IIST M.Tech Admissions 2020: Eligibility, Cut Off, Fees

IIST, Thiruvananthapuram offers M.Tech in 12 different disciplines for the duration of 2 years. IIST M.Tech admission is based on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score obtained by the candidate. Applicant must have done B.Tech/BE/M.Sc/MS to be considered eligible for the admission. 

Registrations can be done from official IIST website ( by paying INR 600/- (INR 300/- for OBC/SC/ST/Women candidates) as application fee. 

IIST will prepare the course wise provisional merit list based on the scores obtain in GATE Examination for the interview/written test round. Merit list will have names of candidates with the dates for the interview/written test. 

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How to Apply

Applications shall be submitted only through online registration process through the official IIST website (

  • Candidates applying for more than one programme must submit separate applications for each programme along with the application fee.
  • Application fee is INR 600/- per department (INR 300/- per department for SC, ST, PWD and women candidates).
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Upon successful submission of all the details,
  • Take the print-out of the “Bank Challan” for remitting the application fee.
  • Candidates should submit the fee in the bank with the help of Challan.
  • Candidates should submit the bank transaction details using their login
  • upload the receipt of bank challan for completing the registration process.

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Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech programme

The university offers M.Tech. programme in the following disciplines:

Thermal & propulsionEarth system science
Aerodynamics & flight mechanicsGeoinformatics
Structure & designAstronomy and Astrophysics
RF & microwave engineeringMachine learning & computing
Digital signals processingMaterial science & technology
VISI & microsystemOptical engineering
Control systemSolid state technology
  • Candidate must possess B.Tech/M.Sc/M.S. or equivalent degree with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 out of 10 (General/SC/ST/OBC).
  • Candidate should also possess a valid score in GATE/JEST/UGC NET in relevant area.
  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen and 28 years as on May 8, 2019 (tentative).
  • Candidates in the final year are also eligible to apply provided they produce the consolidated markslist of all semesters along with Degree Certificate on or before October 31, 2019 (tentative).

Age Criteria:

Candidates belonging to general and SC/ST categories must be born on or after October 1, 1994.


Admission Process

Candidates will be shortlisted for M.Tech. programmes on the basis of their performance in Written Test/ Interview to be conducted at IIST Thiruvananthapuram

Final selection for admission will be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in the interview list.

List of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the IIST website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to download the call letter from the website.

Selected candidates are required to produce the following documents at the counselling:

  1. 10+2 mark sheet
  2. Transfer certificate of class 12th
  3. Migration certificate of class 12th
  4. Valid id proof (Aadhar card and voter id card)
  5. Applicant receipt of GATE form
  6. Copy of e-challan

Contact Details

India Institute of Space Science And Technology

Valiamala P.O. , Thiruvananthapuram - 695547

Kerala, India.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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