Institute of Space Technology also offers linked PhD programs with Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) and Northwest Polytechnical University (NPU), China.
After admission in the linked PhD program the students are sent to these universities for an initial period 12 months, where they study the courses relevant to their proposed field of study, in consultation with their PhD supervisor, and prepare research proposal. Next 18 months are spent at IST, where they continue their research work. They will also undertake courses at IST if their advisor proposes as such. After that the students go back to their respective university in China and complete the rest of their research work and submit the thesis. The time duration for this third phase is 12 months at NPU and 15 months at BUAA. On completion of degree requirements the doctoral degree is awarded by their respective Chinese university.
The Institute of Space Technology offers the following PhD programs: