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ISRO & IIT Roorkee sign MoU for setting up Space Technology Cell
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has signed an MoU with The Indian Space Research Organisation of the Department of Space, Government of India, Bengaluru to set up an ISRO-IITR Space Technology Cell (STC) at IIT Roorkee, recognising the need to strengthen their institutional interactions and thereby enhance the scope of the activities pursued under STC commensurate with the programmatic goals of ISRO.
The ISRO – IIT Roorkee Space Technology Cell shall pursue advanced research in the areas of relevance to the future technological and programmatic needs of the Indian Space Programme and shall devote its resources including human
resources to this effect. The activities of STC shall be directed to maximise the use of the research potential, infrastructure, expertise and experience that already exist in ISRO and IIT Roorkee.
STC will consist of faculty members, visiting scientists and experts, research personnel, technical, administrative and support staff.
“The association with ISRO in the form of a Space Technology Cell is an important milestone for our Institute. We are delighted to collaborate with ISRO and contribute to the prestigious space program of our country,” said Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, in a statement.
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IIT Roorkee will be responsible for overall management of Space Technology Cell by providing required infrastructure, administrative and other support.