Isro launches ‘START’ training program for space science enthusiasts | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Isro has unveiled a new introductory-level online training programme called ‘Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START)’ which is aimed to attract youngsters to the field of space science and technology. It is particularly targeted at postgraduate and final-year undergraduate students who are pursuing physical sciences and technology.
The space agency will conduct the START 2024 programme during April and May.In this connection, the space agency solicits expression of interest (EOI) to host START-2024 in educational institutes, universities, colleges within India who are offering UG and PG courses in physical sciences and technology.
The programme will include different domains of space science, as well as astronomy & astrophysics, heliophysics & Sun-Earth interaction, instrumentation and aeronomy (study of the upper atmospheric regions of the Earth and other solar system bodies). It will be executed by scientists of Indian academic institutions and Isro centres.
The START programme is part of Isro’s efforts to help Indian students become professionals in the sphere of space science and technology, as the space agency’s space science exploration programme continues to expand into new areas.
The training will also focus on the cross-disciplinary nature of space science, giving students insights into how their individual acumen can be applied to the field. The programme is aimed at building human capacity that will play a key role in space science and research in the future.
The lectures will also include topics on the Indian space science exploration programme and research opportunities in space science and technologies. Students will be benefited as they gain exposure to different areas of space science and technology, ongoing research in different Indian institutes, insights into how their individual aptitude can suit some of the facets of space science and technology.


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