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Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology - Admission 2024, Fees, Courses, Placement, Ranking

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Updated on Feb 13, 2024 9:59PM IST

Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology Thiruvananthapuram Latest Update

February 13, 2024 9:03 PM

JEE Main 2024 session 2 registration begins. March 2 is the last date for registration and the exam will be held from April 4 to April 15 in online mode.

February 13, 2024 9:02 PM

For MTech admissions, GATE 2024 answer key will be out on February 21, 2024.

February 13, 2024 9:02 PM

JEE Main session 1 results 2024 announced by NTA.

February 2, 2024 12:21 PM

JEE Main 2024 session 2 registration window will open from Feburary 2 to March 2. The NTA will conduct exam from April 4 to April 15. 

February 2, 2024 12:21 PM

GATE 2024 Admit Card is available now, download till February 2; Exam to be held on February 3, 4, 10 and 11. 

February 2, 2024 12:20 PM

JEE Main 2024 Session 1 result to be announced on February 12, 2024.

February 2, 2024 12:18 PM

JEE Advanced 2024 registration window opens on April 21, last date to fill out the application form is April 30. IIT Bombay to conduct JEE Advanced 2024 for admission to B.Tech courses at IIT Delhi on May 26. 

February 1, 2024 5:35 PM

Latest JEE Main Update: JEE Main session 1 results 2024 to be released on February 12, 2024.

February 1, 2024 5:18 PM

Latest JEE Main Update: JEE Main session 1 results 2024 to be released on February 12, 2024.

January 29, 2024 4:32 PM
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Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology Overview

IIST Thiruvananthapuram has begun the admission process for the academic year 2024-25. Students can register for JEE Main 2024 session 2 in online mode. The JEE Main Session 2 exam will be held from April 4 - April 15, 2024. The GATE 2024 answer key will be released online on February 21, 2024. GATE 2024 scores will be used for MTech admission 2024.

Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology was established in 2007 and is situated in Thiruvananthapuram. IIST is a government college. The college is affiliated with Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and recognised by UGC. The institute has a tie-up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which is one of the world's leading scientific institutions for space research applications. 

According to the NIRF 2022 rankings, it is placed among the top 35 engineering institutes in the country. There are total of 28 Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology courses across 3 streams namely Engineering, Science and Paramedical. Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology courses include B.Tech, B.Tech+MS, B.Tech+M.Tech, M.Tech, MS, PGD, PhD. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram fees for B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) is Rs 40,000 per annum. IIST Thiruvananthapuram B.Tech. + M.S. fees is Rs 40,000 per annum. IIST Thiruvananthapuram admissions are done on the basis of GATE/ JEE Advanced/ JEST/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET score.

The placement at Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology is varied, with recruitment options both in corporates and public sector as well as entrepreneurship.Every year, the institute offers a two-month internship for both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees, tentatively from May to July.  IIST Thiruvananthapuram  top recruiters include Adobe Systems, Asia Technologies, Astra Microwave, Collins Aerospace, Delta Electronics, Gauge Data Solutions, GES Infotech, Infosys, Josh Talks, Indian Navy, Mahindra Electric, Philips, Wipro, and others are frequent recruiters.

Every year, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram scholarships are offered on a very competitive basis to students pursuing their studies at the institute. IIST scholarships not only acknowledge good marks but also assist students in overcoming financial difficulties to completing technical or professional education.

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram campus is in Valiamala, 25 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram, on the road to the famed hill resort of Ponmudi. The design envisions two campuses spread across around 100 acres near the foothills of the Sahyadri ranges. IIST campus facilities also includes the student hostels.

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Highlights

Established | Institute Type2007 | Deemed to be University
Approved byAICTE | UGC
Entrance ExamNational: GATE/ JEE Advanced/ JEST/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET
Courses OfferedUG, PG & Ph.D
Application ModeOnline
Top RecruitersAdobe Systems, Asia Technologies, Astra Microwave, Collins Aerospace, Delta Electronics, Gauge Data Solutions, GES Infotech, Infosys
Facilities AvailableLibrary, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports
Official Websiteiist.ac.in/
AddressValiamala P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 695 547
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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Courses

