GUJCOST to be Nodal Centre for ISRO’s START programme

GUJCOST to be Nodal Centre for ISRO’s START programme

New Delhi: The Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) has been designated as the Nodal Centre for the ‘Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START)‘ programme by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The START programme, is narrated to be an initiative that offers an introductory-level online training platform. The initiation encompasses a vast spectrum of space science research areas, including planetary exploration, astronomy, heliophysics, atmospheric science, and microgravity research.

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This initiative aims to satisfy the curiosity of aspiring scientists and engineers. Under the START programme, GUJCOST will host live classes, serving as the central hub for knowledge dissemination. Additionally, four Regional Science Centres located in Rajkot, Patan, Bhavnagar, and Bhuj will play a crucial role in coordinating and facilitating the programme, thereby intensifying the approach across the region.

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The inaugural online programme is themed to be “Exploration of Solar System,” and will be open for registrations, with the deadline at April 19. The online programme is scheduled to kick off on April 24 and continue until May 10, 2024, this programme promises to offer a comprehensive nurture of astronomical knoweledge.

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