FLAME University


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Basic Python for non-programmers

About the Program

This course introduces computer programming, primarily by enabling students to solve simple programming assignments in Python. It is designed for students without prior programming experience and aims to enable students to perform basic programming tasks confidently by the end of the term. This course will be useful for non-programmers who wish to use Python for data analysis/data science applications.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce computer programming through the immersive practice of coding in a high-level language.
  • To familiarize students with basic control flow elements.
  • To introduce some basic data structures.
  • To enable students to perform basic string operations.


Prof. Kaushik Gopalan

Faculty of Computer Science, FLAME University, India.
Prof. Kaushik Gopalan has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and joined FLAME University in 2020. He has taught varied Math and Computer Science courses at FLAME, including a very well-received course on introductory Python. Prior to joining FLAME, he served as a scientist at the Space Applications Centre - ISRO at Ahmedabad from 2011-2020. He was a Researcher with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park from 2008-2011. Prof. Kaushik’s research has involved applying statistical analysis and methods to solve a variety of problems in the field of Satellite Remote Sensing, with a focus on the retrieval of geophysical parameters from satellite data.

Program Dates & Time

16th - 25th May, 2022 (Online) | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm IST.

Application Deadline

6th May, 2022.

Mode of Delivery

Online only

Course Fee

Rs. 10,000 (all inclusive).

Application Procedure

To apply the applicant must complete the application form at: https://www.flame.edu.in/academics/flame-summer-school/application-form.