The Centre was established in India on November 1, 1995 under an agreement signed initially by 10 member countries of the region. The Centre is hosted by the Government of India with Department of Space (DOS), as the nodal agency. The Centre is affiliated to the United Nations and its educational programmes are recognized by Andhra University, India.The educational programme of the Centre is oriented towards the dissemination of knowledge in relevant aspects of space science and technology.
The Department of Space, Government of India has provided comprehensive facilities of the Centre in terms of institutional support, expert teaching staff, buildings, laboratories and financial support. T.
Central Library:The libraries at IIRS, SAC and PRL possess the best collections in the field of science, technology and its application areas. The library is dedicated to serve the information needs of the scientists, researchers and students of the host centers. To provide efficient fast service libraries house keeping operation and information services are automated with popular and latest library management software. The library collection can be browsed through intranet. The barcode technology is being implemented for circulation and inventory control. Other than traditional document and information, library has good collection of information of open access information resources. i.e. e-journals, e-books, Online databases and sources of information of open access information resources. Students can utilize the services of library as it is opened till evening hours.
Internet Facilities:The institutes have excellent facility for accessing internet through dedicated line based microwave link. The internet can be accessed from each division, library, hostel by faculty and students. Every student is provided one computer for use during the course period. It provides ample opportunity to explore internet resources, other programes for research and training activities.
An international hostels at Dehradun and Ahmedabad campuses with a provision to accommodate upto 60 students are available. The students are provided with hostel facility with all modern amenities including kitchenette. they can also avail indoor and outdoor sports facility including a gymnasium