATE score.

  • List of short-listed candidates for written test or interview will be tentatively displayed in IIST website every year during May/June.
  • Depending on the number of applicants who have applied, the final selection is based on an interview, which will be conducted at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram during May/June every year. In case of very large number of applicants being shortlisted for PhD admission, a written test will be conducted for shortlisting applicants for the interview. The written test is aimed to evaluate the basic understanding in the relevant area.
  • Selected candidates will be intimated within a week after the final interview. Results will also be tentatively displayed in the IIST website on June-July every year.
  • Outstation candidates will be reimbursed to and fro sleeper class train fare/bus fare by shortest route from the actual place of journey or from the place mentioned in the application to Thiruvananthapuram, or actual fare paid (whichever is less) for attending the interview. If required, the candidates are advised to make their own arrangements for their stay at Thiruvananthapuram, at their cost.
How to Apply
  • Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website www.iist.ac.in. Applications received online only will be considered for processing under any circumstances.
  • The applicants will not be allowed to make any changes in the profile registration once submitted. Hence utmost care should be taken by the applicant while filling the profile.
  • Application fee is to the extent of Rs. 250/- per Department code (for SC/ST/PWD and Women - Rs.125/- per Department code). If the applicant is eligible and wishes to apply for more than one Department code, he/she has to submit the application and application fee for the respective Department codes separately. The application fee is non-refundable.
  • All the candidates have to bring the Bank challan copy of the respective Department code at the time of the interview as proof.
  • Candidates 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.
  • SC/ST/OBC/Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates shall upload in the website, the relevant certificate before the prescribed date.

 

IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE)
Sl. NoEventDate
1Time of opening of IIST website for online submission of applicationsApril/May  
2Closing date for online submission of applicationsApril/May
3Ending date for Payment of application fee and uploading the chellanMay/June
4Time for display of shortlisted applicants for written test/interview in websiteMay/June
5Schedule of InterviewJune/July
6Time for display of selected applicants (for admission) in IIST websiteJune/July

 

Research Plan for July-2016 PhD Admission

 

