Maharashtra Youth Overcomes Struggles, Gets Appointed As Senior Scientist At ISRO

Somnath Mali is the first from the state to get selected at Indian Space Research Organisation and currently pursuing mechanical design at IIT-Delhi. Earlier, he was a senior scientist at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center.

Maharashtra   |   26 Jun 2021 11:51 AM GMT / Updated : 2021-06-26T17:25:35+05:30
Writer : Debomita De | Editor : Sanal M Sudevan | Creatives : Sanal M Sudevan
Maharashtra Youth Overcomes Struggles, Gets Appointed As Senior Scientist At ISRO

Picture credit: India Today

A Maharashtra-based student, Somnath Mali is the first from the state to get selected as a senior scientist in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The Job Opportunity

Somnath is a resident of Sarkoli village in Pandharpur Tehsil of Solapur district in Maharashtra. He was selected as a senior scientist at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on June 2, 2021.

India today in their report spoke to Somnath Mali to delve further into his life. Mali said, "Recently, I got a job as a senior scientist in ISRO. I have completed Btech in mechanical engineering and am pursuing mechanical design from IIT, Delhi. I applied for ISRO in 2016, but I was not able to clear my written exams then. In 2019, on the basis of my MTech degree, I applied for this job. I got selected on June 2, 2021, as a senior scientist.

Overcoming his Struggles

Mali and his family belong to an underprivileged section of the community. His parents and brother worked as farmers and even as labourers to fund his education.

The report mentions that Mali completed his schooling in the village schools and went to KBP college in Pandharpur in Class 11. He secured 916th rank in the GATE examination and joined the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Mali learned aircraft engine designing at IIT.

Also Read: Meet This JNU Computer Operator Who Has Nine Guinness World Records In His Name

Suggest a correction

    Help Us Correct

    To err is human, to help correct is humane
    Identified a factual or typographical error in this story? Kindly use this form to alert our editors
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Form Submitted Successfully
    Error in submitting form. Try again later

Contributors

Debomita De

Debomita De

Remote Intern

I try to be creative and use my skills to deliver good and impactful work.

Sanal M Sudevan

Sanal M Sudevan

Digital Editor

Keen to explore new things and learn something new every day in the field of jounalism.

Sanal M Sudevan

Sanal M Sudevan

Digital Editor

Keen to explore new things and learn something new every day in the field of jounalism.

Next Story