Space science and Technology Awareness Training (START) 2024 programme will be conducted during April-May 2024. In this connection, ISRO solicits Expression of Interest to host Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START) -2024 in educational institutes/Universities/Colleges within India who are offering UG /PG courses in physical sciences and technology.

START covers various domains of space science research including Planetary science and exploration, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Heliophysics / Sun-Earth interaction, Atmospheric science, and also research driven by Microgravity platforms arising as part of the new human space programme. Under the expanding programs in space sciences, ISRO encourages greater participation from academia, for generating human resources in space science and technology, expanding the user base of the space exploration mission data, and fostering an ecosystem to facilitate active participation of the students in space science and technology research.

START is an introductory level online training in space science and technology for the under-graduate and post-graduate students of science and technology.


The main objective of the training programme is to attract the youngsters to the fields of space science and technology. The training modules will comprise introductory level topics on various verticals of space science and technology. In addition to these, there will be sessions on Indian space exploration programme and research opportunities.


Post-graduate students and final year under graduate students of physical sciences (Physics and Chemistry) and technology (e.g. Electronics, Computer Science, Mechanical, Applied Physics, Radiophysics, Optics & Opto-electronics, Instrumentation and other associated subjects) studying in educational institutes/Universities/Colleges within India are eligible to be considered for the training.

Requirements from the Host Institute:

Selection of the candidates: The host institutes need to select eligible candidates, who are studying in the institutes, depending on their aptitude, merit/academic performance. The host institute needs to send the list of selected students to ISRO/DoS in a format as prescribed by ISRO.

• Lecture hall / auditorium facility: The host institute needs to be equipped with a lecture hall / auditorium, with internet connectivity and projection facility. The lectures will be streamed through internet in a suitable videoconferencing platform. ISRO/DoS will share the link of the online training programme with the institutes.

How to apply:

The START programme will be conducted through ISRO E-CLASS platform The educational Institutions / universities / colleges in India need to register their Institute in the website with an attachment of relevant nomination letter in the presecribed format (Annexure-1) from Head of the Institute to identify a senior faculty as a coordinator of ISRO START programme. The coordinator has to provide details of the facilities available at the institute to host the ISRO START.

Last date for online registration of EOI through by institutes /colleges /Universities is 2nd April 2024. ISRO will evaluate all the registered Institutes and approve them as an ISRO START nodal Centre based on details submitted by them. All the approved nodal center will get their login credentials for ISRO E-CLASS Coordinator Management System (CMS).


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