The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Uttarakhand on Friday said it tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a Space Technology Cell at its campus.
"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," a statement from IIT Roorkee said.
The cell shall ensure to maximise the use of research potential, infrastructure, expertise and experience that exist in ISRO and IIT Roorkee, the statement said.
The institute will be providing the infrastructure and administrative support in setting up of the cell.
The research facility will consist of faculty members, visiting scientists, experts, research personnel, technical, administrative and support staff.
Bengaluru-based ISRO has been undertaking several student outreach programmes over the past few months in order to develop scientific temper among the country's youth.
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