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RESPOND PROGRAM ANNOUNCED BY ISRO

RESPOND PROGRAM ANNOUNCED BY ISRO

Context

Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it will support eight joint research projects mooted by the Space Technology Cell (STC), IIT-Delhi.

Details

  • ISRO started the RESPOND (Research Sponsored) programme in the 1970s, with the objective of encouraging academia to participate and contribute in various Space related research activities.
  • Under the Programme, ISRO provides financial support for conducting research and development activities related to Space Science, Space Technology and Space Applications in Academic Institutions in India.
  • It looks to enhance the Academic base, generate human resources and infrastructure at the Academic Institutions to support the Space Programmes.
  • RESPOND is also participating in the National Missions like IMPRINT (IMPacting Research INnovation and Technology) programme and Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY).

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