India and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up an ISRO-IITR Space Tech Cell (STC) at IIT Roorkee. The cell was set up to perceive the need to fortify their institutional collaborations and in this way improve the scope of the activities sought after under STC commensurate with the programmatic objectives of ISRO.
Talking at the occasion, Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, says, “Collaboration with ISRO as a Space Technology Cell is an imperative achievement for our Institute. We are pleased to work together with ISRO and contribute to the renowned space program of our nation”.
IIT Roorkee will be in control for in general management of Space Technology Cell by giving required infrastructure, regulatory and other help. The Space Technology Cell will seek after cutting edge technology in the regions of various ISRO programmes. It will likewise be utilized to augment the utilization of the research potential, foundation, skill and experience that as of now exist in ISRO and IIT Roorkee. STC will comprise of employees, visiting researchers and specialists, investigate faculty, specialized, managerial and bolster staff.
“We anticipate working with IIT Roorkee and hope that students and staff of the Institute will create logical temper and produce enthusiasm for space research considering that space innovation has turned into a fundamental piece of our life”, says, Dr. P. V. Venkitakrishnan, Director, CPBO, ISRO HQ.