Owing to the evolving nature of India’s space market, the Government of India and ISRO decided to encourage private space tech endeavors in order to achieve its target. As a result, recent years have seen a considerable mushrooming of new space tech startups in the Indian space marketplace. These new-age startups are not only supporting the country in its space development ventures with their innovative technologies but some of them are also taking a pioneering role in spreading space literacy among the young generation.
Through exploration of a new environment and consolidation of relevant knowledge in the field, what follows is a bewildering plethora of opportunities and platforms that are offering career options in space science and astronomy. This is where Space-e-fic comes in, a one-of-a-kind e-platform that offers an education-resource library curated to make teaching science and astronomy approachable, fun, and interactive. Each module includes easy-to-digest information on a specific topic, followed by related innovative STEM-based activities to ensure that the quality of learning is never compromised.
An online learning platform for all ages, Space-e-fic is developed by a team of educationists, science communicators, and astronomers depicting innovation, passion, and total commitment towards spreading the knowledge of astronomy and space sciences to the masses. Implementing astronomy and a space science curriculum into the Indian education system, every project in Space-e-Fic is an opportunity for children to be part of and create an intelligent and analytical global community. They have successfully developed a variety of astronomy and space science educational concepts through astronomy projects, e-sessions, tutorials, and course modules based on school and college curriculum, catering to the Space-Ed needs of schools & students in India.
Space-e-fic was founded by Agniva Das and Akash Debnath, respective alumni of the IITs of Bhubaneswar and Kharagpur. Launched a few months ago, the startup received its angel funding under the patronage of Vineet Gupta- chairman of Benchmark Infotech and has already impacted more than 10,000 students all over India while engaging twenty-plus experts from ISRO, IITs’ and other premier research institutions in a free-for-all online sessions
Referring to the venture, one of the founders, Agniva shares, “With the rapid change in industry and job opportunities in modern society, the same subjects which have been taught to students for over 50 years will not work anymore. New subjects with a more practical approach and having relevant industry exposure should be available to the students. And honestly, they deserve it!”
Sticking to the STEM-based curriculum, here you will not only learn how a rocket flies, but also how to build one with significant payload capacity through various engaging activities. The courses offered are designed to facilitate one’s knowledge and practical learning of Astronomy, Cosmology, and Rocket science. Additional discounts are offered to ensure cost-effective, affordable yet world-class learning for students so that they can utilize their hidden potential and shape their futures.
With the usage of cutting-edge technology and tools, the firm has already been able to improve its productivity and functionality. In addition, it has emerged as one of the most prominent faces in the Space-Ed domain in a very small time. Using a technical approach the Space-Ed platform is dedicated to developing an ecosystem for the intellectuals where they can grow and flourish. By and large, the uniqueness of the firm comes down to its mantra, to keep on igniting the spark in the upcoming generations to contribute towards scientific achievements.