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IIT Delhi, ISRO jointly setting up space technology cell in campus

The cell will work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research areas for example AI, nanotech...

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Nov 01, 2019, 03.04 PM IST
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IIT Delhi, ISRO jointly setting up space technology cell in campus
V Ramgopal Rao, director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is collaborating with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a space technology cell at the campus. The cell will work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research areas for example AI, nanotechnology, functional textiles, smart manufacturing or any area of joint interest, according to IIT's director V Ramgopal Rao.

The IIT is also holding its 50thConvocation on 2 November where Dr. K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO will be the chief guest.

“This is the Golden Jubilee Convocation of IIT Delhi. We are very happy to announce the Billion Dollar Endowment drive, which has an initial commitment of Rs 255 crores by our alumni. Our alumni are entirely spearheading this fund raising drive," Rao said.

In this convocation, the institute will also announce two new Masters programmes and modifications to NIT undergraduate student admission process into IIT Delhi Ph.D. programmes, Rao said.

There will be 1217 post graduate and 825 under graduate programme students who will get their degrees in the convocation.

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