IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Exam 2012


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is a pioneer institute that offers courses mainly in areas concerning space science, technology and its applications. The institution also offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level courses to candidates. The candidate should pass the written exam and interview carried out by the institute to get in to such courses.

Structure of IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Exam

Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Test carried out by IIST includes both descriptive as well as objective model questions. The time allotted for the completion of the test is 2 hours. The test is intended to measure the research aptitude and technical know how of the candidate.

Syllabus of IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Exam

  • Advanced Air Breathing Propulsion
  • Advanced Gas Turbine Theory
  • Advanced Propulsion Systems
  • Advanced Structural Dynamics
  • Advanced Viscous Flow Theory
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aero-elasticity
  • Aircraft Fuel Systems
  • Automatic Control of Aircraft
  • Combustion Processes in Jet Engines
  • Composite Structures
  • Computational Aerodynamics
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Fem in Aerospace Structures
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Gas-dynamics
  • Industrial Aerodynamics
  • Introduction to Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Missile Aerodynamics
  • Plates and Shells
  • Principles of Aircraft Design
  • Propulsion
  • Space Dynamics
  • Structures
  • Wind Tunnel Design and Testing

Eligibility Criteria

Those who have completed the master’s degree in engineering are eligible to apply for the course. The postgraduate degree in engineering must be obtained from any recognized professional institution. The subject of studies must be in areas of Aero space engineering/Mechanical engineering or other related subjects.

How to Apply?

The application process starts with the downloading of the application form. The downloaded form must be filled up correctly. This must be sent to the address of Administrative Officer, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Valiamala P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695547, Kerala. Before sending the application form, the candidate should pay Rs. 250/- as application fee. The fee amount is 125/- for SC/ST candidates. The fee can be paid in the form of DD favoring ‘The Registrar, IIST’. The DD must be payable at Trivandrum.  The candidate should send the DD along with the application form. They must also send the attested copy of the documents along with the application form.

How to fill the Form?

  • Understand the instructions thoroughly
  • Fill the columns in the application form with correct data
  • All mandatory fields must be filled
  • Sent the application to the end before closing date
  • Affix photograph, attested documents and DD along with the application form

Important Dates (Tentative)

[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]

Last date for submission of form at IIST: Last week of  December, 2012

Date of Exam of Entrance Test: First week of January, 2012

List of IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Examination Test Centers

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum

Contact Address for IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Examination

  • Address: Indian Institute of  Space Science and Technology, Valiamala P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695 547, Kerala, India
  • Phone : 0471-256-8462
  • Fax  : 0471-256-8406
  • EMail : ao @  iist.ac.in
  • Website URL: http://www.iist.ac.in/

Colleges Accepting IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Examination Score

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum

Reference Books on IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Examination

  • Advanced Aircraft Systems by David A. Lombardo
  • Advanced Dynamics by Donald T. Greenwood
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Kreyszig.E
  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineering by Narayanan S., Manicavachagom Pillay T.K., Ramanaiah G
  • Aerodynamics of Wings and Bodies by Holt Ashley and Marten Landahl
  • Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbines and Rocket Propulsion by Gordon C. Oates Aircraft Performance and Design by John D. Anderson
  • Airborne-Pulsed Doppler radar by G. V. Morris, Linda Harkness
  • Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students by T. H. G. Megson
  • Aircraft Systems and Components by D. F. Garrett
  • Applied Chemistry by Kamaraj.P & Arthanareeswari M
  • Applied Chemistry-I by P.Kamatchi
  • Atoms, Molecules and Lasers by Nair, K. P. R
  • Aviation Computing Systems   by Mal Gormley
  • Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics by J. Seddon, S. Newman
  • Building Materials by Surendra Singh
  • Business Communication Strategy and Skill by Munter, Mary
  • Chemistry in Engineering and Technology by Kuriacose J.C. and Rajaram
  • Civil Engineering by Ramesh Babu
  • Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms by Dale Crane
  • Dynamics of Flight: Stability and Control By Bernard Etkin, Lloyd Duff Reid
  • Engineering Chemistry - I by Dr. Helen P Kavitha
  • Engineering Chemistry by Jeyalakshmi.R & Ramar P
  • Engineering Materials, by Rangwala,S.C
  • Engineering Mathematics – Vol I & II by Dr.V.Ramamurthy & Dr. Sundarammal Kesavan
  • Engineering Mathematics by Kandasamy P etal
  • Engineering Mathematics by Veerajan
  • Engineering Mathematics by Venkataraman M.K
  • Engineering Physics by Arumugam
  • Engineering Physics by Gaur and Gupta
  • English for Engineers / Technologist by Orient Longman
  • Expanding the Envelope: Flight Research at the Naca and Nasa  By Michael H. Gorn
  • Fundamentals of Aerodynamics   by John D. Anderson
  • Fundamentals of Magnetism and Electricity by Vasudevan, D. N
  • Higher Engineering Maths by Grewal B.S
  • Instrumental methods of analysis by Willard H.A., Merit L.L and Dean J.A
  • Introduction to Aerospace Structural Analysis By David H. Allen, Walter E. Haisler
  • Introduction to Airborne Radar by George W. Stimson
  • Low-Speed Aerodynamics by Joseph Katz, Allen Plotkin
  • Modern Engineering Physics by Vasudeva, A. S
  • Modern Inertial Technology: Navigation, Guidance, and Control  by Lawrence
  • Non-Conventional Energy Resources, Mechanical Engineering Series by Khan, B. H
  • P.T., Basics of Civil Engineering by Raju K.V.B., Ravichandran
  • Physics for Technologists by Thiruvadigal, J. D., Ponnusamy, S., Vasuhi, P. S. and Kumar, C
  • Practical Communication Communicative English by Abraham Benjamin Samuel
  • Principles of Helicopter Flight/ 1749T By W. J. Wagtendonk
  • Solid State Physics by Pillai, S. O
  • Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers   By Mark Davies
  • Technical English, Writing, Reading and Speaking by Pickett and Laster
  • Textbook of Engineering Chemistry by Dara.S.S
  • The Elements of Aerofoil and Airscrew Theory By H. Glauert
  • The structure of Technical English by Herbert A. J
  • Theory of Wing Sections by H. Abbott

Coaching Centers for IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Examination

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Study Plan

  • Set up a suitable time table
  • Schedule time for each topic
  • Keep track of key words and important points
  • Refer text books for exam preparation
  • Practice previous year questions

How and Where To Get the Results?

The result of IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Examination can be obtained from the official website of the University.

Score Validity

The score validity of IIST Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Entrance Examination will be only for 1 year.



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