|ISRO-IITG MoU on space tech cell|
GUWAHATI, May 29 - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, has signed an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India, to set up an IITG-ISRO Space Technology Cell (STC) at the IIT Guwahati.
The MoU was signed on May 24, according to a statement here today.
“The IITG-ISRO STC would be a first of its kind in North East India and is bound to augment research and capacity building processes in the field of space technology. The STC will consist of faculty members from IIT Guwahati, visiting scientists and experts from ISRO, research students and technical staff,” said the statement.
It added that through the STC, the IIT Guwahati aspires to partner with the ISRO for performing cutting-edge research not only catering to the socio-economic needs of the North East, but also to contribute towards the basic research activities of various ISRO projects across India.
“The STC is a major milestone for IIT Guwahati that can kickstart collaborative research activities involving faculty members and ISRO scientists, for short-term and long-term solutions to challenging space-research problems. It would serve as a platform for motivating and involving undergraduate, postgraduate students and research scholars and orient them towards the realms of space-research activities,” said the statement.