ISRO Explores Possibility Of Space Tech Centre At NIT Rourkela

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Bhubaneswar: A two-member team of Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Headquarter visited the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela on Monday.

The officials explored the possibility of setting up ISRO’s proposed Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC) at the premier institute, according to a press release.

Two members — CBPO associate director Jiwan Kumar Pandit and programme manager Nishank Kumar — visited the NIT after the space research body expressed its desire to set up the S-TIC at the institute. A meeting was held with senior administrative officers of NIT-Rourkela. CBPO director PV Venkatakrishnan also attended the meeting via virtual mode.

According to Prof Sushmita Das of NIT-Rourkela, an MoU would be signed between the institute and ISRO shortly.

The S-TIC will cater to Eastern India states including Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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