ISRO offers a 5-day free online certified course for architects, engineers, town planners; Application link here
The course is designed for professionals engaged in Urban & Regional Planning, students & researchers of Urban & Regional Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Architecture, etc.
- The programme is sponsored by IIRS, Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India, Dehradun
- Course study materials like lecture slides, video recorded lectures, open source software & handouts of demonstrations, etc. will be made available through e-class. Video lectures will also be uploaded on e-class
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has invited applications from interested professionals who wish to participate in a free online course on Geospatial Technology. According to its declaration, ISRO is currently accepting applications from professionals and researchers for a free online course called ‘Geospatial Inputs for Enabling Master Plan Formulation under AMRUT Sub-scheme’.
Here’s what ISRO has shared as inputs regarding the course that is scheduled to be held between 11 October to 15 October 2021.
ISRO and the AMRUT mission:
ISRO conveys that Indian cities are experiencing rapid growth with the share of the country’s urban population increased from 27 per cent in 2001 to 32 per cent in 2011. The majority of this growth has taken place in an unplanned and haphazard manner, the ill effects of which are manifested in the form of poor quality of urban life.
Purpose of the course:
In order to ensure a planned development, the Govt. of India has launched the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Mission which has a sub-scheme on ‘Formulation of GIS-Based Master Plan for AMRUT cities.
IIRS along with the Town and Country Planning Organisation (TCPO), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), GoI has developed the contents of the course for capacity building of personnel involved in the subscheme.
Date and Duration of course:
ISRO’s training program on Geospatial modelling and applications for urban and regional areas is scheduled to be held from October 11-15, 2021.
This ONLINE course IS FREE OF CHARGE and will contain five lectures (each of one and a half hours duration).
IIRS has successfully conducted 86 such courses so far with 70,108 participants from 2900+ Institutions/Universities (as of September 20, 2021) spread across India.
This course will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, a centre of ISRO’s Department of Space.
The course is designed for professionals engaged in urban and regional planning, students and researchers of urban and regional planning, geography, environmental studies, civil engineering, architecture, etc.
Attendance and Certification:
All the participants who attend 70 per cent of sessions of the course live, via the e-class portal, will be awarded a certificate.
The participants who attend the course sessions via the IIRS YouTube channel should mark their attendance via offline sessions available after 24 hours to be eligible for the certificate.