#Dept. CodeResearch AreaEligibility
1AE/IIST/01Modeling of turbulent, compressible, reacting flows/Heat transfer in reactive materials/ Microscale heat transferB.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and M.E./M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Thermal Sciences/Thermal Engineering/ Propulsion Engineering/Energy Engineering/Heat Power Engineering or equivalent.
2AE/IIST/02Spaceflight Mechanics and OptimizationM.Tech./M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.
3AE/IIST/03Structural Dynamics/ Vibration/Nonlinear Dynamics/AcousticsM.Tech./M.S. in Machine Design/Machine Dynamics, Structural Engineering or allied branch in Mechanical/Applied Mechanics/ Aerospace/Aeronautical/Civil Engineering, with B.Tech. in Mechanical/Applied Mechanics/Aerospace/Aeronautical/Civil Engineering.
4AE/IIST/04Mechanics of Failure of CompositesB.Tech. (Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, allied); M.Tech. in Aerospace (structures), Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics, Structural Engineering and allied branches
5AE/IIST/05Aerospace PropulsionM.E./M.Tech/MS or equivalent in Aerospace/Mechanical/Thermal/Chemical Engineering with background in Combustion or Propulsion research
6AE/IIST/06Structural health monitoring/ Wave propagation in elastic mediaME/MTech or equivalent in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Production Engineering or equivalent.
7AE/IIST/07Study of transient effects in compressible duct flows/Study of shock wave interaction and controlM.Tech/ME/MS with specialisation in Aerospace Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering/Thermal engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Chemical Engineering.
8AE/IIST/08Experimental and theoretical investigations on precision/Hybrid manufacturing science and engineeringB.E./B.Tech. in Mechanical/Production/ Automobile Engineering or equivalent M.E./M.Tech. in Manufacturing Technology/ Manufacturing Engineering/CAD/CAM or equivalent
9AE/IIST/09Improved Nonlinear Finite Element Methods for analysis of curved conventional and piezoelectric beams/ shellsM.Tech./M.S. in Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Civil Engineering with any specialization related to Structural Design and Analysis.
10AE/IIST/10Combustion and propulsionM.E./M.Tech/MS or equivalent in Aerospace/Mechanical/Thermal/Chemical Engineering with background in Combustion or Propulsion research.
11AE/IIST/11Aerodynamics,/Fluid Dynamics/Computational Fluid Dynamics/Hypersonic FlowM.Tech. Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering with background in Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics, CFD; M.Sc. Mathematics with background in Computational Fluid Dynamics.
12AE/IIST/12Computational Fluid DynamicsM.Tech./M.S. or equivalent in Mechanical/ Aerospace/Aeronautical/Chemical Engineering.
13AV/IIST/01Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Sensor and DevicesME/M.Tech in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering or Nanoscience and Nanotechnology or equivalent.
    The candidate should have good knowledge in SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
14AV/IIST/02Power Systems ControlB. Tech/BE in Electrical Engineering/ Electrical & Electronics Engineering or equivalent and M. Tech/ME in Control systems/ Power Systems or equivalent.
15AV/IIST/03Computational Intelligence Techniques for Video AnalyticsFirst class B.Tech/BE in Electrical Engineering./ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/Computer Science/Electronics & Instrumentation or equivalent and ME/M.Tech in Digital Signal Processing/Computer Vision/Image Processng/Image Computing/Control Systems/Machine Learning /Computational Intelligence or related areas
16AV/IIST/04Power ElectronicsB.Tech/BE in Electrical and Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/Applied Electronics or equivalent and ME/M.Tech in Electrical Engineering/Power Electronics/ Industrial Electronics/ Power Systems or equivalent
17AV/IIST/05Antenna Design, Microwave Circuits and System Design, RF/Microwave MeasurementsME/M.Tech/MS in RF and Microwave Engineering / Wireless Communication or equivalent in relevant areas with BE/B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering or equivalent.
18AV/IIST/06Antenna design, Microwave circuits and systems, Computational ElectromagneticsME/M.Tech/MS or equivalent in Microwave Engineering / Wireless Communication or equivalent in relevant areas with BE/B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics and Communication Engineering or equivalent.
The candidate should have experience in simulation softwares like HFSS/CST Microwave studio. 
19AV/IIST/07VLSI Signal ProcessingME/M. Tech in signal processing/ VLSI and embedded systems/ Digital Electronics or equivalent with BE/B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering or equivalent
20CH/IIST/01NanocompositesM.Sc. in Chemistry/Nanoscience and allied fields/M.Tech in Polymer Technology/NanoTechnology and allied fields.
21CH/IIST/02Design and Synthesis of Heterocycle-Dendrimer Conjugates for Theranostic ApplicationsM.Sc. in Chemistry or equivalent
(Preferably with specialization in Organic Chemistry)
22CH/IIST/03Materials for Energy storage and conversionM.Sc. in Chemistry or equivalent.
23ESS/IIST/01GeologyMSc/MSc (Tech)/ME/M.Tech in Geology/Applied Geology or allied fields
24ESS/IIST/02Atmospheric SciencesM.Sc/ M.Tech/ME in Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth System Sciences, Oceanography, Climate Sciences/Physics or equivalent.
25ESS/IIST/03Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Image ProcessingM.Tech (Remote sensing / Geoinformatics or equivalent) / Digital image processing/ Digital signal processing (with specialization in image processing) or equivalent.
26ESS/IIST/04Remote SensingME/M. Tech / M. Sc degree in Remote sensing/ Remote sensing and GIS/ Geoinformatics/ related disciplines with courses on Remote sensing, Digital Image Processing and Geographic Information System.
Note: Upon selection, the scholar is expected to do intensive field survey and collect data from the mangrove forests.
27ESS/IIST/05Astronomy & AstrophysicsM.S./ M.Sc. in Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space Physics, Space Science, Space Science and Technology or equivalent / Integrated MS (Physics or equivalent)
28ESS/IIST/06Astronomy & AstrophysicsM. Sc. in Physics or equivalent.
29ESS/IIST/07Astronomy & AstrophysicsM.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics or equivalent/ M.Sc in Physics or equivalent
30ESS/IIST/08Image Processing and Computer visionB.Tech. in Electrical/ EEE/ ECE or related fields/ME/M.Tech./M.S/M.Sc. (Engg) in Electrical/Electronics/Computers/Signal Processing/Image computing/Machine learning or related fields.
31HU/IIST/01Impact of Technology on Society, Problems of Marginalized groupsM.A. in Sociology/Social work or equivalent.
32HU/IIST/02Cultural StudiesM. A. in English Language and Literature/ Cultural Studies.
33MA/IIST/01Computational Partial Differential EquationsM.Sc. in Mathematics or equivalent / ME or M. Tech in Aerospace Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent.
34MA/IIST/02Commutative Algebra and Applications to Affine Algebraic GeometryM. Sc or MS in Mathematics or equivalent.
35MA/IIST/03Machine LearningME or M. Tech/MSc or equivalent in Computer Science/ Electronics/ Electrical/Machine Learning and Computing/Mathematics/Statistics or in related areas.
36MA/IIST/04Fluid MechanicsM. Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics or equivalent.
37PH/IIST/01Holography for coherance wavesM.Sc. (Physics or Photonics or equivalent) /ME/ M.Tech. (Applied optics/ Photonics/ Optical Engineering or related areas).
38PH/IIST/02Electronic properties of StaneneM.Sc.(Physics) or equivalent.
39PH/IIST/03Solid State Nuclear Magnetic ResonanceM.Sc.(Physics), B.Tech.(Eng. Physics) or equivalent.

 

Nationality

Applicant should be an Indian citizen

Age Limit

Applicants should be below 28 years as on last date of closing for submission of application form. Age relaxation applicable as per Government Rules.

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 (or) MS by Research with outstanding academic record can be considered without GATE. Applicants with Integrated Masters degree (or Dual Degree) in Engg/Tech from IITs and IISc with minimum CGPA 9.0/10 can be considered without GATE.

  • Applicants with 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 with Master’s Degree in Humanities

    Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with first class or equivalent in their Master’s degrees. They must have qualified /UGC NET -JRF in the relevant disciplines.

  • Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology

    Outstanding applicants with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with an excellent academic record and aptitude for research may be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. Programme. Such candidates must have secured CGPA of 9.0/10 or better and a valid GATE score of 675 or better. B.E./B. Tech students from IITs with CGPA better than 9.0/10 do not require GATE.

Note

Result awaited applicants in the final year/semester are also eligible to apply, if they have qualified for GATE/NET as required. Such applicants may be screened in for Test/Interview based on the marks obtained by them until the current year/semester. Based on their Test/Interview performance, these candidates may be provisionally selected subject to the condition that they have to produce the provisional certificate of obtaining the qualifying degree with required percentage of marks by the date stipulated in their provisional admission letter. If they fail to produce the provisional/ degree certificate by this date their admission offer will be withdrawn and the offer may be given to next eligible applicant in the waiting list.

In exceptional cases, a provisionally selected applicant may be allowed to join IIST without submitting the provisional/degree certificate on the stipulated date of joining, subject to the conditions that (a) At the time of joining the applicant should have completed all the requirements for the award of the qualifying degree including all examinations, project works and viva voce (b) The applicant should produce at the time of joining a Course Completion Certificate issued by the competent authority in the University/Institute specifically confirming that all examinations, project works and viva voce for the qualifying degree are completed (c) If the above condition is satisfied, the applicant can be given provisional admission with the undertaking that all pending certificates, mark sheets, degree certificates (Original or Provisional) will be submitted to IIST latest by 31st October of the admission year, failing which the admission stands cancelled. For such applicants who are provisionally admitted to the IIST Ph.D. Programme as per (c) above, no fellowship is paid during the period before the required certificates are submitted. However, on regularization of admission following the submission of all required documents before the stipulated date, the applicant will be paid fellowship with retrospective effect from the date of joining.

Applications 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.