Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and GIS


Geospatial technology is one of the growing applications in the space of emerging technologies. Geospatial technology plays a vital role in our daily activities and is embedded in most of the systems and applications we use today. In agriculture, this technology is used in every activity from land preparation, seed sowing to harvest of the crop. Geospatial technology systems broadly include mapping and surveying techniques like global positioning systems, geographic information systems, remote sensing, etc., which are essential to in the management of geospatial data and disasters. GIS has a unique ability to store, label, and analyze information using spatial systems. This is considered an important tool for planning, managing, and decision-making at various levels. In order to meet out the demand of the industry and academic institutions the doctoral programme is being offered.

Why this programme?

Study Programme of Remote Sensing and GIS

The Doctoral programme in Remote Sensing and GIS has been designed following the UGC guidelines with the aim,

Application and Admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Ph.D Remote Sensing and GIS? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures. If you doubt whether admission is possible, feel welcome to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.

Future Career

Want to know about the job opportunities after completing the Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and GIS.

Employment opportunities;

-Academic Institutions as Faculty

-Geospatial data analyst in various Government and Private firms

-Project advisors / managers in firms dealing with spatial data

-Advanced image processing specialist

Doctoral in Remote Sensing and GIS course

Doctoral Courses

After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the advances in Remote Sensing and GIS as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 100 credits, of which 75 credits are exclusively earmarked for their Thesis Research.

Doctoral thesis research

After completing the courses in the first year, the students start their thesis research. Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty, approved by the Dean of School of Post-Graduate Studies, who would guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic


Research internship

The students are exposed to several scientific events like symposia and conferences. Many are encouraged to have internship training at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, GIS companies, Drone industries and other institutes for a couple of months, either in India or abroad.

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