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Advanced Certification Programme inSpace Technologies

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  • India’s #1 University and
    Research Institute*
  • 6 Months Executive Friendly
    Programme
  • 136 Hours Live Interactive
    Sessions
  • 3 Days Campus Visit
    to IISc

*NIRF 2023

Ready for lift-off1

India's space economy to hit $100 Bn by 2040, backed by high demand for satellite services.

2023's Indian Space Policy2

The policy aims to develop a flourishing commercial presence in the sector.

India to 3X its space share globally

The world’s 3.6% of space firms are in India and aims to grow its share to 10% by 2030.

Robust Allied Industry Support

India takes center stage as a pioneering force in machine tools and capital goods.

Skyrocketing Private Space Sector3

190 home-grown space startups, boosting the value chain of the space economy.

Chandrayaan-3 Success4

Search for space jobs peaked after the success of Chandrayaan-3.

Trending Opportunities in Space Technologies

A fast-growing industry globally, the space sector is predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2040. Inspired by India’s recent space odysseys, the domain has observed renewed interest among space tech aspirants passionate about embarking on cosmic adventures.

  • Satellite Engineer
  • Spacecraft Engineer
  • Ground Station Engineer
  • Remote Sensing Scientist
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Space Data Analyst
  • Astrophysicist
  • Communication Systems Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Space Policy Analyst
  • Launch Vehicle Engineer
  • Space Robotics
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Propulsion Engineer
  • And many more…

Unlocking Space Tech’s
Influence across Industries

The Programme offers 3X Advantage

First of its kind

The only in-depth advanced certificate programme that covers a wide range of modules across Space Manufacturing and technology, Satellite and Navigation Systems, Propulsion and Mission design, among many others.

The Power of two

You get to learn directly through live interactive sessions from the esteemed faculty of IISc and distinguished scientists from ISRO and other Industry experts.

Distinctive Pedagogy

136 hours of Industry relevant curriculum covers hands-on experience with satellite data sets, case studies, assignments, mini projects and a visit to IISc Campus.

Overview of the programme

India is a rising space superpower, thanks to ISRO's remarkably successful lunar and solar missions. With over 400 private space tech firms, India ranks fifth globally in the number of space companies, creating a thriving ecosystem for engineers passionate about space technology.

The programme enables aspirants with the capabilities to pave a career in the fast-evolving world of space technology. Participants will delve deep into the heart of space tech, gaining invaluable insights into the human-machine interface in space cabin design, the fabrication of biotechnological payloads, emerging manufacturing technologies for space components, hands-on experience with satellite datasets, and much more.

Designed and delivered by IISc Faculty and ISRO scientists, this is a 6-month programme where you will experience immersive learning packed with LIVE interactive sessions, real-world use cases, industry-specific modules, campus visits, and projects.

IISc Edge

The Advanced Certification Programme in Space Technologies will be delivered by IISc’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) in association with TalentSprint. CCE offers courses suitably designed to meet the requirements of various target groups - aspiring research scientists, graduate engineers, and young professionals, enabling them to grow into competent managers of technology-intensive organisations. For more information, visit http://cce.iisc.ac.in.

Who are the programme mentors?

You will learn from a dynamic faculty group of ISRO scientists and IISc Professors,
all with academic and research credentials from esteemed educational institutions.

Programme Directors

Prof. Aloke Kumar

Ph.D., Purdue University, (West Lafayette), USA
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc

Research Expertise: Soft Matter/Complex fluids, Bacteria, Biofilms, Microfluidics, Opto-electro Fluidics and Biophysics

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Prof. KJ Vinoy

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, USA
Professor, Division of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Sciences, IISc

Research Expertise: Microwaves Antennas & Circuits, RF Sensors, Computational Electomagnets

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Programme Faculty

Prof. Amrit Ambirajan

Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA
Ex-Deputy Head, Thermal Testing Division - U. R. Rao Satellite Centre, ISRO
Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc

Research Expertise: Thermal Management, Two-phase Heat Transport Devices, Thermal Property Measurements, Radiation Heat Transfer, Thermo-acoustic Devices

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Dr Philip N.K.

