Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and Pacific (CSSTEAP)
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The Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) was established in India in November 1995 with its headquarters in Dehradun and is the Centre of Excellence. The 1st campus of the centre was established in Dehradun, India at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) which is a unit of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Government of India. For conducting its Remote Sensing & GIS programs the Centre has arrangements with IIRS as a host institution. The Centre has also arrangements with Space Applications Centre (SAC) Ahmedabad, playing as host-institution for programs related to Satellite Communications, Satellite Meteorology and Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) Ahmedabad for Space and Atmospheric Science.
The Centre has been imparting education and training, helping participants in developing research skills through its Master Degree and Post Graduate courses. This is achieved through rigorous class-room (theory and hands on exercises), group discussions, field campaigns and pilot projects in the field of space science and technology. These programs aim at capacity building for participating countries, in designing and implementing space-based research and application programs. The Centre also fosters continuing education to its alumni for advance research leading to Ph.D. degree.
The Ninth P. G. Diploma Course in Space and Atmospheric Science (SAS 9) is one of four disciplines covered by the Post Graduate Programmes offered by CSSTEAP. Core Modules (Semester I and II) emphasize on the development and enrichment of the basic knowledge and skills of the participants in the field of space science and technology. This is followed by pilot project, which provides an opportunity to fine-tune the skills for carrying out research in space science.
How to apply?
Applications are invited from candidates in countries of Asia and the Pacific Region for the 9th P. G. Course in Space and Atmospheric Science. All the candidates need to be nominated/ sponsored (i.e. endorsed) by recognized institutions (e.g. ministries or universities in their respective countries). Sponsoring institutions/authority should ensure that on return, the scholar will be given opportunity to work in a development oriented activity in the area of newly acquired knowledge and skills. The execution of a one year project work in their respective countries is the beginning of this process and it is assumed that sponsoring authority will facilitate one year research project in the home country. However, the Centre will provide long distance technical guidance. A limited number of short and long term fellowships may be made available to meritorious participants to complete Phase II Research Project work in India. The last date for receiving completed application forms at our end is March 1, 2014.