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Indian Institute of Space & Technology (IIST) | Admissions 2024


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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), situated at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. IIST, established in 2007, functions as an autonomous institution under the Department of Space (DoS), Government of India. IIST was conceived with a vision to nurture exceptional human resource for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), one of the 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 on space sciences, space technology and space applications.



Courses Offered


  • B. Tech in Aerospace Engineering [4 years]

  • B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Avionics) [4 years]

  • Dual Degree (B.Tech in Engineering Physics + Master of Science/ M.Tech [5 years] in one of the following :
    > Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics
    > Master of Science in Solid State Physics
    > M. Tech in Earth System Science
    > M. Tech in Optical Engineering


Students will be allotted their postgraduate streams at the end of the sixth semester based on their preference and academic performance upto sixth semester. The seat matrix specifying minimum and/ or maximum for each of the streams will be notified to the students during the sixth semester.


There is no exit option with a B.Tech degree in Engineering Physics. However, based on academic performance, Director, IIST has the discretion not to promote students with unsatisfactory performance to the Masters‟ level. These students may be allowed to exit with a B.Tech degree in Engineering Physics with specified norms worked out by the Department and approved by the Academic Council and Board of Management of IIST.



Eligibility Criteria


  • The candidate must be 12th pass or equivalent with minimum 75% from recognised board.

  • The candidate must have PCM + Any 1 Language subjects - mandatory to be eligible for admissions here.

  • Indian Citizens are eligible to apply here.

  • Date of Birth: Candidates belonging to General, EWS and OBC-NCL categories must have been born on or after October 1, 1999. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST and PD categories must have born on or after October 1, 1994.
    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.



Mode of Selection


  • The candidate must appear for JEE Mains 2024 & JEE Advanced 2024 exam to be eligible for admission in IIST.
  • JEE Advanced Score is mandatory for admission eligiblity.





  • The top 5 students (UG/DD) admitted in 2024-2025 who have secured AIR (All India Rank, in JEE Advanced Examination, 2024) up to 1000 would be entitled to full fee waiver for the first year. However, they have to maintain a CGPA of 9.0 and above in a scale of 10 at the end of each year in order to obtain full fee waiver for the subsequent year.

  • Students (UG/DD) admitted in 2024-2025 and securing a CGPA of 9.0 or higher (in the scale of 10) in a given semester would receive a 50 percent tuition fee waiver in the next semester. The number of waivers shall be limited to ten percent (10%) of the admitted students in each program.




How to Apply


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  • The candidate must register themselves online on the respective website.

  • The candidate is required to fill in the details very carefully.

  • The candidate must pay the registration fees.




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Important Dates




Application OPEN


Application CLOSE

14 June 2024 until
11:59 PM IST

JEE Advanced Result

9th June 2024

Publication of IIST
Admission Rank List

15 June 2024 at

Closing date for Modification
of Branch Preferences

16 June 2024 until
11:59 PM IST

Closing of Admission

15 July 2024


NOTE - The candidate must keep themselves updated from the respective website.