IIST PhD Programme

PhD Position
Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
Posted 2 months ago

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology envisions basic and applied research for meeting the national R&D requirements of Science and Technology in general and the Indian Space Programme in particular. The institute provides a vibrant research atmosphere and offers doctoral and post-doctoralprogrammes. Applications are invited from highly motivated applicants for admission to the Ph.D.

Programme starting in January 2023, in the departments given below: –
(i) Aerospace Engineering
(ii) Avionics
(iii) Chemistry
(iv) Earth and Space Sciences
(v) Humanities
(vi) Mathematics
(vii) Physics
Eligibility

  1. Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  2. Age Limit: Applicant should be below 35 years as on12.12.2022. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.
  3. Minimum Qualifications:
  4. Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology as their highest qualifying degree
     Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the qualifying master’s degree.
     Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with minimum CGPA 8/10 or 3.6 /4 or equivalent.
  5. 1. Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology as their highest qualifying degree
    2. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with 75% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (70% marks or 7.50 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Bachelor’ degree. They should have a valid GATE score.
    Candidates in the following categories are exempted from the requirement of
    GATE score: –
    i) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) /Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) with 8.00 CGPA (CGPA of 7.50 for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying
    Bachelor’s degree
    ii) Applicants with Dual degree (Bachelors in Engineering and Masters in Science from IITs and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology) with minimum score in Bachelor’s degree as mentioned above
    iii) Applicants who have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGCCSIR-NET-JRF/Lectureship or NBHM/JEST in the relevant disciplines. Applicants applying with their JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 400.
  6. Applicants with Master’s Degree in Science as their highest qualifying degree
     Master’s Degree in the relevant area with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.50 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent ((55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Master’s degree. They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/Lectureship or NBHM/JEST/GATE in the relevant disciplines.
     Applicants applying with GATE score should have a valid GATE score of minimum 300 (285 for OBC / EWS / SC/ST/PwD categories) in a Science discipline. Applicants applying with JEST should have JEST rank within the first 400.
  7. Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree with four-year duration in Science as their highest qualifying degree
     Bachelor’s Degree (4 years’ duration) in Science with 75% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (70% marks or 7.50 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Bachelor’s degree.
     They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIRNET-JRF/Lectureship or NBHM/JEST/GATE in the relevant discipline.
     Applicants applying with GATE score should have a valid GATE score of minimum 400 for General Category (380 for OBC / EWS / SC/ST/PwD categories) in a Science discipline or valid JEST rank within the first 400.
  8. Applicants with Master’s Degree in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree
     Master’s Degree in the relevant area of Humanities/Management / Social Sciences with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (55% marks or 6.00 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD).
    They must have cleared a national level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-NETJRF/Lectureship.
  9. Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree with four year duration in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree
     Bachelor’s Degree (4 years’ duration) in Humanities/Management/Social Sciences with 75% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent (70% marks or 7.50 CGPA for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PwD) in the Qualifying Bachelor’ degree.
     They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC- NETJRF/Lectureship in the relevant discipline.
    Selection Procedure:
    For candidates with M.E/M.Tech./B.E/B.Tech as their highest qualifying degree, selection to the PhD programmewill be based on online screening test followed by an interview. Interview will be conducted through Video Conference mode. However, candidates with a valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/Lectureship/NBHM/JEST post their
    ME/M.Tech/B.E/B.Tech will be directly called for the interview through Video Conference mode.
    For candidates with Master’s degree in Sciences, Humanities, Management, Social Sciences/Dual Degree applicants (B.Tech and Master of Science from IITs/IIST)/ four years’ undergraduate degree in Sciences, Humanities, Management, Social Sciences as their highest qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests (listed in the minimum qualifications), selection to the
    programmewill be based on an interview through Video Conference mode.
    Applicants who are employed in Government/ Semi Government/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies should produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of Interview.

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