The institute offers under graduate, post graduate and PhD programmes to aspiring candidates. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology course list includes B.Tech, B.Tech+MS, B.Tech+M.Tech, M.Tech, MS, PGD, PhD programmes. IIST Thiruvananthapuram fee structure for B.Tech (Aerospace Engineering) is Rs 40,000 annually whereas,IIST  Thiruvananthapuram fees for M.Tech in Earth System Science is RS 22,500 Per Semester. The duration of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram courses ranges from 2-5 years. Candidates willing to apply for a course can read the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram  eligibility criteria tabulated below: 

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Courses and Eligibility Criteria

Courses NameEligibility Criteria
B.Tech10+2 examination with 75% marks + JEE Main and JEE Advanced
B.Tech Dual degreeCandidates must qualify 10+2 examination with 75% marks + JEE Main and JEE Advanced
M.TechB.E/B.Tech equivalent degree or MS with 60% or CGPA 6.50 (General/OBC) or 55% or CGPA 6.0 + GATE/UGC NET/CSIR-NET
MS
Ph.DMaster's degree with at least 65% marks.
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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Admission 2024

IIST Thiruvananthapuram admission process for B.Tech is based on the score obtained in the JEE Main. Students can register for the session 2 of the JEE Main 2024 exam by March 02, 2024 to become eligible for admission to this college.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram admission to the UG and PG courses based on candidate's performance in the entrance examination. Candidates need to qualify JEE Advanced for admission in BTech courses. JEE Advanced for BTech admission will be held on May 26. IIST Thrivanthapuram admissions to the M.Tech programme are done based on GATE scores, while Ph.D. admissions are based on the written test and interview conducted by the institute. 

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IIST Thiruvananthapuram Seat Reservation

Gender Male Female
General 0 0
OBC 697 7
SC 99 3
ST 1 1
Muslim 0 0
PWD 0 0
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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Clubs and Committees

  • FOSS Group- The FOSS Group promotes open source-based software tools for research and development.
  • Mathematics Club- This club provides lectures and discussions to help members improve their mathematical skills.
  • Aero Club- This club assists members in expanding their knowledge of aeronautics through activities such as making flying models and rockets.
  • IEEE Students Chapter- The IEEE Students Chapter provides industrial workshops and seminar activities to help students.
  • Robotics Club- Through various activities and workshops, this club helps students to develop skills in the design and operation of robotic models.
  • Astronomy Club- The Astronomy Club assists students develop their abilities and understanding in astronomical sciences, as well as teaching through astronomy and night sky sessions.
  • Movie and Performing Arts Group - This club helps students enhance their acting skills through various skits, plays, and programmes held at the institute.
  • Photography Club- The Photography Club seeks to improve students' scenic photography skills by raising knowledge of new techniques, approaches, and applications.
  • Eco Club- The Eco Club raises environmental awareness through activities such as tree planting, Earth Hour, campus cleanliness, and organic farming, among others.
  • Physics Club- This club assists in the delivery of in-depth lectures and seminars by highly qualified lecturers, as well as the discussion of cutting-edge themes in the field of physics.
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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Scholarships

Institute of Space Science and Technology of India scholarships are awarded on a very systematic basis each year to students pursuing their degree at the institute. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram scholarships not only recognised college credit but also assist students in overcoming financial hurdles to obtaining professional or technical education. As approved by the board of governors, the Department of Space offers scholarships with partial or full tuition exemptions and book grants to IIST Thiruvananthapuram students. Students typically profit depending on their high school performance, whereas postgraduate students benefit from UGC and HRD ministry scholarships, which are offered regularly and subject to renewal based on candidate performance.

Merit based scholarships for UG

  • IIST scholarships are given on the basis of merit. The top 5 students (UG/DD) accepted in 2021-22 with an AIR (All India Rank, in JEE Advanced Examination, 2021) of 1000 or higher will be eligible for a full fee remission for the first year. They must, however, maintain a CGPA of 9.0 or higher on a scale of 10 at the conclusion of each year in order to receive a full fee remission for the next year.
  • Students (UG/DD) entering in 2021-22 who obtain a CGPA of 9.0 or higher (on a scale of 10) in a given semester will earn a 50% tuition fee remission the following semester. The number of waivers granted shall be limited to 10% of the admitted students in each programme.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Scholarships for PG students

