Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) 2020 Jobs Recruitment. VSSC has released official notification for the job openings of Scientist / Engineer and Medical Officer vacancies. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 04th January, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-

Scientist / Engineer - 78 Posts

Medical Officer - 02 Posts

Job Location - Thiruvananthapuram

Other Qualification Details :-

Note - For complete details including Qualification, reservation, relaxation in upper age limit, examination fee, selection process, how to apply online, general information & instructions and other details do check official notification for complete details and do apply via proper channel only. Qualification, Salary, Age Limit, No.of post, and more Details Kindly Refer Official Notification.

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is involved in the design and development of Space Transportation Systems and associated technologies. Inorder to cater to the renewed thrust in cutting edge research, candidates possessing specialized qualifications in M.E/M.Tech and Ph.D in specific areas are being recruited. VSSC vide Advertisement No. 313, dated 14.12.2019, has initiated recruitment action for the posts of Scientist/Engineer-SC & SD with essential qualification of M.E/M.Tech and Ph.D respectively in various disciplines, among others.

However, the lockdown prevailed in the country due to COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the schedule of the recruitment activities planned for these posts and the consequent delay in the entire selection process. In order to provide an opportunity for candidates who have graduated in these specialized areas during this delay period and to ensure increased participation of prospective candidates in these highly specialized disciplines, it has been decided to extend the last date of receipt of applications for M.E/M.Tech and Ph.D candidates alone as per details


Age: Scientist / Engineer-SD - No upper age limit. Scientist / Engineer-SC - 35 yrs

Application Fee: There will be a non-refundable application fee of Rs.250 / - (Rupees Two Hundred & Fifty Only) for each application. Female / Scheduled Castes (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST) / Ex-servicemen [EX-SM] and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee. Please note that the applications of non-exempted categories without Application Fee will not be considered.

General Note :-

1. Persons with Benchmark Disability (PWBD) can apply for the posts suitable to them even if the post is not identified for them. However, such candidates will be considered for selection to such posts by general standard of merit. Persons suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability shall alone be eligible for the benefit of age relaxation as permissible under rules. 

2. The above vacancies may vary depending upon the actual requirement. 

3. The Centre reserves the right not to fill up any of the posts, if it so decides

4. For Post Nos. 1436 to 1447, those who have already registered in ISRO Live Register as on Advertisement Date can also apply afresh against suitable post(s) in this advertisement. They shall mention the registration details appropriately while applying online

5. Note : In case of submission of duplicate / multiple applications by Female / Scheduled Castes (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST) / Ex-serviceman [EX-SM] and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) candidates, the latest application submitted before the closing date of submission of application shall be considered for further processing.

6. In case of candidates paying application fee and submitting multiple applications, the application against which the ‘application fee’ has been received within the closing date of application only will be considered.

General Conditions :-

1. The posts are temporary, but likely to continue

2. The Organisation has a progressive HRD policy which provides an excellent growth potential for the right individual through its periodical merit based performance review system (called Merit Promotion Scheme) de-linked from availability of vacancies at higher post by which the staff are being evaluated for the advancement of their career in the Organisation.

3. The Organisation provides medical facilities (Contributory Health Service Scheme) for self and dependants, free transport facilities / transport allowance, subsidised canteen facilities, housing accommodation subject to availability, in addition to the facilities available to the other Central Government Staff. The Centre has a well-maintained Central School and a wellstocked Library that provides an excellent opportunity for professional development

4. At present the place of posting is VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, but the selected candidates are liable to be posted in any of the Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation / Department of Space situated anywhere in India as and when required.

5. Candidates will have to produce the proof of the details furnished in their applications submitted on-line as and when required.

6. Only Indian Nationals need apply

7. No interim correspondence will be entertained.

8. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification

9. Candidates working under Central / State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous bodies etc. should submit their application through proper channel or submit ‘No objection certificate’ at the time of written test / interview

10. Candidates possessing Degrees awarded by foreign universities should produce the equivalency certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of interview

11. Applications submitted without complete information, photo, signature etc. will summarily be rejected.

Address :-

Department Of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 022

Selection Process :-

1. Based on the online bio-data, initial screening / written test will be conducted for shortlisting the candidates for interview. The Centre may adopt the method of conducting written test for initial screening or may directly shortlist the candidates for interview by fixing a higher cut-off percentage of marks scored in the essential qualification advertised.

2. Candidates called for Written Test / interview will have the option to answer the questions in Hindi also.

3. Please note that the qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for written test / interview / selection.

4. If written test is opted for preliminary screening, the written test score will not reflect in the final selection process.

5. The final selection will be based on performance of candidates in the interview only

Steps to Apply :-

1. The time limit for submission of online applications for Scientist/Engineer-SD (Post Nos. 1436 to 1447) with Ph.D and Scientist/Engineer-SC (Post Nos. 1448 to 1464) with M.E/M.Tech qualification alone against Advertisement No.313 has been extended and the VSSC website ( will be opened for submission of on-line application from 1000 hours on 21.12.2020 to 1700 hours on 04.01.2021. For details, please visit VSSC website

2. Detailed advertisement is available in VSSC website The candidates who fulfill all the eligibility conditions only need to apply. All other terms and conditions in Advertisement No.313 dated 14.12.2019 remain unaltered.

3. Upon on-line registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. The candidates are also advised to take a printout of the online application for future reference.

4. The applicants need not send any documents such as printout of online application, copies of certificates / mark lists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc

Official Notification