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Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) hiring E-learning Based Certificate Programme

IIRS-ISROIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) is hiring for Degree Or Engineering Degree Holders for E-learning Based Certificate Programme Role



Company Name: Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS)
Position: E-learning Based Certificate Programme
Education: Degree Or Engineering Degree
Experience: Fresher
Location: Dehradun


Job Description:


Details of Post :

E-learning Based Certificate Programme :


During last decade the utilization of Internet technology by different user groups in the society is emerged as a technological revaluation which has directly affect the life of human being. The Internet is used extensively in India for various purposes right from entrainment to critical decision making in government machinery. The role of internet technology is very important for capacity building in any discipline which can satisfy the needs of maximum users in minimum time. The successful implementations of internet based e-learning methods are already demonstrated for many areas in world wide. However it is very limited in India especially in the fields of space science and geospatial technology. IIRS has experienced the power of interactive distance education through its outreach programme initiated in 2007 where more than 10000+ students were trained in the field of geospatial technology across the country in very short time period. Further to enhance the outreach of geospatial science and technology IIRS has initiated to develop contents for e-learning based capacity building programme for various target user groups.


Why an e-Learning program? :

This online program is flexible for anytime, anywhere learning keeping in mind the demands of geographically dispersed audience and their requirements. The program is comprehensive with variety of online delivery modes with interactive, easy to learn and having a proper blend of concepts and practical to elicit students’ full potential.

Participants of IIRS e-learning programme will get free access to following contents of IIRS training and research achieve:
  1. Lectures and Practical contents of e-learning portal.
  2. Spatial data sets for practical exercises including satellite data, elevation data, thematic maps, geo-physical products etc.
  3. Access to video archive of all the IIRS lecture series.
  4. Student thesis and publication archive of IIRS.
  5. Part of IIRS virtual library.
  6. Live webcasting of important lectures/talks at IIRS (in near future).
  7. Access to all free and open source software for RS&GIS and other area.
  8. Participation in EDUSAT lectures.


The Need:

Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science have become key technology tools for the collection, storage and analysis of spatially referenced data for resource planning and decision making. Today it is the backbone to many decision-making systems and location-based services emerging in the New Information Economy. Planners and decision makers’ that utilise these Geo-spatial technologies for variety of applications in agriculture, forestry, mining, market research, environmental analysis as well as the social, utility services and disaster management.


Course objectives:

To provide an opportunity for individuals to learn Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science for the benefit of their professional career. This basic course in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science will allow graduates to build their knowledge and practical expertise in RS and GIS technologies with independent study and project experience at the certificate level.

To provide considerable flexibility allowing students to quickly gain the RS and GIS knowledge and qualification they need today, and to add to their credentials. Students develop a capacity for independent research, problem analysis and solution.

To empower students undertaking this course to develop their knowledge and understanding through formal coursework and a program of independent reading. It has a practical component and a project associated with it to develop learners’ research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

To undergo Laboratory Practical and Experiments in Cloud Computing Environment


Target groups:

  1. Mid-career professionals, researchers, academia, fresh graduates
  2. User department professionals from different States and Central Government ministries


What is the course content? :

The following are considered as part of the certificate course of four months duration.

  1. Image Statistics
  2. Basics of Remote Sensing
  3. Photogrammetry and Cartography
  4. Digital Image Processing
  5. Geographical Information System
  6. Global Positioning System
  7. Customization of Geospatial Tools
  8. Overview of applications on Geospatial Technologies

An important part of this course is training participants to solve problems independently.Therefore, the last few days of this course are devoted to a challenging assessment project that can be undertaken independently.


Eligibility and course duration: 

Persons who have successfully completed undergraduate in Sciences / Engineering (i.e. minimum of 15 years of education starting from class are eligible to participate in the Certificate Program on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science. The total course duration is four (4) months..


How to register?:

The interested participant can register through online. The online registration will start in January 2014.

What is the course Fee?

IIRS e-learning course is free of cost. However the participants has to pay a nominal examination fee to participate in examination to get a certificate from IIRS.


Contact Details:
Course coordinator
IIRS Outreach Programme
Email- [email protected]
Phone: +91-135-252 4332
Fax  : +91‐135‐2741987


Important dates to remember :

Last date to apply :31/01/2014


How to Apply: