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ISRO: Free Online Courses Between August 22-November 25, 2022

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About IIRS
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), a unit under Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India is a premier Training and Educational Institute setup for developing trained professionals in the field of Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GNSS Technology for Natural Resources, Environmental and Disaster Management. While nurturing its primary endeavor to build capacity among the user community by training midcareer professionals, the Institute has enhanced its capability and evolved many training and education programmes that tuned to meet the requirements of various target user groups in the society, ranging from fresh graduates to policy makers including academia.
About IIRS Outreach Programme
IIRS Outreach Programme focusses on strengthening the Academia and User Segments in Space Technology & Its Applications using Online Learning Platforms. IIRS distance learning program was initiated in 2007 with the participation of twelve universities in India. Till date, IIRS has successfully conducted 101 programs through live and interactive classrooms (also known as EDUSAT programme) and also launched five online courses under elearning programme. Currently IIRS distance learning programme is being conducted through following modes:
1. Live and Interactive classroom sessions

Elearning based online courses
New Courses Announcement
(Between August 22-November 25)
IIRS announces following courses commencing from August 22, 2022. The participants can register for either comprehensive course or individual modules (only three) of their choice.
Comprehensive Course:
Basics of Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS (22/08/2022 to 25/11/2022): Comprehensive course consisting of above five courses.
• Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis (22/08/2022 to 16/09/2022): Basic Principles of Remote Sensing, Earth Observation Sensors and Platforms, Spectral Signature of different land cover features, Image interpretation, Thermal & Microwave Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing: Basic Concepts of Rectification and Registration, Enhancement, Classification and accuracy assessment techniques.

Global Navigation Satellite System (19/09/2022 to 30/09/2022): Introduction to GPS and GNSS, receivers, processing methods, errors and accuracy.

Geographical Information System (03/10/20212 to 28/10/2022): GIS, databases, topology, spatial analysis and open source software.

Basics of Geocomputation and Geoweb Services (31/10/2022 to 04/11/2022): Geocomputation and Geoweb Services.

RS and GIS Applications (14/11/2022 to 25/11/2022): Agriculture and Soil, Forestry and Ecology, Geoscience and Geohazards, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Urban and Regional Studies and Water Resources.

Who can participate?
Undergraduate and Postgraduate (any year)
Technical/ Scientific Staff of Central/ State Government/Faculty/researchers at university/institutions
Course Study Material
Course study materials like lecture slides pdf, video recorded lectures, open source software & handouts of demonstrations, etc. will be made available through eclass. Video lectures will also uploaded in IIRS Learning management system (ECLASS) https://eclass.iirs.gov.in/login.
How to Register?
Course updates and other details will be available on URL http://www.iirs.gov.in/EdusatNews/. Participants can register through institute or also go for individual registration.

For Participation through Institute/ Universities/Institutes/Department:
To participate in IIRS Outreach 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 nodal center in IIRS website.

Participants has to register online through registration page by selecting his/her organization as nodal center
The Coordinator is required to approve the participants from his/her institute for each course before programme commencement date.

For Individual Participation
Participants can register using Individual registration option also, if their institute not registered under IIRS Outreach network (Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun will be the nodal center)

LIVE Programme Details
Programme can received live through ECLASS platform of IIRSISRO or using IIRS Youtube Channel using internet connectivity. No specific hardware /software required. The content of the sessions will be available offline after 24 hours in the Eclass portal.

Classroom Mode:
Required Hardware: Desktop computer with web camera microphone & output speaker or laptop with microphone camera and output speaker and Large display screen /projector/TV (
Participating Institutions have to bear total expenses for establishment of the classroom facility).
The Nodal centre coordinator will be responsible for approval and marking attendance of the registered participants
Individual participants
Individuals can attend the course live via any web browser through the eclass portal of IIRS Dehradun
i.e. https://eclass.iirs.gov.in or via the YouTube channel of IIRS i.e. https://www.youtube.com/user/edusat2004.
Participant can attend class through their personal smart phones, desktop or laptops (preferred for good resolution reception of programme).


Certificate will be given on the basis of 70% attendance and 40% passing marks.

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