Entrance Exams Engineering & Technology

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Admission Test(ISAT)

Information

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), a 'Deemed to be University' under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, established by the Department of Space, Government of India, offers undergraduate (Avionics, Aerospace Engineering and Physical Sciences), post-graduate and doctoral programmes in niche areas of space science, technology and applications. The institute is committed to a culture of excellence of the highest order in teaching, scholarship and research. IIST fosters state-of-the-art research and development in space studies and creates a think-tank to explore new directions for the Indian space programme.
IIST has signed MoU with USRA (Universities Space Research Association) of USA and California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) for exchange of students and faculty. Under this scheme selected students can do their project work/ internship in USA.

Important dates and Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility : Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility criteria described below for appearing in ISAT-2012.
1. Citizenship : Only Indian citizens are eligible to appear in ISAT-2012.
2. Date of Birth : The date of birth of candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories should be on or after October 1, 1987, while the date of birth of those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should be on or after October 1, 1982. The date of birth as recorded in the high school/first Board /or its equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, candidate must submit an authenticated document from competent authority indicating the date of birth at the time of Counselling.
3. Qualifying Examination (QE)
a. Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories require an aggregate of at least 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) in the qualifying examination (10+2 or equivalent) to make them eligible for appearing in ISAT 2012 and those belonging to SC/ST/PD should have an aggregate of at least 60% marks in PCM subjects in the QE.
b. To qualify for ISAT-2012, the year of first appearance in the QE of the candidates should be 2011 or 2012.
c. Only those candidates who have attained the required percentage for QE in 2011 or 2012 will be eligible for ISAT-2012. If a candidate is expecting the results of the QE in 2012, he/she shall submit the relevant documents in support of passing the examination and obtaining 70% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (60% in case of SC/ST candidates) on or before 1 July, 2012.
The qualifying examinations are listed below:
(i) The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE), New Delhi, etc. (ii) Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board /University.
(iii) Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy. (iv) General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
(v) High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. (vi) Any Public School/Board/University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). (vii) Vocational Higher Secondary Examination.
(viii) Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects. In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
4. Minimum Percentage of Marks in Class X or equivalent examination
Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must have at least 70% marks in aggregate and those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must have at least 60% marks in aggregate, taking into account all subjects.

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dmission to Under Graduate Programmes (B.Tech. 2013)

Admission to Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech) for the year 2013 will be based on the All India Rank List (including category rank list) to be prepared and published for the year 2013 by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This rank list is based on 60% weightage of score in the Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) – 2013, and 40% of normailised score in Class 12th or other qualifying examinations. Additional eligibility criteria for IIST B.Tech Admissions will be announced at a later date.

More details of JEE (Main) – 2013 may be viewed at http://www.jeemain.nic.in

IIST currently offers B.Tech programmes in Aerospace Engineering, Avionics and Physical Sciences.

B.Tech. Programmes.

1. B.Tech. (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING) : is a 4-year under-graduate degree programme oriented towards the needs of space technology, and has significant overlap with Mechanical Engineering, including Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Sciences, and Space Dynamics. This is similar to programmes of the same title available in many reputed Institutions in India and abroad.

2. B.Tech. (AVIONICS) : is a 4-year under-graduate degree programme comprising of subjects of study in Electronics and Communications Engineering programmes, in addition to study of Advanced Electronics in Digital Communication, Control Systems and Computer Systems used in Aerospace Systems.

3. B.Tech. (PHYSICAL SCIENCES) : is a 4-year under-graduate degree programme oriented towards application of basic sciences in Space Science and Technology. The programme lays a strong foundation in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, and gives exposure to important applications of space technology such as Remote Sensing and GIS, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Earth System Sciences.

Seats

The total number of seats for the undergraduate programmes in IIST is 156. The branch-wise distribution of seats is as follows:

B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering: 60 seats
B.Tech. in Avionics: 60 seats

B.Tech. in Physical Sciences: 36 seats

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