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Updated on 20 Jun, 2023


M.Sc. Geoinformatics (MSCGI)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 31,400
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

Graduation in Science/ Engineering/ Architecture/ Planning/ Computer Application/ Information Technology from a recognised University OR Masters in Geography from a recognised University
 
Fee Structure: Rs. 15700 per Year and total fee full Programme is Rs 31400.

The M.Sc. Geoinformatics (MSCGI) 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 incorporating of NEP 2020 considering recent developments in the field and the need for skilled workforce. The MSCGI programme aims to provide the learners with advance theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that the learners can leverage potential of geoinformatics towards understanding natural processes, and management of natural resources, disasters, ecology and environment. It provides opportunity to learners interested in developing skills and willing to apply in their application domain. It has been designed to expose learners to fundamental and advanced theoretical principles, methods, techniques and practical applications involving advances in Remote Sensing and GIS, emerging applications in various fields, research methodology and professional skills in Geoinformatics and also computer programming for digital image processing and GIS.
 
Geoinformatics technologies deal with acquisition, storage, processing and dissemination of geospatial 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. Availability of geospatial information is a must for planning of infrastructure development, social development, natural calamities, agriculture, power, water, transportation, communication, insurance, and health. Further, recent developments such as inclusion of the subject in NET and GATE; Govt. initiatives e.g. Smart cities, SWAMITVA, AMRUT, etc. and in sectors particularly transport, logistics, supply chain management; policy changes like de-regulating geospatial data, opening of the space sector, and liberalised drone policy have tremendously increased its adoption and scope.
 
This is a continuing education programme offered in distance learning mode.
 
Programme Highlights
Designed to expose students to fundamental theoretical principles and practical applications involving:
  • Ø Basics and advances in Remote Sensing & GIS
    Ø Techniques in Digital Image Processing
    Ø Spatial Analysis and Modelling
    Ø Emerging Applications in various fields
    Ø Research Methodology and Professional Skills in Geoinformatics
    Ø Computer programming (R, Python, Google Earth Engine, etc.) for DIP & GIS
    Ø Laboratory exercises built upon freely available data and s/w
    Ø Project work
    Ø Choice of Electives
 
 
Objectives of the programme are to:
Ø acquaint the learners with basic and advance understanding of the underlying principles, concepts and techniques of geoinformation science,
Ø provide skills in geospatial data handling, processing and analysis,
Ø impart critical spatial thinking in the learners to analyse problems from a spatial perspective systematically,
Ø prepare the learners to apply the principles and techniques towards finding scientific solution to problems in their application domain and communicate the findings; and
Ø widen opportunities for 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:
Ø Defence and law enforcement personnel
Ø School and college/university teachers either teaching or interested in teaching geoinformation science related courses
Ø Working professionals possessing little or no exposure to geoinformatics but are interested to initiate and develop skills in this field, and
Ø Graduates from various academic backgrounds interested in acquiring 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) Learners exiting after successfully completing first two semester’s courses (40 credits) of the programme may opt to receive Post-Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics.
(iii) The existing PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PGDGI) programme will also be on offer as a stand-alone programme.
(iv) Candidates having PG Diploma in Geoiformatics (PGDGI) from IGNOU or similar qualification from elsewhere may take lateral entry into the second year of the MSCGI programme         subject to fulfilling requirements w.r.t. eligibility criteria, credits and contents.
 
 
 
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The 80 credits programme comprises total of twenty courses (sixteen theory courses including electives, three practical courses and a project):
Course Code
Title of the Course
Type of Course
Credits
Semester I
MGY-101
Introduction to Geoinformatics
Theory
6
MGY-102
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
Theory
4
MGY-103
Global Navigation Satellite System and Geographic Information System
Theory
4
MGYL-104*
Geoinformatics Laboratory
Lab
6
Semester II
MGY-005
Techniques in Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Theory
6
MGY-006
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Theory
4
MGY-007
Applications of Geoinformatics
Theory
4
MGYL-008*
Digital Image Processing and Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Lab
6
Semester III
MGY-009
Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS
Theory
4
MGY-010
Computer Programming for Digital Image Processing and GIS
Theory
6
MGY-011
Geo-environmental Applications of Geoinformatics
Theory
4
MGYL-012*
Advanced Geoinformatics Laboratory
Lab
6
Semester IV
MGYE-021
Or
MGYE-022
Emerging Applications of Geoinformatics
Or
Advanced Programming in Geoinformatics
Theory
4
MGY-013
Research Methodology and Professional Skills in Geoinformatics
Theory
4
MGY-014
Geoinformatics in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Theory
4
MGYP-031
Or
Any two courses from the following:
MGYE-041
MGYE-042
MGYE-043
Dissertation/ Project Work
Or
 
 
Any Two Electives (Theory) of 4 credits each from the following Courses:
Geoinformatics in Urban Development and Planning
Geoinformatics in Disaster Studies
Geoinformatics in Coastal and Marine Studies
Project
Or
 
 
Theory Theory Theory
8
Or
 
 

4
4
4
Total Credits
80
Note: *Self-learning materials (SLMs) of Laboratory courses would be available only in digital mode.

 

 

 

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[Updated on 22-May-2024]