Frequently Asked Questions

India's #1 Research Institute and #1 University, IISc, is globally recognized for its academic and research excellence. Home to some of the remarkable achievements and milestones set in the history of science and technology, here are some of the reasons why IISc would benefit you in your career.

World-class Academia:

  • IISc houses a highly accomplished faculty group of academicians, researchers, and scientists recognised in their respective fields, offering individuals a hands-on and cutting-edge learning environment.

IISc - ISRO Collaboration:

  • On several occasions, IISc has taken significant steps forward in space exploration through its collaborations and partnerships with leading organizations, particularly with ISRO. It has actively engaged in some groundbreaking research initiatives focusing on areas such as satellite technology, propulsion systems, remote sensing, and satellite communication. The Martian Brick, developing devices to carry out biological experiments in space that could play a vital role in ISRO's ‘Gaganyaan’ Mission, and many more such projects have led to IISc contributing to advancing India's space programme.

Robust Alumni Network:

  • IISc dons a strong alumni network - academicians, scientists, and industry leaders, many of whom contributed towards the advances of Indian science and technology.

IISc Edge:

  • An IISc Certification can open doors to diverse career opportunities in both academia and industry, positively shaping your career path in space technology.

Leverage the IISc - ISRO collaboration

  • LIVE sessions by distinguished IISc Faculty and ISRO scientists
  • Certification from India's #1 University and #1 Research Institute 6

Cutting-edge Applied Learning

  • Industry-vetted curriculum with use cases and campus immersion
  • Work on real-world projects to build expertise for the space sector

Career Advancement

  • Showcase your expertise through projects and experiments
  • Upgrade your technical profile with a top IISc certification

Get TalentSprint Advantage

  • Learn on TalentSprint’s patented Digital Platform
  • Network with 10000+ TalentSprint Deep Tech Alumni

The programme is ideal for those eager to leverage their engineering expertise or professional experience to explore new avenues in the emerging space sector.

  • Build expertise in various facets of space technology, including satellite design, manufacturing, navigation systems, and more.
  • Acquire industry-relevant capabilities that align with the booming space tech industry, making you a sought-after professional.
  • Understand how India fits into the global space landscape, enhancing your ability to contribute to international projects.
  • Prepare to be part of India's journey to becoming a space superpower by building the capabilities needed to drive its vision forward.
  • Leverage your newly built expertise to tap into opportunities in emerging space tech startups and allied sectors.

Space Technology is at the forefront of innovation and has a significant impact on many fields. Space Technology is essential to a broad range of applications in both the commercial and scientific sectors, from communication to earth monitoring, weather forecasting, defence and military applications, planetary exploration and many more.

The current state of space technology in India has seen remarkable achievements - from the Mars Orbiter Mission, Chandrayaan - 3 and Aditya L1 to deploying nearly 104 satellites in a single flight.

With more than 190 private players in the Space Industry in India, it is boosting the value chain of the economy. This, in turn, has generated the demand for highly skilled space technology professionals.

To embrace the innovation and help professionals gear up for this transition, the Centre for Continuing Education, IISc Bangalore, in collaboration with TalenSprint, has launched the Advanced Level Certification Programme in Space Technologies.

The programme will be taught by renowned IISc Faculties bearing academic accreditation from top institutions worldwide and ISRO Scientists. Meet you faculty here

  • Education: B.E/B.Tech in any stream with a minimum of 50% marks
  • Experience: Minimum 1 year of professional experience.

The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.

Benefits of in-class delivery

  • Synchronous, interactive learnings from expert faculty
  • Interact and get your doubts answered by faculty
  • Peer learning through working in groups with other participants
  • Support from mentors for labs and experiments

Flexibility and additional value of online learning

  • Re-attend classes through recorded archives
  • Access videos easily with searchable and indexed video archives
  • Learn from the comfort and safety of your home
  • Learn one-on-one from mentors through office hours

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint's patent-pending, a leading digital learning platform of choice used for programs offered by the likes of Google, IIM Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad, IISc, and IIT Kanpur, to name a few.

This is an expertise-building programme for experienced professionals. You will be certified by the Center for Continuing Education at IISc Bangalore.

