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Updated on 20 Jun, 2023

Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics (PGDGI)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 15,700
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduation from a recognised University

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics (PGDGI) has been developed by the School of Sciences with the help of several eminent experts across India drawn from ISRO, DRDO, IIT, C-DAC, DST and many government and private institutes/organizations considering recent developments in the field and the need for skilled workforce. The PGDGI programme aims to provide the learners with basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills in geospatial data handling and analysis so that the learners leverage the potential of geospatial data and spatial analysis towards understanding natural processes, and management of natural resources, disasters, ecology and environment. It is built around concepts and skills at the basic level to make it easy for learners willing to understand how geoinformatics can be put to practical use. It provides opportunity to learners interested to develop basic skills and willing to go for higher studies in the field.
Geoinformatics technologies deal with acquisition, storage, processing and dissemination of spatial information. Geoinformatics is an emerging field and demand for geoinformatics professionals is increasing by the day due to its application potential in several fields such as environmental monitoring and management, terrain mapping and analysis, natural resources management, natural hazards and disaster management, urban and rural planning, traffic and transport, solid waste management, site selection, business applications, geospatial education, etc.
This is a continuing education programme and is offered in distance learning mode.
Programme Highlights
The PGDGI programme is designed to expose students to fundamental theoretical principles and practical applications involving:
Ø Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
Ø Geographic Information System
Ø Global Navigation Satellite System
Ø Techniques in Digital Image Processing
Ø Spatial Analysis and Modelling
Ø Applications of Geoinformatics in various fields
Ø Introduction to R programming in Geoinformatics
Ø Laboratory exercises built upon freely available data and s/w
Objectives of the programme are to:
  • acquaint the learners with basic understanding of the underlying principles, concepts and techniques of geoinformation science
  • impart skills in geospatial data handling, processing and analysis, and
  • widen opportunities of learners for higher studies and developing career in different sectors of employment involving geoinformatics. 
This programme may be helpful for the interested learners to develop skills in this field for higher studies and also to pursue a career in the field.
Target Groups:
  • Defence and law enforcement personnel
  • School and college/university teachers either teaching or interested in teaching geoinformation science related courses
  • Working professionals possessing little or no exposure to geoinformatics but are interested to initiate and develop skills in this field, and
  • Graduates from various academic backgrounds interested to acquire basic theoretical understanding and develop practical skills on the aspects of data handling and processing to use the data in application areas of their interests.


Entry/Exit Options:

(i) Learners exiting after successfully completing first semester courses (20 credits) of the programme may opt to receive a Post-Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics.
(ii) Candidates having PG Diploma in Geoiformatics (PGDGI) from IGNOU or similar qualification from elsewhere may take lateral entry into the second year of the M.Sc. Geoinformatics (MSCGI) programme subject to fulfilling requirements w.r.t. eligibility criteria, credits and contents.
(iii) The M.Sc. Geoinformatics (MSCGI) programme will be on offer as a stand-alone programme.


The 40 credits programme comprises eight courses (six theory courses and two practical courses):
Course Code
Title of the Course
Introduction to Geoinformatics
MGY -102
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
MGY -103
Global Navigation Satellite System and Geographic Information System
MGYL -104*
Geoinformatics Laboratory
Techniques in Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Spatial Analysis and Modelling
Applications of Geoinformatics
Digital Image Processing and Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Total Credits  
Note: *Self-learning materials (SLMs) of Laboratory courses would be available only in digital mode.


Programme Coordinators:
Prof. Benidhar Deshmukh,
Discipline of Geology,
School of Sciences,


Prof. Meenal Mishra,
Discipline of Geology,
School of Sciences,
Ph.011-29571676 & 011-29572832


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[Updated on 05-Jun-2024]