1. Build strength in core disciplines; for a ME it is design and understanding of materials; for a CE, it would be coding (programming languages).
2. Be a part of the Robotics club(s); almost every accredited institution has clubs/student organizations in Robotics.
3. Once you are in your junior year, look for an internship/co-op in Robotics, specific to your role (For a ME it can be Robotics Design Engineer, for a CE it would be Robotics Software Engineer).
4. In your final year, do a research/design project in the domain of Robotics (hexapod, prosthetic hand) as you work with a professor or a part of class and apply for jobs!
It depends on where you want to pursue your future education. If you intend on studying in India, focus on your JEE-MAINS exams and try getting into IIT,NIT, or IIIT. Always aim for the top colleges. Moreover, try to do your part of the research in exploring which colleges offer robotics programs. Although some colleges do offer robotics programs, top affiliated organizations such as ISRO AND DRDO will not recognize small colleges.
If you plan on doing your studies in abroad (USA), try aiming for good public schools and state schools with robotics programs.
Internships play a major role in landing jobs in such Institutions so always make sure you get yourself involved in Internships along with academics.
Hope this helps!
Pursue a Relevant Degree: After completing your 12th grade, pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering in a relevant field such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science engineering. It will give you a strong theoretical background and practical experience in robotics.
Gain Practical Experience: To stand out among other applicants, you should gain practical experience in robotics. You can participate in robotics competitions, internships, and research projects to build your experience.
Apply for Relevant Jobs: Once you have completed your degree, start applying for jobs in the field of robotics. You can look for opportunities in ISRO, DRDO, and other organizations that specialize in robotics.
Continuous Learning: As a robotics engineer, you will need to continuously learn and update your knowledge and skills. Attend conferences, workshops, and training programs to stay updated with the latest advancements in robotics.
Remember, becoming a robotics engineer and getting a post in ISRO or DRDO requires hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Keep pursuing your dream with passion and enthusiasm, and you will achieve success.