This Chair is being established in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Dr K Kasturirangan, an eminent space scientist and member, Planning Commission, is the new ISRO Chair for Satellite Communication Education in IGNOU.
Visualising that satellite communications will play a critical role in the growth of the Open and Distance Learning System in the country, the thrust of the Chair is to define national-level programmes that will tap the potential of this technology and play a critical role in improving access as well as the quality of education at all levels.
The Chair will undertake research and educational activities in the area of the application of satellite communication for education. A team consisting of faculty, research scholars and experts drawn from the area of space technology, education and other relevant areas will assist the chair in its activities.