IIST B.Tech Admission 2020: Notification (Released), Application Form


IIST 2020 Admission Notification has been released on 17 January 2020. IIST Admission 2020 exam will be conducted by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. IIST (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology) is an autonomous institution offering quality Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral, and Post-Doctoral Level Courses education in fields related to Space Sciences, Space Technology, Space Research, and Space Applications. And, the candidates can take admission in IIST on the basis of JEE Advanced 2020 Score. Further, the candidates should qualify JEE Main 2020 Examination and JEE Advanced 2020 Examination for seeking admission in IIST and register for IIST online and satisfy all the eligibility criteria. Here is the complete detail related to IIST 2020 that an aspirant must know.

Latest Update: IIST B.Tech Admission 2020 Notification has been released on 17 January 2020 for UG courses. The application process is starting from 25 May 2020.

IIST B.Tech Admission 2020 Notification

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) has released the notification related to the admission to the undergraduate programmes.

  • Announcements
  • Admission Brochure
  • Online Registration
  • Admission Rank List
  • Absorption in ISRO/DoS
  • Admission Counselling
IIST B.Tech Admission Notification 2019
IIST B.Tech Admission Notification 2020

IIST B.Tech Admission 2020 Important Dates

The Important dates regarding IIST 2020 is mentioned below:

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Events Dates for UG Courses
Dates for PG Courses
Online Registration Start 25 May 2020 2nd week of April 2020
Online Registration Close 12 June 2020 4th week of April 2020
Last Date of Payment of Application Fee 2nd week of June 2020 1st week of May 2020
Publication of Rank list 3rd week of June 2020 2nd week of May 2020
Interview (For PG) 1st week of June 2020
Interview Result Declaration (For PG)  — 3rd week of June 2020
Counselling Starts from July 2020 1st week of July 2020

Admission Timeline for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

Undergraduate Course:

  • First Announcement: 17 January 2020
  • Release of Admission Brochure: 25 May 2020
  • Online Registration: 25 May – 12 June 2020
  • Admission Counseling: July
  • Session starts: 1st week of August

Postgraduate Course:

  • First Announcement: April
  • Written Test / Interview: June
  • Admission: End of July
  • Session starts: Last week of July

Application Form for IIST Admission 2020

Aspirants appearing for IIST 2020 Admission must know various detail regarding application form.

  • The application form for both UG and PG courses will be available Online only.
  • For UG courses, aspirants can apply between the third week of May to the first week of June 2020 and for PG courses candidates can apply between second to the fourth week of April 2020.
  • Aspirants must follow various steps of the application process – Registration, Filling details in the application form, uploading of images and making the fee payment.
  • Applicants have to upload required documents (i.e photograph, signature and caste certificate (if required) in the specified format).
  • Candidates must take a print out of both, application form & fee receipt for further process of admission.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Application Fee

  1. Firstly, the application fee for Undergraduate Courses will be Rs. 600/- per department (for general category candidates) and Rs. 300/- per department (for SC / ST / PWD / Women).
  2. But, the application fee for Postgraduate Courses will be Rs. 600/- per department (for male candidates of General / OBC category) and Rs. 300/- per department (for female candidates of General / OBC / SC / ST / PWD category).
  3. Further, this application fee is Non-refundable.
  4. And, the applicants can make this application fee payment through Challan from any branch of State Bank of India or Union Bank of India.
  5. Also, Non-Residential Indian candidates can make the application fee payment through DD.
  6. Moreover, the Demand Draft should be in favour of “Registrar, IIST” to be payable at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
  7. Also, if the candidates are paying the fee through Demand Draft, they should send it to the below address:

The Chairman, Under Graduate Admissions – 2020

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology,

Valiamala Road, Valiamala

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695547

IIST 2020 Application Procedure

  1. Firstly, the candidates need to submit the Online Application Form through the official website.
  2. Also, there is no offline application.
  3. Then, the candidates have to submit all the asked details (personal, academic, communication), details of JEE Advanced Examination and other required details.
  4. Next, the applicants need to submit their recent photograph, signature, medical certificate (only for PWD category candidates) and caste certificate (if applicable).
  5. And, the applicants can pay the application fee through Bank Challan of any branch of State Bank of India or Union Bank of India.
  6. Further, the aspirants should upload the scanned image of Challan payment.
  7. Finally, after submission, the candidates should take a printout of the application form and keep it safe for future reference.

