Yash Mittal (ISRO Scientist)

Last Updated on Sat, 25-Jul-2020

"All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference.”

APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, Project Director of India's first satellite 'Rohini'

The journey of a student towards a great Engineer starts at the point when they come to know the significance of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics towards the world around them. These courses are not just meant to learn for scoring marks but to observe their application to the real world. Have you ever thought how a giant ship float over water but not a small steel ball?

My journey started with gaining interest in physics and mathematics in senior secondary which drove me to take science stream in high school. In senior secondary education, I referred to the detailed textbooks like S Chand and RD Sharma to improve understanding in the subject of science and mathematics which helped in scoring 10 CGPA in class 10th in 2012.

I must say, first you need a great platform to learn as well as guide you to work over your choices before working over your dreams. I started my high school with opting a decision to join coaching classes with Narayana Institute, East Delhi, to prepare for the most prestigious institute of India i.e Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

The roller coaster ride begins at 11th itself with managing CBSE and IIT-JEE preparation together. With the guidance of good mentors and books like HC Verma, RD Sharma, RS Agarwal etc I was able to cope up with the pressure of both boards as well as IIT-JEE.

With CBSE score of 95 percent in class 12th and scoring decent rank in IIT-JEE-Advance (AIR 2974), I landed up with Integrated Dual Degree course in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi or IIT(BHU) in short in the year of 2014. The initial enticement towards Newton’s laws of motion gets converted into the curiosity of learning the structural design of machines and its elements which drove me to opt for Machine design as a major in my final year of Engineering.

The consistency in learning and your excellent clarity in the basics of a subject can easily help you to go through any round of interview of any organisation. With this preparation only I went through the technical round of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India in 2019 and get selected as the only single placement in this organisation from that year from our institute. Working with this organisation is full of gaining experiences and knowledge among the best minds of the country in the specific field. Most importantly here you will be recognised for your work not only within ISRO but also throughout the world by your contribution towards a successful mission.

Education is eternal and books are your permanent companions. Whatever you learn and from wherever you learn, that knowledge will surely benefit you to make right decisions at various stages of life. This initiative of Global Free School is one of the great platforms to join as a commitment to mark your importance towards the progress of your life along with the world. I wish all the aspirants lots of luck and courage to take your step towards positive attainments to bring remarkable changes in life.


Yash Mittal
Indian Space Research Organisation
Department of Space, India