The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will establish its Regional Academic Center for Space (RAC-S) at IIT-BHU here under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that IIT-BHU and ISRO signed on Wednesday to pave the way. for advanced research. in the future technology of the Indian space program.
On behalf of IIT-BHU, its director, Professor Pramod Kumar Jain, and the director of CBPO, ISRO HQ, Dr. PV Venkatakrishnan, on behalf of ISRO, virtually signed the MoU.
IIT-BHU Director Professor Jain said ISRO’s Regional Academic Center for Space (RAC-S) will act as a main facilitator to promote space technology activities in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. . IIT-BHU will act as a catalyst for ISRO’s capacity building, awareness raising and R&D activities. RAC-S activities will be aimed at maximizing the use of the research potential, infrastructure, and expertise available at ISRO and IIT-BHU.
He further said that IIT-BHU will be the leader and monitor of the RAC-S project in which the Institutes of Excellence in the field of science and technology in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will participate in various research and development. . activities.
Professor Jain further said that with the help of the RAC-S at IIT-BHU, research in space science and space technology, space application, agriculture, telecommunications, meteorology, water resources will be used to design development models for effective management of the natural resources. He reiterated that such an initiative will greatly benefit the Purvanchal and Central regions of the country.
B-Tech, M-Tech and research students will benefit from RAC-S
The Center will facilitate short and long-term projects to promote the culture of research and development. Short-term projects for B-Tech and M-Tech students from the institute and partner institutes will also be included in this sequence. Long-term R&D projects leading to the Ph.D. The program will also be offered. Capacity building programs such as conferences, exhibitions and short courses will also be organized to strengthen the knowledge base in the field.