Varsities least interested in 'Space Science': ISRO chief

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Sriharikota, Apr 28 (UNI) ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair today lamented that universities did not include Space Science in their curriculum, despite the 'Perfect 10' achieved by the ISRO, with the PSLV-C9 displaying its prowess by successfully placing ten satellites in the orbit in a single mission.

Talking to reporters after the launch, he expressed concern over this and said the universities in India had not shown much interest in these subjects.

Hence, the ISRO had set up its own Space Science and Technology Institute in Thiruvananthapuram, where the UG courses have just begun.

Former VSSC Director and Director of the institute B N Suresh said the students would be trained in Avionics, Aerospace Engineering and Applied Sciences.

He announced that the students, on completion of these courses, would be absorbed by the ISRO.

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