Dr K Kasturirangan, Member of Rajya Sabha and Director of
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore and former Chairman, ISRO,
has become Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom (UK).
The Honorary Fellowship was conferred on Dr Kasturirangan at the University's
Graduation ceremony held on February 21, 2006 at Cardiff. The Honorary
Fellowship recognises Dr Kasturirangan's contribution in directing the Indian
space programme and contribution to development of space science and technology
including the development of launch vehicle and satellite technology,
applications in the area of remote sensing, communication and education using
space systems as well as promoting space science research.
Cardiff University recognises great international figures from different fields
like medicine, science, business, arts and the media who enrich the university
community. The conferring of Honorary Fellowship on Dr Kasturirangan is thus an
international recognition for his contribution to space.