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Ranked 33 for B.Tech by NIRF 2020
Ranked 30 for B.Tech by NIRF 2019
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology - [IIST], Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology - [IIST], Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala UGC Estd 2007 Deemed to be University 1 Question Answered Ranked 33 for B.Tech by NIRF 2020+1 more

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The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) is a space institute, functions as autonomous body under the Department of Space, Govt. of India and is sponsored by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), recognized from the UGC as ‘Deemed to be University’ (Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956) in 2008. It was inaugurated in 2007 by G. Madahvan Nair, the then chairman of ISRO. It is the first in Asia and the first in the world to offer the complete range of programs in space science and technology under IIST Admission 2019.

  • It is located at Valiamala and is just 18 km from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.
  • The former Chancellor of the University is none other the Missile Man, the former President of Indian subcontinent Late Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
  • IIST has signed MoUs with USRA (Universities Space Research Association) of USA and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the exchange of students and faculty.
  • The students passed out from IIST are recruited as scientists and engineers in the Department of Space facilities and Indian Space Research Organization centers all over India.

IIST Courses

IIST offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in space science and technology. Some post-doctoral fellowship (PDF) programs are also offered. Except for these regular courses IIST also provides part-time postgraduate and doctoral programs for ISRO/ DoS employees.

Check: IIST Fee Structure.

IIST Departments

The departments are providing with the best of facilities and also impart excellent education. Each of the departments are proving with the best of education and learning. The list of the departments is as follows:

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Avionics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

IIST Placements

The Placement Cell of IIST continually liaisons with industry, R&D organizations, and management organizations, with the foresight of Training, Career-Guidance, Internship/Project, and Campus Placements. The Placement Cell works abreast in line with the policies of the Institute and attempts to coherently match the interests of students with an appropriate job profile with a suitable recruiter. It channelizes feedback from Industry, R&D Organizations and Management Organizations regarding academic programs, to the Institute. The Placement Cell continually functions to safeguard the interest of the students and also endeavors to be a part of their safe and secure future. Some of the recruiting companies who visited in the session 2018-19 are such as Adobe Systems, Agnikul Cosmos Pvt. Ltd, COMSOL India, Continental Automotives, Cell Propulsion, Cypress Semiconductors and many more like them.

Know more about IIST Placements

IIST Cut Off

The minimum rank required in competitive tests is called cut off marks. At IIST, Cut Off Marks are required to seek admissions in IIST B.Tech 2019. Candidates who will not have JEE Advanced ranks equivalent to IIST B.Tech 2019 cutoff will have fewer chances to get admission in comparison to those who have ranks more than or equivalent to the cut-off. Candidates can check the previous years’ cut off of IIST B.Tech program in order to get an idea about the same and also know the factors that go into making it.

In JEE-(Advanced), maximum mark for each subject is 120 and the aggregate is 360. Accordingly, the minimum (cut-off) marks for each subject and the aggregate, which should be secured for eligibility to apply for B.Tech admissions in IIST.

IIST Extracurricular

Students of IIST take active parts in various extracurricular activities. There are many clubs made by students who organize different events

  • Student projects- VYOM is the Sounding Rocket designed by the B.Tech students of IIST. Vyom had its maiden flight on the 11th of May, 2012 when it took to the sky from TERLS (Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station) and the mission was a total success. It is the first student made a sounding rocket in Asia and the Vyom Mk II is planned for launch in 2014.
  • Students Clubs- Students clubs setup at IIST are following- 

1. We, the Stargazers- This is an astronomy club exposes students to the wonders of space.

2. QC (Quiz Club)- This club conducts weekly quiz sessions where members challenge each other on a variety of topics like art, literature, sports, science and technology, films, politics, etc.

3. Physics Club- This club is a gathering ground for students who like to question the challenges of science.

4. Vox Materia (Material Science Club)-This club works Under the Department of Chemistry and focuses on student projects on fabrication and development of advanced materials.

