TEZPUR, Aug 23: On the cusp of the nation’s ambitious journey with Chandrayaan-3, aiming to land on the Moon, Tezpur University has undertaken special initiatives to cultivate its students’ fascination with space exploration. The university orchestrated a live streaming event at the KBR auditorium, becoming a part of the country’s historic moment as Chandrayaan-3 set out for its lunar landing.
In its pursuit to foster knowledge within the realms of space research and academia, Tezpur University’s vice chancellor, Prof Shambhu Nath Singh, engaged in a recent meeting with the esteemed scientist and former chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K Radhakrishnan, at the renowned Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on Tuesday.
During their interaction, Dr Radhakrishnan, who helmed ISRO from 2009 to 2014 and was at the helm of Chandrayaan-1 & 2, as well as the Mars Orbiter Mission, shared his valuable insights on the plethora of opportunities in space technology, research, and education.
Prof Singh, the vice chancellor, underscored Tezpur University’s pivotal research domains and expertise, particularly in engineering, data science, and machine learning. He accentuated the significance of nurturing burgeoning talent and motivating students to actively engage with the captivating realm of space science.