ENARADA, Bengaluru, June 29, 2016
KIIT can play a very important role in building the nation, according to ISRO chairman A.S.Kiran Kumar.
In an exclusive interview with Enarada, Kumar said, “As KIIT has a number of disciplines, we can join hands. For example, KIIT students can visit villages for asset mapping and integrate it with Bhuvan apps. The pictures clicked through mobile phones can be uploaded in Bhuvan app. They can also involve the local panchayats and explain them what are the various areas where the satellite technology can be helpful in their planning and execution. As we also have the 3D heritage programme, the students with help of cameras can take pictures and set up a 3-d model which can be of great help to both archaeology as well as tourism department.”
Kiran Kumar also said that from ISRO, from its end, can provide all the necessary inputs. “The tribal students from KISS can undertake a study of water bodies. With ISRO’s help, they can do a lot of research on inland fisheries and how it can be developed in the villages and thereby empower the villagers. They can also take up the research and development work in villages as well as their campus. The applications are enormous and can be extended to various fields like bore well drilling and local surveying. With these projects, the students will be in a better position to help the panchayats as to where the bore well needs to be drilled and so on. ISRO is also having a number of programmes for colleges. We announce a number of programmes where students can take up research activities in association with ISRO,” he added.