IIST Trivandrum: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

  • Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala
  • 4.0 (8 Reviews)
Jaya Laxmi Jaya Laxmi | Sep 20, 2023
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Updated on - Sep 20, 2023

Latest Updates for IIST Trivandrum

  • 12 February 2024 :

    JEE Main Session 2 exam date 2024 has been rescheduled for Apr 4 - 15, 2024.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram was established in 2007 and it is declared Deemed to be University from the University Grants Commission [UGC]. It is an autonomous body which is under the Department of Space, Government of India. The institute's first chancellor was Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This institute was formed with the idea of producing high-quality manpower for the Indian Space Research Organization [ISRO].

The Institute is offering high quality of education at undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels on areas with special focus to space sciences, space technology, and space applications. The institution has a mission of creating a unique learning environment enriched by the challenges of Space exploration, by nurturing innovation and creativity. The college is offering Indian Institution of Space Science and Technology Admission application forms in online.

It is one of the leading space studies institutions of the country. In 2017, IIST was ranked 28th place, among all engineering institutions, 35th among all universities, and 56th overall in the second NIRF ranking, by MHRD. 

It is a fully residential campus, that has around 560 undergraduate students, 160 M.Tech and MSc. students, and over 100 PhD scholars. It is located at Valiamala, about 25 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram city, on the way of famous hill resort of Ponmudi. It has two campuses planned spread over an area of 100 acres situated close to foothills of Sahyadri Mountain Range.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Highlights
Year of Establishment 2007
Institution Type Deemed-to-be-University
Approvals University Grants Commission [UGC]
Faculty Count 38
IIST Address Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiamala P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695547, Kerala
Programmes Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D, Post-Doctoral IIST Fee Structure
Contact Details (0471) 2568418, 2568618
Email academics@iist.ac.in, admissions@iist.ac.in, admin@iist.ac.in
Website https://www.iist.ac.in/

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Quick Links:

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Departments:

Aerospace Engineering:

  • Aerospace engineering deals with the design and development of aircraft, launch vehicles, and spacecraft.
  • It offers B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D. courses


  • This department was established in the year 2007
  • It offers a graduate course in Avionics  and postgraduate courses in RF and Microwave Communication, Digital signal processing, Control system, and VLSI and Microsystem


  • Department of Chemistry to established undertake to teach in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • It offers M.Tech, Ph.D. courses.

Earth and Space Sciences:

  • The Earth and Space Science is the youngest department in the Institution
  • It is inter-disciplinary in nature, bridging a gap between technology and its application to fundamental research in Physical Science


  • The Department of Humanities is firmly believed in developing interpersonal communication between teacher and student as well as creating an environment that will synergistically link scientific development and thoughts to enhance the socio-economic, linguistic, managerial, and humanistic of the country 


  • The Department of Mathematics was established in the year 2007
  • It is offering both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses
  • It is also actively engaged in other activities like organizing training programmes and sessions for the undergraduate and postgraduate students


  • The Department of Physics is mainly focused on Applied and Adaptive optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nanotechnology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Placements:

  • The placement cell continually has liaisons with industry, R&D organization, and management organization, with the foresight of Training, career, guidance, and placements.
  • The placement cell takes feedback from the industry, regarding academic programs into consideration when making the courses.
  • The institution placement cell is building a strong link between students and the company.


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Eligibility Criteria:




  • The candidate must have passed class 12 with 75% minimum marks or 65% marks for SC/ ST.
  • Students must have appeared for JEE Advanced.


  • The candidate must have passed class 12 with 75% minimum marks or 65% marks for SC/ ST.
  • The candidate must have appeared for JEE Main.


  • The candidate must have BE/B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering/ Avionics/ Electronics/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ The required field.
  • He/ She can have M.Sc, MS, BS-MS in Physics/ Applied Physics or an equivalent degree.
  • The applicants must have a valid GATE score.


  • The applicants must be below 35 years to join the Ph.D. course
  • Applicants must have master's degree in Engineering/ Technology as their highest qualification degree

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Admissions:

  • For IIST admissions 2018, candidates have to fill the forms online.


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Hostel Details:

  • Separate hostels are available for boys and girls.
  • Hostels are provided at very reasonable rates.
  • Along with hostels, the IIST Infrastructure is state-of-the-art.

IIST Trivandrum Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 8
Total Faculty 100
Total Area (In Acre) 120
Construction Area (Sq. M) 49828.19
Year of Establishment 2007
Website www.iist.ac.in
Recognised by UGC

IIST Trivandrum Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#48 in 2023 Engineering

IIST Trivandrum Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
BTech -- 4 Years
MTech ₹20,000 2 Years
MSc ₹20,000 2 Years

IIST Trivandrum Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IIST Trivandrum

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: JEE Main

Exams Accepted: JEE Main

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Offline On Campus

₹ 20,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by IIST Trivandrum

JEE Main

Result Date: Feb 13, 2024

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Gaurav Upadhyay Batch 2011 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on May 14, 2018
4 Placements
3.5 Infrastructure
4 Campus

Placements & Internships : Most of the students get absorbed in ISRO. Others have opened startups.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Entrance is through JEE Advanced. Rank is around 4-7 thousand typically to join the institute in different branches.

College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities : &

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Sanidhya Vijaywat Batch 2019 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Feb 11, 2018
1.5 Placements
5 Fees
4 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
4 Campus

Placements & Internships : If you score more than 7.5 CGPA in the b.tech there is the chance for good placement. 

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Students can take the admission through the JEE ADVANCED 2019 marks. 

Fees & Scholarships : The co

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Haritha S Nair Batch 2017 M.Com Finance
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017
1 Placements
1 Fees
5 Academics

Placements & Internships : There is one internship to be done. There is no placements in the college. 

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility criteria was to get good percentage in 12th. There was no entrance examination.

Fees & Scholarships : The cours

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Gopal Krishnan Batch 2021 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2017
3.5 Placements
5 Fees
5 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure
4 Campus

Placements & Internships : It's like if you get above 7.5 CGPA, you get everything free.The worst thing about IIST is its placement. All top students go for or get hired by ISRO. So most of the reputed companies don't approach our college. Even then some of our sen

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Nikhil Hubballi Batch 2017 B.Tech Agricultural Engineering
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016
3 Placements
5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
4 Campus

Placements & Internships : On selection for the course, the entire fees are funded by the department of space as long as one secures a score of 7.5 GPA in any given semester. Mainly the recruitment happens into ISRO, a new placement c

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