Remote Sensing and GIS is a relatively young scientific discipline and is an area of emerging technology which has witnessed phenomenal growth over last three decades. In the recent past, there has been tremendous development in the field of Remote Sensing data collection, analysis and utilization. The science of Remote Sensing is no more an art of Map making from satellite image. It is fee form of information technology where raw digital data is converted to information which in turn aid to the knowledge base for sound decision making. Image processing facilities which were earlier restricted to selected major research establishments have now become widely available with the advent of microcomputer and low cost image processing equipments. The digital data handling led to the development of GIS (Geographical Information System) followed by another innovation ofGPS (Global Positing System). Remote Sensing coupled with GIS and GPS techniques has dramatically enhanced human capability for resources exploration, mapping and monitoring on local and global scale. The course is not only going to provide job opportunity for the young students but shall also open an avenue of effective and viable interaction with national establishments related to various aspects of remote sensing. The course aims at developing multidimensional programmes of teaching and research in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS as this is the first University in north India to impart such degree course.

The application of Remote Sensing techniques, Geographical Information System(GIS) and Global Positioning System(GPS) in various activities including resources evaluation, environmental monitoring and Landuse/Landcover mapping etc, have grown considerably during the last three decades and Remote Sensing data products are being increasingly used for plan information at all levels. An essentials pre-requisite to partaking in these opportunities is the building of various indigenous capacities for the development and utilization of space science and technology. This has led to a spurt in the demand for qualified manpower.


Given the wider applications of the Remote Sensing and GIS and the scarcity of human resource with the knowledge of this technology, it is appropriate to offer this course to the students so that their employability is enhanced. The fact that job opportunities for people having knowledge of Remote Sensing are available in organizations like Space Application Centre (SAC) Ahmedabad, National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) Hyderabad, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Bangalore, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (fIRS), Dehradun, Parliamentary House New Delhi, Oil natural Gas corporation Ltd (ONGC), Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) New Delhi, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture (GOl), Academic Institutions, Regional Remote Sensing Centers (RRSC) and Remote Sensing Centers (RSC) in various states of India. Besides, huge employment opportunities are available in private sector and overseas which further highlights the importance of the course. The demand for Remote Sensing and GIS is increasing day by day in Government and Private sector. Remote Sensing and GIS professional can start his/her career as Project Manger, Sr. System Executive, System analyst, GIS Engineer, Image analyst, GIS Programmer etc.

The course at Master Level is of immense value to Researchers/ Administrators/ Defence Forces for tracking information from inaccessible area due to difficult geographical terrain in the state of J&K. The state has lot of area where seeking information through human resources becomes almost impracticable in view of insurgency, climate and geographical constraints. In view of this, it is a useful course for exposing, sensitizing and preparing the educated youth for seeking information, wherever required with expertise & competence.

Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Prof. A.S. Jasrotia Professor & Head M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D & P.G. Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS Remote Sensing & GIS E-mail: Mobile No.: 9419133793
Dr. Ajay Kumar Taloor Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D & P.G. Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS Remote Sensing & GIS E-mail: ajaytaloor@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419116573