QIP Sponsored Short-Term Course 
GNSS and Space Weather 
September 14-19, 2020
List of Selected Candidates                                                                     

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Organized By 
Discipline of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore 
Indore-453552, INDIA 
Course Coordinator 
Dr. Saurabh Das
Assistant Professor
Discipline of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, 
Indian Institute of Technology Indore 
Indore-453552, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA 
Phone: +91 731-2438700 (Ext-870) 
E-mail: saurabh.das@iiti.ac.in

Dr. Abhirup Datta 
Associate Professor & Head 
Discipline of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, 
Indian Institute of Technology Indore 
Indore-453552, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA 
Phone: +91 731-2438700 (Ext-948/837) 
E-mail: abhirup.datta@iiti.ac.in 
Overview of the Proposed Course 
This course is very relevant for the Indian Space program and provides a unique opportunity for academic researchers and faculty of technical colleges to explore about the recent developments in this field. Course will be beneficial to faculty and researchers, who are aspiring to pursue their career in the field of Space Engineering and Technology. 
The course will provide basic concept of satellite based navigation, space weather and wave propagation, Indian own GPS like system, NavIC, and potential challenges and application of Space Weather in other engineering sectors. 

Resource Persons 
1. Dr. Ashish K. Shukla, SAC, ISRO 
2. Dr. Abhirup Datta, IIT Indore
3. Dr. Saurabh Das, IIT Indore
4. Dr. Bhargav Vaidya, IIT Indore
5. Dr. Manoneeta Chakraborty, IIT Indore
6. Dr. Suman Majumdar, IIT Indore
Tentative schedule 
The course comprises of lectures and lab sessions. Everyday there will be three lectures of one hour duration (with a break of 5 minutes after each lecture) in first half of the day and there will a lab session/ Interaction session of four hours duration in later part of the day. On the last day the session will be followed by feedback & experience sharing and valedictory sessions. 
Tentative Topics to be Covered in the Course 
The course will cover basic concepts of navigation, architechture and operation of GPS and NavIC, Error sources and modelling of the same for GPS navigation, Random process and statistical inference, introduction to space weather and sun, modelling of space weather, and potential applications of GPS/GNSS. Lab sessions will include programming using Python and Matlab. 
How will this short- term course benefit teachers? 
GNSS and space weather are vital components of space research. With the recent thrust by the Govt. in space and defense sector, the knowledge on related subjects are of utmost important for future engineering students. This course will help teachers to improve the skill and knowledge on these subjects.
Intended Participants (Who can attend?) 
The teachers of the AICTE approved Engineering Colleges are eligible under this scheme. Faculty members from the streams such as Electrical / Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engeering, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, Remote sensing and other related streams can apply under this program. The seats are limited, which would be filled on first come first serve basis and the candidate‚Äôs field of research interest. Participants other than teachers of AICTE approved colleges (students and participants from industry etc.) can also attend the course by paying a fee. 
Selection Procedure 
Seats are limited and will be filled based on the matching research interests of the applicants on First-Cum-First-Serve basis. Fee paid will be refunded in case a candidate is not shortlisted for the course. 
How to apply? 
To apply please click here. Alternatively, copy the link https://forms.gle/7MYUJWS7yaKTeHbR8 and paste it on your browser window to open the registration page. 
Course Fee 
(Category 1) No registration fee for faculty participants from AICTE approved colleges and institutes. 
(Category 2) Rs. 1000/- for participants from industry and non-AICTE approved colleges. 
Fee will only need to be paid once a candidate is shortlisted for the course.  
Last date: September 11, 2020 (Friday) 
For any further queries, contact Course Coordinator, Dr. Saurabh Das at saurabh.das@iiti.ac.in.