Thursday, March 01, 2007

Space University coming......

The Indian Space Research Organisation has announced that it will be investing about Rs 70 Crores to set up a Space University in Trivandrum. As the location of its largest facility, the sprawling Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, our city is the logical location for ISRO to set up their training centre.

The facility will train engineers in advance aerospace courses and provide the cutting edge skill sets that ISRO needs for its state-of-the-art projects. Combined with the upcoming Indian Institute of Science, Engineering and Research (IISER) and existing institutions, this institution will propel Trivandrum to the leading edge of engineering education and research in India.

With the VSSC and its cluster of facilities, the aerospace firm KELTech, Technopark, Trivandrum International Airport, the upcoming MROs of Air India and Essar and other facilities located in and around Trivandrum, an aerospace SEZ could be a good idea. A similar one has been proposed at Bangalore, around HAL, and the same initiative can be taken here by the State Government.

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