Academia & Outreach

  1. How to collaborate with ISRO in research activities?

ISRO encourages Research through Respond Programme. For more details visit ISRO website:


  1. Who can submit project proposals under Respond?

Faculty / Scientists of any recognised (by UGC, AICTE, Central / State government and others) academic institutions / universities can submit proposals.  The Principal Investigator(s) should be full-time employee(s) of the concerned institution. For more details visit ISRO website:


  1. What are the various Research Areas of ISRO?

The areas of Research are available in two documents viz., Respond Basket and Research Areas in Space.  For more details, visit ISRO website


  1. Whether Private Universities/Institutes can apply under this programme?

Yes Professors / Lecturers / Scientists of recognised private institutions / universities can submit proposals.


  1. Is there any tie-up with ISRO with any Education Institutions for Research?

Yes, ISRO established nine (09) numbers of Space Technology Cells across the country for carrying out research on one to one basis.  Please visit ISRO website


  1. How to Register with ISRO for carrying out Research activities?

ISRO established Regional Academic Centre(s) across the country to carry out research on new areas.  One has to approach ISRO through Institutions only.  For details please visit ISRO website


  1. Is there any Start-up encouragement programme within ISRO?

Yes, ISRO established Space Incubation Centres at Six (06) locations to encourage students towards Start-up System. For details please visit ISRO website

ISRO also encourages Start-ups through Central Government Funding scheme.


  1. How to engage with ISRO for branding?

ISRO encourages Merchandises for popularising ISRO’s branded identifiers. For details please visit ISRO website


  1. Whether ISRO incubates Start-ups?

No, ISRO will extend mentorship and hand holding through identified business incubators.


  1. How Students will engage in ISRO Programmes?

ISRO organises Student Programmes and Competitions on a regular basis.  For more details please visit ISRO Website


  1. Whether student can make Satellitesand what is the procedure to apply?

Yes, ISRO encourage Student Satellite Programme.  For more details please visit URSC website


  1. Can ISRO will organise Exhibitions or Events?

ISRO encourages Exhibitions and Events at Universities and Colleges or Institutions subject to availability of resources.  Request will be evaluated on case to case basis.  For more details please visit ISRO Website


  1. How to visit ISRO Centres?

A few ISRO Centres have Museums open to the general public including students.  You may contact with respective ISRO Centres for permission.


  1. How ISRO launch can be witnessed?

The Launch View Gallery is opened for public on the launch day.  You may visit SDSC-SHAR website for registration as notified at


  1. Whether ISRO conducts training programme in the field of Remote Sensing?

In order to develop necessary capacity in the country for proliferation of EO applications, large number of training programmes are regularly conducted by ISRO centres, viz., IIRS, NRSC, SAC and NESAC.


  1. What are courses offered at IIRS?

IIRS is conducting training programme in the field of Geoinformatics in which technology and applications of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS are imparted at various levels (decision making level to working level / fresh post graduate level).


  1. Who can join the training courses and what is the cost?

Government working professionals / NGOs / academicians / private entrepreneurs / fresh postgraduate students desired to build their career in Geoinformatics can join these courses.

The courses at IIRS are divided into short and long (>=3months) courses. It is around Rs. 6000/- for Indian students and US$ 600/- for foreign students. All the other expenditure like to and fro travel to IIRS, boarding and lodging, project field work expenses, report generation, book allowances and medical expenditure etc. are to be borne by the candidates / sponsoring organizations in addition to course fees.

Tuition fee is waived off for Government sponsored candidates for regular courses of three months and above duration.