About Department

Several aspects of space technology have already touched the life of common people, e.g., Google Earth, GPS-enabled Mobiles and day-to-day navigation, using maps. All the technologies behind these services, when put in one basket, can be justifiably described as “Geoinformatics”. This includes satellite remote sensing, airborne remote sensing, photogrammetry, geographical information system (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), electronic surveying, laser scanning, mobile mapping, image processing, algorithms, data structures and computer programming. Geoinformatics or Geospatial technology touches around 80% of human activities knowingly or unknowingly.

Geoinformatics have high potential for better management and monitoring of day-to-day activities and short-term and long-term physical processes that affect our living environment. Besides finding the use in the day-to-day life of people, these technologies are becoming essential for a large number of application domains, e.g., environmental sciences, civil engineering, urban development and management, water resource, geology, navigation, disaster management, forest, coastal zones, mining operations, entertainment, and many more. Geomatics encompasses the practices related to developing, managing, interpreting or analysing geographically referenced data and includes everything that is ‘spatial’ in its characteristic and content. Geospatial information empowers the nation to understand its topography, natural resources and human capital and allows it to develop the requisite industrial policies to harness its resources.


The 2-year master degree course – M. Sc. Geoinformatics is an interdisciplinary course with an aim to meet the increasing demand for qualified manpower in this rapidly developing field encompassing both pure and applied sciences. Application of Remote Sensing techniques using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) with advance surveying has its place in various activities such as resources monitoring and evaluation, environmental monitoring and land use/land cover mapping etc. RS data products are increasingly being used for designing of plan at all the levels of nation building. The department has a separate vision for this course in becoming a Centre of excellence in Geomatics education and research thus to match the needs of ever increasing requirement of trained manpower in these fields and to cater to the need of the human society. It is our mission to impart quality education to students supported by large-scale hands- on-activity that could make them capable of handling challenges of modern technologies and also to maintain super specialized research facilities to go hand in hand with the world’s leading universities and research institutions.


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