• Rank: # 48th NIRF
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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

ndian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), situated at Thiruvananthapuram is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IIST functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. The idea of such an institute was mooted keeping in mind the need for high quality manpower for the Indian Space Research Organization, one of world’s leading scientific organizations engaged in space research and space applications. The institute is the first of its kind in the country, to offer high quality education at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels on areas with special focus to space sciences, space technology and space applications. IIST was formally inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, the then Chairman, ISRO and was temporarily housed in the premises of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, very close from where ISRO built and launched its first rocket. Both the founding fathers of the institute, Dr G Madhavan Nair and Dr B.N. Suresh, the latter being the first Director of IIST, played a very important role in the formation of the institute, facilitating its establishment and contributing to its vision. Dr B.N. Suresh piloted the institute from the conception of the idea to its realization in a permanent campus near Thiruvananthapuram in 2010.


# 48th

NIRF 2023

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Library Facilities
The students of IIST have access to the institutional library as well as the VSSC library. The institutional library is a young and rapidly growing one with books in all curriculam related subjects. The VSSC library has an extremely rich and diverse array of documents in print form as well as electronic version.Books and other documents can be accessed through the intra-net services functioning in IIST campus. Electronic text archives and image databases are available in the VSSC library.
Hostel Facilities
The hostel rooms in IIST are provided separately for both boys and girls with a comfortable setting. Each residential suite is meant to accomodate two students.These rooms are recently built with the latest furnishing equipment available, like cots with storage capacity, study tables and clothes shelves for students.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Valiamala Road, Valiamala,, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, 695547

Phone: + 91- 471- 256-8477
Phone: + 91- 471- 256-8478
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