Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
IIRS-ITC Joint Education Program
Master of Science in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation
Specialization : Geoinformatics
Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation
Specialization : Geoinformatics
Aim of the Courses:
To provide critical understanding of the geospatial database generation, modeling and utilization in natural resources management, disaster preparedness, risk assessment and relief, and for national development. Candidates will gain skills in designing, developing and undertaking research in the field of advanced geoinformation tools.
M.Sc. : 18 months
P. G. Diploma : 10 months
Who Can Apply?
The applicants are required to have passed with first division in any one of the following subjects. For working government servants, graduation in science with 2 years of experience is required for P.G. Diploma course.
Physics, Mathematics, Statistics,
Geology, Geography, Geophysics,
Meteorology, Oceanography, IT,
Agriculture, Urban & Regional
Planning, MCA (with science), Natural
Sciences , RS & GIS or equivalent
B.E./B. Tech. Degree (4 years)
Civil Engineering, Computer
Science, Computer Engineering,
IT, ECE, Agriculture Engineering,
B.Sc. Agriculture or Forestry ,
Geoinformatics or equivalent
The selected candidate will receive the temporary admission letter from IIRS and ITC. Using this admission letter, one can try for fellowships available in India and abroad. Any sponsored candidate after obtaining admission can apply for NUFFIC fellowship (http://www.nuffic.nl/nfp) for 18 months duration of the course i.e. expenses in India and also in Netherlands including visit to ITC, The Netherlands before February each year (for latest update visit the NUFFIC website)
Post Graduate Diploma : 26 Sept 11 to 20 Jul 12
Master of Science : 26 Sept 11 to 22 Mar 13
Last date for applying to M.Sc. : May 27, 2011 / July’ 11 (Govt.)
Last date for applying for PG Diploma : June 24, 2011
Note: PG Diploma candidates will attend upto Module 10 along with M. Sc. candidates and then diverted towards 3 months of project execution
Completed application may be sent to:
Director / Program Coordinator (Academic)
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing,
Indian Space Research Organisation, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India,
4, Kalidas road, P.B.No. 135, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.
Phone: +91-135-2524105 Fax: +91-135-2741987/2748041
For queries/further details contact:
Shri P L N Raju, Course Director (+91-135-2524123)
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details visit: www.iirs.gov.in
The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing is the training and education arm of the Indian Department of Space. Located in Dehradun, the institute offers courses in Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ranging in length from one week to two years. Formerly known as the Indian Photo-Interpretation Institute (IPI), the IIRS was set up in 1966 under the patronage of the Survey of India to provide training on remote sensing technology. The success of satellite remote sensing in the early 1970s created a need for personnel trained in the use of remote sensing technology. The IIRS was merged with the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) in July 1976. In 1980 the NRSA was put under the umbrella of the Indian Government's Department of Space.