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    IIST Thiruvananthapuram Admission Process

    The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, offers admissions at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. The IIST Thiruvananthapuram B.Tech as well as dual degree admissions are based on the performance of the candidate in JEE Advanced. The IIST Thiruvananthapuram M.Tech and M.S. selection process is done based on the performance of the candidate in the GATE/ JEST and interview. The Ph.D admissions are done based on performance in the entrance examination and interview. The candidates must meet IIST Thiruvananthapuram eligibility criteria to apply for the courses. The details of the IIST Thiruvananthapuram admission process are given below.

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    IIST Thiruvananthapuram Admission criteria   


    Mode of Selection

    Selection criteria

    UG programmes


    Based on valid JEE Advanced scores. 

    PG Programmes

    Based on valid GATE/ JEST scores and interview.

    Ph.D programmes

    Based on valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/ Lectureship/ fellowship or NBHM/JEST/GATE and interview.

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram Application Process 

    • The candidate must visit the college website for the application.

    • Fill all the necessary details correctly.

    • Scan and upload the necessary documents.

    • Finally pay the IIST Thiruvananthapuram fees.

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram UG Admissions 

    The college offers B.Tech and Dual degrees at the undergraduate level. The duration of a B.Tech is 4 years and dual degrees is 5 years. 

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram UG Courses, Seat Intake and Eligibility Criteria 


    Seat Intake

    Eligibility Criteria


    B.Tech Aerospace Engineering/ B.Tech Avionics - 60

    The candidate must have 10+2 with a minimum of 75% marks.


    JEE Advanced.

    B.Tech Dual Degree


    IIST Thiruvananthapuram UG Admission Process 

    • The candidates must meet IIST Thiruvananthapuram UG eligibility criteria. 

    • The candidates must appear and qualify JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. 

    • If the candidate meets the cutoff released by the college then, he/she should apply for the counselling process. 

    • The candidates must select the specialisations in the order of their preference. 

    • Seats will be allotted based on the performance of the candidate in the entrance examination.

    • Documents will be verified followed by IIST Thiruvananthapuram fee payment. 

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram PG Admissions 

    The college offers M.E/ M.Tech and M.S. at the postgraduate level. The duration of courses lasts for 2 years. 

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram PG Courses, Seat Intake and Eligibility Criteria 


    Seat Intake

    Eligibility Criteria


    M.Tech Material Science and Technology/ M.Tech VLSI and Microsystems/ M.Tech Structures and Design/ M.Tech Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics/ M.Tech Digital Signal Processing/ M.Tech Geoinformatics/ M.Tech Control Systems/ M.Tech Thermal and Propulsion/ M.Tech Power Electronics/ M.Tech Solid State Technology/ M.Tech Machine Learning and Computing/ M.Tech RF and Microwave Engineering - 10
    M.Tech RF and Microwave Engineering/ M.Tech Earth System Science -15

    The candidate must have a B.E/ B.Tech/ Master of Science or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks. ( 55% in case of SC/ST/PD category).




    IIST Thiruvananthapuram PG Admission Process 

    • The candidates must meet IIST Thiruvananthapuram PG eligibility criteria. 

    • The candidates must apply for IIST Thiruvananthapuram admission online and select the courses in the order of preference. 

    • The candidates must appear and qualify the GATE/JEST examination.

    • Then the candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance of the candidate in the entrance examination.

    • The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

    • The IIST Thiruvananthapuram admissions are done based on the performance of the candidate in the entrance examination, interview, vacancy of seats and preferences given by the candidate. 

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram Ph.D Admission 

    The college offers Ph.D in 7 specialisations. The duration of courses may last for 6 years.

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram Ph.D  Courses, Seat Intake and Eligibility Criteria 


    Eligibility Criteria


    The candidate must have a Master's Degree in Engineering/Technology with a minimum of secured 65% marks (55% marks in case of SC/ST/Pd category) and the candidates must have pursued Masters Degree through GATE score. 


    Master’s Degree in the relevant area with a minimum of 65% marks (55% marks in case of SC/ST/Pd category) 

    +valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/ Lectureship/ fellowship or NBHM/JEST/GATE.

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram Ph.D Admission Process 

    • The candidates must meet IIST Thiruvananthapuram Ph.D eligibility criteria. 

    • The candidates with M.E/M.Tech as their highest qualifying degree, IIST Thiruvananthapuram Ph.D selection process will be based on an online screening test followed by an interview.

    • The Interview will be conducted through Video Conference mode.

    • For the candidates with a valid CSIR/NET-JRF or Lectureship post their M.E/M.Tech, will be directly called for the interview through Video Conference mode.

    • Finally, document verification will be done followed by fee payment. 

    IIST Thiruvananthapuram Documents required 

    • Passport size photograph

    • Degree certificate

    • 10th marks sheet

    • 12th marks sheet

    • Score card of the entrance examination (GATE/NRF/JRF/JEE Advanced)

    • Caste certificate

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    Student Reviews for IIST Thiruvananthapuram

    College Infrastructure: 4.4/5
    Academics: 4.4/5
    Placements: 3.7/5
    Value for Money: 2.4/5
    Campus Life: 3.7/5

    Good College

    Verified Review


    This college is very good for academics because high standard lecturers are available here . Everything is being explained in the practical manner . Good care is taken towards student academic levels .

    Experience to be shared, Experience to be dreamt


    I am studying Aerospace Engineering to go ahead in space research field of our nation. The professors highly qualified, experienced experts of their fields. The curriculum is always updated in the institute after certain short intervals of time to make it a better competent of its race. The study system is flexible and so its very practical and makes my job ready.

    It is a very exciting place to be in !

    Verified Review


    ISRO scientist teach us, no more words needed to describe perhaps!, well the teacher to student ratio is like 3 students to one teacher, this makes interaction with teachers very easy and healthy relations are maintained. Any kind of help the faculty is ready to sort it out.

    Have a question related to IIST Thiruvananthapuram ?

    Who is responsible for announcing IIST UG admission rank list 2023?

    The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology shall be responsible for the preparation and announcement of IIST B.Tech rank list 2023.

    Will the IIST rank list 2023 B.Tech be released through campus?

    No, the authorities shall publish IIST B.Tech 2022 rank list online on the official IIST website on the undergraduate admission portal.

    What is IIST rank list?

    Undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at IIST are offered through entrance examinations and the authorities then release IIST admission rank list for qualified candidates.  

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