IIST Thiruvananthapuram – Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

IIST Thiruvananthapuram – Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

  • Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

  • ESTD 2007
  • UGC
  • Deemed University

Facilities available in University

  • Comp Labs

  • Sports

  • Medical

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Auditorium

  • Hostel

  • Laboratory

Major Courses Offered by University

Course Name Rating Total Fee
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]

Full Time

06-Jan-2019 -20-Jan-2019

Examination Date

8.0 N/A
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Science [M.S]

Full Time

06-Jan-2019 -20-Jan-2019

Examination Date

8.0 N/A
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech.] (Optical Engineering)

Full Time

06-Jan-2019 -20-Jan-2019

Examination Date

8.0 N/A
Master of Technology [M.Tech]

Full Time

02-Feb-2019 -10-Feb-2019

Examination Date


per year


Full Time
8.0 N/A


Dr. K. S. Dasgupta

Dr. Anup
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Aravind Vaidyanathan
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Arun
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Chakravarthy
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Deepu
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Girish
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Kurien Issac
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Manoj T. Nair
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

About University

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology [IIST] is a space institute, functions as autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India and is sponsered by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was inaugurated in 2007 by G. Madahvan Nair, the then chairman of ISRO.

  • It is the first in Asia and the first in the world to offer the complete range of programs in space science and technology

  • It is located at Valiamala and is just 18 kms from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.

  • The Chancellor of the University is none other the Missile Man, the former President of our country Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

  • IIST got recognition from the UGC as ‘Deemed University’ (Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956) in 2008.

  • IIST has signed MoU with USRA (Universities Space Research Association) of USA and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for exchange of students and faculty.

  • The students passed out from IIST are  recruited as scientists and engineers in the Department of Space facilities and Indian Space Research Organization centres all over India.

Academic Overview: IISC Offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in space science and technology. Some post-doctoral fellowship (PDF) programs are also offered. Except these regular courses IIST also provides part time postgraduate and doctoral programs for ISRO/DoS employees.

IIST Departments: The departments are providing with the best of facilities and also impart excellent education. Each of the departments are proving with the best of education and learning. The list of the departments is as follows:

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Avionics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

Cut-off Marks for admissions in Undergraduate Programs– In JEE-(Advanced), maximum mark for each subject is 120 and the aggregate is 360. Accordingly, the minimum (cut-off) marks for each subject and the aggregate, which should be secured for eligibility to apply for B.Tech admission in IIST is tabulated below-






















Extracurricular: Students of IIST take active parts in various extracurricular activities. There are many clubs made by students which organizes different events

  • Student projectsVYOM is the Sounding Rocket designed by the B.Tech students of IIST. Vyom had its maiden flight on the 11th of May, 2012 when it took to the sky from TERLS (Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station) and the mission was a total success. It is the first student made sounding rocket in Asia and the Vyom Mk II is planned for launch in 2014.
  • Students Clubs- Students clubs setup at IIST are following- 

1. We, the Stargazers- This is an astronomy club exposes students to the wonders of space.

2. QC (Quiz Club)- This club conducts weekly quiz sessions where members challenge each other on a variety of topics like art, literature, sports, science and technology, films, politics, etc.

3. Physics Club- This club is a gathering ground for students who like to question the challenges of science.

4. Vox Materia (Material Science Club)-This club works Under the Department of Chemistry and focuses on student projects on fabrication and development of advanced materials.

Facilities: IIST is not only a premier institute in academics but it also provides a wide range of requisite facilities for the students that make institute a far better than others. Some of these are following-


The main campus at Valiamala houses the academic area, research laboratories, library and information blocks, computer centre, administrative area, senate cum convocation area, residential area, students activity centre, and a sports complex .


The operations of the library are fully computerised and the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is accessible from anywhere in the campus on 24X7 basis.

E-resources deployed in the campus-wide network contains more than 3000 e-journals, hundreds of conference papers, standards etc.

Computing Facilities 

There are good computing facilities that have been provided for the students:

  1. Data Centre- High Performance cluster server having 3 Terra flop speed (32 HP Blade servers having 64 Dual Quad Processor), 20 TB SAN Storage with NAS Header, Campus Automation Servers, 8 Servers with 4CPU/Dual CPU.

2.High Performance Computing Lab

3. Programming Lab with 64 Desktop Computers with Heavy duty Printers.

Sports Facilities

The Sport’s Club organizes interesting and exciting league like IIST Cricket League.

The Badminton Club is also there.

Students can also play football and basketball.

Health Facilities

There is a provision of a clinic and IIST has ensured emergency medical care and hospitalization for all its students by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Ananthapuri Health Services.

Other Facilities

Besides all these facilities some other facilities include- Guest House, Studio Apartments, Bank and Post Office, Open Air Theatre, Convocation Complex


Festivals: The following student festivals are organized at IIST every year-

  • Conscientia- It is the Annual Science and Technology Festival of IIST. Conscientia offers various challenging events in different fields of engineering and science. The 2010 edition was inaugurated by Chancellor, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
  • Dhanak– It is the Annual Cultural Festival of IIST.  It spans all facets of cultural activity, including dramatics, fine arts, literature, quizzing, music, dance, film-making, and photography.


  • MP Birla Memorial Award 2009″
  • Bhu Ratna Award
  • Mohamed Abdu Rahiman Sahib National Award
  • Padma Vibhushan (2009)
  • Padma Bhushan (1998)

Fee Structure (Scholarship): The complete cost of education in IIST for all the students are funded through an Assistanceship package offered by the Department of Space. The Assistanceship package per student, per semester is as follows

Semester fees

Rs 20000/-

Amenity fees

Rs 4000/-

Hostel Charges

Rs 12000/-

Establishment Charges

Rs 8000/-

Medical Cover

Rs 2000/-

Book Allowance

Rs 3000/-


Rs 49000/-

Contact Details

Phone No:

P.O.- Valiamala
Thiruvananthapuram – 695547
Kerala , India

Nearest Bus Stand

Koraliyode Bus Stop bus stand

University Hostel

Hostel For : Male

Hostel For : Female

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