PhD Admission 2017 Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Procedure, Dates and more
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram has invited applications from highly motivated applicants for admission to the PhD Programme starting in July 2017 in Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Earth & Space Sciences, Mathematics and Other areas (only for applicants receiving PhD fellowship from Govt. of India agencies such as DST, CSIR, MeiTY, INAE, NBHM, UGC etc).
IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Eligibility Criteria 2017
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology must have secured first class or equivalent in the Master’s degree. They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of qualified GATE score. Applicants with MS in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with outstanding academic record can be considered without GATE score.
Applicants with Integrated Masters degree (or Dual Degree) in Engineering/Technology from IITs and IISc with minimum CGPA 9.0/10 can also be considered without GATE score.
Applicants, who qualified UGC/CSIR/NET-JRF/other similar fellowships, with eligible degrees are allowed to apply even without GATE score.
Master’s Degree in Science: Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with first class or equivalent in their Master’s degree. They must have qualified UGC/CSIR NET-JRF/JEST (or) GATE in the relevant disciplines. Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300.
Age Limit: Applicant must be below 35 years as on 30th April 2017; age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.
Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Application Procedure 2017
Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST website http://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.
Application fee is to the extent of Rs.600/- per Dept. (for SC/ST/PD and Women applicants – Rs.300/- 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 have to pay any additional application fee.
However, such applicant who wishes to apply for more than one Research Area within the same Dept. need to indicate his/her choice of Research Areas in the order of his/her preference. The application fee is non-refundable.
The application fee shall be paid after two days of registration through “SBI Collect” only.
Applicants who are employed in Govt./Semi Govt. /PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies need to produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of Interview.
IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Dates 2017
Opening of IIST website for online submission of applications: April 06th 2017
Closing of IIST website for online submission of applications: April 30th 2017
Display of shortlisted applicants for Test/Interview: May 19th 2017
Interview Date window: 12th to 15th June 2017
Display of Provisionally selected applicants: June 19th 2017
Commencement of Classes for PhD students: July 24th 2017 (Monday)
IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission 2017 Research Fellowship
Research Fellowship for GATE and UGC/CSIR NET-JRF/JEST qualified students is Rs.25000/ – per month. (Research Scholars selected with UGC/CSIR NET-JRF 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 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.
IIST Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Selection Procedure 2017
Applications will be received until April 30th 2017 only through online.
From the eligible applicants, a short-listing will be done, taking into account their applicable GATE/NET scores. Therefore, applicants are advised to enter:
- GATE score through which Master’s Degree has been pursued.
- Best GATE score if the applicant possesses more than one GATE score.
Applicants having fellowship from the Govt. of India funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, MeiTY, INAE, NBHM, UGC etc may also apply for PhD admission in various departments in IIST. Final decision on the eligibility of such fellowships will be taken by IIST.