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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) has been established in the year 2007 as an autonomous academic institution under Department of Space, Government 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, space applications and other related basic sciences areas.


Applications are invited for admission to the following Post Graduate programmes of the Institute for the academic year 2020-2021. The total number of seats in each programme is Six*. As per the recent government decision regarding reservation, supernumerary 10% seats (i.e., 9 PG seats) from 90 seats are additionally offered for EWS candidates. 

 

*Additionally up to four seats per programme (including EWS) seats may become available on account of unfilled sponsored seats.

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

 

Fellowship
  • M.Tech Students with valid GATE score will be receiving scholarship through AICTE.
  • For Master of Science students, the scholarship will be paid by IIST/respective CSIR/UGC fellowship.
Selection Procedure
  • Every year applications will be received only through on-line submission .
  • Applicants can choose a maximum of six preferences within or across all the departments.
  • Reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PD is applicable as per Govt. of India Orders.
  • For the M.Tech. Programmes offered by Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics and M.Tech.in Digital Signal Processing, RF and Microwave Engineering and VLSI and Microsystems offered by Department of Avionics, candidates will be rank listed based only on the valid GATE score. An admission list would be prepared based on the rank list & available number of vacancies & preference given by the candidate.
  • The shortlist will be prepared based on GATE score for the other M. Tech./Master of Science programmes offered by Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Avionics. The applicants who are shortlisted for M.Tech./Master of Science programmes for above mentioned programmes are required to appear for an Interview. List of shortlisted candidates for interview for Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Avionics, will be displayed in the IIST website on 17th June 2020*. Shortlisted candidates may download their interview call letter from the website.
  • Candidates who are employed in Government/Semi Government/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies need to produce a “No Objection Certificate(NOC)” at the time of Interview.
  • Students who are selected for the admission have to join the course on the notified date.
How to Apply
  • Applications should be submitted online only. Applications received online only will be considered for further processing.
  • While applying online, SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/EWS/Persons with Disabilities (PD) candidates should upload the relevant certificate before the prescribed date. Applications will be processed only after the receipt of the above proof online. In other words, non-submission of proof online will lead to rejection of application.
  • While applying online, applicants will not be allowed to make any changes in the profile registration once submitted. Hence utmost care should be taken by the student while filling the profile.
  • The applicants who wish to apply for more than one programme shall exercise their order of preference/option of Post Graduate Programmes, at the time of applying itself. The option once exercised shall be final.
  • Application fee is Rs.600/- for General, OBC and EWS candidates who are male  (Rs.300/- for SC, ST, PD and women candidates) up to three preferences (within or across all the departments) and Rs.1200/- for General, OBC and EWS candidates who are male  (Rs.600/- for SC, ST, PD and women candidates) for four to maximum six preferences (within or across all the departments)
  • The application fee shall be paid through online only. The last date of registration and payment of application fee is 08.06.2020.
IMPORTANT DATES (Tentative)
Sl. NoEventDate
1Opening of IIST website for online submission of applicationsMay 15, 2020 - 1600 hrs
2Closing date for online submission of applicationsJune 08, 2020 – 2359
3Last Date for Payment of application feeJune 08, 2020 – 2359
4Display of shortlisted candidates for the branches which have GATE as well as InterviewJune 17, 2020 – 1700 hrs (Tentative)*
5Display of shortlisted rank list for PG programmes which is based only GATE scoreJune 17, 2020 – 1700 hrs (Tentative)*
6Interview for candidates for Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and AvionicsJune 22 – 30, 2020 (Tentative)*
7Display of short listed rank list Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and AvionicsJuly 08, 2020 (Tentative)*
8Reporting date at the InstitutionAugust 28, 2020 (Tentative)*
9Classes begins for all PG ProgrammesSeptember 01, 2020 (Tentative)*
10PG Admission ClosesSeptember 14, 2020 (Tentative)*

* These dates are tentative and could change depending on the situation of the pandemic Covid-19 in the country.

If the candidate’s highest preference is allotted and if he/she fails to remit the fees in the stipulated time, then his/her candidature will be cancelled.

If candidate is allotted one of his/her lower preferences and he/she does not remit the fees, then the candidate will be eligible for being considered for his/her higher preference provided he/she chooses “Revalidate and Proceed” option.

 

Nationality

Applicant should be an Indian citizen

Age Limit

32 years as on 08.06.2020. Age relaxation is applicable to SC / ST / Persons with disability (PD) category as per Government of India Orders. No age relaxation for OBC/EWS and women candidates.

