Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology: PhD Admission Open with Fellowships via Online Interview

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India, has invited online applications for PhD Admission January 2021 session.  The closing date for submission of application is 29 December 2020.  Hence, the eligible candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Online Interview:  Selection of the programme will be held through Online Interview via Video Conference mode.

All scholars selected shall receive a fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month. (Research Scholars selected with UGC/CSIR/NET-JRF/NBHM and State Government Science and Technology Scheme etc., shall draw fellowship from the concerned organizations). For all research scholars with external fellowship, the concerned rules and regulations apply.

The fellowship will be enhanced to Rs.35,000/- per month based on a performance review after two years of Research.

Research Areas: 

Aerospace Engineering



Earth and Space sciences



Eligibility Conditions: 

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit: Applicant should be below 35 years as on 29.12.2020. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.

There is no provision for PhD admission in IIST under Self Financing Category.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology as their highest qualifying degree

Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology must have secured 65% marks or 7.00CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or6.50CGPA on a scale of 10 for OBC / EWS, 55%marks or6.00CGPA on a scale of 10 for SC/ST/PD). They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of qualified GATE score. However there is no GATE cut off score for applicants with M.Tech./M.E as the highest qualifying degree, who are applying for Ph.D. in Engineering Discipline.

Applicants with Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with minimum CGPA 8/10 or 3.6 /4 or equivalent can be considered without GATE score.

Key Dates: 

Opening Date for Online Application : December 09 ,2020 – 1500 hrs

Closing Date for Online Application (for IIST Funded) : December 29 ,2020 – 2359 hrs

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the interested candidates should refer the PhD Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram.


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