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NNRMS-ISRO Sponsored Certificate Courses in
Remote Sensing & GIS Technology and Applications

The National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS), a national level inter-agency system set-up in 1983 and chaired by the Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, steers the EO programme in the country. Capacity building (CB) of human resource is recognized as a critical element to strengthen not only the organization/ institutions but even the people at grassroots level by spreading awareness about the power of GlS in spatial planning. There is a large gap between demand and availability of trained human resource, who can beneficially utilize the geospatial information. Such trained and educated human resource is needed both as the provider and user of GI. This is vital for sustainable development so that informed decision making can be done at all levels. Further, with the advancements of technology and newer systems and data coming through current and future EO missions, the CB requirement is also growing. NNRMS Standing Committee on Training (SC-T) addresses this particular issue and provides overall direction and guidance for capacity development in the country so that the benefits of the space technology reach the society at large. The Institute is playing a significant role in conducting the ISRO-NNRMS sponsored training programmes for university faculty member. The programme is of 8 weeks duration and is offered in eight specializations in technology and application domains. The main objective of this programme is to train the university/ college teachers in RS & GIS technology and applications, so that they can further teach students in their universities colleges. Every year 50 to 65 faculty members from different universities (and its affiliated colleges) get trained at IIRS every year. An important outcome of this programme is that many of the faculty member who have undergone the training at IIRS have started RS & GIS courses in their universities/ colleges. So far, IIRS has trained over 1100 faculty members/ officials in this programme.

Courses offered for university faculty covering all major disciplines are as follows:

  • GIS Technology and Advances
  • Geocomputation and Visualization in Web Platforms
  • Satellite Image Analysis & Photogrammetry
  • RS & GIS Applications in Agriculture & Soils
  • RS & GIS Applications in Forest Resources & Ecosystem Analysis
  • RS and GIS in Geosciences
  • RS and GIS in Water Resources
  • RS and GIS in Urban and Regional Planning
  • RS & GIS in Coastal and Ocean Sciences
  • Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management (NHDRM)

Eligibility Criteria for the Course:

  • Regular/Permanent faculty members (teachers) of UGC/AICTE approved universities and their affiliated colleges, nominated by Vice Chancellor/ Principal/ Registrar/ Dean.
  • Regular/Permanent Faculty members/Scientists/Engineers/ Officers, nominated by the competent authority of the Central/ State Govt. organisations/ institutions. Such candidates will be considered in case seats remain vacant; further, preference will be given to those working as faculty in training institutes.
  • Temporary/ Ad hoc faculty members/Scientists/Engineers can apply as self-financed candidates and will be considered in case seats remain vacant. The application of such candidates should be forwarded by the competent authority of the institution concerned.
  • Applications not appropriately forwarded/ nominated will be treated as self-financed candidate.
  • Candidates who have attended NNRMS course at IIRS within last 5 years will not be considered; however, they can apply as self-financed candidates.
All the above said courses are scheduled during the summer period, not to clash with regular academic sessions and to enable the teaching faculty member of universities/ institutions/ colleges to participate in these programs. IIRS is entrusted with the responsibility of capacity building of university faculty member by NNRMS since beginning and initiated way back in 1996, starting two programs i.e. 1) RS and GIS in Urban and Regional Planning and 2) RS and GIS in Forestry/ Botany/ Ecology/ Environment. All other eight courses are added in due course of time to take care of all major disciplines.

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The following criteria are considered for shortlisting the candidates:

  • Regular/Permanent faculty members of UGC/AICTE approved universities and their affiliated colleges and Regular/ Permanent Faculty/ Scientists/ Engineers/Officials of the Central/ State Govt. organisations/ institutions duly nominated/sponsored by their parent institutions are treated as Government-sponsored (GS) candidates.
  • The GS candidates will be eligible for payment of 2nd AC train fare, living allowance and local conveyance during journey as per the provisions available under this training programme. Such GS candidates who are shortlisted and have not submitted the nomination certificate with the application will only be provisionally selected and will be asked to submit the nomination certificate by e-mail within one week from the issue of admission letter. In case a candidate fails to submit the nomination certificate, then he/she will be considered as self-financed (SF) candidate and will have to pay the course fee and bear all the expenses; however, such a candidate will have to submit a proof of his/her current employment as mentioned by him/her at the time of application.
  • Regular/Permanent faculty members (teachers) of universities and their affiliated colleges are given the first priority in the merit list (say, Group-1) as these courses are primarily meant for teachers of universities & their colleges.
  • Regular/Permanent Faculty/Scientists/Engineers/Officials of the Central/ State Govt. organisations/ institutions are given second priority in the merit list (say, Group-2).
  • Temporary/ Ad hoc faculty members/ Scientists/ Engineers/ professionals working in the universities/ colleges/ govt. organisations/ private organisations/ NGOs etc. are considered as Self-financed candidates (say, Group-3). However, the professionals working in the private organisations/NGOS are given lower priority within Group-3.
  • Researchers/ Research Associate/Research Assistants/ Projects Assistants/ Project Fellows/ PhD scholars etc. (i.e. Group-4) will be considered only if many seats are lying vacant, subject to approval of Director, IIRS. This list will be prepared afterwards, if required, since sufficient number of candidates are available in waiting list.
  • Non-working candidates or students are not considered.
  • Candidates who have attended NNRMS course at IIRS within last 5 years will not be considered; however, they can apply as self-financed candidates.
  • Age/qualification relaxation for candidates nominated by Govt. organisations (i.e. Regular/Permanent Employee nominated by a Govt. organization in India (Central or State Government Ministries/Departments or Autonomous Institutions and State or Central Govt.-funded Universities/Colleges) are considered, provided they submit the nomination from their parent organisations/institutes.
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TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Regular/Permanent faculty members (teachers) of UGC/AICTE approved universities and their affiliated colleges, nominated by Vice Chancellor/ Principal/ Registrar/ Dean.
  • Regular/Permanent Faculty members/Scientists/Engineers/ Officers, nominated by the competent authority of the Central/ State Govt. organisations/ institutions. Such candidates will be considered in case seats remain vacant; further, preference will be given to those working as faculty in training institutes.
  • Temporary/ Ad hoc faculty members/Scientists/Engineers can apply as self-financed candidates and will be considered in case seats remain vacant. The application of such candidates should be forwarded by the competent authority of the institution concerned.
NUMBER OF SEATS & ELIGIBILITY

Total 64 seats are available (including all disciplines). Please refer to the Course Calendar available in IIRS website (https://www.iirs.gov.in/academiccalendar) for the Essential Qualifications required to apply for each discipline, age limit and other details.

COURSE FEE

Regular/Permanent faculty members (teachers) of UGC/AICTE approved universities and their affiliated colleges nominated by Vice Chancellor/Principal/Registrar/Dean and Regular/Permanent Faculty/ Scientists/Engineers/Officers nominated by the competent authority of the Central/ State Govt. organisations/institutions will be treated under Government-sponsored category and no course fee will charged from such candidates, if selected. Such candidates will also be eligible for payment of 2nd AC fare by train, living allowance (@ Rs. 150 per day) and nominal local conveyance during journey as per the provision available under this training programme and as per rules. If the candidate is travelling by Air, he/ she will be paid fare equivalent to 2nd AC train fare only. Candidates who have attended NNRMS course at IIRS within last 5 years (i.e. during 2015-2019) will not be considered; however, they can apply as self-financed candidates. Eligible candidates failing to produce sponsorship certificate could be considered as self-financed candidates subject to payment of course fee of Rs. 12,000 (Rupees twelve thousand only).