IIST PhD Admission 2019 – Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology envisions basic and applied research for meeting the national R&D requirements of Science and Technology in general and the Indian Space Programme in particular. The application form for PhD Programmes is available now, and the last date for remittance of application fee is May 07, 2019. The written screening test of PhD Programmes is going to be held on May 26, 2019, for admission in the academic year 2019-20. Candidates can check the complete information of IIST PhD Admission 2019 like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process etc through this page below.

Latest: The center and address for the Ph.D. written and Screening test has been released . Scroll down to check the same.

IIST PhD Admission 2019

The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers doctoral and postdoctoral programmes. Applications are invited from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Programme  2019.

Schedule for IIST PhD Admission 2019 is given below.

Event Date
Starting of Online Application Form 18 Apr 2019
Last date for online application 06 May 2019
Last date for remittance of application fee 07 May 2019
Display of shortlisted candidates for Written Screening Test 16 May 2019
Date of written screening test 26 May 2019
Publishing of Written screening test results 31 May 2019
Interview Dates 10 and 11 Jun 2019
Display of Provisionally selected candidates 14 Jun 2019
Last Date of remittance of the semester fee 21 Jun 2019
Reporting date at the Institution 20 Jul 2019
Commencement of classes 22 Jul 2019

Exam Centre for PhD written screening test

The PhD written screening test will be for one and a half hours, starting at 9:30 AM on May 26, 2019 (Sunday) in the cities listed below.

City Centre and Address
Ahmedabad Space Application Centre, ISRO Satellite Road, Road, Ambawadi Vistar P O Ahmedabad – 380015
Kolkata RRSC Guest House Plot No.BG-2, Action Area – 1B Near Home Town Shopping Mall, New Town, Kolkata Pin – 700 156 Ph No.033 – 2341 0053/ 2341 0007
Hyderabad NRSC Guest House, NRSC Campus,Balanagar Hyderabad Pin – 500 025 Ph No. 23879676/23884030
New Delhi DOS Staff Housing (Antariksh Vihar) Pocket B – 5 / Sector – 17 Dwaraka (Opp.Sec.13, Metro Station) New Delhi Pin – 110 075 011 – 2803 2343
Thiruvananthapuram Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiamala P O, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 547

Application Form

Candidates can apply online for IIST PhD admission 2019 from the official website or through the direct link which is provided below. Candidates are advised must ensure their eligibility before going to apply online.

Application Form: Candidates can apply online for IIST PhD admission 2019 from below links.

Application Fee: The Application fee is to the extent of Rs. 700/- per Department (for SC/ST/PD and Women applicants – Rs.350/- per Department). If the applicant is eligible and wishes to apply for more than one Research Area in the same Department, he/she need not pay any additional application fee. The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants, who wish to apply to multiple departments, will have to pay the appropriate application fee (sum of the application fee for each department).

How to Apply?

  • Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website: admission.iist.ac.in. Applications received online only will be considered.
  • The applicants will not be allowed to make any changes in the profile registration once submitted. Hence utmost care should be taken by the applicants while filling the profile.
  • The application fee shall be paid, once enabled by the system, one day after the registration, through “SBI Collect” only.
  • Applicants who are employed in Government/Semi Government/PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies need to produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of Interview.
  • SC/ST/OBC/Persons with Disabilities (PD) applicants shall upload in the website, the relevant certificate before the prescribed date.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the IIST PhD Admission 2019.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology

Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology must have secured 65% marks or 7.00CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or 6.50CGPA for OBC, 55%marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of qualified GATE score. However, there is no GATE cut off score for applicants with M.Tech./M.E as the highest qualifying degree, who are applying for PhD in Engineering Discipline. Applicants with Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with minimum CGPA 8/10 or 3.6 /4 or equivalent can be considered without GATE score.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Science

Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with a minimum of 65% marks or 7.00CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or 6.50CGPA for OBC, 55%marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR NETJRF /Lectureship/fellowship or NBHM/JEST/GATE and State Government Science and Technology Scheme, in the relevant disciplines.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences:

Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area of Humanities/Management / Social Sciences with a minimum of 65% marks or 7.00CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or 6.50CGPA for OBC, 55%marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have cleared a national level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-NET-JRF fellowship/State Government Science and Technology Scheme or similar fellowship schemes of Central/State Governments.

