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Students with First class or minimum 60% marks in average (45% for SC/ST and 55% for sponsored candidates) in Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engg., Aeronautical Engg., Mechanical Engg., Chemical Engg. or equivalent are eligible to apply.

Candidates should preferably be GATE qualified. Non-GATE candidates may also apply but will be considered only after GATE qualified candidates are considered and interviewed. For details visit

Candidates can fill up the online application form available at website of the Institute normally in March / April every year.

 The department currently offers Master of Engineering (2 year, 4 semester programme) with specialization in Rocket Propulsion and Aerodynamics. Also, candidates can enrol in PhD programme in the field of Computational and Experimental Aerodynamics and Rocket Propulsion / Propellant Technology / Combustion.

 Candidates can fill up their choices for various programmes in order of preference in the application form.   

Candidates admitted with valid GATE score are eligible for scholarship during their normal course of study. Ph.D. candidates are eligible to get scholarship from different funding agencies like CSIR / UGC / Institute as per norms.

The Department has state of the art experimental facilities in Aerodynamics and Rocket propulsion. Laboratories include low speed and supersonic wind tunnels, static rocket test facility for solid, liquid and hybrid rockets. Apart from these, rocket propulsion lab has facilities such as low and high pressure burning rate facilities for solid propellant, ignition and combustion facility for liquid and hybrid propellants, propellant processing lab., combustion and thermal analysis lab. etc.

 The additional facilities available in the Department are Seminar halls, Departmental library, Computing facility and Workshop.

 Graduate Students can join different research laboratories in premier organizations like, ISRO, DRDO, VSSC, NAL, HAL, ADA and other related labs. They can also opt for private and academic jobs besides pursuing Doctoral Programmes in India and abroad.

 Hostels are available for the students to stay on the campus.

 After completion of one year, students can visit different National research labs and industries related to the domain of study. They can also do internship at different academic institutions and research labs to get field exposure.  Besides these, they can get opportunity to attend Invited Lectures delivered by experts in the related fields.

 To help total personality development, the Institute has excellent facilities for extra-curricular activities such as vast Sports Complex and several Activity Clubs and Societies that provide a vibrant platform to nurture talent and interest of students in diverse areas.