IIST Facilities

IIST is not only a premier institute in academics but it also provides a wide range of requisite facilities for the students that make the institute a far better than others. Some of these are the following-

Infrastructure

The main campus at Valiamala houses the academic area, research laboratories, library and information blocks, computer center, administrative area, senate cum convocation area, residential area, students’ activity center, and a sports complex.

Library

The operations of the library are fully computerized and the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is accessible from anywhere in the campus on a 24X7 basis.

E-resources deployed in the campus-wide network contains more than 3000 e-journals, hundreds of conference papers, standards etc.

Computing Facilities 

There are good computing facilities that have been provided for the students:

  1. Data Centre- High-Performance cluster server having 3 Terra flop speed (32 HP Blade servers having 64 Dual Quad Processor), 20 TB SAN Storage with NAS Header, Campus Automation Servers, 8 Servers with 4CPU/Dual CPU.

2.High Performance Computing Lab

3. Programming Lab with 64 Desktop Computers with Heavy duty Printers.

Sports Facilities

The Sport’s Club organizes interesting and exciting league like IIST Cricket League.

The Badminton Club is also there.

Students can also play football and basketball.

Health Facilities

There is a provision of a clinic and IIST has ensured emergency medical care and hospitalization for all its students by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Ananthapuri Health Services.

Other Facilities

Besides all these facilities some other facilities include- Guest House, Studio Apartments, Bank and Post Office, Open Air Theatre, Convocation Complex

IIST Festivals

The following student festivals are organized at IIST every year-

  • Conscientia- It is the Annual Science and Technology Festival of IIST. Conscientia offers various challenging events in different fields of engineering and science. The 2010 edition was inaugurated by Chancellor, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
  • Dhanak- It is the Annual Cultural Festival of IIST.  It spans all facets of cultural activity, including dramatics, fine arts, literature, quizzing, music, dance, film-making, and photography.

IIST Awards

  • MP Birla Memorial Award 2009″
  • Bhu Ratna Award
  • Mohamed Abdu Rahiman Sahib National Award
  • Padma Vibhushan (2009)
  • Padma Bhushan (1998)

IIST Scholarship

The complete cost of education in IIST for all the students are funded through an Assistanceship package offered by the Department of Space. The Assistanceship package per student, per semester, is as follows-

Semester Fees

Rs 20000/-

Amenity Fees

Rs 4000/-

Hostel Charges

Rs 12000/-

Establishment Charges

Rs 8000/-

Medical Cover

Rs 2000/-

Book Allowance

Rs 3000/-

Total

Rs 49000/-

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B.Tech  #33 out of 300  in  India 2020 ( #30 out of 200 India 2019 )

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    Sai Aryan RECEPursued
    BATCH : 2022
    9.3
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    Good college

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    9.3 /10

    Lack of girls. If you can help with that at least our juniors would look happy.

    Admission -

    Entrance exam. Preparation would be equally done based on other clgs entrance exam. we have two papers of MCQ mode which have negative marking in paper one which is fixed for all the years but for paper two we have the variation in the number of questions and the negative marking and cut off.

    9/10academic
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    Subhajit PaulB. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)Pursued
    BATCH : 2020
    8.5
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    Be an IISTian

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    8.5 /10

    Academically the college management is doing great work but for hostel management I think it can work way much better.

    Admission -

    Simply speaking based on JEE Advanced ranking IIST makes their own ranking of those students who filled their application(usually at the beginning of April), and calls for counselling for the first 2500 students at the end of June or beginning of July, but among them only 140 students got the chance for three branches

    9/10academic
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    Nakul ShrivastavaB.eBatch : 2019
    7.5
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    College academics and life

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    7.5 /10

    College timing is long because 7 hrs college time and 7 lectures are very long and lab timing 2 hrs and lecture time is 1 hr so that is very exhausting to every student in college so this negative remarks

    Admission -

    through srmjee exam and according to the rank they will comduct counselling in the auditorium which is biggest in asia and has certufues a++ in naac and collabrated with uk univ a b c d e f g h i j k l am and o p q are s t you v w x y z

    7/10academic
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    Manish GuptaBISBatch : 2004
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    My review

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    7.2 /10

    We all are earning handsome today after doing our graduation, most of us did not go for any higher degree as well but still we are happy.

