Department of Space, Government of India
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)
Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956
Advt. No: IIST/33/11 Dated 28.02.2012

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Last Date for Receipt of Applications : 09 April 2012

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Asia’s first Space University established under the Department of Space in September 2007, invites application for the following posts in the Pay Band of Rs.9,300-34,800/-+ Grade pay of  Rs.4,600/- with following qualifications :
Post No.
Name of Post
Requirements for the post
Scientific Assistant
First class B.Sc Degree in Physics/ Electronics Three years experience in any Physics laboratories.
Technical Assistant
First class Diploma in Electrical Engineering with two years experience in handling control and Electrical labs.

First class Diploma in Electronics Engineering with at least  two years experience in handling Electronics labs or software Experience in VLSI Software.


  1. Rounding -off of marks is not allowed.
  2. Reservation is applicable as per Government of India Rules and the number of posts reserved for each category is given below:
  3. Un- reserved (UR) – Two
    Scheduled Caste (SC)- One

  4. The vacancies do not fall under the points reserved for Persons with Disabilities.
  5. The number of vacancies indicated above is provisional and may vary depending on the actual requirements.
  6. “Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.”

General Conditions/ Instructions

  1. The posts are temporary, but likely to continue.
  1. Age limit : Age limit is 35 years as on 09.04.2012, 38 years for OBC and 40 years in the case of SC/ST candidates. Ex-Servicemen & Persons with Disability (PWD) are eligible for age relaxation as per Government rules. For all posts minimum age prescribed as on 09.04.2012 is 18 years. Note: Children/family members of those who died in the riots of 1984 will be given preference in recruitment by giving necessary age relaxation as applicable.
  2. As on date, approximate salary for the post of Scientist/Technical Assistant is Rs Rs.30,500/- per month.
  3. The Institute has a progressive HRD policy and provides an excellent growth potential for the right individual through its periodical Merit Based Performance review system (called Merit Promotion Scheme) de-linked from availability of higher post, by which the staff can be evaluated for the advancement of their career in the Institution.
  4. The Institute provides medical facilities (Contributory Health Service Scheme) for self and dependants, transport facilities/transport allowance, canteen facilities, housing accommodation subject to availability, in addition to the facilities available to the other Central Government Staff. The Institute has a well-stocked Library that provides an excellent opportunity for professional development.
  5. Candidates will have to produce proof of the details furnished in their applications submitted on-line as and when required.
  6. Outstation candidates called for Interview will be paid to and fro Sleeper Class Railway Fare by the shortest route including reservation/sleeper charges on production of proof of journey such as Railway Tickets/Ticket Number or Bus tickets, etc. If the candidates travel in a higher class of accommodation than the one prescribed, only Second Class rail fare excluding the reservation charges/sleeper charges will be paid.
  7. The qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and possession of the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for Interview. Based on Bio-data initial screening will be done to short list the candidates. Only short-listed candidates will be called for Interview. Candidates called for interview will have the option to answer the questions in Hindi also.
  8. The Institute reserves the right not to fill up any of the posts, if it so decides.
  9. Only Indian Nationals need apply.
  10. No interim correspondence will be entertained.
  11. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

Please download the application form and the duly filled in application form with recent passport size photograph and all attested certificates/ testimonials should be sent to the Administrative Officer, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiamala PO, Thiruvananthapuram-695 547 by post so as to reach on or before 09.04.2012

  1. Attested copies of all testimonials in proof of educational qualifications, caste, experience etc.
  2. A ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer concerned in respect of those applicants who are employed under Central/State Government/Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies.

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