IIST PhD Admission Jan 2023: Application Form, Dates

IIST PhD Admission

IIST PhD Admission Jan 2023 – Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram invites applications for PhD admission for the academic session starting in Jan 2023.

Check full details on IIST Trivandrum PhD Admission Jan 2023 here.

IIST PhD Programs

PhD Program is offered in the following Departments

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Avionics
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space sciences
  • Humanities

Research Areas Category for January 2023 PhD Admission

  • Funded by IIST
  • For External Fellowship Holders
  • External Projects

For available research areas details read notification.

Eligibility Criteria for IIST PhD Admission Jan 2023

  • Nationality
    • Candidate should be an Indian citizen
  • Age Limit
    • Below 35 years as on 12.12.2022.  Age relaxation as per Govt Rules.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the qualifying master’s degree.
  • Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with minimum CGPA 8/10 or 3.6 /4 or equivalent.

For candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology as their highest
qualifying degree

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with 75% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (70% marks or 7.50 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Bachelor’ degree.
  • They should have a valid GATE score.

Candidates in the following categories are exempted from the requirement of GATE score: –

  • i) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) /Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) with 8.00 CGPA (CGPA of 7.50 for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying Bachelor’s degree.
  • ii) Applicants with Dual degree (Bachelors in Engineering and Masters in Science from IITs and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology) with minimum score in Bachelor’s degree as mentioned above.
  • iii) Applicants who have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/Lectureship or NBHM/JEST in the relevant disciplines. Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 400.

For candidates with Master’s Degree in Science as their highest qualifying degree

  • Master’s Degree in the relevant area with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.50 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent ((55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Master’s degree. They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/Lectureship or NBHM/JEST/GATE in the relevant disciplines.
  • Applicants applying with GATE score should have a valid GATE score of minimum 300 (285 for OBC / EWS / SC/ST/PwD categories) in a Science discipline. Applicants applying with JEST should have JEST rank within the first 400.

Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree with four-year duration in Science as their highest qualifying degree

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years’ duration) in Science with 75% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (70% marks or 7.50 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Bachelor’s degree.
  • They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIRNET-JRF/Lectureship or NBHM/JEST/GATE in the relevant discipline.
  • Applicants applying with GATE score should have a valid GATE score of minimum 400 for General Category (380 for OBC / EWS / SC/ST/PwD categories) in a Science discipline or valid JEST rank within the first 400.

Applicants with Master’s Degree in Humanities/ Management/ Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree

  • Master’s Degree in the relevant area of Humanities/Management / Social Sciences with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD).
  • They must have cleared a national level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-NETJRF/Lectureship.

Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree with four year duration in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years’ duration) in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences with 75% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (70% marks or 7.50 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Bachelor’ degree.
  • They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC- NETJRF/Lectureship in the relevant discipline.

Selection Procedure

  • For candidates with M.E/M.Tech./B.E/B.Tech as their highest qualifying degree
    • Selection to the PhD programme will be based on online screening test followed by an interview. Interview will be conducted through Video Conference mode.
    • However, candidates with a valid UGC-CSIR-NET JRF/Lectureship/NBHM/JEST post their ME/M.Tech/B.E/B.Tech will be directly called for the interview through Video Conference mode.
  • For candidates with Master’s degree in Sciences, Humanities, Management, Social Sciences/Dual Degree applicants (B.Tech and Master of Science from IITs/IIST)/ four years’ undergraduate degree in Sciences, Humanities, Management, Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests (listed in the minimum qualifications)
    • Selection to the programme will be based on an interview through Video Conference mode.

Applicants who are employed in Government/ Semi Government/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies should produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of Interview.

Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria based on Online screening test& Interview:

  • The candidates who have participated in the Online screening test will be shortlisted if they secure a minimum of 50 % combined for Section A (Section A comprises questions based on Aptitude and class 12 Mathematics) and Section B (the research area).
  • There will be a relaxation of 5 % for SC/ST/PWD and OBC / EWS candidates, i.e., SC/ST/PWD and OBC / EWS candidates require a combined mark of 45 % and above for Section A and Section B together.
  • There will be a 70 % weightage for the PhD Online screening test and 30 % weightage for the interview.
  • A candidates securing less than 10 marks out of 30 marks in the interview will not be selected irrespective of category and irrespective of the performance in the Online screening test.
  • The combined mark for the PhD Online screening test and interview for a UR candidates should be 60 % and above to be selected and for the SC/ST/PWD and OBC / EWS candidates, the combined mark for the PhD Online screening test and interview should be 55 % and above.
  • Provisionally selected candidates list, after the interview, will be displayed in the IIST admission portal.

Fellowships

  • All scholars selected to the programme specializations Funded by IIST 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.
  • The scholars will be required to assist the Departments in tutorials, practical training in labs or similar academic activities normally limited to 6 hours per week.

Important Dates for IIST PhD Admission Jan 2023

EventDate
Opening of online submission of applications24 November 2022
Closing of IIST website for online submission of applications12 December 2022
Display of shortlisted candidates for Test16 December 2022
Online screening test (Tentative)21 December 2022
Publishing of screening test results26 December 2022
Interview Dates29-31 December 2022
Display of Provisionally selected
candidates
04 January 2023
Reporting date at the Institution09 January 2023
Classes begin for PhD Programme09 January 2023
Last date of Admission25 January 2023

IIST PhD Admission Jan 2023 Application Process

  • Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website http://admission.iist.ac.in. Applications received online only will be considered.
  • Candidates are permitted to apply up to maximum four broad research areas only, that includes research areas across different departments, if eligible
  • Candidates having fellowship from funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, NBHM, UGC, State Government Science and Technology Scheme etc, applying to research areas for External Fellowship Holders may also apply for other research areas Funded by IIST and in external projects if eligible.

Application Fee

For General/EWS/OBC candidatesRs. 700/- per Department
For SC/ST/PD and Women applicantsRs. 350/- per Department
Mode of PaymentThrough online mode

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Application FormClick Here
IIST WebsiteClick Here
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IIST PhD Admission Jan 2022

Important Dates for IIST PhD Admission Jan 2022

EventDate
Opening of online submission of applicationsNovember 24, 2021
Closing of IIST website for online submission of
applications ( for IIST Funded and IIT Palakkad
IHub Foundation (IPTIF) Doctoral Fellowship
Scheme)
December 13, 2021
Closing of IIST website for online submission of
applications (for External fellowship)
December 20, 2021
Display of shortlisted candidates for Test (Tentative)December 17, 2021
Online screening test (Tentative)December 22, 2021
Display of shortlisted candidates for Interview (Tentative)December 29, 2021
Interview Dates (Tentative)January 04 – 05, 2022
Display of Provisionally selected
candidates (Tentative)
January 12, 2022
Last Date of remittance of semester fee (Tentative)January 14, 2022
Classes begin for Ph.D Programme (Tentative)January 17, 2022

IIST PhD Admission July 2021

Important Dates

EventDate
Opening of online submission of applicationsMay 27, 2021
Closing of online submission of applicationsJune 24, 2021
Display of shortlisted candidates for Test (Tentative)July 2, 2021
Online screening test (Tentative)July 11, 2021
Publishing of screening test results (Tentative)July 19, 2021
Interview Dates (Tentative)July 22 & 23, 2021
Display of Provisionally selected
candidates (Tentative)
July 28, 2021
Last Date of remittance of semester fee (Tentative)July 30, 2021
Classes begin for Ph.D Programme (Tentative)August 2, 2021

Notification – Download

IIST PhD Admissions Jan 2021

Important Dates

EventDate
Opening of online submission of applicationsDecember 09, 2020
Closing of online submission of applications (for IIST Funded)December 29, 2020
Closing of online submission of applications (for Externally Funded)January 6, 2021
List of shortlisted candidates for TestJanuary 06, 2021
Online screening testJanuary 10, 2021 (Sunday)
Publishing of screening test resultsJanuary 13, 2020
Interview DatesJanuary 18 – 19, 2021
Classes begin for Ph.D ProgrammeJanuary 25, 2021

IIST PhD Admission Jan 2021 Results

Provisionally Selected Candidates List