PG Diploma Geoinformatics

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Postgraduate Diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
(Specialisation/ Domain: Geoinformatics)

Course Setting

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (specialisation/domain: Geoinformatics) is offered within the framework of Joint Education Programme (JEP) of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) and the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands.

The course is of 1 year duration. The place of study is IIRS, Dehradun.

Following successful completion of the course, the participants receive the Postgraduate Diploma in “Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (Geoinformatics)” along with the ‘course record’ containing details of marks obtained. The diploma is awarded jointly by the Faculty ITC/ University of Twente and IIRS.

Programme Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants are able to:

  • Identify and explain principles, concepts, methods and techniques relevant for geoinformation processing and earth observation.
  • Analyse problems and cases from a (geo-) spatial perspective.
  • Use and design models to simulate (or: study) processes in the system earth with a spatial component.
  • Apply principles, concepts, methods and techniques in the context of system earth, the user and an application domain to solve scientific and practical problems.
  • Explore the temporal and social context of geo-information science and technology and be able to integrate these insights in the scientific work.
  • Explain and contrast cultural and contextual differences that influence the collection, classification and visualization of spatial information.
  • Study in a manner that is largely self-directed and autonomous.
  • Apply practical skills to carry out an independent final assignment (pilot project);
  • Communicate and present results of the final assignment (pilot project).

Course Structure

The overall structure of the PGD course is shown in table 1 for the session 2020-2021.

Table 1: Overall structure of PGD course in Geoinformatics.

Year Quartile EC Course Location Start date End date
1 Q1 14 Core IIRS Sept 2020 Nov 2020
1 Academic Skills IIRS
1 Q2 7 Track: Scientific Geocomputing IIRS Nov 2020 Feb 2021
7 Track: Acquisition and Exploration of Geospatial Data IIRS
1 Academic Skills IIRS
1 Q3 7 Track: Extraction, Analysis and Dissemination of Geospatial Information IIRS Feb 2021 May 2021
7 Elective Course IIRS
1 Academic Skills IIRS
1 Q4 7 Global Challenges, Local Action IIRS May 2021 Aug 2021
7 Elective course IIRS
1 Academic Skills IIRS

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidates applying for the course should have the following qualification for Intermediate/Pre-University and UG/PG levels:

UG/PG level

  • M.Sc./M.Sc.(Tech.)/M.Tech. in Phy./ Appl. Phy./ Electron./ Maths/ Appl. Maths/ Stat./ IT/ Comp. Sci./ Geol. / Geophy./ Geo-Engg./ Agriculture/ Horticult./ Forestry/ Env. Sci. or equivalent (OR)
  • B.E./B.Tech in Civil/ ECE/ Electron./ Comp. Sci./ IT/ Electrical/ Geoinform./ Agri. Engg./ Geosci./ Petrol. Engg./ Mining Engg./ Agri. Inform./ Forest Inform. or equivalent (OR)
  • B.Arch./ B.Plan./ M.Arch./ M.Plan. (OR)
  • Master’s in Geography (OR)
  • B.Sc. (4-years degree) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry or equivalent (OR)
  • Govt. officials having B.Sc. degree

Intermediate/ Pre-University Level

Science stream (with at least any two subjects out of Physics/ Chemistry/ Maths/ Statistics/ Biology/ Comp. Sci.)

Selection for admission to P.G. Diploma in Geoinformatics (D-GI) is based on Entrance Test (computer-based exam). Govt.-sponsored candidates are exempted from entrance test. Foreign nationals are also exempted from entrance test but they have to appear for interview through online platforms. Other candidates must appear in the entrance test. Entrance Test is common for P.G. Diploma in Geoinformatics (D-GI) as well as M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (MS-GI).

Important Dates, No. of Seats and Course Fee

Refer Academic Calendar and other announcements in the institute’s website ( ).

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