FOR B-TECH ASPIRANTS
Indian Institute of Space Science Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, KERALA
ISAT 2010 FOR B.Tech ADMISSIONS
The IIST Admission Test 2010 (ISAT 2010) for admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech) at Indian Institute of Space Science Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, will be held at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradoon, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Hubli, Imphal, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, and Vishakapatnam on on 16th April, 2010,
ISAT will consist of two papers, each of two hours duration. Both the question papers will be of objective type and will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The detailed syllabi of ISAT-2010 will be included in the ISAT - 2010 Brochure which will be available in ISAT-2010 webpage from 21st December, 2009.
Paper-I will be held from 10 am to 12 noon (IST) and Paper-II will be from 2 pm to 4 pm (IST). The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday. Applicant should be an Indian citizen. Applicants under General and OBC categories should have be born on or after October 1, 1985, while those belonging to SC/ST/PD categories should have been born on or after October 1, 1980.
Applicant should have passed the Qualifying Examination (Plus Two or equivalent) for the first time, in the calendar year 2009 or should pass in 2010, provided the results are available before 1st July 2010. Those who are going to appear in the Qualifying Examination or expecting the results of the Qualifying Examination later than July 1, 2010, are not eligible to apply for ISAT-2010. General and OBC categories must have secured at least 70% marks in aggregate in their Class X or equivalent examination, while, those belonging to SC/ST/PD categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in their in their Class X or equivalent examination. Applicants belonging to General and OBC categories must secure at least 70% marks in the aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) papers in their Qualifying Examination, while, those belonging to SC/ST/PD categories must secure at least 60% marks in the aggregate in PCM in their Qualifying Examination.
Seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) and Physically Disabled (PD) candidates, as per Government of India rules. The B.Tech Programmes at IIST include B.Tech in Avionics, Physical Sciences and Aerospace Engineering.
B.Tech in Avionics covers the topics covered in typical Electronics and Communications programmes. In addition, the course provides exposure to Advanced Electronics in digital and communication, control systems and computer systems used in aerospace systems. B.Tech Avionics Degree holders can later specialize in areas like DSP, RF & Communication, Antenna, Power electronics, micro electronics, control system etc.
B.Tech Physical Sciences is oriented towards application of basic sciences in Space Science, Space Technology and Space Application. The programme lays a strong foundation in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and gives exposure to important applications of space technology such as Remote Sensing and GIS, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Earth System Sciences. Those with B.Tech Degree in Physical Science can later specialize in areas like Atmospheric and Ocean sciences, Solid Earth Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Remote Sensing & GIS, and Chemical Systems. The curriculum will have the best blend of Basic Science and Engineering.
B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering is similar to programmes of the same title available in many reputed Institutions in India and abroad. The programme in IIST is oriented towards the needs of space technology, and has significant overlap with Mechanical Engineering including Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Science and Space Dynamics. Those with B.Tech Degree in Aerospace Engineering can further specialize in Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Thermal and Propulsion, Structure and Design, and Manufacturing Science.
The complete cost of education at IIST for all the students is borne by the Department of Space through an assistanceship package which includes the statutory semester fees, student amenity fees, hostel charges including dining, establishment charges and medical cover. Additionally each student gets a book allowance of Rs 3000/- per semester
Application can be submitted online only from 10 am on 21st December 2009 to 11.30 pm on 31st January 2010 at www.iist.ac.in/IIST/ISAT2010 and also at www.isac.gov.in/iist/
Application fee for Male General/OBC categories will be Rs.500/- and that for SC/ST/PD and for all female candidates will be Rs.250/-.
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