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M.Tech (Remote Sensing & GIS)

Most of the countries in the world have started specialising in Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). In India, the lack of skilled workforce has always been a concern. With the advent of new and advanced technology, the importance of geospatial science is going to amplify. The aim of the M.Tech. (RS&GIS) course is to provide in-depth understanding of remote sensing, satellite image analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies and their applications in natural resources survey and monitoring including agriculture and soils, forestry and ecology, geology and mineral resources, water resources, marine resources, urban and regional planning, atmospheric studies and disaster management.

Programme Educational Objectives

 To prepare the students in identifying, analysing and solving geospatial problems.

  • To train the students in developing practical and executable solutions to the challenges of growing field of Remote Sensing and GIS.
  • To impart the students with strong base of knowledge that makes them suitable both for industries as well as for teaching and research.
  • To inculcate the students with the sensitivity towards ethics, public policies and their responsibilities towards the Society.

It is a four semester course in which first two semesters are devoted to exhaustive course work and other two semesters has research project with a mandate to work as a member of a research group in a project in close association with the subject matter experts.
Eligibility: B.E./ B.Tech in Civil/ Geo Informatics/ CSE/ ECE/ EEE/ Agriculture Engg/ Urban & Regional Planning/ IT (OR) B.Sc., Agriculture/ Forestry/ Horticulture (4 years) (OR) M.Sc., Geology/ Applied Geology/ Geo Physics/ Geography/ Geography/ Geo Informatics/ Physics/ Maths/ Oceanography/ Environmental Science and Equivalent degree

Job Opportunities

The increased use of geospatial technology in different industries has improved the scope of job opportunities in GIS and Remote Sensing. Every area ranging from missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology to urban administration, e-governance, remote sensing and even advertising and marketing today depend on geo-spatial data.

The skills required to be a successful GIS professional changed and evolved over the years. Though an elective of the civil engineering stream, it can also be taken up by the students of other subjects, especially geography and geology, as a specialisation. There are a number of career opportunities in this field, both in India and abroad. Thus, candidates from a wide variety of professional and educational backgrounds (e.g. Geography, Urban Planning, Cartography, Engineering, Computer Science and so on) aspire to be successful GIS professionals.

Public and Private sector companies in India employ GIS professionals at various levels.


Public Sector Organisations

• Indian Space Research Organization
• National Remote Sensing Center
• National Spatial Data Infrastructure
• Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
• Forest Survey of India
• Geological Survey of India
• Survey of India
• Department of Science and Technology
• Ministry of Defence
• Ministry of Environment
• National Informatics Centre
• North Eastern Space Applications Center
• Indian Agricultural Research Institute
• Agricultural Department and Irrigation Department
• Meteorological Department
• Mining, Soil Conservation, Land Degradation and Ground Water Management
• Natural Resource Management
• Indian Council of Agriculture Research
• Space Application Centers and Aviation
• Urban Development Authorities and Municipalities
• Watershed and Wetland Management

Private Sector and Other Organizations

  • Google Map
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  • TomTom

Job Positions

GIS and Remote Sensing professionals can be hired at various levels in positions like GIS Mapping Technician, GIS Data Specialist, GIS Application Specialist, GIS Business Analyst, GIS Engineer, GIS Operator, GIS Consultant, Geospatial Software Engineer, GIS Programmer, and GIS Technical Assistant.

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