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IIT Indore comes up with short term course on spacecraft


Indore : Space is a new buzzword in the country ever since ISRO successfully launched as many as 104 satellites in one go.

Driving motivation from ISRO, Indian Institute of Technology Indore has come up with a short-term course on “Spacecraft and Payload Pointing and Control”.

Duration of the course will be 10 days and classes will be held from May 15-26.

“Bold successes of ISRO have stimulated private enterprises to escalate their stakes in the governmental aerospace endeavours. In the context of this invigorating panorama, the present course is developed to fulfil the need of practicing engineers to learn the subject of space vehicles and their payloads attitude dynamics and control quickly so that they could contribute in their organizations without interrupting their job for years to earn an academic degree,” a release issued by IIT Indore said.

The institute said that professionals dealing with satellite and payload motion control in aerospace organisations and companies and teachers who plan to teach this subject in their colleges would be benefited from the course.

For CEP participants from ISRO, DRDO, CSIR or any Central government departments, and any academic institute, the registration fee is Rs 40000, and for participants from industries, the fee is Rs 50000. The last date for registration is May 1

e-fest to begin on March 27

In order to encourage students to take entrepreneurial roles, IIT Indore would be organising entrepreneurship fest from March 27 to April 2.

“Designed to build public awareness and support for entrepreneurship, the fest would focuses public attention on biggest opportunities and encourages participants to reflect on their role as leaders and innovators,” a release issued by IIT Indore said.

During the week long fest, different events would be organised. While events like Crazy Ideas and Biz Quiz would be organised March 27 and 28 respectively, Business Case Study and a Session with radio storyteller Nilesh Mishra would be held on March 29 and 30 respectively.

Besides, different workshops will be held on March 31 whereas April 1 would witness event Startup Pavilion.  The last day of the fest would see event Engendea.

Institute’s first TEDx event on Mar 26

IIT Indore would be organising its first ever TEDx event on March 26. The theme of the event is IMPACT which would see speakers from different background of life who made a mark in their respective fields. Main speakers are Govardhan Eco Village director Guaranga Das, Tinkle magazine editor Rajani Thindiath, documentary and corporate photographer Mahesh Bhat, graphic designer Shiva Nallaperumal, stand-up comedian Manan Desai, entrepreneur Mathew Jose, Agniveer founder Sanjeev Newar and ThinkPhi co-founder Samit Choksi.