ISRO launched free Python programming certification training. Student can avail of this training without paying a single penny.  The important information about the free course such as last date, required qualifications, application process, and so on, given in this article.

Opportunity for students

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants after taking into account the amount of effort they put into the training (an attendance rate of at least 70% is necessary for the award).

There is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to study and acquire new skills from professionals working for IIRS and ISRO.

Takeaways from the ISRO course

  • Participants in this course must be able to after completion to:-
  • Create a Python program to read, write, and process several raster formats.
  • Build a Python program to read, write, and process several vector formats.
  • Develop a program to display geospatial data as maps, pictures, or other visuals.

What you’ll learn

  • Overview of GIS and different geospatial data types
  • Overview of Python programming using
  • Introduction anaconda and Jupyter notebook
  • Raster data processing, resampling, and analysis
  • Vector data processing and analysis
  • Geospatial data visualization on the web
  • Familiarization with various open-source geospatial data processing libraries e.g. GDAL, Geopandas etc.

Required qualification

  • Applicants should be in their last year of an undergraduate or graduate programme (of any year) if they are interested in taking the class.
  • This course is open to anybody who works in the technical or scientific sector, including academic faculty members, researchers at universities and institutes, and other professionals.
  • The applications submitted by participants are required to be appropriately supported by the university or institution, and they must be delivered by coordinators from the respective centres.
  • Users who access programming via the CEC-UGC/CIET networks are also eligible for participation in this study. Institutions operating at a fast speed on the National Knowledge Network (NKN).

Important links

  • Courses updates and other details will be available here.
  • To participate in this programme the interested organisations/universities/departments/institutes have to identify a coordinator at their end. The identified coordinator will register online his/her institute as a nodal centre on the IIRS website
  • All the participants have to register online through the registration page by selecting his/her organization as the nodal centre.

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Study materials

Course study materials like lecture slides, video recorded lectures, open source software & handouts of demonstrations, etc. will be made available through a class. Video lectures will also be uploaded on e-class.