Communication and Navigation Satellite System
Earth Observation System
Space Applications
Space Transportation System
Space Sciences and Planetary Research
Sponsored Research
Indian Space Industry
Space Commerce
Systems Reliability and Safety
Human Resources
International Cooperation
‘Space’ In Parliament
Space Programme Publicity
Right To Information
Performance Evaluation of Department of Space Based on Result Framework Document
Audit Observations
Citizens’ Charter
The Centres of
Indian Space Programme
Organisation Chart
Budget at a Glance
Indigenous CUS of GSLV-D5
  Sponsored Research

RESPOND (Research Sponsored) programme started in the 1970s, aims at encouraging academia to participate and contribute in various space related activities. Under RESPOND, projects are taken up by Universities/academic institutions in the areas of relevance to Space Programme. Apart from this, ISRO has also set up Space Technology Cells at premiere institutions like Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) - Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras; Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and Joint Research Programme with University of Pune (UoP) to carry out research activities in the areas of space technology and applications.

The main objective of the RESPOND Programme is to establish strong links with academic institutions in the country to carry out research and developmental projects which are of relevance to space and derive useful outputs of such R&D to support ISRO programmes. RESPOND programme aims to enhance academic base, generate human resources and infrastructure at the academic institutes to support the space programme. The major activity of RESPOND is to provide support to research projects in a wide range of topics in space technology, space science and applications areas to Universities/ Institutions. In addition, conferences, workshops and publications, which are of relevance to space programme, are also being supported.

Major Highlights of Some of the RESPOND Projects