Kalpana Fellowship by Skyroot Aerospace: Training women engineers to excel in space sector

The program provides a monthly allowance for a year to successful candidates

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Feb 2024 11:08 AM GMT
Kalpana Fellowship by Skyroot Aerospace: Training women engineers to excel in space sector

Hyderabad: Skyroot Aerospace, a space technology company based in India, on Tuesday announced the launch of the Kalpana Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind fellowship program dedicated exclusively to women in the space sector.

The Kalpana Fellowship is designed to inspire, encourage, and empower the next generation of female engineers by providing a framework that facilitates working hands-on with cutting edge space technology projects and advancing the profession through career opportunities at Skyroot.

The program provides a monthly allowance for a year to successful candidates, with eligibility open to final year studentsand recent graduates in relevant engineering disciplines to apply. The 2024 fellowship registration window is presently open.

“We need more women in STEM and in the space sector and women can bring in more innovation, creativity and impact. Therefore, we conceived the Kalpana Fellowship to provide exciting opportunities for women engineers to work on cutting-edge space projects, receive mentorship from top experts, and gain access to world-class infrastructure at Skyroot,” said Pawan Chandana, co-founder and CEO of Skyroot.

Registrations open

Inspired by the legacy of astronaut Kalpana Chawla, the fellowship offers a unique, all-encompassing program featuring monthly stipend, experiential learning, guidance from seasoned professionals, access to world-class infrastructure and innovative technologies at Skyroot Aerospace.

Bharath Daka, co-founder and COO of Skyroot, added, “With exciting missions on the horizon and our relentless pursuit of disruptive technologies, the Kalpana Fellowship offers opportunities for talented space engineers to contribute to transformative advancements. We have launched a dedicated website through which potential candidates can register for the fellowship, and our teams are reaching out to various educational institutions across India to build awareness and provide opportunity for a wider base of candidates to avail the opportunity. We eagerly anticipate welcoming the first batch of Kalpana Fellows in July 2024.”

Exceptional candidates who complete the one-year fellowship will have the opportunity to transition into full-time roles at Skyroot Aerospace. The pioneering company is home to a vibrant team of 300 space professionals dedicated to developing cutting-edge space launch vehicles and has the distinction of launching India’s first privately developed rocket into space. The candidate selection is based on their performance in the three-stage selection process, designed to identify and assess the mental and academic competencies essential for a Kalpana Fellow to achieve the fellowship’s envisioned goals.

For further information and application details, please visit Skyroot’s website and website for the fellowship.

Skyroot Aerospace is India’s leading private space-tech company, distinguished by its groundbreaking achievements since its establishment in 2018. With a world-class team of 300 plus professionals driven by the steadfast mission of Opening Space for All, it has accomplished the simultaneous development and validation of solid, liquid, and cryogenic propulsion technologies.

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