Minimum Qualifications
  •       B.E./B.Tech./Master of Science or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.50 out of 10 for General/EWS& OBC category and minimum of 55% marks or CGPA 6.00 out of 10 for SC/ST&PD category . A valid score in GATE/JEST/UGC NET/CSIR-NET in relevant area as the case may be, as specified above is essential

  • When CGPA & Equivalent percentage are both in the mark list/certificate, CGPA alone would be considered for eligibility.
Programme CodeDepartmentProgrammeEducational Qualification
MAE01Aerospace EngineeringThermal and Propulsion(i) B.Tech. or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,  Chemical Engineering
(ii)   A valid GATE Score in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or XE papers
MAE02Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
MAE03Structures and Design(i)B.Tech.or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Production Engineering
(ii) A valid GATE Score in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering or XE papers
MAV01AvionicsRF and Microwave Engineering(i) B.E./B.Tech.or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electronics and Communication/ Electronics Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication
(ii) A valid GATE Score in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
MAV02Digital Signal Processing(i) B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electronics and Communication/ Telecommunication/Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication
(ii) A valid GATE Score in Electronics and Communication Engineering
MAV03VLSI and Microsystems(i) B.E./B.Tech.or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electronics and Communication/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication
(ii) A valid GATE score in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
MAV04Control Systems(i)B.E./B.Tech.or equivalent degree in Avionics/Electrical and Electronics / Electronics and Communication/ Electronics and Instrumentation / Instrumentation and Control Engineering/Electronics and Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication.
(ii) A valid GATE score in Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Instrumentation Engineering/Electrical Engineering
MAV05Power Electronics(i) B.E./B.Tech.or equivalent degree in Avionics/ Electrical Engineering/Electrical and Electronics Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering / Instrumentation and Control Engineering/Electronics and Electrical Engineering /Electronics and Telecommunication and related areas.
(ii) A valid GATE score in Electrical Engineering or Electronics and Communication Engineering
MMA01MathematicsMachine Learning and Computing(i)M.Sc. in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Mathematics and Computing
OR
(ii) B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree in Avionics/ Computer Science and Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Information Technology/Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
(iii) A valid GATE Score in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science and Information Technology / Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering
MCH01ChemistryMaterials Science and Technology(i)B.E./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/ Plastic Technology
OR
(ii) M.Sc/M.S in Chemistry (all branches)/Physics/Material Science/ Nanoscience and Technology
(iii) A valid GATE score in Engineering Sciences/Chemical Engineering/ Metallurgical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Production and Industrial Engineering/ Chemistry/Physics.
MPH01PhysicsOptical Engineering(i)B.E./B.Tech.or equivalent degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Engineering Physics
OR
(ii) M.Sc. in Physics/ Applied Physics/ M.S. (Integrated) Physics.
(ii) A valid GATE score in Electronics and Communication/ Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering/Physics
MPH02Solid State Technology(i)B.E./B.Tech.or equivalent degree in Electronics/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Engineering Physics.
OR
(ii)M.Sc. in Physics/ Applied Physics/ M.S. (Integrated) Physics
(iii)A valid GATE score in Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electrical Engineering/ Physics.
MES01Earth and Space SciencesEarth System Science(i) B.E./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.
OR
M.Sc. in Physics/Mathematics.
(ii) A valid GATE score in Aerospace Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Engineering Sciences/ Agriculture Engineering/ Instrumentation Engineering/ Physics/ Mathematics.
Note: Students with M. Sc. degree must have studied Physics, Mathematics at the B. Sc. level. Students having B. Tech or BE in other branches of engineering will be considered only if they have appropriate experience in related areas of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences/ Meteorology/ Geology/ Remote Sensing etc
MES02Geoinformatics(i) B.E./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
OR
(ii) M.Sc in Mathematics/Physics
(iii) A valid GATE score in Computer Science and Information Technology/Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/Civil Engineering/Engineering Sciences/Agricultural Engineering /Mathematics/Physics/ Geology and Geophysics / Atmospheric Ocean Sciences
MES03Astronomy and Astrophysics
(i)B.E./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, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Physical Sciences, Engineering Science, Instrumentation Engineering, Engineering Physics Electronics Engineering.
OR
Master of Science / M.Sc. in Physics, Space Physics, Space Science, Space Science and Technology
(ii) A valid score in any one of the following:
a. GATE in any one of these subjects - Physics/Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Engineering Sciences.
b. Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) in Physics.
c. JRF(NET)CSIR /JRF(NET)UGC /JRF(CSIR) / NET LECTURESHIP in Physical Sciences
General Conditions:
  1. Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  2. Applications received online only will be considered for processing under any circumstances.
  3. The applicants will not be allowed to make any changes in the profile registration once submitted. Hence utmost care should be taken by the candidate while filling the profile.
  4. The applicants who wish to apply for more than one programme shall exercise their order of preference of Post Graduate Programmes, at the time of applying itself.
  5. Applicants can choose a maximum of Six preferences within or across all the departments. The preference once exercised shall be final.
  6. SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/EWS/Persons with Disabilities (PD) candidates shall upload the relevant certificates as per the format available in admission portal before the last date of online application OBC-NCL certificates issued after 01/04/2020 only will be accepted.

