PG Diploma RS & GIS

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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.

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

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  1. P.G. Diploma
    1. Module 1


      1. Basics of Remote Sensing
      2. Basics of Photogrammetry and Cartography
      3. Digital Image Processing
      4. Basics of Geographical Information System
      5. Statistics and Programming
    2. Module 2

      (Participants have to choose one specialization from the following)


      1. Agriculture and Soils
      2. Forest Resources and Ecosystem Analysis
      3. Geosciences
      4. Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
      5. Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management
      6. Satellite Image Analysis & Photogrammetry
      7. Spatial Data Science
      8. Urban & Regional Studies
      9. Water Resources
    3. Module 3


      1. Project Work
Specialization Subjects

Agriculture and Soils

  • Land use and Soil Resource 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


  • Earth Science and Planetary Geology
  • 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

  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Management: Concepts and Overview
  • Image Interpretation and Analysis for Natural Hazards Assessment
  • Application of Geoinformatics to Environmental Hazards Monitoring and Modelling
  • Application of Geoinformatics to Geological Hazards Modelling and Analysis( Elective)
  • Application of Geoinformatics to Hydrological Hazards Modelling and Analysis (Elective)

Satellite Image Analysis and Photogrammetry

  • Emerging Sensors and Geodata Processing
  • Image Processing Algorithms
  • Digital Photogrammetry and Mapping
  • Mathematics Computing for Geospatial Data Analysis

Spatial Data Science

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Programming for Geodata Processing
  • Spatial Modelling and Data Assimilation

Urban and Regional Studies

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

Water Resources

  • Satellite Hydrology
  • Watershed Hydrolog and Conservation Planning
  • Water Resources Development
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
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