The admission process of Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) began on June 05, 2018 with the release of application forms. Now the choice filling for available courses and branches is ending on June 27, 2018. After this date, the choice filling will not be available and all the choices will be locked and will be considered as the final submission. After choice filling candidates will be able to participate in the seat allotment rounds, which will start from June 29, 2018.
There will be 8 rounds of the seat allotment process. During these rounds, vacant seats are displayed on the website at 10 AM onwards and then the name of the candidates against those vacant seats are displayed at 5 PM onwards. Next, candidates have to pay the seat acceptance fee online if they are satisfied with the allotment. Important documents are also to be uploaded at this stage and finally, the candidates will be able to download the seat allotment letter. To finalise the admission, candidates have to visit any one of the 15 ISRO Centres with their allotment letters.
This process is repeated in every seat allotment round. All the rounds will be conducted as per the schedule designed by IIST.
The rank list of the eligible candidates for the choice filling was published on June 21, 2018. IIST prepared this rank list on the basis of JEE Advanced 2018 Scores and was made available online category wise.
IIST intakes admission in 3 courses under B.Tech programmes – B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering, B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering (with specialisation in Avionics), and B.Tech + M.S/M.Tech (Dual Degree). There is a total of 140 seats available in these courses. 60 seats are available each in B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering and B.Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering (with specialisation in Avionics). Whereas there are 20 seats in B.Tech + M.S/M.Tech (Dual Degree).
Also, IIST will follow reservation norms in the seat allotment process. As per the reservation policy of Government of India applicable to Central Educational Institutions (CEI), IIST has reserved 15% seats for Scheduled Castes (SC), 27% seats for Other Backward Castes Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), 7.5% seats for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 5% seats for Persons with Disabilities (PwD).
About IIST – Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), situated at Thiruvananthapuram is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. Also, IIST functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. The Institute provides B.Tech, M.Tech, Dual Degree and PhD programmes. While the B.tech admission in this institute is based on JEE Advanced scores, the M.Tech admissions are made on the basis of GATE scores.