Based on the report of the evaluation mission, UN-OOSA notified India as the host country for establishment of Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP). 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.
It is expected that these programme will result in the development and growth of capacities that will enable the member countries to enhance its knowledge, understanding, and practical experience in those aspects of space science and technology that have the potential for a greater impact on its economic and social development, including the preservation of its environment. Towards this the Centre will strive to be an education and research institution, capable of high attainments in the development and transmission of knowledge in all relevant fields of space science and technology.