Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Asiaâ€™s first Space University was established under the Department of Space, Govt. of India in September 2007. Research forms a significant part of the goals envisaged for this premier institute. The institute provides a vibrant research environment supported by highly qualified faculty members, excellent infrastructure and facilities and also shares the state-of-art facilities of ISRO. Through this Doctoral Programme, IIST aims to develop a pool of innovators and leaders for Space Science and Technology. Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme starting in February 2010. ELIGIBILITY: Minimum Qualifications: Masterâ€™s degree in the relevant area with first class or equivalent. However, outstanding candidates with Bachelorâ€™s degree in Engineering with an excellent academic record and aptitude for research may be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. Programme. Age Limit: Applicant should be below 28 yrs as on 1-1-2010 Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
Areas of Research:
Earth and space Sciences
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND PLACEMENT: 1. IIST-Ph.D. Research Fellowship will be Rs. 35,000/- pm (all inclusive). 2. Ph.D. Scholars will be required to assist the Department in tutorials and related academic activity normally limited to 8 hours per week. 3. No tuition / registration fee will be payable by the Ph.D. candidates. However, the candidates will have to pay for the boarding / lodging, etc., wherever applicable. 4. The candidates will be required to execute a bond to serve ISRO / IIST for a minimum period of three years on successful completion of Ph.D. in a position appropriate for doctoral Degree holders.
Last date of application: 31st Dec. 2009
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