Tsering Tashi: First Scientist from Ladakh working at ISRO

Tsering Tashi: First Scientist from Ladakh working at ISRO

Meet the first scientist from Ladakh working at Indian Space Research Organisation and helping 700+ Village Kids Study in India’s Best Colleges! Tsering Tashi is the Deputy Project Director (Elect.) for the IRNSS Satellite at UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru.

He grew up in Matho, a beautiful village near Leh. Every day, he walked 12 kilometers to reach school. His father was in the paramilitary forces, and his mother took care of their home.

Starting his education in a local village school, Tsering later went to the Government High School in Chuchot Gongma village. After finishing school in Leh, he studied Electrical Engineering at the Govt College of Engineering & Technology, Jammu.

Tsering Tashi worked at different places, including Ladakh Renewable Energy Development and the Indian Astronomical Observatory, before joining ISRO as a scientist and engineer in 2002. He continued his studies and earned a Master’s degree in Satellite Navigation from Politecnico Di Torino, Turin, Italy in 2010.

Now, Tsering Tashi is the Deputy Project Director (Elect.) for the IRNSS Satellite at UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru. Inspired by his teachers and family, Tsering wants to help others in Ladakh get better opportunities for higher education.

Tsering Tashi’s journey at ISRO has been marked by involvement in various projects such as the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, GAGAN-TDS, Navigation and Communication Spacecraft, and application projects. However, his true passion lies in igniting a love for science among young Ladakhis.

It all started small, with just 20 students. But now, Tashi’s efforts have helped around 350 Ladakhi students get into courses and colleges they like.

Tsering Tashi’s foundation, the Ladakh Science Foundation (LSF), doesn’t just stop at scholarships. They offer career counseling for exams like IIT-JEE and NEET, guiding over 700 students in 2019 alone. LSF operates across big Indian cities like Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai, reaching out to Ladakhi students and supporting them through social media and counseling sessions.

Through LSF, he’s making education and mentorship accessible to those who need it most, bridging the gap between dreams and reality for many young minds in Ladakh.

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