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Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) under National Remote Sensing Centre, Department of Space, Govt. of India is a premier training and educational institute set up for developing trained professional in the field of Remote Sensing, Geo-informatics and GPS Technology for Natural Resources and Disaster Management.  The institute is located in Dehradun.

The main area of the function of the Institute is capacity building through technology transfer among user community, education at post-graduate level in the application of Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics for Natural Resources Management and promote research in Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics. The Institute provides value-added services in the field of natural resources management, remote sensing, GIS and GPS technology.

Objectives
1. Technology transfer among the user community
2. Education at post-graduate level in the application of Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics for natural resource management
3. Promote research in Remote Sensing & Geo-informatics
4. Value addition and services

Centres for Space Science and Technology Education

Centres for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and and the Pacific

The center is hosted by the Government of India and with department of space as the nodal agency. A set of standard curricula developed by the United Nations is adapted for the educational programmes. The Centre is affiliated to the United Nations and its educational programmes are recognized by Andhra University, India.


The centre offers the post graduate level courses in the areas of,

  • Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System,
  • Satellite Communications,
  • Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate,
  • Space and Atmospheric Sciences,
The institute also conducts  short-term courses, workshops and awareness programs. The center has plans to start research programs as well in the near future.

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