IIST Kerala 2022-23: Admission, Facilities, Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Placement, Ranking & Reputation

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is a public university located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is also known as IIST Kerala, and it was established in the year 2007. IIST was set up by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under the Department of Space, Government of India. 

IIST offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in areas that are relevant to space studies. Throughout this article, we are going to share all the essential details about the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala, like Affiliations, Admission Process, Courses, Cutoff Details, Eligibility Criteria, Fee Structure & more.

College Summary

Before we go complete the college review, let us have a look at the major details of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala.

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Name of InstituteIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Popular NameIIST Kerala, IIST
LocationThiruvananthapuram, Kerala
EstablishmentSeptember 2007
Affiliated Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation
Approved byUGC, NAAC-A
Official Websitehttps://www.iist.ac.in/
CategoryIIT Colleges in India

Affiliations, Recognition, and other Achievement:

  • Affiliated with: Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation
  • Aid Status: Public (Deemed University)
  • Approved by: UGC, NAAC-A


Central Research FacilitiesSeparate Hostels for Girls and Boys college bus for a day
Canteen & CafeteriaIndoor and Outdoor Games
Wi-fi enabled campus24 hrs Internet facilities
College Bus for Day scholars and HostilitiesSoft skill and English communication Lab
Industrial TourYoga and Meditation Centre
Blazer and UniformsHigh Performing Computer Lab
Nano-Scale Research Facility

Course offered

Below we have mentioned the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST Kerala) courses offer information candidates can check the details.

UG CoursesDuration
B.Tech. ( Aerospace Engineering )4 Years
B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering4 Years
Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech)Duration
B.Tech. (Engineering Physics)5 Years
Master of Science (Astronomy & Astrophysics)5 Years
Master of Technology (Earth System Science)5 Years
Master of Science (Solid State Physics)5 Years
Master of Technology (Optical Engineering)5 Years
PG CoursesDuration
M.Tech Thermal and Propulsion2 Years
M.Tech Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics2 Years
M.Tech Structures and Design2 Years
M.Tech RF and Microwave Engineering2 Years
M.Tech Digital Signal Processing2 Years
 M.Tech VLSI and Microsystems2 Years
M.Tech Control Systems2 Years
M.Tech Power Electronics2 Years
M.Tech. Machine Learning and Computing2 Years
M.Tech Materials Science & Technology2 Years
M.Tech Optical Engineering2 Years
M.Tech Solid State Technology2 Years
M.Tech Earth System Sciences2 Years
M.Tech GeoInformatics2 Years
Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics2 Years
PhD (Aerospace Engineering, Avionics, Chemistry, Earth and Space sciences, Humanities, Mathematics & Physics)3 Years

Seat Matrix

B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering)66
B.Tech. (Electronics & Communication Engineering)66
Dual Degree (B.Tech. + Master of Science/Master of Technology)22

NOTE: Beginning 2019 academic year and as per the recent directive, reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) to the extent of 6 (six), 6 (six), and 2 (two) seats (10% of last year‟s total strength) in the branches of Aerospace Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Dual Degree, respectively is being implemented.

Seat Reservation

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

**NOTE: Beginning 2019 academic year and as per the recent directive, reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) to the extent of 6 (six), 6 (six), and 2 (two) seats (10% of last year‟s total strength) in the branches of Aerospace Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Dual Degree, respectively is being implemented.

Admission Procedure

B.Tech & Dual Degree CoursesTo Get admission in B.Tech & Dual Degree courses, one needs to clear the Joint entrance examination (JEE Main).
M.TechAdmission to M.Tech Courses will be based on the GATE Entrance Exam
PhD CourseAdmission in PhD Course will be based on an Online screening test & Interview.

Eligibility Criteria

Here, in this section, you can get the complete information about the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST Kerala) candidates are advised to check out the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
B.TechApplicants must have completed 10+2 with an average minimum of 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST/PD candidates) from a recognized board or passed an examination holding an equivalent value.
M.TechMinimum Qualifications: B.E./B.Tech./Master of Science or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.50 out of 10 for General/EWS& OBC category and minimum of 55% marks or CGPA 6.00 out of 10 for SC/ST&PD category. A valid score in GATE/JEST/UGC NET/CSIR-NET in the relevant area as the case may be, as specified above, is essential
Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian citizen
Age Limit: 32 years as of 08.06.2022. Age relaxation is applicable to the SC / ST / Persons with disability (PD) category as per Government of India Orders. No age relaxation for OBC/EWS and women candidates.
PhDNationality: The applicant should be an Indian citizen
Age Limit: Applicant should be below 35 years as of 15.06.2022. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.
Candidates must have a master’s degree in Engineering /Technology with a relevant score and clear the written test+Screening Test+Personal interview round.

NOTE: To know more information about Eligibility Criteria, you can visit the official website of IIST Kerala.

How to Apply (For PhD Courses)

  • Applications shall be submitted online at the IIST official website
  • The application fee for General/EWS/OBC candidates who are male is Rs. 700/- per Department (for SC/ST/PD and Women applicants – Rs.350/- per Department).
  • The application fee shall be paid online after the course registration only.
  • Applicants who are employed in Government/Semi-Government/PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies need to produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of the Interview.
  • SC/ST/OBC / EWS/Persons with Disabilities (PD) applicants shall upload the relevant certificate to the website before the prescribed date.

Fee Structure

Here in this section, we have mentioned the information about the IIST Kerala fee structure, candidates can check the complete details of the fee.

IIST Kerala UG Fee

UG Programmes Fee 
Description Fee
Tuition fee20,000/-
Students Amenities Fee4,000/-
Hostel Charges2,400/-*
Dining Charges12,000/-
Establishment Charges8,000/-
Medical  Charges2,000/-
Caution Deposit (Refundable)13,000/-
PG Programmes Fee 
Description Fee
Tuition fee5,000/-*
Students Amenities Fee1,300/-
Hostel Charges45,00/-
Dining ChargesNill
Establishment Charges8,000/-
Medical  Charges800/-
Caution Deposit (Refundable)3000/-

IIST Kerala Fee For PhD

DescriptionFull Time (All)%Part-Time/Full Time (ISRO/DoS)
Tuition FeeRs- 1500/-Rs- 1500
Student/Statutory Amenities FeeRs- 1350/-
Hostel ChargesRs- 4500/-
Establishment ChargesRs- 4000/-Rs- 2000/-
Medical ChargeRs- 800/-
TotalRs- 12,150Rs- 35,00
Registration FeeRs- 1000/-Rs- 1000/-
Thesis Submission FeeRs- 1000/-Rs- 1000/-
Re-Registration Fee (if any)Rs- 1500/-Rs- 1500/-

IIST Kerala PG Fee


IIST Cutoff

Opening and Closing Rank

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


The Institute is famous for its out-of-box placement assistance and global exposure. Every year some of the reputed companies in the field of fashion technology visit the campus to select the students for their company. 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 closely in line with the policies of the Institute and tries to coherently match the interests of students with an appropriate job profile.

IIST Kerala Placement

Rankings and Reputation

Name of InstituteIndian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala

Contact Details

Address: Valiamala Road, Valiamala,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695547
Phone: +9133-24146666
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