Q It’s my dream and the aim of my life to join ISRO! I am in Std XII and have opted for PCM + computer applications. I am an average student and got 84% in ICSC. What are the various career options in ISRO, the fields of engineering to get into ISRO and the requirements and colleges from which I can pursue these courses? Also what are the advantages of joining this stream?
A Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO] (isro.gov.in) conducts a written test every year for final year engineering students of streams like electronics, electrical, computer science or mechanical engineering. On the basis of this exam, the selected applicants are then called for an interview which decides the final selection of candidates for the post of Scientist/Engineer SC. The other option is to join Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (iist.ac.in) for B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering/Avionics). Admission is through JEE (jeemain.nic.in). After completing the course all students are absorbed in ISRO.