Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Course levelUndergraduate-UG
Application Start Date Application End Date

3rd June 2019

17th June 2019

Admission Details:


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), situated at Thiruvananthapuram is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IIST functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. The idea of such an institute was mooted keeping in mind the need for high quality manpower for the Indian Space Research Organization, one of world’s leading scientific organizations engaged in space research and space applications. The institute is the first of its kind in the country, to offer high quality education at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels on areas with special focus to space sciences, space technology and space applications. IIST was formally inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, the then Chairman, ISRO and was temporarily housed in the premises of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, very close from where ISRO built and launched its first rocket. Both the founding fathers of the institute, Dr G Madhavan Nair and Dr B.N. Suresh, the latter being the first Director of IIST, played a very important role in the formation of the institute, facilitating its establishment and contributing to its vision. Dr B.N. Suresh piloted the institute from the conception of the idea to its realization in a permanent campus near Thiruvananthapuram in 2010.

Eligiblity Criteria:-

Candidates desirous of admission to IIST must satisfy ALL eligibility criteria detailed below.

(i) Citizenship:Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for admission in IIST.

(ii) Date of Birth: Candidates belonging to General, EWSand OBC-NCL categories must have been born on or after October 1, 1994.Candidates belonging to SC/ST and PD categories must have born on or after October 1, 1989.

The dateof birth as recordd in the certificate of highschool/ first Board/orits equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth,candidate must, at the time of accepting the seat, submit an authenticated document from a competent authority indicating the same.

(iii)Minimum Marks Requirement in Qualifying ExaminationCandidates must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalentsee below for list of Qualifying Examinations) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD candidates should be at least 65%. The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks:

 I.   Physics

II.  Chemistry

III. Mathematics


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Admission Procedure:-

(i) Registration: Visit the online application portal ( and choose the link to Undergraduate Admission2019. Follow the instructions given and fill in all the details. The successfully registered candidates will be given a system generated IIST Registration Number. Candidates need to specify a password. It is the sole responsibility of thecandidate to keep the password secured to avoid any misuse.

Candidates are advised to carefully read the eligibility criteria detailed in Section 8 before registration.

(ii) Registration Fee Payment :- Registration Fee payment is through e-payment mode ONLY and should be done by visiting the online application portal ( and clicking on the PAY REGISTRATION FEE link. Receipt of payment will be confirmed through registered E-mail and mobile number.

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