I am keen to pursue a career in space sciences. Could you please suggest a good course that I could pursue — preferably right after class XII. I have got a good rank in JEE (Advanced), but space is what really fascinates me.
If things like GSAT and GTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit) sets your pulse racing, I would strongly urge you to head for the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). It is Asia’s first space university and the only one in the world to offer courses in space science and technology right from the undergraduate to the doctoral level.Since you are so keen to make a career in this field, you should specifically aim for their BTech programmes in aerospace engineering, avionics or physical sciences.
IIST graduates are absorbed in ISRO as scientists and engineers. Moreover, the D/o Space, GoI, offers an assistantship package to all the BTech students to cover the complete cost of education, boarding and lodging at IIST.Admission to the BTech programme (156 seats) is through the JEE (Main & Advanced) 2013.The marks that you have secured in JEE (Advanced)- 2013 exam will be used only for deciding your eligibility for admission to IIST and not for preparing the IIST Admission Rank List).
For admission to BTech 2013, log on to http://admission2013.iist.ac.in. The Application Deadline: July 10 (www.iist.ac.in)
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