I am in Class 9. I want to be a space scientist in ISRO. But I am confused about pursuing B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering or B.Sc. in pure science courses. What would be a better choice for me?
Eligibility to join ISRO as a scientist or engineer is B.Tech. Those with B.Sc. in pure sciences are not eligible. The selection procedure is based on a written test followed by an interview. The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (iist.ac.in), is first of its kind in the country to offer B.Tech. in Avionics and Aerospace Engineering. Students who complete engineering in IIST have an opportunity to be absorbed directly in various ISRO/DOS centres as scientist/engineer.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.