A certificate of successful completion is provided upon meeting all program requirements. IISc carries out all examinations and evaluations related to the certification.

The programme format with LIVE Interactive Sessions, Industry Sessions, Quizzes, Mini Projects, and Assignments enables a conducive environment to network with your peers in the cohort. Most participants can continue to network even after the cohort by using the alumni portal.

As an Institution of Eminence, IISc enjoys considerable autonomy. Certificate programs the institution offers to working professionals, such as this programme, are governed and fully approved by the IISc Centre for Continuing Education. The program complies with all the relevant regulations applicable.

All participants must execute, before the start of the programme, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:

  • Part A: Etiquette and Platform Rights
    Classroom Etiquette & General Policy Guidelines
    Tools and Platforms in Use
    Tools and Platforms: Terms of Use
  • Part B: Honor Code
  • Part C: Certification
  • Part D: Programme Fee, Refund, and Termination Policy

IISc conducts the selection process for the programme. Candidates will be selected based on the details of their education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted by them along with the application.

  • Apply for the Programme
  • Submit Documents*
  • Await Selection**
  • Join Programme

*Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days
i) Education Certificate
ii) Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip

**Selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

The detailed learning modules are as follows:

Module 1: Space Biotechnology

  • Basics of the effect of gravity and other effects of space
  • Simulating microgravity
  • Simulating other aspects of space
  • Lab-on-Chip systems
  • Microfluidics and sensors
  • Millifluidics
  • Biological Payloads
  • MANAS as a case study
  • Making a microgravity simulator, habitats for space
  • MARS case study
  • In situ resource utilization (ISRU) for habitats

Module 2: Design and Manufacturing for Space

  • Materials and design for space applications
  • Case study on MANAS prototype
  • Manufacturing technologies (focus on 3D printing)
  • System design and manufacturing
  • Case studies derived from prior NASA and ESA missions

Module 3: Thermal Management Systems

  • Introduction to various thermal management technologies
  • Thermal management of orbiting spacecraft
  • Thermal network analysis

Module 4: Space-Based Navigation Systems

  • Introduction to Navigation: Basic forms of Navigation, Satellite Navigation, Inertial Navigation
  • Introduction to GNSS Systems: Early Navigation Systems, Concept of GNSS Positioning, Modeling the Observations, Positioning Modes, Current GNSS Systems - GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, Regional Navigation Systems - QZSS, IRNSS/NavIC, SBAS Systems - WAAS, SDCM, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN GNSS for Science and Society at Large
  • Time and Reference Systems: Dynamics Time, Atomic Time, Sidereal and Universal Time, Earth Rotation, GNSS System Times, Spatial Reference System, Celestial Reference System, Transformation between reference systems
  • Satellite Orbits and Attitude, Signals and Modulation, Clocks, Atmospheric Signal Propagation
  • Positioning and Navigation: Precise Positioning, Differential Positioning GNSS/INS Integration, Land & Mass Applications, Aviation Applications, Ground-based Augmentation Systems, Space Application

Module 5: Digital Image Processing using Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Remote Sensing Images
  • Multi-spectral and Hyper-spectral Images (HSI)
  • Image Restoration Image Enhancement
  • Information Extraction
  • Machine Learning (ML) Techniques – Neural Nets and Deep Learning
  • Convolution Neural Nets
  • Dimensionality Reduction and Compression Technique of HSI
  • ML applications for hyperspectral image processing

Module 6: Radar and SAR Antennas

  • Radar Fundamentals

The concept, physics of EM waves-interaction with matter, Monostatic and bistatic radars, Pulsed, continuous wave radars, Radar equation; ambiguities; Noise and Signal-to-Noise ratio.

Definition of RCS; RCS of simple targets; Scattering regimes;

  • Antennas, propagation; radar applications

Antenna principles and designs; Aperture antennas; Sidelobes, antenna polarisation;

Propagation, reflections, refraction, diffraction, scattering; Atmospheric and surface effects

Active and passive phased arrays; Adaptive beam forming, DF and nulling.