  • Students will be given scholarship as per UGC/MHRD norms.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Scholarships for PhD students

  • Research scholars selected for the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Ph.D. programme will receive a Fellowship of Rs 31000/- per month if they have a post graduate degree in basic science with NET or equivalent qualification or a graduate degree in professional course with NET or equivalent qualification or a post graduate degree in professional course.
  • A review committee will evaluate their performance after two years of research experience. Following the review, the fellowship amount could be increased to Rs 35000/- per month.
  • The scholars will be expected to assist Departments in tutorials, practicals, or other similar academic activities for a maximum of 6 hours per week.
  • According to IIST norms, scholars must pay for the Institute's amenities such as boarding, accommodation, and medical care.
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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Placement

IndianInstitute of Space Science and Technology of India placement cell maintains constant contact with industry, R&D companies, and management organisations to plan for Training, Career Guidance, Internship/ Project, and Campus Placements. The IIST placement cell works closely with the Institute's policies and strives to connect students' interests with an acceptable career profile. Every year, the institute offers a two-month internship for both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees, tentatively from May to July. Internships lasting more than two months for select M.Tech programmes, on the other hand, can be arranged in accordance with the institute's norms and requirements.

Students with a minimal CGPA requirement are absorbed at various ISRO centres through 2020. According to the 2021 placement report, 1051 students were enrolled in ISRO centres, with 100 students getting jobs. The admission to DOS/ISRO has been modified. Top recruiters of Institute of Space Science and Technology of India ARE Adobe Systems, Asia Technologies, Astra Microwave, Collins Aerospace, Delta Electronics, Gauge Data Solutions, GES Infotech, Infosys, Josh Talks, Indian Navy, Mahindra Electric, Philips, Wipro, Tata Advanced Systems, TCS, etc.

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Facilities

IST Thiruvananthapuram facilities  includes 11 well-established hostels for both boys and girls, each with common areas, dining facilities, and indoor fitness equipment. The medical unit contains qualified employees who can provide students and others with any necessary emergency care. The counselling service must cope with the emotional and professional challenges that students have during their studies, and the canteens provide clean and hygienic food for more than 150 individuals. The academic activities spread across four blocks – Aerospace, Physical Sciences, Avionics and Interdisciplinary The cafeteria at IIST Thiruvananthapuram features a distinctive menu with snacks and meals, and the stationary shop contains all the necessities for day-to-day student life.

ATMHostelClassroom
CafeteriaLabComputer  Centre
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Indian Institute Of Space Science & Technology Rankings 2023Ranking Publisher NIRF

  • Engineering#48

IIST Engineering NIRF Ranking 2024

  • OVERALLCombined scores base on institute performance.
    52.04GOOD
  • TLRStrong emphasis on quality education and adequate resources.
    73.07GOOD
  • RPActive engagement in research, high-quality publications, and strong professional collaborations.
    24.43AVERAGE
  • GOGood placement and higher study opportunities for students, high median salary, and admissions into top universities.
    63.41GOOD
  • OIFocus on diversity, inclusivity, and facilities for disadvantaged and physically challenged students.
    61.72GOOD
  • PRPositive perception among employers, research investors, and academic peers.
    39.39AVERAGE

7 Courses are offered by IIST Thiruvananthapuram

Fees (Yearly):48,000 - 2,50,000
Exam Accepted:JEE Main, JEE AdvancedJEE Main, JEE Advanced
Number of courses:3
Fees (Yearly):40,000 - 6,25,000
Exam Accepted:JEE Main, JEE AdvancedJEE Main, JEE Advanced
Number of courses:2
Fees (Yearly):40,000
Exam Accepted:CBSE 12th, Kerala 12thCBSE 12th, Kerala 12th
Number of courses:2
Fees (Yearly):1,40,000
Exam Accepted:GATE, JESTGATE, JEST
Number of courses:14
Exam Accepted:CATCAT
Number of courses:1
Number of courses:1
Fees (Yearly):42,300
Exam Accepted:UGC NET, JEST..UGC NET, JEST, CSIR NET+1
Number of courses:5

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Awards & Rankings

  • The Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) is ranked 8th among all Indian Universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. 
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IIST Thiruvananthapuram Reviews

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Hidden Gem of Indian Education
By Muvvala Rahul
Feb 20, 2024 7:38:26
4.5

Overall: I had the privilege of studying Aerospace at IIST, and I must say, it is truly a hidden gem of Indian education. Despite its excellence, it's surprising how many Indian students are unaware of this prestigious institution.

