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  • 5:54 PM, Friday, 25 May 2018

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), situated at Thiruvananthapuram is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IIST functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. The institute is the first of its kind in the country, to offer high quality education at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels on areas with special focus to space sciences, space technology and space applications.

Research forms a significant part of the goals envisaged for this premier and unique institute. The main aim is to seamlessly integrate research and development with academic and encourage faculty members to carry on research in their respective areas of interest. Research in IIST is built on the foundations of various academic programmes run by the Departments of Aerospace, Avionics, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics and Physics. The major theme of our research portfolio is the application of cutting - edge science to generate new technology. The style of research in IIST is both theoretical as well as richly experimental, and the institute is setting up state-of-the-art facilities in all departments to support its research activities. The Institute is focused on strong interdisciplinary and collaborative work both within the various departments and across the various centres of ISRO, which will help to generate excellent technologies responding to the need of local, national and global interest. IIST also explores research collaborations and scientific exchanges with international academic and research organizations.