For the first time, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has established a fellowship at an American university. The Indian space agency has set up the fellowship at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech). This fellowship has been established in honour of Satish Dhawan, the ISRO chairman between 1972 and 1984. The fellowship will provide an opportunity every year to one meritorious graduating student from the aerospace department of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, to pursue masters in aerospace engineering at Caltech, according to ISRO. The programme begins with Caltech’s winter session of the academic year 2013‐14.
Source: Times of India