IIST 2019: Important Dates, Application, Program Offered, EligibilityIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) was founded in 2007 by the chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Dr. G. Madhavan Nair. It is the only institute in India which offers bachelor’s, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes in space science, technology, and research. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was the first chancellor of IIST. It is ranked 23 among the best engineering institutes/colleges of India.

It is the first college in all over Asia which has dedicated programmes in the field of outer space research and technology. IIST is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is Deemed University under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956. It serves as an autonomous institute under the Department of Space of Government of India. IIST was established with the aim of developing individuals who cater to the needs of ISRO. Dr. B. N. Suresh is the current chancellor of IIST.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

IIST offers undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes in the field of space studies. These are the following programmes offered by IIST:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s in Technology (B.Tech) in Aerospace engineering
  • 4-year B.Tech in Electronics and Communication (Avionics)
  • 5-year Dual Degree (B.tech +M.tech/M.S.) in:
  • Master of Science in Astronomy
  • Master of Science in Astrophysics
  • Master of Science in Solid State Physics
  • Master of Technology in Optical Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Earth System Science

SEATS OFFERED

Check the table below to see the number of seats offered by IIST in different programmes:

COURSE AVAILABLE SEATS
B.tech in Aerospace Engineering 60
B.tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Avionics) 60
Dual Degree (B.tech+M.tech/M.S.) 20

RESERVED SEATS

Some of the seats are reserved for certain categories according to the norms of government of India. Check out the table below for more details:

Category SEATS
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
Persons with Disabilities (PD) 5%

SELECTION PROCEDURE

There is no separate exam for getting admission in IIST. The candidates are selected based on their score in JEE, GATE, JEST, UGC NET exams. Candidates must check out the eligibility details, application form details, tentative dates and preparation tips. Candidates must also check out the details regarding JEE, GATE and UGC NET exams.

IIST 2019 Application Form Details:

The application form for IIST 2019 will be available online in the month of December 2018, April 2019 and May 2019 for doctoral, post-graduate and undergraduate programmes respectively. Candidates must make no mistake in filling up their details. The information provided by them must match with their official records. All the official documents such as government issued ID, relevant mark sheets or scorecard will be verified at the time of admission.

Make sure you double check all the details before making the payment and hitting the submit button. Follow the following steps while filling up the application form online:

  • The entries made while filling the application form online are correct.
  • They have scanned images of their photograph, signature, and thumb impression in jpg format and of required size.
  • The details given by the candidates must match with their official documents.
  • Candidates should keep a future copy of the application form for further correspondence in the future.
  • Enter your personal details such as your full name, date of birth, phone number and Email address. Your phone number and Email will be verified.
  • Enter your academic details like the name of college/school you studied from, the qualifying bachelor’s degree, the year of passing and the aggregate marks obtained in graduation/school. It is necessary to check if you are eligible or not and will be verified with your documents.
  • Candidates who have qualified GATE exam have to enter their score and upload the image of their scorecard in the required format.
  • Enter other details like gender, nationality, and address for correspondence.
  • After entering all the details, upload all the scanned documents and images in required size and format.
  • Double-check all the details and agree to the terms and conditions. Now submit the application form.
  • Complete the payment either online or take a print out of the application form and pay the fee through challan or demand draft.

Application Fee

Check out the table below to know about the IIST Application fee for all categories:

CATEGORY FEE
General and OBC (UG courses) Rs. 250
SC, ST, PD, and female candidates of General and OBC category (UG courses) Rs. 125
General and OBC (PG courses) Rs. 600
SC, ST, PD, and female candidates of General and OBC category (UG courses) Rs. 300

IIST 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

The aspiring candidates who wish to get admission in IIST should check out the eligibility criteria.  Without fulfilling these ideas, a candidate will not get admission in IIST. This article contains information about qualifying marks, educational qualification, qualifying year and other requirements. So, before starting the registration process, candidates must make sure that they fulfill all the requirements:

Eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses

  • Nationality: The aspiring candidate must be of Indian nationality.
  • Age Limit (General and OBC): The General and OBC candidates must be born on or after October 01, 1995.
  • Age Limit (SC, ST, and PD): The SC, ST, and PD candidates must be born on or after October 01, 1990.
  • Qualification: The candidates must have passed class 12th examination from a recognized board.
  • Qualifying Marks: The candidates must have at least 75% in the class 12th examination (with PCM subjects) and 65% for reserved candidates.
  • Qualifying Examination: The candidates must also have passed JEE Mains and JEE Advanced examinations.

Eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses

  • Nationality: The aspiring candidate must be of Indian nationality.
  • Age Limit (General and OBC): The General and OBC candidates must be born on or after October 01, 1995.
  • Age Limit (SC, ST, and PD): The SC, ST, and PD candidates must be born on or after October 01, 1990. The age relaxation is applicable according to the norms of the Government of India.
  • Qualification: The candidates must have passed all the graduation examinations from a Government recognized university/college.
  • Qualifying Marks: The candidates must have at least 60% in the qualifying degree.
  • Qualifying Examination: The candidates must also have a valid score in GATE/JEST/UGC NET examinations.

IIST 2019 Important Dates:

The official schedule for IIST 2019 has not arrived yet. This article brings out the tentative dates based on previous year’s schedule. Candidates must keep a track of the important dates like the start of registration, end of registration, the release of admit card, result announcement and counseling. It is important to note these dates so that candidates do not miss out on anything.

Tentative dates for undergraduate courses

EVENT DATE
Admission Brochure 1st week of May 2019
Registration Opens 4th week of May 2019
Registration Closes 1st week of June 2019
Last date of Fee Submission June 2019
Rank List Last week of June 2019
Counseling starts 1st week of July 2019

Tentative dates for postgraduate courses

EVENT DATE
Registration Opens 1st week of April 2019
Registration Closes Last week of April 2019
Last date of Fee Submission 1st week of May 2019
Interview/Test round for selected candidates 3rd week of May 2019
Interview round 1st week of June 2019
Counseling starts 3rd week of June 2019

Tentative dates for Ph.D courses

EVENT DATE
Registration Opens 1st week of December 2018
Registration Closes 3rd week of December 2018
Last date of Fee Submission 3rd week of December 2018
Interview/Test round for selected candidates 4th week of December 2018
Interview round Last week of December 2018
Commencement of Classes 2nd week of January 2019

IIST 2019 Preparation Tips:

The candidates who have checked out the eligibility details, tentative dates, and all the other information can start preparing for respective exams in order to get admission in IIST. No matter what the exam, the strategy remains pretty much the same. The things that change are the syllabus, reference material and the hours you put in for each subject. Here is the preparation guide for getting admission in IIST:

1. STRATEGIC STUDY PLAN

Aspirants should find out all the details about JEE/GATE/JEST/UGC NET 2019 such as eligibility criteria, exam schedule, exam pattern and syllabus and how to apply for them. Make a proper study plan. Making a study plan or a timetable helps students to learn time management. Try to allow time to each subject according to its weight in the examination. A proper study plan also helps students to gain confidence before the exam. Collect the study material such as NCERT books and reference books of good authors that will help you develop good concepts and in-depth analysis of each and every topic.

2. REGULAR PRACTICE

It is all about the speed and accuracy. Only by practicing daily and maintaining a proper consistency can a student gain both the qualities. It will be beneficial on the day of the exam as students will have a proper idea of how much time they have to spend on a particular question. Never waste much time on a particular question. Always attend such questions after the rest of the questions are over.

3. PROPER REVISION

Without proper revision, you may not remember everything on the day of exam even after studying everything. Success requires both hard work and smart work. Always make short notes of key formulas and important concepts. Take out at least half an hour to brush up these short notes daily. This will help your current subject keep in tune with the previous subject. With time and practice, the revision will take less time to complete.

4. MOCK TESTS

This is the final and most important part of your preparation. Test your knowledge and practice by revising and solving at least one mock test paper daily within three hours. You can also solve some previous year JEE/GATE/JEST/UGC NET 2019 question papers for more practice. Analyse your weaknesses and work on them. Gather all the knowledge about ISRO, its past and current missions, and the type of questions asked. Keep yourself updated about the current affairs, especially about the space research and technology.

Candidates are advised to follow these tips, and they will surely pass the upcoming examination with flying colours. All the best!