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science
Former Programme Director, U. R. Rao Satellite Center, ISRO, Bengaluru

Research Expertise: Overall Spacecraft Systems, Control Engineering, Kalman Filtering and State Estimation, Spacecraft Dynamics, Control Schemes for Space Rendezvous and Docking, Management of Satellite Navigation Programme

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Prof. Koushik Viswanathan

Ph.D., Purdue University, USA
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc

Research Expertise: Advanced Manufacturing and Finishing Processes, Experimental Mechanics and Metrology, Theoretical Methods in Mechanics and Physics

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Prof. Pradipta Biswas

Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK
Associate Professor, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing & Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc

Research Expertise: Human-Computer Interaction, User Modelling, Multimodal Interaction, Intelligent Interaction

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Prof. D. Nagesh Kumar

Ph.D., IISc
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc

Research Expertise: Climate Hydrology, Water Resources Systems, Climate Change Impact on Water Resources, ANN, Evolutionary Algorithms, Fuzzy Logic, MCDM and Remote Sensing & GIS applications in Water Resources.

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What will I learn?

You will learn from a dynamic faculty group of ISRO scientists and IISc Professors, all with academic and research credentials from esteemed educational institutions.

  • Basics of the effect of gravity and other effects of space
  • Simulating microgravity
  • Simulating other aspects of space
  • Lab-on-Chip systems
  • Microfluidics and sensors
  • Millifluidics
  • Biological Payloads
  • MANAS as a case study
  • Making a microgravity simulator, habitats for space
  • MARS case study
  • In situ resource utilization (ISRU) for habitats

  • Materials and design for space applications
  • Case study on MANAS prototype
  • Manufacturing technologies (focus on 3D printing)
  • System design and manufacturing
  • Case studies derived from prior NASA and ESA missions

  • Introduction to various thermal management technologies
  • Thermal management of orbiting spacecraft
  • Thermal network analysis

  • Introduction to Navigation: Basic forms of Navigation, Satellite Navigation, Inertial Navigation
  • Introduction to GNSS Systems: Early Navigation Systems, Concept of GNSS Positioning, Modeling the Observations, Positioning Modes, Current GNSS Systems - GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, Regional Navigation Systems - QZSS, IRNSS/NavIC, SBAS Systems - WAAS, SDCM, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN GNSS for Science and Society at Large
  • Time and Reference Systems: Dynamics Time, Atomic Time, Sidereal and Universal Time, Earth Rotation, GNSS System Times, Spatial Reference System, Celestial Reference System, Transformation between reference systems
  • Satellite Orbits and Attitude, Signals and Modulation, Clocks, Atmospheric Signal Propagation
  • Positioning and Navigation: Precise Positioning, Differential Positioning GNSS/INS Integration, Land & Mass Applications, Aviation Applications, Ground-based Augmentation Systems, Space Application

  • Remote Sensing Images: Multi-spectral and Hyper-spectral Images (HSI); Image Restoration
  • Image Enhancement: Information Extraction
  • Machine Learning (ML) Techniques: Neural Nets and Deep Learning; Convolution Neural Nets
  • Dimensionality Reduction and Compression Technique of HSI
  • ML applications for hyperspectral image processing

  • Radar Fundamentals
    1. The concept, physics of EM waves interaction with matter, Monostatic and bistatic radars, Pulsed, continuous wave radars
    2. Radar equation
    3. Ambiguities
    4. Noise and Signal-to-Noise ratio
    5. Definition of RCS
    6. RCS of simple targets
    7. Scattering regimes
  • Antennas, propagation, radar applications
    1. Antenna principles and designs
    2. Aperture antennas
    3. Sidelobes, antenna polarisation
    4. Propagation, reflections, refraction, diffraction, scattering
    5. Atmospheric and surface effects, Active and passive phased arrays
    6. Adaptive beamforming, DF and nulling
  • Radar Hardware Case Studies
    1. FMCW Radar using SDR; Principles of passive radar
    2. Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) fundamentals and Introduction to SAR processing
    3. SAR range equation
    4. Scatterometers
    5. SAR techniques and applications
    6. SAR Interferometry

  • Role of Standards
    1. NASA Standards, Military Standards, Automotive Standards, Display Design, Audio Design, Alerts Specification
  • Human Factors
    1. Theories of Perception, Cognition and Motor Action, Concepts of User Modelling, Usability Evaluation
  • Emerging Technology in Cockpit Design
    1. Introduction to AR/VR Technology, Case Studies, Cognitive Load Estimation

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How will I Learn?

A high-impact format perfected for aspirants

  • 6-Month Executive friendly programme
  • Best in-class Learning Content, Industry Sessions, Quizzes, Mini Projects and Assignments
  • 136 Hours of immersive learning, which includes 121 hours of Faculty-led LIVE Interactive Sessions and 15 hours Campus Immersion.
  • Participants will have one IISc Campus visit of three days to be held at the end of the programme.

Classes starting from March 2024

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform ipearl.ai

Am I Eligible for this programme?

