START 2024 (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     27th March 2024        
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Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will conduct the Space science and Technology Awareness Training (START) 2024 programme during April and May.

Space science and Technology Awareness Training (START) 2024

  • About: ISRO has initiated the Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START) programme targeting post-graduate and final-year undergraduate students in physical sciences and technology.
  • Launched: 2023
  • Coverage: The START programme encompasses various domains of space science, including Astronomy & Astrophysics, Heliophysics & Sun-Earth interaction, Instrumentation, and Aeronomy.
  • Objective: To provide introductory-level training in space science and technology to enable students to explore career opportunities in the field.
  • Facilitation by ISRO Scientists: The programme will be conducted by scientists from Indian academia and ISRO centers, ensuring quality content delivery and insights from experts in the field.
  • Expanding Horizons: START is part of ISRO's broader efforts to expand India's capabilities in space science and technology, fostering the development of future professionals in the domain.
  • Building Human Capacity: By imparting foundational knowledge and emphasizing the cross-disciplinary nature of space science, START aims to build a skilled workforce that will drive space science research in the future.
  • Enhancing Research Opportunities: The programme also aims to familiarize students with the Indian space science exploration program and provide insights into research opportunities available in the field.
  • Benefitting the Student Community: Students will gain a comprehensive overview of space science and technology, exposure to ongoing research, and guidance on aligning their aptitudes with career paths in the field.