ISRO Offers Online Free Courses with Certification For 5 days
Agriculture has been a vital sector and backbone of the Indian rural economy, For that ISRO online free courses with Certificate for 5 days has launched. In agriculture, water is a scarce and indispensable resource for achieving food security, sustainable ecosystems as well as maintained hydrological cycle. The changes in land use have accelerated in recent years. The estimation of water for agricultural use needs to be updated frequently, which is time-consuming and cost-ineffective with traditional field-based techniques.
There are limited seats for a 5-day course on ‘Remote Sensing Applications in Agricultural Water Management’, provided through the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing.
ISRO free online Certificate Course for 5 days i.e. from 3 August to 7 August 2020.
IISR’s course on Remote Sensing Applications in Agricultural Water Management
The 5-day course is scheduled to commence on August 3 through the distance learning centre of the IIRS. The course focuses on the use of Earth observation satellites in the monitoring of crop information, leading to an informed decision on water management. The participants would not have to pay a course fee, while the study material would be made available to them through the e-class portal itself.
In order to be eligible for the course, the participant must be a final year undergraduate student or a postgraduate student in any year. Apart from that, the course is also open to the technical and scientific staff of central or state government institutes. The applications of the participants must be duly sponsored by their respective universities or institutions.
The number of seats in the course is limited and the registration would be carried on a first-come-first-served basis.
The course will introduce the participants to:
- Concept and fundamentals of agricultural water management& role of EO in water management
- Remote sensing of irrigated crop area mapping and irrigation crop water requirement
- Remote sensing of regional crop evapotranspiration estimation
- Satellite remote sensing of soil moisture and global products
- UAV and advanced remote sensing for agricultural water management
This course is designed for professionals from Central / State Govt. / Private Organizations / NGO/ students & researchers engaged in water management aspects of agriculture.
The course participants have to be duly sponsored by their university/ institution and application should be forwarded through coordinators from respective Organisations/ Centres. Users attending programmes under CEC-UGC / CIET / other networks can also participate. Institutions on high-speed National Knowledge Network (NKN) can also participate
Course Study Material
Course study materials like lecture slides, video-recorded lectures, open-source software & handouts of demonstrations, etc. will be made available through IIRS FTP link. Video lectures will also be uploaded on e-class (https://www.eclass.iirs.gov.in/login).
There is no course fee for attending this programme.
- Course updates and other details will be available on URL- http://www.iirs.gov.in/Edusat-News/
- To participate in this programme the interested organizations/ universities/ departments/ Institutes has to identify a coordinator at their end. The identified coordinator will register online his/her Institute as a nodal centre in IIRS website.
- All the participants have to register online through the registration page by selecting his/her organization as an anodal center.
The program can be received through the e-class platform of IIRS-ISRO using internet connectivity. No specific hardware/software required. However, it is recommended good internet connectivity at the user end. To run the program in the classroom, the following hardware will be required:
- Desktop computer with web camera microphone and output speakers or laptop with microphone camera and output speaker.
- Large display screen/projector/TV
Award of Certificate:
Working Professionals and Students: Based on 70% attendance and 40% in the online examination
ISRO Free Online Certificate Course Registration Link- Click Here
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