Technician Apprentice - Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)


Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) has its origin in the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station shortly called as TERLS, which became operational in the year 1963 on the 21st of November. After the death of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the whole complex was named after him and it is functioning from the city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

Recruitment by VSSC:

VSSC has invited applications from eligible candidates for the position of Technician Apprentice, under the Apprentice Act 1961 from candidates coming under southern region like Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Name of the Vacancy: Technician Apprentice

Number of Vacancies: Total number of vacancies is 166, which is divided among the different disciplines as follows:

Automobile Engineering Post No. TA001 – 08

Chemical Engineering/Petro-chemical Engineering Post No. TA002 – 25

Civil Engineering Post No. TA003 – 08

Computer Engineering/Computer Science Engineering Post No. TA004– 15

Electrical Engineering/Electrical & Electronics Engineering Post No. TA005 – 10

Electronics Engg./Applied Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Communication Engg./Electronics Production Technology Post No. TA006 – 40

Instrumentation Technology/Instrumentation Control Engineering Post No. TA007 - 06

Mechanical Engg. Post No. TA008 – 46

Catering Technology & Hotel Management Post No. TA009 - 08

Period of Training: Selected candidates will be under training period for one year and they will be registered under Apprentices Act 1961. Candidates, who have completed their required degrees in the year 2010 and 2011 are only eligible for training positions.

Stipend: During the period of training, selected candidates will get a stipend of Rs.3000 per month.

Eligibility requirements:

Educational qualification:

For each of the aforesaid departments, candidates must have completed first-class diploma (three-year course) in appropriate branches from the Board of Technical Education or any state council established by the any of the southern states mentioned earlier or from a recognized university.

Age Requirement: Upper age limit is 35 years for general category candidates, 38 years for OBC, 40 years for SC/ST and 45 years for PH Candidates as on the 2nd of September 2011.

How to apply:

Candidates meeting the eligibility requirements will have to apply online through the website of VSSC at from the 17th of August to 02nd of September. Once online application is made, candidates will be provided with an online registration number, which should be preserved for future.  After applying online, printed copy of the application with a passport size photograph should be sent to the following address through speed post before the 15th of September 2011:

Application for Technician Apprenticeship Training (Discipline: _____________________)”

Senior Administrative Officer,

Recruitment & Review Section,

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,

ISRO Post,

Thiruvananthapuram - 695 002

Last date to apply online: 02nd of September 2011

Last date send application through post: 15th of September 2011

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4 Responses to “Technician Apprentice - Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)”

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    Sreerag lal:

    Sir, I would like to appear the entrance test to undergo B Tech Course in Avionics branch at ISRO Thiruvananthapuram. Could you please help me out by telling the dates to fill up the application for the same and how/where to obtain it, if possible through my e-mail please? I am now doing my +2 in bio maths.

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    rajas rajeev:

    how should i join in vssc after +2

  3. 2

    i’m a diploma holder in instrument technology.i am very intrested in space world and i need a job or apprentiship in vssc, what i do for getting a job in these field.

  4. 1

    Respected sir,
    Iam a 12th standard student under the Kerala syllabus. I would like to pursue my career in astrophysics/aeronautical field for my country and the ISRO. Please tell me as much as possible about the courses, syllabus, entrance examfor it, colleges ,and if possible the fees structure and scholarships.