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.
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.
The course work consists of 4 core papers in technology area, 4 core papers in subject specialization, 1 core paper in research skill development and four choice based elective papers. Out of the 4 elective papers, 3 papers are in advanced geospatial technology such as Web Technology, Geodata Visualization, Statistics & Programming of Geodata, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Monitoring, and Climate Change Studies. In the fourth elective paper, a candidate needs to carry out a theme-specific interdisciplinary case study out of the 60 topics offered from 8 specializations. During the course, a candidate can opt for one of the following 8 specializations-
- Agriculture & Soils
- Forest Resources & Ecosystem Analysis
- Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
- Satellite Image Analysis & Photogrammetry
- Urban & Regional Studies
- Water Resources