Indian government launches online aerospace engineering course for those who aspire to reach the moon

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  • The Human Resource & Development Ministry (MHRD) will launch a course in aerospace engineering.
  • The course will be available online from 29 July.
  • It will include six courses, imparting knowledge on designing, manufacturing and maintenance of spacecraft, aircraft, missiles in aerospace engineering.
  • In India, the annual compensation of aerospace engineers is nearly ₹867,543.
Soon after India launched Chandrayaan-2, its second mission to the moon, the Human Resource & Development Ministry (MHRD) said that its ‘Swayam’ portal will offer online courses in aerospace engineering.

The course will be available online from 29 July.

Launched by the Indian government, Swayam provides open online courses with teaching and learning resources to its citizens.

“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,” the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry said in a tweet.

https://twitter.com/SWAYAMMHRD/status/1153212592107610112
The portal will have six courses that provide knowledge on designing, manufacturing and maintenance of spacecraft, aircraft, missiles in aerospace engineering.

Indian IITs will also offer several courses to enhance the learning in the domain. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will conduct a three month long ‘Aircraft stability and control’ course and ‘Design of fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles’ course for two months, under the initiative.

It will also conduct ‘Introduction to rocket propulsion’ course for three months.

In the aerospace domain, IIT Bombay will also launch a three month long course on ‘Introduction to aerospace engineering/flight’ imparting the basics of aerospace engineering. ‘Vibration and structural dynamics’ course will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

The demand for Aerospace engineers has been on the rise, globally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the sector will create jobs at a rate of 6% by 2026. In India, the annual compensation of aerospace engineers is nearly ₹867,543.

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