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Research Areas -2021

"SCL Research Areas-2021"-A document of SCL Research Areas for soliciting proposals from STCs & RAC-S.

  1. "SCL Research Areas-2021" is a comprehensive document highlighting current and upcoming R&D requirements of SCL. This document will exclusively cater to the advanced research requirements of SCL wherein Space Technology Cells (STCs) and Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) established at various IITs/NITs and premier institutes across the country can select and generate R&D proposals. The faculty of these institutes are encouraged to submit their project proposals in these diverse research areas.
  2. The proposals may be submitted by the faculty of STC and RAC-S institutions based on the call for proposals by the respective institutes.
  3. The proposals will be evaluated at SCL and the evaluation reports of the proposals will be further reviewed by the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) of STC and Joint Policy Management Council (JPMC) of RAC-S before its recommendation for funding support.
  4. One hard copy and a soft copy of the proposal shall be submitted to the respective STCs/ RAC-S.
  5. Conveners of STC/RAC-S shall submit a hard copy and a soft copy of the proposal to Director SCL.
Regional Academic Centres for Space [RAC-S]

Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) is a regional level new initiative to pursue advanced research in the areas of relevance to the future technological and programmatic needs of the Indian Space Programme and act as a facilitator for the promotion of space technology activities in the region.

The selected institute for the establishment of RAC-S are MNIT Jaipur, NIT Kurukshetra, NITK Surathkal, Guahati University and IIT (BHU), Varanasi at present. These institutes will coordinate the research activities and will act as the lead centre. RAC-S will also engage other institutes of excellence in the area of Science and Technology in the region to take part in the research and development activities of the centre. The lead centre will become an ambassador for capacity building, awareness creation and R & D activities of ISRO, in the region.

The centre will be headed by a regional coordinator, who will be identified by RAC-S from its existing staff. The Regional Coordinator of the RAC-S shall be responsible for overall management of the RAC-S, including its day - to - day functioning and recommending all expenditures under the approved budget of the RAC-S.

Space Technology Cells [STC]

ISRO has also set up Space Technology Cells at premiere institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) - Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, Guwahati and Delhi; Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Joint Research Programme (JRP) with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) to carry out research activities in the areas of space technology and applications. These STCs and JRP are guided by Joint Policy Committees (JPC) chaired by Director/Vice Chancellor of the respective institution and with members from ISRO/DOS (Senior Scientists/Engineers) & the respective institution. The joint policy committee, duly assisted by technical/ scientific committee at nine ISRO-STC cells in IITs and IISc, reviews and suitable proposals are approved for taking up research.

For more details visit:  ISRO Website