RESEARCH Areas in Space


ISRO-IIT(B) Space Technology Cell (STC) invites project proposals for funding by ISRO. The Joint Policy Committee (JPC) of STC considers proposals covering a wide range of fields related to space science, technology and applications. Necessary funds are allocated by ISRO for carrying out the projects approved by JPC after a formal review by ISRO scientists. Please refer to the "Research Areas in Space" of ISRO for research areas/topics and guidelines on preparing the proposal.

This document provides the details of research programmes, areas, sub-areas and topics, as well as the name of the concerned ISRO centre for each research area. The format for submitting proposals can be downloaded from here.

The deadline for proposal submissions is 14 October 2021.

About ISRO-IIT(B) Space Technology Cell

ISRO-IIT(B) Space Technology Cell was established in May 1984 through an MOU between Indian Space Research of Organisation (ISRO) and IIT, Bombay. The main aim of the Cell is to conduct advanced Research in several fields related Space Research Programme of ISRO. Through a Joint Policy Committee (JPC), several projects are given to the faculty of IIT, Bombay after a peer review of the proposals.

The research projects now include areas such as Satellite Control, Composite Materials, SAR Interferometry, Crycooler, Sloshing, Radiation Hardened Devices, Data Compression etc. In most of these research projects, there were active interactions between IIT faculty members and research scientists of various laboratories of ISRO. The Cell is also supporting Continuing Educational Programme, Seminars, workshops and conferences.