If you want to become an ISRO scientist then the complete details about the education, eligibility will be discussed in this article.
ISRO (Indian Space and Research Organisation) is one of the leading space agencies in the world. ISRO is known for its unique and cost-effective technologies and after Mangalyaan (2014) it has gained a place among the top space agencies.
The former President of our country Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has been a scientist of ISRO. It is the most reputed and respected job in our country to become an ISRO scientist. ISRO is like the NASA of India.
The organisation has a team of best scientist and engineer who work hard to achieve its goal and make new invention and discoveries. You must have the deep knowledge and application ability to be part of that team.
So discuss the procedure to become a scientist at ISRO, India.
How to become a research scientist/engineer at ISRO
You have three option to become a scientist in ISRO after, every year engineers from IITs and NITs recruit through campus selection, getting admission in IIST (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology) can be the easiest way to select in ISRO as a scientist/engineer or you can give ICRB’s exam after Engineering of respective branches.
Let’s elaborate in detail;
First, it is necessary to have +2 science or maths and Physics subject in 10+2 level and know the basic fundamental concepts of these subjects (better to secure 75% above marks).
1) Through the campus interview, ISRO directly recruits good students from IISc, IITs and NITs every year. B.Tech students in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics and Electronics and Communication are more likely to take consideration of such jobs. If you are in countries top most IITs and NITs then, you might get a chance to seat on-campus interview of ISRO.
Note: ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan did Masters in Aerospace Engineering from IISc and got selected through campus placement.
2) The easiest way to get into the ISRO by taking admission in IIST (Indian Institute of Space Technology). As per the requirement, every year ISRO directly recruits students from IIST as Scientist. But you have to maintain 7.5 CGPA to get selected in ISRO.
To get admission in IIST, you have to secure a good score in JEE Advance exam after 12th. IIST has only 140 seats, so on basis of applicants and JEE rank, you got selected. You must have scored at least 75 % aggregate marks in 12th. In IIST, you either take a 4-year B.Tech Degree or a 5-year Dual Degree Program.
3) Each year, ISRO conduct an exam called ICRB (ISRO Centralised Recruitment Board Exam). You can give this exam after doing BE, BTech, BSc(Engg) or Diploma+BE/BTech (lateral entry). But only these Electronic, mechanical and computer stream students can appear in the exam. Sometimes Civil Engineers can give this exam as per vacancies.
You have to maintain at least 65% or 6.84 Cgpa in BTech. Final year students can not apply for this exam. The details of ICRB exam find out from ISRO’s official website.
Here you can download the syllabus of ICRB exams and compare with your college syllabus and then download the previous year question papers which are available and prepare yourself according to that.
All these opportunities to become a scientist in ISRO are only for engineering students. But after completion of MSc and PhD, you can also become a scientist in ISRO.
There is a Live Register button on ISRO official website, through which aspiring PG or PhD candidates can get the opportunity to join ISRO as scientist/ engineer.
PG and PhD degree holders in specialized area that relevant to Indian Space Program like (Aeronautics, Agriculture, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemical, Civil, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computer, Control Systems, Electrical, Electro-Optics, Electronics, Environmental, Remote Sensing, Space Science, Structures, Telecommunication, Water Resources, Geology, Material Science and Metallurgy, Mechanical, Oceanography, Power Systems etc.) can register themselves.