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  • 3:38 PM, Sunday, 26 Sep 2021

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) has been established in the year 2007 as an autonomous academic Institution under Department of Space, Governemnet of India.  IIST is committed to (i) attract talented students, (ii) putting in place a system which ensures high academic standards, (iii) actively encourage innovative research in areas of relevance to space science, space technology and othe related areas.

Applications are invited for admission to the following Post Graduate programmes of the Institute for the academic year 2021-2022. The total number of seats in each programme is 4 (four) (for ISRO/DoS employees).

The Institute is offering

1. Two years full time PG programme: ISRO/DoS employee shall avail 24 months study leave to pursue and complete PG programmes with stay at IIST.

2. PG programmes leading to Ph.D programmes: Those candidates with CGPA 8.00 and above, at the end of first year may register for Ph.D programmes and complete the required course work for Ph.D programme during the second year project period. ISRO/DoS sponsored employees shall avail 24 months laeve.

3. PG programmes converted to Part Time after cousre work completion: ISRO/DoS sponsored employee shall avail 10 months/(2 Semester) study leave and complete all the first year courses. Project work can be continued in their respective ISRO centres in a part-time mode and project report should be submitted after 2 years works/3 year after enrollment.


DepartmentProgramme CodeProgramme
Aerospace Engineering MAE01M.Tech in Thermal and Propulsion
MAE02 M.Tech in Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
MAE03M.Tech in Structures and Design
AvionicsMAV01M.Tech in RF and Microwave Engineering
MAV02 M.Tech in Digital Signal Processing
MAV03M.Tech in VLSI and Microsystems
MAV04M.Tech in Control Systems
MAV05M.Tech in Power Electronics
MathematicsMMA01M.Tech in Machine Learning and Computing
ChemistryMCH01M.Tech in Materials Science and Technology
PhysicsMPH01M.Tech in Optical Engineering
MPH02M.Tech in Solid State Technology
Earth and Space SciencesMES01M.Tech in Earth System Science
MES02M.Tech  in Geoinformatics
MES03Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics


  • Selected candidates are not eligible for fellowship in addition to their applicable emoluments as ISRO/DoS employees
Selection Procedure
  • The applicants who are shortlisted for M.Tech/M.S. programmes are required to appear for an interview. List of shortlisted candidates will be intimated to the concerned authorities of DOS/ISRO Units/Centres. Application forms received after the last date will not be considered under any circumstances.
  • Number of seats in each programme is 4 (FOUR).
  • You may apply for only two preference in or accross the departments.
  • Candidates who are selected for the admission have to join the course on the notified date.
  • Classes for the selected MTech/M.S candidates will tentatively commence on July 26, 2021.
  • ISRO/DoS candidates can appear the interview in the given slot through Online Vedio Conference Mode.
How to Apply
  • Candidates have to apply through online and submit the approved hard copy through proper channel.
  • The filled in online application form may be sent through proper channel to the Deputy Registrar (Academics), Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiamala PO, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 547 along with the self attested copies of certificates / testimonials on or before March 22, 2021.


Age Limit

45 years as on March 15,2021.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BE/B.Tech/Master of Science or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.50 out of 10 for General & OBC category and minimum of 55% marks or CGPA 6.00 out of 10 for SC/ST & PD category.
  • You may apply for only two preferences in or across the department.
  • In addition to the educational qualifications listed above, an ISRO/DOS employee having a B.E or B.Tech or Master’s degree in any area, can apply to a PG programme provided they have a minimum of three years’ work experience in that area. Those candidates have to upload a note (Maximum 3 pages) on their work experience (Hard copy to be routed through proper channel along with the application)


Programme CodeDepartmentProgrammeEducational Qualification
MAE01Aerospace EngineeringThermal and PropulsionB.Tech or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Chemical Engineering.
MAE02Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
MAE03Structures and DesignB.Tech or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Civil Engineering or Production Engineering.
MAV01AvionicsRF and Microwave EngineeringBE/B.Tech or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electronics and Communication / Electronics Engineering/Electrical Engineering.
MAV02Digital Signal ProcessingBE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electronics and Communication/ Telecommunication/Electrical and Electronics Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Physical Sciences
MAV03VLSI and MicrosystemsBE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electronics and Communication/ Electrical Engineering.
MAV04Control SystemsBE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electrical and Electronics/ Electronics and Communication/Electronics and Instrumentation / Electronics and Electrical / Instrumentation and Control Engineering/Physical Sciences (Revised on 26.02.2020)
MAV05Power ElectronicsBE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electrical Engineering/Electrical and Electronics / Electronics and Communication/ Electronics and Instrumentation / Electronics and Electrical / Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
MMA01MathematicsMachine Learning and ComputingM.Sc in Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Science/Mathematics and Computing/B.Tech in Physical Sciences
BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Information Technology/ Computer Science and Engineering.
MCH01ChemistryMaterials Science and TechnologyBE/B.Tech or equivalent degree in Polymer Science and Technology/Chemical Engineering/Rubber Technology/ Metallurgical Engineering/ Materials Science/ Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/ Production Engineering/Production and Industrial Engineering
M.Sc/M.S. in Chemistry (all branches)/Physics/Material Science/ Nanoscience and Technology

MPH01PhysicsOptical EngineeringBE/B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering / Avionics / Electronics / Electrical Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Physics / Physical Sciences or an equivalent degree. 
M.Sc, MS, BS-MS in Physics / Applied Physics or an equivalent degree. 

MPH02Solid State Technology

BE/B.Tech in Avionics/ Electronics/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Computer Science and Engineering / Material Sciences and Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering/ Engineering Physics/Physical Sciences or an equivalent degree.


M.Sc, MS, BS-MS in Physics/ Applied Physics/ Material Science or an equivalent degree. 
MES01Earth and Space SciencesEarth System ScienceBE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Avionics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Physical Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Engineering Science , Instrumentation Engineering, Engineering Physics.
M.Sc. in Physics/Mathematics.
MES02GeoinformaticsBE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in Computer Science Engineering/ Information Technology/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Civil/ Avionics / Physical Sciences / Engineering Sciences / Geoinformatics / Agricultural Engineering
M.Sc in Mathematics/Physics
MES03Astronomy and Astrophysics

B. Tech in Physical Science, B. Tech in Engineering Physics, Master of Science / M.Sc. in Physics, Space Physics, Space Science, Space Science and Technology.


B.E/B.Tech in any area with minimum 3 years work experience in Astronomy & Astrophysics or related areas.