Indian Institute of Space Science and
Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for admission to
the Ph.D. Programme starting in July 2011, under two distinct schemes, namely
IIST-ISRO Fellowship [Fellowship of Rs.35,000 per month] and IIST Fellowship
[Fellowship of Rs.16,000/Rs.18,000 per month], in the areas of Aerospace
Engineering, Avionics, Chemistry, Earth & Space Sciences, Humanities,
Mathematics and Physics.
Masters Degree in the relevant area with first class or
equivalent. However, outstanding candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in
Engineering with an excellent academic record and aptitude for research may be
considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. Programme. Candidates with Master’s
Degree in basic science subjects and Humanities must be NET qualified (JRF) to
be considered for the Ph.D. Programme.
Age Limit: Applicant should be below 28 years as on
6th June 2011. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.
Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
Applications in the prescribed format will be received
until 6th June 2011.
Candidates will be short-listed based on Academic records
and other relevant criteria like research experience, National Eligibility
Selection will be based on a written test followed by an
List of shortlisted candidates for written test and the
dates of written test / interview will be displayed in IIST website by 3rd
week of June 2011.
All short-listed candidates will be required to appear
for a written test in their relevant areas.
Written test of two hours duration will be conducted at
IIST, Trivandrum during 1st week of July 2011.
The written test will aim to evaluate the basic
understanding of the relevant subject area. The test may contain both
descriptive and objective questions.
Candidates qualified in the written test will be required
to appear for an interview the following day.
Selected candidates will be intimated within a week of
the final interview. Results will also be displayed in our website.
Outstation candidates will be paid to and fro sleeper
class train fare by shortest route, oractual fare (whichever is lower) for
attending the test / interview.
How To Apply:
Application form can be downloaded from IIST website
Duly filled application form along with attested copies
of documents mentioned in the application form should be sent to The
Administrative Officer, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST),
Valiamala P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695547,Kerala, in a sealed envelope
with the superscription Application for IIST Ph.D. Programme – July 2011.
Application form should be accompanied by a fee of Rs.
250/- (Rupees Two Hundred andFifty only) (Rs. 125/- for SC/ST candidates) in
the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, IIST payable at
Last date for receipt of the filled-in application form:
Monday, 6th June 2011.