New Delhi: Lauding the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, the HRD Ministry on Monday encouraged students to take up careers in aerospace engineering and said its ‘Swayam’ portal will offer online courses on the subject from July 29. “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 tweeted.
The Ministry’s ‘Swayam’ portal will offer six online courses in aerospace engineering and these will help students acquire skills and knowledge on designing, manufacturing and maintenance of spacecraft, aircraft, missiles and weapons systems. The courses being offered on the portal include the 12-week ‘Aircraft stability and control’ course and ‘Design of fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles’ course of eight weeks. Both the courses will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.