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Kerala to have space university

To tide over the drought of talent in the space sector, the ISRO is preparing to start a state-of-the-art training institute in Thiruvananthapuram.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 12:20 IST

To tide over the drought of talent in the space sector, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing to start a state-of-the-art training institute in Thiruvananthapuram.

Speaking to newsmen here on Monday, after the successful launch of the PSLV-C7, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said all ISRO stations would be integrated with the new institute.

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Space training institute will come up at Thiruvananthapuram

Aim is to recruit more young scientists for ISRO

Institute would be modelled on the lines of Bhabha

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“We need to mould more scientists to accomplish our missions,” he said, adding that the ISRO was facing a shortage of young hands. ISRO would soon acquire 100 acres of land outside Thiruvananthapuram.



The idea is to handpick young scientists, train them in space disciplines and absorb them in ISRO gradually.