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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, IISST, Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, IISST, Thiruvananthapuram
Deemed University
Post Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram – 659022
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Phone-No: 0471-2568618 2568418 2564808 2564809 2564825
Fax: 0471-2568556
Email: Website:

About College:

IIST is Asia’s first Space Institute and the first in the world to offer the complete range of undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral programmes with specific focus to space science, technology and applications. This unique concept took root in January 2007, when IIST was registered as a Society under the Travancore -Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. IIST received the approval of  the Union Cabinet on 26 April, 2007 and it was formally inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair. In a little less than a year of its establishment, IIST received the recognition of UGC as a ‘Deemed to be University’ under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.The Institute has the unique mandate of encouraging and equipping brilliant youngsters from all parts of the country to take up a career as Scientist/Engineer in the Indian Space Research Organisation. IIST functions as a autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India.

Course Name:

B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering) Duration: 4 Years

B.Tech. (Electronics and Communication Engineering (Avionics)) Duration: 4 Years

Dual Degree (BTech + Master of Science/MTech) Duration: 5 Years


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, EWS and 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 date of birth as recorded in the certificate of high school/ first Board/ or its 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 Examination: Candidates must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent – see 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:

·         Physics

·         Chemistry

·         Mathematics

·         A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)

·         Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered)

How to Apply:


Candidates who are desirous to join the Undergraduate and Dual Degree Programmes offered by IIST are required to apply separately to IIST through the online application portal and follow the steps detailed below:

(i) Registration:

Visit the online application portal and choose the link to Undergraduate Admission–2019. 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 the candidate to keep the password secured to avoid any misuse.

Candidates are advised to carefully read the eligibility criteria detailed in Section 8 given in the Information Brochure 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.

The Registration Fee is non-refundable and is detailed below for the various categories. 

Table 5: Registration Fee

Sl No.


Amount (INR)


Male candidates in General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL



Female candidates in General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL



All SC/ ST/ PD candidates


Closing Date:

Online Registration: 3rd June, 2019 to 17th June, 2019

Online Payment of Registration fee on or before: 17th June, 2019

Publication of IIST Admission Rank List: 19th June, 2019

Seat Allotment/Acceptance Rounds Starts from: 21st June, 2019


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