Infrastructure: We have to travel 2km to go to the football ground and the swimming pool is located outside the campus which is very far other than that every aspect of it is good

Faculty: Academically, IIST has great faculty, almost all professors have worked or working in ISRO they have great practical knowledge and they are so passionate about teaching

Hostel: We get a spacious room with two people per room and the bathrooms are okay we get hot water and they are clean, we don't have an air conditioner though it will get boiling in summer

Infrastructure
3.5
Hostel
4.5
Faculty
5
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College Best Things
By Kalyan Kokare
Feb 19, 2024 3:14:31
3.5

Overall: All events and festivals will be held on campus. Onam is celebrated grandly. Every even semester, we have Dhanak Fest, which is highly celebrated. Environment made crazy.

Placement: 85% of the students have been placed. Due to the limited number of students at IIST, all of them have excellent placement opportunities. If you have a CGPA of 7.5 or above, you have the chance to be recruited by prestigious companies such as ISRO, Bosch, Benz Mahindra, Tata, and more.

Infrastructure: The campus will have 24/7 medical facilities available. There will be two white canteens on the premises. All types of sports courts will be accessible including inter-house tournaments held annually. The mess will serve both north and south Indian varieties and the campus will be filled with greenery.

Faculty: Experienced and qualified faculty teach at IIST, with an eco-friendly approach. Semesters are tough, but provide a bright knowledge that makes students industry-ready. The pass percentage of students is 80%.

Hostel: hostel goes beyond the basics, offering exceptional cleanliness, comfort, and security. It stands out with unique features, excellent customer service, a vibrant social atmosphere

Infrastructure
3.5
Hostel
4
Faculty
4
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Really nice college with full infrastructure
By Shashwat srijan
Feb 19, 2024 0:40:34
4.5

Overall: Nice people but food is not nice . It’s all about study here . Lot of assignments and good quality education is provided with people giving proper guidance

Placement: ISRO placements if you get good grades both enough marks for your help in your life and then will be given to you in the order and you can help you with

Infrastructure: Good infra , nice building and proper infrastructure, good enough labs and peoper are loving the ac here , if u want to see good high class infrastructure come here

Hostel: Good hostel and I have to get my money done by the time you come back. Good food and people were just asking if u was going out there since they had to come in the morning to go back.

Infrastructure
4.5
Hostel
4.5
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Excellent college for students interested in space
By Rahul Chakrabvarthi
Feb 11, 2024 9:23:38
4

Overall: We get continuous exposure here to multiple scientists from ISRO. Our syllabus is focused on space science and rocketry. Syllabus is comparable to any IIT's and so is the level of examination. The faculty are also excellent and engrossed in research in their respective fields. Campus Life is fine with a few restrictions. Security is also high which can be a little inconvenient but the CISF staff are extremely friendly. We have a sattelite ground station and a lab where work is done on Nano sattelites and new propulsion systems. Also there are well equipped labs for all aerospace and Avionics applications. Club culture is also developing in the campus with active clubs for robotics, aeromodelling, social service, yoga and many newer ones.

Placement: Till batch of 2024, students had to sign a bond ensuring that they join ISRO on securing 7+ CGPA. So placements where very less. Now the bond has been removed and now students would have to go through an interview to join ISRO. So now more emphasis is being given on placements. Most companies coming in are space based startups. Once the bond is removed, more companies may come in.

Infrastructure: Being built in a hilly region it is extremely beautiful with two ponds, beautiful buildings, one central garden, and 12 hostel blocks, 4 academic blocks, 1 massive, well equipped library, 1 Administrative block, curvy, inclined roads weaving all these together. There is a student activity center (SAC) building which houses TT Courts, indoor badminton courts, chess and carrom and pool tables, A gym and the main mess. Adjacent to it is a Multipurpose hall, and an open air theatre. Sports facilities include a basketball court, Volleyball court, A newly built football turf and a large football ground on a hill top adjacent to the campus. Also there is a medical office and a cafetaria within the campus. The campus is relatively small compared to IITs but for the meagre strength of 1500 from B.Tech to PhD the facilities are adequate.

