Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology

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The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (Malayalam: ഭാരതീയ ബഹിരാകാശ ശാസ്ത്ര സാങ്കേതിക വിദ്യാപീഠം) or IIST is India's national institute for the study and development of space science, located at Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, the then Chairman ISRO. IIST is sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under Department of Space, Government of India. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, is the Chancellor of IIST.


Envisioned to fulfill the shortfall in scientist and engineers at ISRO, by offering undergraduate and postgraduate education in Space Science and Technology and Post Graduate and research programmes in Space Science and Technology and integrated Masters in Space Science. The institute started functioning from the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) campus, Thiruvananthapuram, on September 14, 2007 with an initial investment of 270 crores and annual recurring cost of 40 crores by the Union Government, thus the entire expenses of the course is supported by ISRO in the form of scholarships or assistantships, and successful students would be subsequently absorbed into ISRO itself. It is the only institute of its kind in India,...
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