by Harshith Kulal

15th August 1969, is a milestone day in India’s legacy, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was formed. From then India has never looked back. From India’s first satellite Aryabhata to the Mangalyaan project Indian engineers has set their mark on space exploration. There are numerous other departments under ISRO like the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad. National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) at Hyderabad is responsible for remote sensing satellite data acquisition and processing, data dissemination, aerial remote sensing and decision support for disaster management. NRSC has a data reception station at Shadnagar near Hyderabad. This is for acquiring data from Indian remote sensing satellites and also from others. 

All this is impossible without engineers. There are Good Engineering colleges in Hyderabad which offers quality education to students to pursue their dream of engineering in various branches. All space enthusiasts dream is to work for organizations like ISRO and NASA. A Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering is the first step towards their dream of ISRO. One of the most notable figure in the history of space research is our beloved missile man, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. He set the perfect example and showed the path for the space enthusiast. There are some notable colleges in India offering Degree in Aerospace Engineering, here is the list of top engineering colleges in India offering this degree.

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
2. Hindustan University, Chennai
3. Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dehradun
4. IIST, Thiruvananthapuram
5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
6. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
7. Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh 
8. Park College of Engineering and Technology Coimbatore
9. University College of Engineering, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota
10. Amrita School of Engineering

Though titled as Aerospace Engineering, the curriculum is very close to both Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. It equips the graduates to take up most jobs done by Mechanical Engineers. This includes the Automotive sector, Power sector, Manufacturing industry, R&D sectors, etc. It is believed that the graduates would be well versed in fundamentals of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. They will have the ability to continue their learning while working. They would be prepared to take up challenging problems in most areas of engineering.

The students who complete B.Tech program in Aerospace Engineering would acquire the knowledge and skill sets required.They utilize their knowledge to carry on various tasks at various Institutions/Centers as given by:

• Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum
• ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
• Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad
• Satish Dhawan Space Centre
• Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Trivandrum, Bangalore
• ISRO Satellite Tracking Centre, Bangalore
• National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)
• Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
• Various Industries involved in design and development of mechanical system
• Industries involved in development of aerospace systems

When the world is designing more cost-effective satellites and space shuttles, it’ll need expert brains to design such machines. As the world is moving towards, commercialisation of space shuttles and rockets, the demand for aerospace engineers will increase. With a number of private players entering into aerospace technology, the opportunities are getting better.

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