    6(a) If you do not possess a valid GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL category Certificate (due to current situation), please fill the enclosed undertaking and upload the same.

    6(b) After submission of undertaking, if a candidate fails to submit a valid GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL category Certificate (issued after 01/04/2020) on or before 17/08/2020, his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled. (6a & 6b updated on 19.05.2020 @1100hrs)

  7. Applications of SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PD candidates will be processed only after the receipt of the relevant proof online. In other words, non-submission of proof online will lead to rejection of application.
  8. Reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PD is applicable as per Govt. of India Orders
  9. In case of ST seats falling vacant, it will be filled by SC category candidates.
  10. Application fee is Rs.600/- for General, OBC and EWS candidates who are male (Rs.300/- for SC, ST, PD and women candidates) up to three preferences (within or across all the departments) and Rs.1200/- for General, OBC and EWS candidates who are male (Rs.600/- for SC, ST, PD and women candidates) for four to maximum six preferences (within or across all the departments)
  11. The application fee shall be paid through online only. The last date of registration and payment of application fee is 08.06.2020.
  12. The application fee is non-refundable.
  13. For the M.Tech. Programmes offered by Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics and M.Tech.in Digital Signal Processing, RF and Microwave Engineering and VLSI and Microsystems offered by Department of Avionics, candidates will be rank listed based only on the valid GATE score. An admission list would be prepared based on the rank list & available number of vacancies & preference given by the candidate.
  14. The shortlist will be prepared based on GATE score for the other M. Tech./Master of Science programmes offered by Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Avionics. The applicants who are shortlisted for M.Tech./Master of Science programmes for above mentioned programmes are required to appear for an Interview. List of shortlisted candidates for interview for Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Avionics, will be displayed in the IIST website on 17th June 2020*. Shortlisted candidates may download their interview call letter from the website.
  15. Interview will be conducted through video conferencing. Details will be announced later.
  16. A provisional admission list will be prepared based on the GATE score, interview test score, number of vacancies & preferences given by the candidate.
  17. After the provisional admission list is published, the candidate has to remit their first semester fee through online (SBI Collect) within the stipulated date.
  18. In case the candidate in the provisional admission list fails to remit the fee within the stipulated date, the seat will be allotted to the next candidate in the rank/wait list.
  19. All candidates who are in the rank list should confirm their willingness to be considered for further allotments in the web portal by choosing "Revalidate and proceed" option on specified dates as given in Table 2.
  20. The candidates who do not confirm their willingness using the revalidate option on the specified dates will not be considered for any future vacancies or for any change in the branch of higher preference. (However, their existing allotment would be retained if they pay the fees.)
  21. The order of preference given by the candidate cannot be changed once the application is submitted. However, the candidate can withdraw from the allotted programmes in which they appear in the Allotment list/waiting list.
  22. If the candidate with a confirmed seat, after paying fees, wishes to withdraw before the commencement of the class, he/she may send a request to academics@iist.ac.in. The fee will be refunded as per UGC Guidelines and for details refer to Table 3 (withdrawal of confirmed seats after remitting the fees.)
  23. Students who are completing their qualifying degree programme in 2019-20 will have to provide the consolidated mark list/mark lists of all semesters along with Provisional/Degree Certificate on or before October 31, 2020. Till the date of submission of degree Certificate, the admission will be treated as provisional and such students who have not submitted the degree certificate/verification certificate/Graduation certificate will not be eligible for scholarship. Also those students who have not submitted the Degree certificate/Transfer certificate/Provisional certificate before 1700 hrs on October 31, 2020 shall be disqualified and such students shall not be eligible to continue their studies at IIST further. On submission of the certificate on or before October 31, 2020, the scholarship will be paid with effect from the date of commencement of classes or from the date of admission to the programme whichever is earlier.
  24. Students who have completed their qualifying degree prior to and for 2019-20 will have to produce all the certificates and TC in original at the time of admission.
  25. M.Tech students with valid GATE score will be receiving scholarship through AICTE.
  26. Students selected for Master of Science programme, the scholarship will be paid by IIST or respective CSIR/UGC fellowship.
  27. Candidates who are employed in Government/Semi Government/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies need to produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” at the time of interview.
  28. The M.Tech./Master of Science students will be required to assist the Departments in academic activities as and when required.
  29. Students who are selected for the admissions have to join the course on the specified dates as given in Table 1. Dates for starting of classes for these students are also given in Table 1.