Fellowship Programme by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation has set-up a fellowship programme at an American University.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has setup an endowed fellowship programme at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), California, USA. This fellowship programme is established in honour of Dr. Satish Dhawan, who was the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation.

The fellowship provides an opportunity every year to one meritorious graduating student from the Aerospace Department of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram to be sponsored by the Department of Space, to pursue Masters in Aerospace Engineering at Caltech.

The fellowship programme has started in the winter session of the academic year 2013-14 and one student has availed this fellowship and already completed his Masters degree at Caltech.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are working together to realize a Dual frequency (L& S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar mission for Earth observation. Both agencies have established a ‘ISRO-NASA Mars Working Group’ to explore the possibilities of enhancing the cooperation in Mars exploration.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.