Today, the world is being scanned constantly by highly sophisticated earth resources Satellites like IRS (India), LANDSAT (USA), SPOT (France), ERS (ESA), RADARSAT (Canada), IKONOS and Quick bird etc. Availability of repetitive remote sensing (RS) data in digital and pictorial forms has increased the scope of identifying, mapping, monitoring, classifying and evaluating different forms of renewable and non-renewable earth resources using multi-spectral, multi scanner and multi-temporal RS data products. The benefits of space technology, both direct and indirect, have introduced new dimensions into the study and understanding of Earth’s processes and in improving the quality of life for the people living on it.
The department offers M.Sc – Remote Sensing & GIS, a post graduate course for 2 years.
The objective of the course is to introduce the technical and applied aspects of Remote Sensing and GIS, besides theoretical knowledge on the subject for monitoring and managing huge earth resources. Emphasis is given on the collection, processing and application of aerial and satellite based data in addition to image acquisition and interpretation. The curriculum is made giving priority on the following aspects of Remote Sensing & GIS.
- Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Platforms and Sensors, Fundamentals of Geographic Information System, Digital Cartography, Statistical concepts in RS, Surveying and Global Positioning System.
- Geo-statistics & Statistical applications in GIS, Information Extraction from Satellite Images, GIS data Analysis, Geodesy, Digital Image Processing, Application of Geo-informatics, Spatial decision support system.
- Thermal and Microwave Remote Sensing, Hyper spectral Remote Sensing and Lidar, Radar Systems, Satellite Techniques, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Resource Management.
- Computational and Photogrammetric Lab, GIS Lab, RS Lab, Digital Signal and Image Processing Lab, Earth Science and Geology Lab.