NITK-ISRO sign MoU for space research


Team Udayavani, Jan 3, 2020, 5:47 PM IST

Surathkal: The National Institute of Technology (NITK) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed agreements here for joint research and development of technology for application in space.

As part of the agreement which was signed by P. Venkatakrishnan, Director of ISRO CBPO ​​Division and Prof. Umamaheswar Rao, Director, NITK, ISRO will establish the Regional Academic Center for Space (RACS) at NITK.

The intention of the centre will be to encourage and provide more incentives to space research in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Lakshadweep. For the purpose, ISRO will provide a grant of Rs. 2 crores and will be sending its scientists to partner with the institutions for workshops.

The agreement is also aimed at funding postgraduate research in space sciences and select qualified students.

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