Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has published the counselling list for admissions to its Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST).The admissions are being held for BTech (Avionics) - 50 seats, BTech (Aerospace Engineering) - 40 seats and Integrated Masters in Applied Science - 30 seats. The ISRO had started the online registration on June 11 and closed it on July 3. The list was published on the IIST website, www.iist.ac.in on Monday.The ISRO is racing against time to start classes on a temporary campus at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thumba, this year itself. Later, the institute will be shifted to Ponmudi where the main campus is expected to come up in two years’ time.The space agency had planned the ambitious project to attract young talents to the space sector. The ISRO, like many other crucial government agencies, is facing a problem to attract talented youngsters, one reason being the fat pay packets on offer from the private companies.