Space Science & Technology - Courses, Colleges, Career and Scope

Space Science or Space Technology is the branch of science (or engineering) that deals with the study of the Universe. Originally, all of these fields were considered part of astronomy.

However, in recent years the major sub-fields within astronomy, such as astrophysics, have grown so large that they are now considered separate fields on their own. The various sub-branches of Space Science are Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Stellar Science and Planetary Science etc.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Admission into Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) is made on the basis of ranks obtained in the Joint entrance Examination conducted by IITs. All the candidates who are placed in the extended list of IIT JEE are eligible to apply in the first phase.

  • The candidates who are qualified with an IIT JEE Rank will be eligible to apply in the second phase (after the completion of IIT seat counseling), provided they have not selected an IIT seat. A combined merit list, using the above, will be generated for counseling for admission.

  • The minimum education qualification for joining bachelor programs in Space Science at IIST is 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Indian Space Research Organization – Space Science and Technology

Career and Job Prospects

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

  • National Aeronautical Laboratories (NAL)

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is a top ranked university in India for Space Science and Technology; Image Courtesy:

Top Colleges/Institutes for Space Science and Technology 2017

1Birla Institute of TechnologyJharkhand
2Aryabhatta Knowledge Institute of Science and TechnologyBihar
3Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology ThiruvananthapuramKerala
4Sri Venkateshwara UniversityAndhra Pradesh

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