Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)

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 programmes in 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.

The Institute provides excellent infrastructure and has faculty members with high academic credentials and research experience in India and abroad. The opportunity for close collaboration with the stalwarts in space science and the flexibility of developing one’s own research ideas make IIST an ideal environment for motivated students. Opportunities exist for students to access cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the art facilities in a variety of national laboratories.

The Institute has faculty strength of 80. About 700 students from various parts of the country are pursuing undergraduate, post-graduate courses and doctoral programmes. IIST is a residential institution located at Valiamala, approximately 20 km from Thiruvananthapuram city.


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Valiamala P O,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695547
Website: www.iist.ac.in
Director: Shri Vinay Kumar Dadhwal



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