Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)
Space Applications Centre (SAC) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
The educational programme of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) is oriented towards the dissemination of knowledge in relevant aspects of space science and technology. The emphasis of the Centre is to deliberate on education and research of natural resources management along with linkages to the global programmes/databases, pilot studies, continuing education and awareness and appraisal programmes. The curriculum has been developed under the auspices of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the guidelines emerged from the meetings held for Education Curriculum Development for the Centre at Granada, Spain in February/March 1995.
The courses offered are the following:
(I) Post Graduate Programme: The Centre offers Post Graduate level courses in different fields. P.G. Courses of nine months duration are organised in the following disciplines:
- Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (RS and GIS) (at IIRS, Dehradun)
- Satellite Communications (SATCOM) (at SAC, Ahmedabad)
- Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) (at SAC, Ahmedabad)
- Satellite Meteorology and Global
- C l i m a t e ( S AT M E T ) ( a t S A C , Ahmedabad)
- Space and Atmospheric Sciences (SAS) (at PRL, Ahmedabad)
Core Modules (Semester I and II) emphasis on the development and enrichment of the basic knowledge and skills of the participants in the technology. This is followed by pilot study, which provides an opportunity to fine-tune the skills for executing theme-based study.
(ii) Master’s Programme: This programme gives an opportunity and continuity in developing higher research skills for those who have completed successfully the nine months P.G. Course. The enrolment to this programme is subject to qualifying for admission requirements of Andhra University, India. In this programme, the candidate has to take up a research project and has to be executed in their respective countries with a view to transfer the technology in their respective organisation. It will also be a test of the methodology and knowledge assimilated during phase-I at the centre.
(iii) Short Courses: Besides P.G. level courses; the centre also conducts short term courses of two to four weeks duration in specific themes of above subjects regularly. For further details you may please visit the website (www.cssteap.org)