Naznin Yasmin, M.Tech degree holder from the Tezpur university who hails from Juria town in Nagaon district, has been selected as a junior scientist in the Indian Space Research organization (ISRO).
Yasmin told EastMojo that she completed her B.Tech in Electronics from NITS Mirza college under Gauhati University and secured first class M.Tech from Tezpur University in 2016.
“I was motivated by the story of astronaut Kalpana Chawla. I wanted to see how the rocket gets launched from my childhood and that kept me going,” an elated Yasmin said.
Hailing from a small town, Yasmin took help from one of her scientist friends and the internet to make her way into ISRO.
“After completing M.Tech, I took help from a scientist friend of mine and searched on google how to become a rocket scientist,” she said.
Yasmin appeared for a written test for selection to ISRO in 2019 and was called for an interview at the North East Space Application Centre at Shillong on August 11, 2021.
“I was asked by the panel why I wanted to join ISRO; I said I wanted to fly a rocket,” Yasmin recalled.
Daughter of school teacher Abul Kalam Azad and Manjila Begum, Yasmin completed her schooling from Kadmon Town High School from Juria in Nagaon.
Yasmin, who was also awarded the junior research fellowship of the Indian government, will join her new job as scientist at the ISRO headquarters in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh before December 30.
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