Veer Surendra Sai Technical University (VSSUT) in Burla in the Sambalpur district of Odisha became the first university in the country to set up a center for space innovation and incubation with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Tuesday, the government of Odisha said.
The virtual signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the center took place in the presence of the ISRO chairman Dr. K Sivan.
“Against the background of the space wave pulsing throughout the nation, a virtual conference was held today at VSSUT in Burla in the presence of Dr. K Sivan, Chairman of ISRO and others, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ISRO and VSSUT delegates, ”the statement said.
Sanjay Kumar Singh spoke to the participants of the virtual event, the Secretary of the Department of Skills Development and Technical Training, and thanked ISRO for their assistance. The initiative would help develop the talent of young scientists. He also shared the role of the Technologic Business Incubator at the university in enriching and promoting the startup culture.
“The main guest of the program, Dr. K Sivan, emphasized the excellent work of the VSSUT students. He expressed great hope that VSSUT Space Innovation Center will promote advanced space knowledge among students and create a conducive space culture in India, ”the statement added.
In the future, students will be more interested in space research and applications. He also stated that this will change the country and that more research will be needed to develop subsystems and propulsion systems.