Chandrayaan-2, the country's proud space mission was successfully placed and we can soon witness a lander and rover to explore the moon's south pole. The sources suggest that Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander is expected to land in September. This Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) lifted-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 2.43 PM on July 22 and placed the 3,850-kg Chandrayaan-2 into the earth orbit.
While applauding the success of Chandrayaan-2, the HRD Ministry tweeted to take up a career in Aerospace Engineering through Swayam portal. The courses will begin from July 29, 2019, on the subjects related to Aerospace.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry tweeted, ''ISRO will go 'back to the moon' today. Learn Aerospace Engineering with Swayam, who knows, if you are a part of the journey the next time.''
ISRO will go "back to the moon" today. Learn Aerospace Engineering with Swayam, who knows, if you are a part of the journey the next time. Link: https://t.co/8harUVQw5c@HRDMinistry @subrahyd @saravanakr_n @cec_ugc @isro #Chandrayan2 #Chandrayaan2theMoon #ISRO #ISROMissions pic.twitter.com/4vUdyU65sa— SWAYAM (@SWAYAMMHRD) July 22, 2019
The Swayam portal offers a total of six online courses in Aerospace engineering and these courses will help students to acquire knowledge on spacecraft design, manufacturing and maintenance. The Aerospace courses also deal with rocket propulsion, missiles and weapons systems.
Aerospace Engineering: List Of Free Online Courses Offered By Swayam Portal
|Course Name||Institute||Duration||Start Date||Exam Date|
|Aircraft Stability And Control||IIT Kanpur||12 weeks||July 29, 2019||November 17, 2019|
|Design of fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles||IIT Kanpur||8 weeks||August 26, 2019||November 17, 2019|
|Introduction to Aerospace Engineering/Flight||IIT Bombay||12 weeks||July 29, 2019||November 17, 2019|
|Introduction to Ancient Indian Technology||IIT Kanpur||8 weeks||July 29, 2019||November 17, 2019|
|Introduction to Rocket Propulsion||IIT Kanpur||12 weeks||July 29, 2019||November 17, 2019|
|Vibration and Structural Dynamics||IIT Kharagpur||8 weeks||August 26, 2019||November 17, 2019|
The HRD Ministry launched the Swayam portal in 2016 to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). The above courses are free to enrol and learn. However, candidates who want a certificate have to register and write the proctored exam conducted at any of the designated exam centres. The fee is Rs 1000/- for taking the optional exam.