    Admission -

    It used to be Through Ranking from UPSEAT Entrance examination, need to prepare for UPSEAT those days don't know about now how things happen today hopefully it should be the same till date as well, now days it might be from Agra University directly as it is now affiliated with it.

    7/10academic
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    Abhishek AEngineering physicsPursued
    BATCH : 2022
    9.0
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    First space institute in asia

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    9 /10

    College management do good work supporting all kinds of activities of students.

    Admission -

    I got admission in this college thourough jee advance entrance examination. Register for the admission for iist around may last week, after the entrance examination. Separate list of applicants will be put in iist website as per the jee rank. Applicants will be called for admission around July 1st and there will be 6 or 7 rounds of allotments till around July 20 th. Admission process will end around July 21st and classes will start in the same week.

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    AryanB.Tech.Pursued
    BATCH : 2024
    7.2
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    Good for hardworkers and highly disciplines

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    7.2 /10

    College is best at avearage position in all over India and At 2nd position in State. Very extrict about rules and discipline maintaining. One serching for good college if not getting sit in government college should opt it without any fear you should get help in every acepect.

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    One can directly contact or can get admission thourough jee mains marks after online counseling Should have to verify certificates going to submit and Should get atleast 60% in MPC and in +2 examination too or get good marks in jee mains. Online counseling and should meet college when called.

    7/10academic
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    Adeeb Hasan KElectronics and communication engineering (ECE)Pursued
    BATCH : 2021
    5.5
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    For those who focus only on Academics

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    5.5 /10

    Extracurricular activities are way too less compared to other colleges.

    Admission -

    Based on the ranklist of Jee Adv. Apply on IIST's website to be included in the admission list and procedures. Go to IIST website and provide your Jee adv details(Name and other relevant details) during may-june. A new ranklist will be published in IIST's website within a month. The selection is purely based in merit. The councelling procedures will be within the campus itself located at Trivandrum, Kerala.

    9/10academic
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    ShaktiDual degree (B Tech Engineering Physics + MS Astronomy and Astrophysics)Pursued
    BATCH : 2020
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    8.3 /10

    The college management manages the institute very well. Student communities are also constituted every year which act as the mode of communication between the students and the management.

    Admission -

    In order to be eligible for admission the applicant needs to appear in JEE (Advanced) and then be in the rank list of the institute which will be made based on the JEE (Advanced) marks of all the applicants. The registration process opens tentatively in late may and ends by mid june.

    10/10academic
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    8/10infrastructure
    7/10food & accom
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    Anurag sathyanBtech aerospace engineeringPursued
    BATCH : 2023
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    My college IIST

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    8.8 /10

    Everything is good but our college is too strict and is not at all students favoured we students are not having that much rights to express our opinion in case of extra curricular activities and all

    Admission -

    Admission procedure is done through online mode in there official website iist.ac.in after the declaration of jee advanced rank list they will call through webpage as well as through newspaper advertisement. They will make one rank list based on our marks in the iit jee advanced exam.There will be almost 7 rounds of seat allocation.

    10/10academic
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    Deep vyawahareAerospace engineeringPursued
    BATCH : 2022
    9.2
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    IIST

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    9.2 /10

    The positive sides consists of very good faculty, the acdamics is very good. The fees is quite less. The labs are quite good. Good internship opportunities available. The placement is also very good. The college also consists of CRPF security.

    Admission -

    Admission process is completely online It based on jee adv. Marks. Afterwards there are many rounds for admission if you got the admission first you have verify your document from nearby isro center than only you will get admission.

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    B Tech Agriculture course

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    Hi, B.Tech in Agriculture is not provided by the university.

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    i got a score of 680 in gate . iam from ece . what are the best colleges private and through gate that i can get. which specialization.

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    IS THERE ANY COURSE OF ASTRONOMY FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM? IF SO, HOW MANY SEATS ARE THERE? IS THE PROSPECTUS AVAILABLE IN ONLINE?

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