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IIST Thiruvananthapuram Placements

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram has a placement cell that acts as a link between students and companies. As per the placement record of 2023 published on the official website, the highest package offered in IIST placements 2023 was of Rs 28.00 Lakhs for M.Tech Machine Learning and Computing course. All the courses registered more than 50% placements with several courses even achieving 100% placements.  

The IIST Thiruvananthapuram Placement Cell rigorously adheres to institute policies and makes an effort to connect students' interests with suitable career profiles. IIST Thiruvananthapuram also provides different types of internships like Industry-partnered research internships, 1-year internships, 1-semester internships, and B.Tech internships during summer/ winter vacation. The details of the IIST Thiruvananthapuram placement process and placement statistics 2023 are given below. 

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Placement Process

  • Pre-Placement Talks: Pre-placement talks may be scheduled through email or through Online streaming. 

  • Shortlisting: Shortlist for the Interview process will be done by the recruiters via online test and CV screening. 

  • Interview Process: The interview will be conducted through Telephone Call, Skype, MS Teams, WebEx or Google Meet, Zoom, or any other online platform as per the preference of the Recruiter.

  • Interview Reschedule: Employers are advised to notify the placement cell and get back in touch with the student if a company is unable to complete the interview process for a student due to technical problems.

  • Final selection: Recruiter will share final results via email. Students' results will be announced by the placement cell. Those who receive multiple offers will let the placement cell know which one they prefer. The corresponding recruiters will be informed of the offer's acceptance status.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Placements 2023

Given below is the placement data for IIST Thiruvananthapuram placements 2023 as per the information published on the official website of the institute.

IIST Thiruvananthapuram B.Tech Placement Data 2023

Course Specialisation

Median Salary Offer

Highest Package

B.Tech Aerospace Engineering

Rs 10.50 Lakhs

Rs 13.20 Lakhs

B.Tech EC in Avionics

Rs 10.50 Lakhs

Rs 16.60 Lakhs

IIST Thiruvananthapuram M.Tech Placement Data 2023

IIST Thiruvananthapuram M.Tech Placement Data 2023

Course Specialisation

Median Salary Offer

Highest Package

M.Tech Thermal Propulsion

Rs 8.40 Lakhs

Rs 10.50 Lakhs

M.Tech Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

Rs 8.50 Lakhs

Rs 10.50 Lakhs

M.Tech Structure and Design

Rs 6.20 Lakhs

Rs 10.50 Lakhs

M.Tech RF and Microwave Engineering

Rs 10.50 Lakhs

Rs 15.00 Lakhs

M.Tech Digital and Signal Processing

Rs 9.10 Lakhs

Rs 23.00 Lakhs

M.Tech Control System

Rs 10.00 Lakhs

Rs 15.00 Lakhs

M.Tech VLSI and Microsystems

Rs 15.00 Lakhs

Rs 15.00 Lakhs

M.Tech Power Electronics

Rs 10.00 Lakhs

Rs 15.00 Lakhs

M.Tech Material Science and Technology

Rs 7.10 Lakhs

Rs 10.50 Lakhs

M.Tech Geoinformatics

Rs 8.50 Lakhs

Rs 10.00 Lakhs

M.S in Astronomy and Astrophysics



M.Tech Earth Science System



M.Tech Machine Learning and Computing

Rs 18.50 Lakhs

Rs 28.00 Lakhs 

M.Tech Optical Engineering

Rs 9.10 Lakhs

Rs 9.18 Lakhs

M.Tech Solid State Technology



IIST Thiruvananthapuram B.Tech Placement Statistics 2022 


Aerospace Engineering

ECE in Avionics

Total Number of students in the branch



Total Number of qualifying for ISRO absorption



Number of Non-ISRO Placement/full time offers



IIST Thiruvananthapuram M.Tech Placement Statistics 2022 



Number of students available for placement


Number of Internship Offers


Number of Placement/full time offers


Total Offers (Intern & full time)


Major Recruiters at IIST Thiruvananthapuram Placements 2023

Given below is a list of the top companies and agencies that recruit from IIST Thiruvananthapuram. 

IIST Thiruvananthapuram Top Recruiters 






Mercedes Benz

Analog Devices

Math Works




Kawa Space




Note: IIST students are eligible for direct recruitment by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


Engineering and Architecture




2 Years

Statistics for Academic Year 2022

First year total students intake 150
Total students admitted 135
Total Graduated Students 103
Total Placed Students 59
Placement Percentage 69.41
Total student gone for higher studies 18
Median Salary 10.00 L

Placement yearly trends

Placement Percentage
Source Data NIRF 2023

Key takeaways from IIST Thiruvananthapuram's Placement Statistics

  • The Placement Percentage of IIST Thiruvananthapuram has increased by 58.81 %
  • The Median salary of IIST Thiruvananthapuram has increased by 11.0 %
  • The Placement Percentage of IIST Thiruvananthapuram is better than 14 colleges that are ranked higher
  • The Median salary of IIST Thiruvananthapuram is better than 30 colleges that are ranked higher
Have a question related to IIST Thiruvananthapuram ?

can i join in iist after completion of my diploma in mechanical engineering

Dear aspirant !

