Indian Institute Of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, a premier training and research center for Space related courses offering three highly specialized courses in Space Sciences and Engineering at B.Tech level. Popular as IIST, the institute conducts ISAT, an admission test for undergraduate courses. Candidates should secure minimum 70 percent marks in their 10th / SSC and +2 examinations to apply for ISAT. They should have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at +2 levels. Relaxations in percentages apply as per rules. Following are details of courses:
1. B Tech- Avionics (58 seats): This is mostly related to topics in Electronics and Communications Engineering and gives exposure to Advanced Electronics areas used in Aerospace Systems such as digital and communication, control systems and computer systems. Candidates with B. Tech degree in Avionics can specialize in DSP, RF and Communication, Antenna, Power Electronics, Micro Electronics, Control System etc. at the M.Tech or M.S. level.
2. B Tech- Physical Science (39 seats): This program will emphasize on foundations in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and their applications in space science and technology. After completing this Degree, one can specialize in Remote Sensing and GIS, Solid Earth Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atmospheric and Ocean sciences, and Chemical Systems.
3. B Tech- Aerospace Engineering (59 seats): This program is designed on par with the standards at IITs and reputed institutes in abroad. It is more or less oriented towards Mechanical Engineering and Design. You can specialize in Structure and Design, Aerodynamics, Thermal and Propulsion, Flight Mechanics, and Manufacturing Science at Post Graduation level.
Candidates will be selected based on the rank obtained in ISAT conducted every year. ISAT 2011-12 Notification has been released recently. Exam will be conducted during April. Eligible candidates should apply online only. You should visit IIST website www.iist.ac.in for details of online application and other information.