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Thursday, July 1, 2021

ISRO Offers 5-Day Free Online Course With Certificate For Students; Apply Here

ISRO Offers 5-Day Free Online Course With Certificate For Students; Apply Here



The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is offering a free online course on Remote Sensing Technology for school students. Last day to apply is 20 July 2021.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is inviting applications from school students for a free online course. Through its centre, the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), it is offering a five-day course called ‘Usefulness of Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Studies’.

According to the official notification, the course aims at raising awareness among students on remote sensing technology and its use for the study of planet earth and its environment. Using satellite data and image processing can help students understand the intricacies of the environment.

Introduction Environment is the life supporting system. All necessities of day to day life are available from our environment. But the over-exploitation of natural resources and environmental pollution are corroding the vital life support systems. Remote Sensing data & Geographic Information System (GIS) along with some models can be used to monitor and mapping of natural resources and environmental pollution in addition to natural disasters like cyclone, tsunami, avalanche, floods, drought, hailstorm, wildfire etc. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, a constituent unit under Indian Space Research organization (ISRO) is engaged in imparting training and education in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS Sciences since 1966 to meet the requirements of various stake-holders, ranging from fresh graduates to policy makers including academia, industry, different government departments and NGOs. This course for school students is of one week duration and the focus of the course is on principles of Remote Sensing & GIS and its applications for environmental studies. 

Aim of the course 

The course is intended to engage secondary and higher secondary students to create awareness about Remote Sensing Technology & its use for the study of mother planet Earth and its environment through informative lectures and demonstration. Remote sensing and GIS technology are potential tools to understand the vast environment. Exposing the knowledge of satellite data utilization via GIS and image processing software in environmental science has a great scope as it would help the students to understand the importance of remote sensing and then in career decision making.

Course Duration 

The course will be of one week duration from July 26 to 30, 2021. 

Every day, there shall be two online lectures of 45 minutes each: one at 1000 hrs and another at 1200 hrs. Course Structure 

The lectures will be streamed live at IIRS 

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/edusat2004

The students can ask question through YouTube Chat Box. Few questions will answered by Faculty after the lecture. 

Everyday, there will be a quiz a quiz based on two lectures delivered. 

A certificate will be awarded if the total score of the quiz is at least 55%. 

How to Apply 

 Indian school students of 10th, 11th and 12th standard can apply online for summer school at https://admission.iirs.gov.in/coursecale nder. 

Once you apply for the course, you will get login credentials for LMS portal on your email. Please make sure that the email id entered is correct. 



Things to know:

  1. The course is open to Indian students studying in Class 10, 11 and 12.
  2. The five-day course will be held between 26 July – 30 July 2021.
  3. The lectures will be screened live on the IIRS YouTube channel.
  4. Every day there will be two online lectures of 45 minutes each. One will be held at 10 am the other at 12 pm.
  5. Participants can get their questions answered by raising questions in the chat box. This will be answered after a five-minute break post the lecture.
  6. Students also have to take a quiz every day based on the lectures.
  7. If a student misses the live session, they can access a recorded version uploaded to the IIRS Learning Management System (LMS) portal. This will be updated at 3 pm everyday.

You can read the official guidelines here.

How to apply?

Step 1: Visit the official website and read through the course brochure and guidelines.

Step 2: Register yourself as a student by entering the required information.

Step 3: Upload a photo of yourself in jpg or png format.

Step 4: Once you submit your application you will receive login credentials on the email address provided. This can be used to access the LMS portal.

The last day to apply is 20 July 2021.

Once you have completed the five-day course, you will need to provide your feedback and then collect the certificate before 5 August 2021.

Who can apply?

The official website mentions that candidates that fulfil the following criteria can register for the training programme:

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • The candidate must possess a valid National Trade Certificate or National Apprentice Certificate in the welder, fitter, machinist or turner trades.
  • Candidates should not exceed the age of 25 years as of 1 March 2021.

Apart from that, candidates without work experience can also apply for the course.

Things to remember

The training programme will be conducted at NSTI premises in Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru.

Selected candidates will not be charged any course fee, and will be provided with a boarding facility for the duration of the programme. Candidates can also reimburse their second class train tickets if they are travelling from another city or state.

If you have any queries refer to the official website or send your queries to skd@isro.gov.in

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