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Alumni Ramavatar Panwar selected as scientist in ISRO

Alumni Ramavatar Panwar selected as scientist in ISRO


“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hardwork”

Ramavatar Panwar, a proud Vidya Bharati alumni, always aimed to fly high and touch  the stars. His hard work and determination eventually helped him to get selected as an engineer / scientist  in Civil department at Indian Space Research Centre (ISRO).

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. It’s vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration. The Indian space programme was birthed from the vision of Shri Vikram Sarabhai.

Ramavatar Panwar did his schooling from Vidya Bharati school, Sharda Bal Niketan Higher Secondary School, Nagaur in Rajasthan.He went on to pursue his B. Tech degree from Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur and then did his masters from IIT Delhi. 

How did Ramavatar get selected in ISRO?

Panwar went through several steps to ultimately get  selected in ISRO.

ISRO recruits engineering graduates every year through the ISRO Centralised Recruitment Board (ICRB) exam for the post of Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’, which is a Level 10 Gazetted officer post. From the last couple of years, they have been carrying on this recruitment process twice a year for CSE graduates. So in short, if you want to work at ISRO, you need to appear for this exam.

Eligibility criteria:

CSE/IT graduates with a minimum of 65% marks in graduation or CGPA 6.84/10 are eligible to apply. But it is better to have > 70% to be on the safe side as after receiving all the applications ISRO further sets a cutoff percentage and only candidates above that mark are sent admit cards. Since it is a Government organisation, graduates up to the age of 35 can apply. 

Recruitment Exam Format:

The recruitment process is divided into a written exam and interview. The written exam is taken offline on an OMR sheet where candidates have to attempt 80 questions in 90 minutes. There is +3 for the right answer and -1 for negative marking. Candidates are shortlisted for interview on the basis of written exam marks. The important thing to note here is that once you have qualified for the interview, your written exam marks don’t matter and the final selection is done purely on the basis of marks secured in the interview.

What role did his school and his family play in his life?

Panwar says that his family and his school had a huge impact on both his studies and his lifestyle. His entire schooling is from Sharda Niketan, where teachers gave him special classes in Physics, Chemistry and Maths whenever he needed. He was taught how to be disciplined and punctual with time. 

Also  his family always supported him in all situations. Whenever he faced any difficulty while studying, his father helped him to solve all the queries.

Though many people supported him in his journey, it was Panwar’s  strong will and hard work that has helped him to achieve his dreams. He is an inspiration and role model of many students from his school.

Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad congratulates Ramavatar Panwar for his achievements and wishes him the best for his upcoming future.