PG Diploma Geoinformatics

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

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 one year duration having four quartiles. 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.

Aim of the Course

This course is targeted for those who are interested to learn geo-information science and earth observation technology to generate, integrate, analyse, visualise and disseminate spatial data for various applications. Participants will gain skills in formulating and carrying out independent pilot project in the field of geoinformatics possibly a part of a multi-disciplinary research and development project.

Course Structure

The overall structure of the PGD course is shown in table 1.

Table 1: Overall structure of PGD course in Geoinformatics
Quartile Course
Q1 Core
Academic Skills
Q2 Scientific Geocomputing
Acquisition and Exploration of Geospatial Data
Academic Skills
Q3 Elective Course
Extraction, Analysis and Dissemination of Geospatial Information
Academic Skills
Q4 Elective course
Individual Project, Report Writing, Evaluation
Academic Skills

Eligibility, Application & Admission Process

Refer IIRS course calendar available in IIRS website ( for details on the essential qualifications, age limit, and application & admission process for this course.

Important Dates, No. of Seats and Course Fee

Refer IIRS course calendar, course brochure and other announcements in the institute’s website (

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