Hope you are doing good !

IIST Thiruvananthapuram B.Tech Admission 2024

For eligibility, prospective students must hold a Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) degree (10+2) with a minimum of 75% marks and possess a valid national-level (JEE Advanced) score. Seat allocation is determined based on this rank through the JoSSA Counselling process. Hence no you will not be eligible for this

if I score less marks or I failed in pre boards in one subject in class 12 ,so will it effect my eligibility criteria for jee mains and jee advanced for admission in IIST?


Your marks in Preboard doesn't matter at all. As you are awarded certificate /marksheet for your board examination only and not pre board.


It doesn't matter whether you get low marks in pre board or even fail in it, it's not going to affect your eligibility for jee advanced or   IIST  or anything else.

But still prepare well for pre boards so that eventually you can perform well in your  boards .

To help you further,

JEE  advanced eligibility criteria is given below :-

---------------------) Qualification required :- One needs to pass 10+2/ or equivalent with the following 5 subjects:-

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • A language

  • Any subject other than listed above

Those appearing for 10+2/equivalent are also eligible.

---------------------) Minimum marks in 12th /equivalent :-  you need to pass your class 12th with at least 75% marks in aggregate in class 12 if belong to general or obc category or at least 65% marks if belongs to SC/ST or must be in the top 20 percentile in class 12 examination.

††† IMPORTANT NOTE :- Considering pandemic in order to give relaxation. The minimum percentage barrier of 75 % - 65% in 12th board examination has been lifted off for jee advanced 2022. It means all you need to be eligible for jee advanced is to have at least passed 12th .

----------------------) 12th /equivalent passing year :-  You can give JEE advanced examination for the maximum of consecutive 2 years starting from the year of appearing for your 12th examination i. e to be eligible for JEE advanced 2022 your 12th board examination appearing year should be either 2022 or 2021


Considering pandemic, there's one time measure for students who had passed 12th in 2021 & 2020.

  • For 2021 passed :- Those 2021 passed students who had qualified jee main 2021 and had registered for jee advanced 2021 but couldn't appear in the examination are directly eligible for jee advanced 2022 without appearing in jee main 2022.

  • For 2020 passed :- 2020 12th passed students are also eligible for  jee advanced 2022 after qualifying jee main 2022 provided they have appeared in only one of 2020 or 2021 jee advanced or none of them.

Details about it is available at:-

-----------------------) There is upper age limit, according to which to be eligible for jee advanced 2022, you should be born on or after 1st October 1997. There is 5 years of age relaxation for SC, ST and PwD so candidates of SC/ST /PWD needs to be  born on or after October 1, 1992.

-----------------------) you must qualify JEE main  2022 to be eligible for jee advanced 2022.

To give you an idea of the jee main qualifying cut off percentile to be eligible for jee advanced,  jee main 2021 cut off percentile to be eligible for jee advanced 2021 is given below :-

  • general :-87.8992241 percentile

  • EWS:- 66.2214845 percentile

  • OBC-NCL :- 68.0234447 percentile

  • SC :- 46.8825338 percentile

  • ST:- 34.6728999 percentile

  • PWD :- 0.0096375 percentile

You can get the detailed below information about jee advanced eligibility criteria by visiting our page the link for the same is provided below


Thank you

How to get admission in IIST ?

Hii There,

Admission to undergraduate programs operates through a counseling process, with selection primarily driven by merit and adherence to the government's reservation policy.

The process begins with candidates completing online registration via the IIST website. Following the conclusion of registrations, IIST compiles an admission list. It's important to note that only those who have registered online are deemed eligible for inclusion in this list.

For BTech and BTech Dual (BTech+MS/MTech) programs, the selection hinges on the candidates' valid JEE Advanced scores and participation in the counseling round.

For more inforamtion, please refer:


IIST Thiruvananthapuram Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Is IIT better than IIST?

In terms of placements, most of the IITs offer better packages and chances of placement than IIST.

2: Does ISRO directly recruit from IIST?

Yes, ISRO directly recruits graduates from IIST Thiruvananthapuram after the completion of their programmes.

3: Is IIST good for placement?

Yes, IIST Thiruvananthapuram offers good placement opportunities to the students after completion of their programmes. The highest salary in 2023 placements was worth Rs 28.00 Lakhs

4: What is the highest placement in IIST Thiruvananthapuram?

As per the data provided by IIST for 2023 placements, the highest package was of Rs 28.00 Lakhs received by a student of M.Tech Machine Learning and Computing.


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