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Ph.D. Programme

IIST
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Posted on 12 Apr 19
Job DescriptionLast Date 06 May 19
Applications are invited from highly motivated applicants for admission to the Ph.D. Programme starting in January 2019

Ddepartments

(i) Aerospace Engineering
(ii) Avionics
(iii) Chemistry
(iv) Earth and Space Sciences
(v) Humanities 
(vi) Mathematics
(vii) Physics

Age Limit: Applicants should be below 35 years as on May 06, 2019. Age relaxation applicable as per Government Rules.

There is no provision for PhD admission in IIST under Self Financing Category

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology as their highest qualifying degree,Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology must have secured 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or 6.50 CGPA for OBC, 55%marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of qualified GATE score.  However there is no GATE cut off score for applicants with M.Tech/M.E as the highest qualifying degree, who are applying for Ph.D. in Engineering Discipline. Applicants with Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with minimum CGPA 8/10 or 3.6/4 or  equivalent can be considered without GATE score.

Selection Procedure: For candidates with M.E/M.Tech as their highest qualifying degree, selection to the PhD programme will be based on a written screening test followed by an interview. However, candidates with a valid fellowship such as CSIR/NET-JRF fellowships and CSIR-NET Lectureship post their ME/M Tech, will be directly called for the interview.

Applicants with Master’s Degree in Science as their highest qualifying degree

Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with a minimum of 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or 6.50 CGPA for OBC, 55%marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/Lectureship/ fellowship or NBHM/JEST/GATE and State Government Science and Technology Scheme, in the relevant disciplines.

Selection Procedure: For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Sciences as their qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests listed above, selection to the programme will be based on an interview to be conducted at IIST.

Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300.

Candidates applying with a valid GATE score in a Science discipline, having a minimum score of 500 for General Category (450 for OBC and 350 for SC/ST/PD categories),are exempted from the Ph.D. written screening test conducted by IIST. Applicants having GATE score in Science disciplines less than indicated cut-off above will not be considered for Ph.D. Admission

Applicants with Master’s Degree in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree

Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area of Humanities/Management / Social Sciences with a minimum of 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60%marks or 6.50 CGPA for OBC, 55%marks or 6.00 CGPA for SC/ST/PD). They must have cleared a national level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-NET-JRF fellowship/ State Government Science and Technology Scheme or similar fellowship schemes of Central/State Governments.

Selection Procedure: For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Humanities/ Management/Social Sciences as their qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests listed above, selection to the programme will be based on an interview to be conducted at IIST.

Candidates who have been provided research fellowships by State Government Science and Technology Scheme through competitive written test can also apply. For Candidates having research fellowship by State Government without competitive written test will have to appear for written screening test.

Fellowship: All scholars selected to the programme specializations listed in Table 1 shall receive a fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month. (Research Scholars selected with UGC/CSIR/NET-JRF/NBHM and State Government Science and Technology Scheme etc., shall draw fellowship from the concerned organizations). For all research scholars with external fellowship, the concerned rules and regulations apply.

The fellowship will be enhanced to Rs. 35000/- based on a performance review after two years of  Research. The scholars will be required to assist the Departments in tutorials, practical training in labs or similar academic activities normally limited to 6 hours per week.

The scholars will have to pay applicable fees as well as charges for the   services provided by the    Institute like boarding/lodging/medical facilities etc., as per IIST rules.

Selection Procedure: Applications will be received until May 06, 2019 through on-line only
Candidates having fellowship from funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, NBHM, UGC, State Government Science and Technology Scheme etc, applying to research areas in Table 2 may also apply for other research areas in Table 1, if eligible. Final decision on the eligibility of such fellowships will be taken by IIST Candidates are advised to visit the individual department profile for more details on the respective areas of research.

Candidates with valid fellowship from Government funding agencies shall upload a scanned copy of the fellowship award letter. A short-list of applicants for written test or interview will be displayed in IIST website by May 16, 2019. The Ph.D. written screening test will be for one and half hours, starting at 9:30 AM on May 26, 2019 (Sunday) in the cities listed below.

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi/Kolkata/Ahmedabad/ Hyderabad

The written screening test for candidates without holding eligibility through a national test for PhD admissions will have two parts A & B. Part A (40 marks) will comprise of questions that test both aptitude and mathematics, Part B (60 marks) will have questions related to subject area that are identified in the eligibility. While Part A (30 minutes duration) will be conducted first for all candidates, Part B (60 minutes duration) will be held starting from 10:15 AM and lasting one hour for different subject areas. A student applying to multiple research areas can write the corresponding subject area (Part B) of the various different research areas in the indicated time slot.

Candidates screened in through the written test will be called for an interview to be held at IIST, Thiruvananthapuram on 10th and 11th June, 2019.Provisionally selected candidates list, after the interview, will be displayed in the IIST website on June 14, 2019.

Application  fee: Fee  is  to  the  extent  of  Rs. 700/-  per  Department (for  SC/ST/PD and Women applicants - Rs.350/- per Department).  If the applicant is eligible and wishes to apply for more than one Research Area in the same Department, he/she need not pay any additional application fee.  The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants who wish to apply to multiple departments, will have to pay the appropriate application fee (sum of the application fee for each department).

Job Role

Job Type

Interview Type

Face to Face Interview

How to apply
Applications shall be submitted online.

1.Opening of IIST website for online submission of applications:April 18, 2019 - 1600 hrs  

2.Closing of IIST website for online submission of applications: May 06, 2019 - 2359 hrs

3.Last Date of Payment of application fee: May 07, 2019 - 2345 hrs

4.Display of shortlisted candidates for Test:May 16, 2019 - 1700 hrs

5.Date of written screening test: May 26, 2019 at 0930 hrs

6.Publishing of screening test results: May 31, 2019– 1700 hrs

7.Interview Dates:June 10 & 11, 2019

8.Display of Provisionally selected candidates: June 14, 2019-1700 hrs

9.Last Date of remittance of semester fee:June 21, 2019

10.Reporting date at the Institution: July 20, 2019

11. Classes begin for Ph.D Programme: July 22, 2019
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Company Description
IIST is Asia’s first Space Institute and the first in the world to offer the complete range of undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral programmes with specific focus to space science, technology and applications. This unique concept took root in January 2007, when IIST was registered as a Society under the Travancore -Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. IIST received the approval of  the Union Cabinet on 26 April, 2007 and it was formally inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair. 
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