Age Limit

Applicant should be below 35 years as on May 06, 2019. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.

Nationality

Applicant should be an Indian citizen.

Admit Card

Candidates who successfully submitted the application forms and shortlist for the Test/Interview can download their Hall Ticket by using Candidate Login available on the official website or from the direct link which will be provided below for the sake of candidates.

Exam Pattern

The written screening test for Ph.D candidates not holding eligibility through a national test for Ph.D admissions will have two parts A & B. Part A (40 marks) will comprise of questions that test both aptitude and mathematics, Part B (60 marks) will have questions related to subject area that are indicated in the syllabus. While Part A (30 minutes duration) will be conducted first for all PhD candidates, Part B (60 minutes duration) will be held starting from 10:15 AM and lasting one hour for different subject areas. A student applying to multiple research areas can write the corresponding subject area (Part B) of the various different research areas in the indicated time slot. The results of the written screening test will be published in the IIST website on May 31, 2019.

Result

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology will announce the result of a written screening test. Candidates who will give the test can check their result from the official website OR through the direct link which will be provided below.

List of Selected Candidates

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology will release a Provisionally list of selected candidates for Ph.D. admission after the successful conduction of interview. Candidates can check the list from the official website or direct link to check the same will be provided below.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for IIST PhD Admission 2019 is provided below for interested candidates.

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

For candidates with M.E/M. Tech as their highest qualifying degree, selection to the PhD programme will be based on a written screening test followed by an interview. However, candidates with a valid fellowship such as CSIR/NET-JRF fellowships and CSIR-NET Lectureship post their ME/M. Tech will be directly called for the interview.

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

For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Sciences as their qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests listed above, selection to the programme will be based on an interview to be conducted at IIST. Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300.

Candidates applying with a valid GATE score in a Science discipline, having a minimum score of 500 for General Category (450 for OBC and 350 for SC/ST/PD categories), are exempted from the PhD written screening test conducted by IIST. Applicants having GATE score in Science disciplines less than indicated cut-off above will not be considered for PhD Admission.

For Master’s Degree in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree:

For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests listed above, selection to the programme will be based on an interview to be conducted at IIST.

Note: Candidates who have been provided research fellowships by State Government Science and Technology Scheme through the competitive written test can also apply. For candidates having research fellowship by State Government without a competitive written test will have to appear for a written screening test conducted by IIST.

Selection Criteria based on Written Screening Test & Interview:

  • The students who have participated in the Written Screening Test will be shortlisted if they secure a minimum of 30 % in each of Section A and Section B and a combined mark of 50 % and above for Section A and Section B together.
  • There will be a relaxation of 5 % for SC/ST/PD and OBC students, i.e., SC/ST/PD and OBC students require a combined mark of 45 % and above for Section A and Section B together, while the minimum is 30% in each of the Section A and B respectively.
  • There will be a 70 % weightage for the PhD Written Screening Test and 30 % weightage for the interview.
  • A student 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 Written Screening Test.
  • The combined mark for the PhD Written Screening Test and interview for a UR student should be 60 % and above to be selected
  • For the SC/ST/PD and OBC students, the combined mark for the PhD Written Screening Test and interview should be 55 % and above.

Fee Structure

Here we mentioned the fee structure for the IIST PhD Admission 2019.

Description Full Time
Tuition Fee/Statutory Semester Fee  1,500/-*
 Student Amenities Fee  1,350/-
 Hostel Charges  4,500/-**
 Establishment Charges  4,000/-
 Medical Charges  800/-
 Total  12,150/-
 Registration Fee (One-Time)  1,000/-
 Thesis Submission Fee (One-Time)  1,000/-
 Re-Registration Fee (If any)  1,500/-

Note:

  • *For SC/ST/PD Tuition Fee/Statutory Semester Fee is exempted.
  • **Students of PhD programmes can purchase food coupons for Canteen Services
    separately.
  • *** Based on the decisions of the Board of Management, fees could be revised during the study period.

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