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ISRO Launches Free Online Course on Remote Sensing to Help Students Learn New Tech

This free online course by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), sponsored by ISRO, is for students interested in learning about remote sensing technologies and their various applications. Read on to know eligibility criteria and course details.

ISRO Launches Free Online Course on Remote Sensing to Help Students Learn New Tech

The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), an institute under ISRO, is offering a free training programme in remote sensing technologies.

The course aims to help students understand the nuances of remote sensing technology and its applications in geological analysis and exploration.

Things to know

  • Science post-graduates specialising in earth sciences or related fields; BTech graduates in civil engineering, geoscience, or mining engineering; and scientific staff, faculty and researchers of Central/State Government universities and institutions may apply.
  • The course will deal with multifaceted applications of remote sensing in geological sciences — including mapping, monitoring, and characterisation of natural resources.
  • Applicants must have knowledge of the basics of remote sensing and GIS (geographic information system).
  • Course study materials like lecture slides, video recorded lectures, open-source software, and handouts of demonstrations, will be uploaded on the e-class portal.
  • Completion/participation certificates will be awarded to students who attend 70% of the sessions of the course.
  • The classes will be conducted over five days from 11 to 15 March, 2024.
  • No course fees will be charged for attending the programme.
  • The course will cover the following topics — an overview of RS and GIS applications in geosciences, glacial dynamics, cryospheric studies, geo-environmental applications, mineral targeting and exploration, landslide initiation process mapping and modelling, integrated approach involving GNSS, geodesy and geophysics in geosciences, and planetary exploration with special emphasis on ISRO missions using advanced remote sensing techniques.

How to apply?

For more information, read the official notification.

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