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B.Tech at IIST : Apply from May 17

Dr. S Rajookrishnan

April 03,2013: Indian Institute of Space Science Technology, an autonomous body under the Department of Space and set up with the primary objective of generating high quality human resources to meet the requirements of Department of Space (DOS) /Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and located at Valiamalai, Thiruvananthapuram, has announced the admission to the B Tech Programmes offered at the Institute.

The three B.Tech Programmes offered at the Institute are in Aerospace Engineering (60 seats), Avionics (60 seats) and Physical Sciences (36 seats). Applicant should be Indian citizens. Applicant belonging to GEN and OBC (NCL) categories should have been born on or after October 1, 1988 while those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should have been born on or after October 1, 1983.

Applicant should qualify in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main)–2013 conducted by CBSE, to appear for the IIT-JEE(Advanced)-2013 and score the prescribed minimum category-wise marks in JEE(Advanced)-2013 to be eligible for admission to the IIST.

The minimum prescribed marks in JEE Advanced for General Candidatesis 5% marks in each of the three subjects, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 20% marks in aggregate. OBC (NCL) Candidates should score at least 90% of the marks prescribed for General Candidates while SC, ST & PD Candidates have to score at least 50% ofthe marks prescribed for General Candidates for JEE(Advanced)-2013.

The marks secured by the candidate in JEE(Advanced)-2013 examination will be used only for deciding his/her eligibility for admission, and will not be considered for preparing the rank list for admission to IIST.

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) based on JEE (Main). This rank list is prepared by giving 60% weightage for the score in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE(Main)-2013, and 40% for the normalized score in Class 12thor other qualifying examinations.

A candidate not meeting the minimum eligibility criteria of JEE (Advanced) will not be considered for admission to B.Tech programme of IIST even if his/her name appears in the JEE (Main)-2013 rank list.

Online registration of application for admission to IIST will commence at www.iist.ac.inon 17th May 2013 and end on 8th July 2013. Detailed information and IIST Admission Brochure will be published at http://www.iist.ac.in/admission/ by 30th April, 2013.

Details of JEE (Main)- 2013 can be had from http://www.jeemain.nic.inand that of JEE (Advanced)-2013, from http://www.jee.iitd.ac.in. Seats are reserved based on relaxed criteria, for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) and Physically Disabled (PD) categories as per rules of Government of India.

B.Tech. Programme in Aerospace Engineering,is a programme oriented towards the needs of space technology and has significant overlap with Mechanical Engineering including Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Sciences and Space Dynamics. Those with B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering can further specialize in Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Thermal and Propulsion, Structure and Design, and Manufacturing Science.

B.Tech. (Avionics) Degree programme comprises 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. Those with B.Tech Degree in Avionics can later specialize in areas like DSP, RF & Communication, Antenna, Power Electronics, Micro Electronics, Control Systems etc.

B.Tech (Physical Sciences) is a 4-year 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. People with B.Tech Degree in Physical Sciences can later specialize in areas like Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Solid Earth Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Remote Sensing & GIS, and Chemical Systems.

More details of the Programmes can be had fromhttp://www.iist.ac.in/admission/under-graduate. Those selected to the Programmes will be eligible for Assistantship. The full assistantship per semester for tuition fees, hostel accommodation and boarding etc will be borne by the IIST for each student subject to his/her meeting the performance standards set up by IIST from time to time.

On successful completion of the UG Programme in IIST, students meeting the specified standards set up by IIST, may be absorbed in DOS/ISRO as Scientist/Engineer as per recruitment norms of DOS/ISRO centres for IIST Graduates.

More details can be had from http://www.iist.ac.in/

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