Applications are invited by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum from highly motivated candidates for admission to the PhD Programme starting in January 2014, in the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Applicants with Masterís Degree in Engineering / Technology:
Applicants with Masterís Degree in Engineering / Technology must have secured first class or equivalent in the Masterís and Bachelorís degrees. They must have pursued their Masterís degree on the basis of qualified GATE score. Candidates with MS in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with outstanding academic record (or) MS by Research with outstanding academic record can be considered without GATE. Candidates with Integrated Masterís degree (or Dual Degree) in Engg / Tech from IITs and IISc with minimum CGPA 9.0/10 can be considered without GATE.

2. Applicants with Masterís Degree in Science:
Applicants must have Masterís Degree in the relevant area with first class or equivalent in their Masterís and Bachelorís degrees. They must have qualified UGC / CSIR NET -JRF (or) NET-Lectureship (or) GATE qualified in the relevant disciplines.

3. Applicants with Bachelorís Degree in Engineering / Technology:
Outstanding candidates with Bachelorís degree in Engineering with an excellent academic record and aptitude for research may be considered for direct admission to the PhD Programme. Such candidates must have secured CGPA of 9.0/10 or better and a valid GATE score of 675 or better. BTech students from IITs with CGPA better than 9.0/10 do not require GATE.

Age Limit: Applicant should be below 28 years as on 16th December 2013. Age relaxation applicable as per Government Rules.

Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen

Research Fellowship:
The Scholars selected for IIST PhD programme with Masterís Degree in Engineering / Technology will receive a Fellowship of Rs. 18000/- pm, and scholars with Masterís degree in Science or Humanities with NET-JRF or GATE qualification will be given a Fellowship of Rs. 16000/ pm. Scholars with NET-Lectureship will be given a Fellowship of Rs. 12000/ pm, which will be enhanced to Rs. 16000/ pm if the scholars qualify for NET-JRF.

After two years of research experience, their performance will be evaluated by a review committee constituted by Director IIST. Based on the review, the fellowship amount of Rs. 18000/16000/12000 may be enhanced to Rs. 20000/18000/14000 respectively.

The scholars will be required to assist the Departments in tutorials / practicalís or related academic activities normally limited to 6 hours per week.

The scholars will have to pay for the services provided by the Institute like boarding / lodging / medical facilities etc., as per IIST rules.

Selection Procedure:

  • Applications in the prescribed format will be received until 16th December 2013
  • From the eligible applicants, a short-listing will be done taking into account their applicable GATE / NET scores.
  • The final selection is based on a written test / interview or interview alone depending on the number of candidates.
  • List of short-listed candidates for written test or interview will be displayed in IIST website by 4th week of December 2013
  • Written test of two hours duration as applicable and Interview will be conducted at IIST, Trivandrum during 2nd week of January 2014.

How to apply?

  • Duly filled application form along with attested copies of documents mentioned in the application form should be sent to The Administrative Officer, IIST, Valiamala Post, Thiruvananthapuram Ė 695547 with the superscription ĎApplication for IIST PhD Programme-January 2014í.
  • Application form should be accompanied by a fee of Rs. 250/- (Rs. 125/- for ST / SC candidates) in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, IIST payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Last date for receipt of application form: 16th December 2013.

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