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PG Diploma

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The PG Diploma programme aims 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 various fields viz., agriculture and soils, forestry & ecology, geosciences, water resources, marine and atmospheric sciences, urban and regional studies, large-scale mapping, disaster management studies, etc.



Agriculture and Soils

  • Land use and Soil Resources Assessment
  • Agri-informatics
  • Environmental Soil Sciences
  • Satellite Agro-meteorology

Forest Resources and Ecosystem Analysis

  • Forest Mapping and Monitoring
  • Forest Inventory
  • Forest Informatics
  • Forest Ecosystem Analysis


  • Remote Sensing for Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Data Processing and Analysis for Geosciences
  • Applied and Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Engineering Geology and Ground Water

Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Satellite Oceanography
  • Satellite Meteorology
  • Coastal Processes and Marine Ecology
  • Atmospheric and Ocean Dynamics

Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management

  • Disaster Management Concepts and Overview
  • High Resolution Aerospace Data Analysis and Data Collection for Natural Hazards Assessment
  • Application of Geo-informatics to Natural Hazards (Environmental/Hydrometeorological/Geological)
  • Advance Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Hazards Study
  • Natural Hazards and Risk Modelling (Environment/Hydrometeorological/Geological)

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

  • Emerging Sensors and Geodata Processing
  • Image Processing-II
  • Digital Photogrammetry and Mapping
  • Mathematics and Programming to RS and Photogrammetry

Urban and Regional Studies

  • Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Geospatial Technologies in Urban Area Analysis
  • Urban Resources, Services and Facilities
  • Geospatial Technologies for Urban Environment Studies

Water Resources

  • Water Resources Assessment
  • Watershed Analysis and Planning
  • Water Resources Development
  • Water Resources Management

Spatial Data Science

  • Fundamental of Spatial Data Science
  • Spatial Data Computing and Programming
  • Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics
  • Spatial Modelling and Data Assimilation

The PG Diploma course has modular structure. First module covers basics of geospatial technologies, second module deals with thematic disciplines, and third module contains pilot project work. The PG Diploma programme is conducted in following disciplines

  • Agriculture & Soils
  • Forest Resources and Ecosystem Analysis
  • Geosciences
  • Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Water Resources
  • Spatial Data Science