IIST 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Course Nationality Age Limit Qualification Subject Examination
Undergraduate (B. Tech.) Indian Born after 1 October 1993 (General and OBC) ; Born after 1 October 1998 (SC / ST / PWD) 10 + 2 or equivalent with 75% aggregate (65% for SC / ST / PWD) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics in Class XII JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020
Postgraduate (M. Tech. / M.S.) Indian 28 Years as on the Last Date for Receipt of Application (Relaxation for SC/ST/PWD) B.E. / B. Tech. / M. Sc. / M.S. or equivalent with at least 60% N.A. Valid Score in GATE / JEST / UGC NET in a relevant area

IIST 2020 Admission will be opened for the following courses

Course Number of Seats Duration in Years
B.Tech. in Avionics 60 4 years
B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering 60 4 years
Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.S./M.Tech.) 20 5 years

Reservation of Seats

The reservation policy as per the applicable rules of the Government of India for admitting the students under relaxed criteria.

Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) 27%
Persons with Disabilities (PD) 5% (Horizontal Reservation)

Details of IIST B.Tech Admission 2019 Cutoff Marks

Opening & Closing Percentage of JEE Advanced 2019 marks.

B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering)
B.Tech. (Electronics and Communication)
Dual Degree
(B.Tech. + Master of Science/Master of Technology)

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram is a Deemed to be University (under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956). IIST is an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. There are around 560 students studying in Undergraduate courses and around 160 students are pursuing M.Tech/Master of Science. Whereas over one hundred PhD scholars are pursuing research courses in the campus. The IIST campus is fully residential for students. IIST, Thiruvananthapuram is spread over 100 acres and is located in one of the most scenic places in Kerala, very near the majestic mountain range of Western Ghats.

Semester Fee – Structure

The Table-1 below shows the fees to be paid in each semester by all categories of candidates.

S. No. Item Amount (Rs.)
1 Tuition Fee 20000/-
2 Establishment Charges 8000/-
3 Student Amenity Fee 4000/-
4 Medical Fee 2000/-
5 Hostel and dining charges** 14400/-**
Total Rs. 48400/-

Admission Ph. D.:

January Session

  • First Announcement: November
  • Written Test / Interview: End of December
  • Session starts: 1st week of January

July Session

  • First Announcement: 4th week of April
  • Written Test / Interview: June
  • Session starts: 1st week of July

IIST 2020 Merit list

The IIST Admission 2020 merit list will be published Online only, once the exam is conducted. Aspirants can check the result by submitting the login credentials (i.e Application No. & passwords) to download the merit list. Merit list of UG courses will be published on the official website in the third week of June 2020. Merit list will be as per marks scored in JEE(Advance).

Whereas, for PG courses merit list will be published in the 2nd week of June 2020. The list will be published only after completion of their respective National-level exam. Candidates can download the merit list from the official website.

Interview session for IIST 2020 Admission

As per the merit list, applicants will be called for IIST Admission 2020 Personal Interview. The interview will be conducted for PG courses only. Aspirants will deal with some personal as well as educational questions there.

A written test for the applicants instead of interview for some programs may be conducted. The University will clarify the aspirants online in the call letter which process will be conducted for a particular course. Candidates must carry their documents for the process of interview.

IIST Admission 2020 Counselling

IIST Admission 2020 Counselling will begin in the month of July 2020 for all the eligible aspirants. Aspirants who have applied for PG courses will be called for counselling based on the result of the interview whereas for UG course candidates will be invited based on the merit list. Aspirants must have to download their counselling letter.

During the process of counselling, candidates can choose their branch as per their choice of courses available in the university. Counselling will be held Online but applicants need to visit the counselling venue for the process of counselling.

Candidates are advised to carry their original documents and a set of photocopies of originals for the process of counselling. After the successful completion of counselling, candidates will be called for the process of admission. Documents listed below are required during the counselling process:

  • Educational Certificates.
  • Transfer Certificate.
  • Caste certificate (if needed).
  • Scorecard of the respective National-level exam.
  • Admit card of the exam through which candidate is applying for admission.
  • Printed application form of IIST Admission 2020.

IIST 2020 Highlights

Name of Institute Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
College Type Autonomous Body
Year of Establishment 2007
Statutory Body Central Government
Management Name Department of Space, Government of India
Specialized In
  • 4-Year B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
  • 4-Year B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering (with specialization in Avionics)
  • 5-Year Dual Degree (B.Tech. + Master of Science/Master of Technology)

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