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ISRO Launches 3 Free Online Courses For Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students

ISRO Launches 3 Free Online Courses For Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students

ISRO Launches 3 Free Online Courses For Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students

Indian Space Research Organisation — ISRO, has launched three new online courses. These courses, designed by ISRO, can be taken by undergraduate, post-graduate students.

For the three courses — Geographical Information System, Geocomputation, and Geoweb services, ISRO has started accepting applications. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), a part of ISRO, will be conducting these online courses of seven to twelve days. According to ISRO, participants can register for one of the programs of their choice or can enrol for all the available courses.

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The first course — Geographical Information System, has been designed to introduce students to geographic phenomena, concepts, and examples. The course is scheduled from 28th September to 15th October 2020. The course duration is for four weeks.

The curriculum includes:

To fill the registration form for this online course, click here.

  • Data Inputting
  • Geographic Information System
  • Spatial analysis
  • Introductory concepts and overview. 

The second course — Basics of Geocomputation and Geoweb Services is an introductory course on Geocomputation. This is a 2-week long course that runs from 19th October to 29th October 2020.

The curriculum includes:

  • Geocomputation technology and applications
  • Introduction to online GIS, 
  • Geo-web services and repositories
  • ISRO geoweb services
  • Programming concepts for geo computation
  • Introduction to Python and R

To fill the registration form for this online course, click here.

Lastly, the third course — Remote Sensing and GIS Applications would teach concepts including applications of remote sensing, GIS applications for crop resource assessment and remote sensing applications for geological studies. This course begins on 2nd November and ends on 20th November 2020.

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The curriculum includes:

  • Introduction to the applications of remote sensing
  • Other geospatial technologies in natural resources management
  • Development and governance
  • Remote sensing
  • GIS applications for crop resource assessment and monitoring
  • Remote sensing applications for geological studies
  • Space-enabled products and services for disaster management

To fill the registration form for this online course, click here.

According to ISRO, upon completion of the course, participants with at least 70% attendance and 40% marks in the online examination, will receive a certificate from the institution. Students will even get access to study materials such as lectures slides, demonstrations, and others through e-class platforms of IIRS.

Check out the website for more information.

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