  • Radar Hardware Case Studies

FMCW Radar using SDR; Principles of passive radar;

Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) fundamentals and Introduction to SAR processing;

SAR range equation; Scatterometers; SAR techniques and applications; SAR Interferometry

Module 7: Human-Machine Interfaces and Challenges in Space Crew Cabin Design

  • Role of Standards: Standards, Military Standards, Automotive Standards - Display Design, Audio Design, Alerts Specification
  • Human Factors: Theories of Perception, Cognition and Motor Action, Concepts of User Modelling, Usability Evaluation
  • Emerging Technology in Cockpit Design: Introduction to AR/VR Technology, Case Studies, Cognitive Load Estimation

Batch 2 starts on September 2024

  • 6-Month Executive-friendly Programme
  • Best-in-class Learning Content, Industry Sessions, Quizzes, Mini Projects, and Assignments
  • 136 hours of LIVE Interactive Sessions by IISc Faculty, which includes 15 hours of Campus Sessions held at the IISc Campus (Faculty-led LIVE Sessions will be held every weekend for 2-3 hours)

The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants can interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow programme participants during online sessions.

As per the programme norms, participants have to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the program. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended that participants maintain attendance for enriched learning. In unavoidable circumstances, one can access the recorded lectures on our platform to cover up for the missed sessions.

The programme includes continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of the scores of various assessments.

Yes, participants are required to have their laptops.

Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System. The access will be available for 1 year from the date of the commencement of the program.

A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the program. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IISc.

For programme fee-related details, please visit Fee page

Yes, flexible EMI options enable you to pay the programme fee in instalments. Please contact your RM to know the details of the schemes available.

For scholarship-related details, please visit. You can also reach out to your RM for more details.

No, the application fee is non-refundable.

No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

Professionals have multiple options for funding.

  • Sponsored by employer
  • Self-funded: Based on our experience of enabling 3000+ professionals who have participated in our executive programs, self-funding is the most preferred option, with over 80% choosing this.
  • Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:
    • Freedom: To opt for a programme of their choice, at a time of their choice, with an institution of their choice and not be restrained by the organization’s policy.
    • Flexibility: To pursue greater career opportunities beyond their current employer or nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions.
    • Funding: Access to flexible EMI schemes (paying as low as Rs. 12500 per lac per month).

We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants. (Interactive Platform for Experiential and Remote Learning) is created by TalentSprint’s engineering team led by our Chief Technology Officer, an IIT Kanpur alumni. The platform integrates best-in-class open-source technologies and SaaS services and perfected them over the last seven years.

When this platform was built, we intended to offer it to our partners and customers for digital learning and delivery. Since 2013, the platform has been extensively used by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad, and IIT Hyderabad, and many more of our customers and partners. More than 300,000 students have used this platform, which is reputed for user experience, quality, and scale.

This feature-rich platform has become so popular that some of our partners now use it for their academic needs.

  • The tried and tested direct-to-device platform enables 24 x 7 learning for its users. Some key benefits of the platform are:
  • Intuitive student experience through a user-friendly LMS
  • Seamless faculty experience through state-of-the-art Studios
  • Highly Interactive Online Classes
  • Effective group/peer learning/projects through Breakout Rooms
  • Proctored Online Assessments with detailed analysis
  • Insightful Reports on student engagement and performance
  • Flexible integration with other components, as needed

A comparative study of against Canvas, Impartus, Moodle, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom was conducted. Features in the following categories were compared:

  • Instructor-led Learning
  • Self-paced Learning
  • Assessments/Evaluations
  • User Experience
  • Customer Support
  • Scalability and Performance
  • Integration and Customization
  • Others

Do not worry. If you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version soon.

  • An internet-connected device, Computer/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone, is enough to access the platform.
  • Web camera and Mic with necessary power backup will be needed for proctored online assessments.

The Advanced Certification Programme in Space Technologies will be delivered by IISc’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) in collaboration with TalentSprint. CCE offers courses suitably designed to meet the requirements of various target groups - aspiring research scientists, graduate engineers, and young professionals, enabling them to grow into competent managers of technology-intensive organizations. For more information, visit

*Based on the metric of Citations per Faculty