IIST

IIST B.Tech Programmes

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) is first of its kind institution to offer under graduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes with specific focus to space science, technology and application. Founded during the year 2007 and recognised as “Deemed to be University” under the UGC Act, 1956, the institute is first in Asia to provide such kind of courses. The Institute’s campus is situated at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. IIST offers three under graduate engineering programmes leading to 4-years B. Tech degree in:

A. B.Tech. (AVIONICS)

B. B.Tech. (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING)

C.  B.Tech. (PHYSICAL SCIENCES)

Details of B. Tech Programmes at IIST:

A. B.Tech. (AVIONICS):

This is a 4-year under-graduate degree programme comprising of subjects of study in Electronics and Communications Engineering programmes, in addition to study of Advanced Electronics in Digital Communication, Control Systems and Computer Systems used in Aerospace Systems. The word Avionics is derived from Aviation Electronics. The quality and reliability of electronics used in aerospace electronics i.e Avionics has to be very stringent.

The Avionics curriculum includes a number of core Electronic and Electrical subjects like Control System, Digital Electronics, Communication, Computer systems and all other associated subjects. In addition to courses in Avionics, courses in Basic Sciences, Aerospace Systems, Economics, Management and Humanities help round off the education of the Avionics BTech graduate.

The students who complete B. Tech program in Avionics would have acquired the essential knowledge and skill sets to utilize their knowledge to carry on various tasks at various institutions/centers as given below:

  1. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum

  2. ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore

  3. Space Application Centre, Ahmadabad

  4. Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR

  5. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Mahendragiri.

  6. Master Control facility, Hassan

  7. National Remote sensing centre, Hyderabad.

  8. ISRO Satellite Tracking Centre, Bangalore

  9. Bharat Electronics Ltd.(BEL)

  10. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

  11. Various Industries involved in Design and development of electronics systems.

  12. Industries involved in development of software systems and computer networking.

B. B.Tech. (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING)

is a 4-year under-graduate degree programme oriented towards the needs of space technology, and has significant overlap with Mechanical Engineering, including Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Sciences, and Space Dynamics. This is similar to programmes of the same title available in many reputed Institutions in India and abroad.

The students will get the specialized training in the design and development of launch vehicles, aircraft and space craft. Aerospace Engineering deals with unlike most traditional ground based systems, optimality and reliability are of paramount importance in such systems.

The students who complete B.Tech. program in Aerospace Engineering would have acquired the essential knowledge and skill sets to utilize their knowledge to carry on various tasks at various Institutions/Centers as given below.

  1. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum

  2. ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore

  3. Space Application Centre, Ahmadabad

  4. Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR

  5. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Mahendragiri.

  6. ISRO Satellite Tracking Centre, Bangalore

  7. National Aerospace laboratories (NAL)

  8. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

  9. Various Industries involved in design and development of mechanical systems.

  10. Industries involved in development of aerospace systems.

C.  B.Tech. (PHYSICAL SCIENCES)

is a 4-year under-graduate degree programme oriented towards application of basic sciences in Space Science and Technology. The programme lays a strong foundation in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, and gives exposure to important applications of space technology such as Remote Sensing and GIS, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Earth System Sciences.

The B. Tech (Physical Science) program is primarily aimed at training students in fundamental areas of physical science for application in space sciences and technology. Space missions are often planned and driven by some definite science goals and scientific objectives. The B. Tech program in Physical Sciences has been designed keeping such science requirements of space research in mind.

The students who complete B. Tech program in Physical Sciences would have acquired the essential knowledge and skill sets to utilize their knowledge to carry on various tasks in the following institutions/centers within the country.

Focus with Astronomy:

1. Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad

2. ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore

3. Inter University Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

4. Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore

5. Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore

6. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

7. National Center for Radio Astronomy (NCRA), Pune

8. Various Academic Institutes such as IISc, Bangalore, IIT Kharagpur and several Central/State universities

Focus with Remote Sensing:

1. National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad

2. Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad

3. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradhun

4. Regional Remote Sensing Service Centres (RRSSC) (Jodhpur, Nagpur, Dehradun, Kharagpur and Bangalore)

5. North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Shillong

6. Various Academic Institutes such as IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and several Central/State universities

7. Opportunities with Private Companies involved in Remote Sensing software and GIS.

Focus with Earth Science:

1. Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad

2. National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad

3. Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota, AP

4. Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad

5. National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Chittoor

6. North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Shillong

7. Space Physics Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram

8. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

9. National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, New Delhi

10. Indian National Center for Ocean Information System, Hyderabad

11. National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai

12. National Aerospace Laboratory, Bangalore

13. Center for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Applications, Bangalore

14. Various Academic Institutes such as IISc, Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and several Central/State universities

Focus with Chemical System:

1. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Trivandrum

2. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Trivandrum, Bangalore, and Mahendragiri

3. Satish Dhavan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota

4. ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC), Bangalore

5. Space Application Center (SAC) , Ahmedabad

6. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

7. National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune

8. Indian Institute of Chemical technology (IICT), Hyderabad

9. Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CERI), Karaikudi

10. National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) , Trivandrum

11. Indian Institute of Technologies (IIT’s)

12. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER’S)

Number of Seats:

The total number of seats for the undergraduate programmes in IIST is 156. The branch-wise distribution of seats is as follows:

B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering: 60 seats

B.Tech. in Avionics: 60 seats

B.Tech. in Physical Sciences: 36 seats

 

Admission to Under Graduate Programmes (B.Tech. 2013)

(A) Who can apply ? 

Only Indian citizens can apply for admission to IIST. The date of birth of candidates belonging to GEN and OBC (NCL) categories should be on or after October 1, 1988, while the date of birth of those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should be on or after October 1, 1983.

(B) Eligibility
After qualifying the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main)–2013 conducted by CBSE, the candidate must appear for IIT-JEE(Advanced)-2013 and score the following minimum prescribed category-wise marks in JEE(Advanced)-2013:
(a)    General Candidates: At least 5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and 20% marks in aggregate.
(b)    OBC (NCL) Candidates: At least 90% of the marks prescribed for General Candidates under (a).
(c)    SC, ST & PD Candidates: At least 50%  the marks prescribed for General Candidates under (a).

The marks secured by the candidate in JEE(Advanced)-2013 examination will be used only for deciding his/her eligibility for admission, and will not be considered for preparing the rank list for admission to IIST.

(C) Rank List for Admission

Admission to Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech) for the year 2013 will be based on the All India Rank List (including category rank list) to be prepared and published for the year 2013 by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This rank list is based on 60% weightage of score in the Joint Entrance ExaminationJEE(Main)-2013, and 40% of normalized score in Class 12th or other qualifying examinations.

A candidate not meeting the eligibility criteria given under (B) will not be considered for admission to B.Tech programme of IIST even if his/her name appears in the JEE(Main)-2013 rank list.

Online registration of application for admission to IIST will commence at www.iist.ac.in on 17th May 2013 and end on 8th July 2013.

For details of admission and 2013 brochure, please visit  www.iist.ac.in

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