Faculty: This is the true highlight of IIST. The faculty are excellent and the student to faculty ratio is about 6 students per faculty. Each of the faculty have multiple scholars pursuing their PhD under them and we also get to regularly see research papers and patents in our faculty's names. Some are also actively associated with ISRO and we also have guest faculty from ISRO.

Hostel: There are 12 hostel blocks. First year students will get 3 sharing rooms while 2nd year onwards the rooms are 2 sharing. Each room has one bed one almirah and one study table+ chair for each student. WiFi is available in all hostels and any maintainence work is resolved quickly after complaint is placed. There are no restrictions on entering and leaving the hostel (except for first year students). The boys hostels are seperate for each batch but girls have a single hostel for all batches. Ragging is almost non existent and seniors are very supportive to their juniors. It is very safe for the girls as it is a small and secure campus. CISF security ensures no safety issues occur within the campus. Mess works on booking basis so students pay only for the meals they eat. Overall I've had no problems with the hostels.

Infrastructure
4.5
Hostel
4
Faculty
5
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Best for aerospace enthusiasts. Bro it's rocket science so don't underestimate
By Shriyam Savlani
Feb 11, 2024 11:53:07
5

Overall: Nice college for aerospace enthusiasts and is best for space study in India . Nice hostel big rooms and cooperative warden. Great study but sometimes is hectic . Fests like dhanak and conscientia are conducted annually. Different clubs and teams are there . During fest people can experience sales work publicity work hospitality work etc by joining respective teams.often many scientists from isro come to give a Ted talk . Iist director is same as vssc (Vikram sarabhai space centre)director

Placement: Max alumni are working in isro. Now bond has also been removed so it's not compulsory that if u have above 7.5 cgpa then u have to go to isro . U may join any company now.

Infrastructure: Sports facilities little less. Although new facility are opening like new basketball court was made recently. New football turf was also made Academic building are good . Library is the best part of iist .

Faculty: Teach in English . They are cooperative and teach good . They are always ready to clear the doubts of students and are good in nature. If u are serious they will try to teach everything they know

Hostel: Nice hostels bigger rooms than other colleges . Toilets are also clean. Sometimes there is water problem but after complaining it gets right so yes they are nice

Infrastructure
3.5
Hostel
5
Faculty
4.5
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priyal gogna, Student / Alumni

-Answered on Mar-28-2023
Dear Student M Tech Thermal Engineering at LPU is Learners are matured in a specific area of specialization by extending their prior knowhow through meticulous set of advanced courses with a dissertation to showcase their research potential. The focus for thesis is to solve an industry centric problem. Pass with 60% aggregate marks in B.Tech. (Mechanical or Production or Industrial or Automobile or Aeronautical or Aerospace) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST or GATE. The students having scored above 85 percent are exempt from the entrance test and they get 50 percent scholarship as well.
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Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

-Answered on June-02-2021

Dear Student,

Yes, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology accepts JEE Main score for admission. As per the eligibility, the candidate should have passed their qualifying examination, with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects of the curriculum.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.

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Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

-Answered on Jan-08-2021

Dear Student,

Yes, it is compulsory to clear JEE Advanced for admission at Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology. The admission to the program is done strictly on the basis of JEE Advanced score.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Hostel Details

Hostel Type Number of Hostels Intake Capacity Student Residing
Boys 6 536 472
Girls 1 86 78
Others 0 0 0
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FAQs about IIST Thiruvananthapuram

Is IIST , Thiruvananthapuram a government college?

IIST , Thiruvananthapuram is Government college.

When was the college , IIST , Thiruvananthapuram established ?

IIST , Thiruvananthapuram was established in the year 2007.

Which university is IIST , Thiruvananthapuram affiliated to ?

IIST , Thiruvananthapuram is affiliated to the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.

What is the NIRF ranking for IIST , Thiruvananthapuram ?

The NIRF Ranking for IIST , Thiruvananthapuram are as follows :
In 2018 for Engineering : 23 .

Is IIST, Thiruvananthapuram recognized by the UGC?

Yes, IIST, Thiruvananthapuram is recognized by the UGC.
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