- GIS and RS (University of Pune)
Remote Sensingand Geospatial Information System training centre is located in University of Pune, India's premier institute for graduate and post graduate courses. The courses offered for GIS and RS here are held under the Department of Geography.
GIStraining at the University of Punestarted on June 2001 as a one year diploma course for students from interdisciplinary backgrounds. Dr. (Ms.) Vrishali Deosthali started the course, aiming to create professionals armed with sound knowledge and practical experience, to serve in the remote sensingand GISindustry. In view of its immense popularity, a two year graduate program for geoinformaticswas started in June 2006. The course coordinator as of January 2008 is geography head of department, Dr. V.S. Datye.
Since the beginning of the course, due to lack of infrastructure, classes have been held in seminar halls belonging to various departments of the university. Further, practical training of GIS and RS technologies were conducted in labs that could not hold the growing number of students each year. On July 2008 the
University of Punehad sanctioned funds for the construction of independent space for geoinformatics laboratories and classrooms.
The various topics that are covered in its diploma and degree courses are listed below
Geographic Information Systems
* Global Positioning Systems
* Spatial Decision Support Systems
* [http://www.unipune.ernet.in University of Pune]
* [http://www.unipune.ernet.in/dept/geography Department of Geography]
* [http://www.unipune.ernet.in/dept/geography/gisrs.htm P.G.BSc. Applied]
* [http://www.unipune.ernet.in/dept/geography/mscgeoinfo.htm MSc. Geoinformatics]
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