In commemoration of country's 75th Independence Day, this year, Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi during his address to the Global Leaders at the 76th United Nations General Assembly at New york, USA on Saturday, 25th September 2021, mentioned about the Unique Indian Initiative of "75 Students Satellites mission". In this regard, Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA), Bangalore has been working on the "75 Student's Satellites Mission-2022" programme in collaboration with TSC Technologies, Bangalore and Institutions that would be developing and launching their own student - built satellites by 2022. Beyond excelling at various academic programmes, Dr.MGR ERI joins PM's vision to design, build, integrate and test its student-built satellite named as, Dr.MGR-ACS Satellite.
Dr.MGR ERI will launch the satellite in this ambitious mission and thus accomplishing the long term goal of Founder Chancellor. The various perspectives on the design strategies are structured by an advisory committee preceded by Dr.A.C.Shanmugam, Founder Chancellor, Er.A.C.S.ArunKumar, President, Prof.Dr.D.Viswanathan, Rector (R&D), Prof.Dr.S.Geethalakshmi, Vice Chancellor, and Dr.C.B.Palanivelu, Registrar. The payload of this satellite is to assist the stranded fishermen in the international maritime borders.
MoU Signing Ceremony was held in the presence of Founder Chancellor, Dr.A.C.Shanmugam, Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai, Distinguished Scientist, Director (Rtd) ISRO Satellite Centre and Dr. Secretary General of ITCA, K. Gopalakrishnan on 22-12-2021.