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ISRO’s START 2024 Program to Inspire Youth in Space Science

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will conduct the Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START) 2024 program during April and May. ISRO is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from educational institutes, universities, and colleges within India offering UG and PG courses in physical sciences and technology to host START-2024.

Objectives of the START Program

  • The main objective of the training program is to attract youngsters to the fields of space science and technology.
  • The training modules will cover introductory-level topics on various verticals of space science and technology, including Indian space exploration programs and research opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria for Students

  • Post-graduate students and final year undergraduate students studying physical sciences (Physics and Chemistry) and technology (Electronics, Computer Science, Mechanical, Applied Physics, Radiophysics, Optics & Opto-electronics, Instrumentation, and other associated subjects) in institutes within India are eligible to apply.

Registration Process

  • The last date for online registration of EOI by institutes, colleges, and universities through https://jigyasa.iirs.gov.in/START is April 2.
  • Student registration opens on April 8 and ends on April 12.

Inspiring the Next Generation

  • The START program aims to inspire and encourage young minds to pursue careers in space science and technology.
  • By providing comprehensive training and exposing students to Indian space exploration programs, ISRO hopes to nurture future talents in this field.

Fostering Innovation and Scientific Curiosity

  • Through this initiative, ISRO seeks to foster innovation and scientific curiosity among the youth, ensuring a steady pipeline of skilled professionals for India’s space endeavors.
  • The program aligns with ISRO’s commitment to promoting science, technology, and research in the country.

Nationwide Outreach

  • By inviting educational institutes from across India to host START-2024, ISRO aims to reach out to a diverse pool of students and provide equal opportunities for learning and growth.
  • The nationwide outreach reinforces ISRO’s dedication to promoting space science education and inspiring the next generation of space explorers.

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