The programme is ideal for those eager to leverage their engineering expertise or professional experience to explore new avenues in the emerging space sector.

Eligibility

  • Education: B.E/B.Tech in any stream with a minimum of 50% marks
  • Experience: Minimum 1 year of professional experience

What should I expect from this programme?

  • Build expertise in various facets of space technology, including satellite design, manufacturing, navigation systems, and more.
  • Acquire industry-relevant capabilities that align with the booming space tech industry, making you a sought-after professional.
  • Understand how India fits into the global space landscape, enhancing your ability to contribute to international projects.
  • Prepare to be part of India's journey to becoming a space superpower by building the capabilities needed to drive its vision forward.
  • Leverage your newly built expertise to tap into opportunities in emerging space tech startups and allied sectors.
  • Get IISc credits upon completion of the programme.

What is My Investment?

Application Fee ₹2000
Program Fee
₹2,00,000

GST as applicable

Scholarships Available Special Pricing for Corporates Avail EMI Options

How do I Enrol in this Programme?

It’s a simple 4-step process

  • Apply for
    programme
  • Submit
    details
  • Await
    selection
  • Join
    programme

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About TalentSprint

Frequently Asked Questions

India's #1 Research Institute and #1 University, IISc, is globally recognized for its academic and research excellence. Home to some of the remarkable achievements and milestones set in the history of science and technology, here are some of the reasons why IISc would benefit you in your career.

  • World-class Academia: IISc houses a highly accomplished faculty group of academicians, researchers, and scientists recognised in their respective fields, offering individuals a hands-on and cutting-edge learning environment.
  • IISc - ISRO Collaboration: On several occasions, IISc has taken significant steps forward in space exploration through its collaborations and partnerships with leading organizations, particularly with ISRO. It has actively engaged in some groundbreaking research initiatives focusing on areas such as satellite technology, propulsion systems, remote sensing, and satellite communication. The Martian Brick, developing devices to carry out biological experiments in space that could play a vital role in ISRO's ‘Gaganyaan’ Mission, and many more such projects have led to IISc contributing to advancing India's space programme.
  • Robust Alumni Network: IISc dons a strong alumni network - academicians, scientists, and industry leaders, many of whom contributed towards the advances of Indian science and technology.
  • IISc Edge: An IISc Certification can open doors to diverse career opportunities in both academia and industry, positively shaping your career path in space technology.

Leverage the IISc - ISRO collaboration

  • LIVE sessions by distinguished IISc Faculty and ex-ISRO scientists
  • Certification from India's #1 University and #1 Research Institute6

Cutting-edge Applied Learning

  • Industry-vetted curriculum with use cases and campus immersion
  • Work on real-world projects to build expertise for the space sector

Career Advancement

  • Showcase your expertise through projects and experiments
  • Upgrade your technical profile with a top IISc certification

Get TalentSprint Advantage

  • Learn on TalentSprint’s patented Digital Platform
  • Network with 10000+ TalentSprint Deep Tech Alumni

The programme is ideal for those eager to leverage their engineering expertise or professional experience to explore new avenues in the emerging space sector.

  • Build expertise in various facets of space technology, including satellite design, manufacturing, navigation systems, and more.
  • Acquire industry-relevant capabilities that align with the booming space tech industry, making you a sought-after professional.
  • Understand how India fits into the global space landscape, enhancing your ability to contribute to international projects.
  • Prepare to be part of India's journey to becoming a space superpower by building the capabilities needed to drive its vision forward.
  • Leverage your newly built expertise to tap into opportunities in emerging space tech startups and allied sectors.

Space Technology is at the forefront of innovation and has a significant impact on many fields. Space Technology is essential to a broad range of applications in both the commercial and scientific sectors, from communication to earth monitoring, weather forecasting, defence and military applications, planetary exploration and many more.

The current state of space technology in India has seen remarkable achievements - from the Mars Orbiter Mission, Chandrayaan - 3 and Aditya L1 to deploying nearly 104 satellites in a single flight.

With more than 190 private players in the Space Industry in India, it is boosting the value chain of the economy. This, in turn, has generated the demand for highly skilled space technology professionals.

To embrace the innovation and help professionals gear up for this transition, the Centre for Continuing Education, IISc Bangalore, in collaboration with TalenSprint, has launched the Advanced Level Certification Programme in Space Technologies.

The programme will be taught by renowned IISc Faculties bearing academic accreditation from top institutions worldwide and ISRO Scientists.

Education: B.E./B.Tech/M.E./M.Tech/M.Sc degree with a minimum of 50% marks

Experience: Minimum 1 year of professional experience.


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