Regional Academic Centre for Space

The ISRO-GU Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) at GU, Guwahati shall pursue advanced research in the areas of relevance to the future technological and programmatic needs of the Indian Space Programme and act as a facilitator for the promotion of space technology activities in the north-eastern region comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura; and shall devote its resources including human resources to this effect. The activities of RAC-S shall be directed to maximise the use of the research potential, infrastructure, expertise and experience already existent in ISRO and GU Guwahati.

The GU RAC-S shall also facilitate and engage other institutes of excellence in the region to take part in the capacity building, awareness creation and research and developmental activities related to space technology, space science and space applications.

The RAC-S shall consist of an Honorary Director, Regional Coordinator, faculty members, visiting scientists and experts, research personnel, technical, administrative and support staff.

The Centre will be headed by a Regional Coordinator, who will be identified by GU from the existing staff of GU. The Regional Coordinator of the RAC-S shall be responsible for overall management of the RAC-S, including its day-to-day functioning and recommending all expenditures under the approved budget of the RAC-S.