Tuesday, July 15, 2008


The Central government on the advice of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IISST), Thiruvanatha puram, a deemed university.The status has been granted provisionally for a five-year period with immediate effect and will be subject to certain conditions.The functioning of the IISST as well as its performance shall be reviewed annually by the UGC through an expert committee.The IISST would start new academic courses only as per norms prescribed by the UGC and AICTE and would take immediate steps to start Post-graduate, doctoral and post doctoral programmes in engineering areas of space technology

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