Institute of Space and Technology (IST)

Overview

It was decided in the year 2002 to establish an educational institution that would impart specialized education in space and related science to bring our nation to par with the international community. Thus, the Institute of Space Technology came into existence in September 2002 offering undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Communication Systems Engineering as its core disciplines.

Over this period of 19 years, the institute has launched undergraduate and graduate programs in various engineering and natural science disciplines.

Location

The main campus of IST is located in Islamabad Capital Territory at approx. 20 minutes drive from Islamabad and Rawalpindi, having multiple access through Islamabad Highway and GT Road

IST also has two sub-campuses.

National Centre for Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics (NCRG), Karachi.

Dr. A.Q.Khan Institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technology (KICSIT), Kahuta.

Programs Offered

    • BS – Aerospace Engineering
    • BS – Avionics Engineering
    • BS – Electrical Engineering
    • BS – Mechanical Engineering
    • BS – Materials Science & Engineering
    • BS – Space Science
    • BS – Computer Science
    • BS – Physics
    • BS – Mathematics
    • BS – Remote Sensing & Geo-Information Science (Karachi)
    • Along with all these Undergraduate programs, IST also offers Post-Graduate programs of MS and Ph.D. in respective fields.

Campus Facilities

    • State-of-the-art video conferencing facility 
    • Aesthetically designed, fully air-conditioned auditorium.
    • Classrooms with individual computers for each student 
    • Multiple equipment and instruments are available to ensure hands-on training of each student in the following laboratories:
  • Aerodynamics 
  • EMF & Microwaves 
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Antennas & Propagation 
  • Propulsion 
  • Optical Communications 
  • Control Systems
  • Digital Design
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Electronics
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Communication Systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computer Networks
  • Aerospace Instrumentation
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Information Technology
  • Embedded Systems 
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • UAV Design Lab
  • Digital Communications
  • Workshop
  • Mobile Communications
  • Radar Systems Lab
  • Avionics System Design Lab
  • Library integrated with digital technology and electronic information resources
  • IST managed hostels for males and females within the campus.
  • In-campus messing facility
  • Telephone and Laundry facility 
  • Computing facility
  • Sports and games club
  • Gymnasium with multiple fitness equipment 
  • Pick and drop facility 
  • Weekly shuttle service to city centers is also available for boarders on weekends
  • The mosque is available for prayers
  • A tuck shop is  available for students and faculty to enjoy meals at economical rates
  • Xeroxing, binding, scanning & printing facility
  • The health center is available on the campus
  • Lost and found office is available 
  • Field trips and excursions are arranged for students to learn, interact and absorb from their surroundings
  • Department of Student Affairs (DSA) facilitates students in domains that complement their academics in student life

Fee Structure

One Time Charges (To be paid at the time of admission) for all undergraduate programs.

    One Time Charges

  Local Fee Structure

             (PKR)

    Intl. Fee Structure

                (USD)

    Admission Fee

          30,000

                2,000

    Endowment Fund

            5,000

                  250

  Library Development    

              Fund

            5,000

                  250

Total One Time Charges

          40,000

                2,500

Per Semester Charges for Undergraduate Programs.

  • Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering

Per Semester Charges

PKR

USD

        Tuition Fee

99,000

3,850

      Service Charges

7,000

250

Safe/ Smart Campus 

           Charges

2,000

250

Total Per Semester

108,000

4,350

  • Computer Sciences

Per Semester Charges

PKR

USD

        Tuition Fee

83,600

3,465

      Service Charges

7,000

250

Safe/ Smart Campus 

           Charges

2,000

250

Total Per Semester

92,600

3,965

  • Space Science

Per Semester Charges

PKR

USD

        Tuition Fee

83,600

3,465

      Service Charges

7,000

250

Safe/ Smart Campus 

           Charges

2,000

250

Total Per Semester

92,600

3,965

  • Physics

Per Semester Charges

PKR

USD

        Tuition Fee

55,000

2,288

    Service Charges

7,000

250

Safe/ Smart Campus 

         Charges

2,000

250

Total Per Semester

64,000

2,788

  • Mathematics

Per Semester Charges

PKR

USD

        Tuition Fee

55,000

2,288

    Service Charges

7,000

250

Safe/ Smart Campus 

       Charges

2,000

250

Total Per Semester 

64,000

2,788

  • Remote Sensing & Geo-Information Science

This program is offered only by IST Karachi campus.

Per Semester Charges

PKR

USD

      Tuition Fee

33,000

1,650

    Service Charges

7,000

250

Safe/ Smart Campus 

          Charges

2,000

250

Total Per Semester 

42,000

2,150

  • Optional Charges Per Semester

      Hostel Charges

Local Fee Structure

Intl Fee Structure

      Dormitory Charges

    PKR 46,000

USD 600

      Transport Charges

  . PKR 22,000

    PKR 22,000

            Locker Rent

PKR 800

PKR 800

Admission Process

  • The admission process of IST is very simple. All you have to do is register on IST admissions portal and complete your personal profile.i.e Personal Info, Parents Info, address etc. https://ugadmission.ist.edu.pk/
  • In your user profile the information about your close relatives is also needed in addition to your personal details.
  • You will also have to give a guardian(usually a parent), who will be paying your dues, this can be your parents or anyone else. 
  • Guardian’s contact info and CNIC number is necessary to confirm that they are taxpayers.
  • For calculation of merit you will be asked to give marks obtained in SSC and HSSC or equivalent certificates.i.e O and A levels. 
  • You should also enter your entry test marks.
  • After completing your application, a challan of 2500 Rs will be generated which you will pay in any HBL Branch and then upload the copy of paid challan on portal for submission of application. 
  • You will receive a confirmation mail within a day.
  • Wait for the merit lists to be announced.

Entry test

As for the entry test, IST does not conduct its own entry test rather it accepts any of the following tests.

  • NAT- 1 conducted by NTS
  • HAT-1 conducted by HEC
  • SAT-2 subject test
  • NET conducted by NUST
  • ECAT conducted by UET
  • To apply online for admission in IST the link of the admissions portal is as follows.
  • https://ugadmission.ist.edu.pk/
 

Important Dates To Remember

Usually, the procedure of online applications starts in the month of April and it lasts till August when the result of HSSC part 2 is announced. Due to the current Covid-19 situation around the country, dates are subject to be changed as per the government guidelines.

To know the exact dates, do visit the IST main website regularly.

To visit the admissions info page of the website you can follow the given link.

https://ist.edu.pk/admission-undergraduate-info

Eligibility Criteria

General eligibility for all engineering programs is:

Minimum 60% in SSC or equivalent certificate.

Minimum 60% in HSSC or equivalent certificate.

Minimum 50% in the entry test.

General eligibility for other degree programs:

Minimum 60% in SSC or equivalent certificate

Minimum 50% in HSSC or equivalent certificate

Minimum 50% in the entry test

For DAE diploma holders Minimum of 60% marks are required for all degree programs.

Compiled by Ahmad Aaliyan Siddiqui
Edited by Mahad Imran
For reporting any errors, write to us at [email protected]