Introduction of the Course

It is a two years course leading to the degree of M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS. The course is based on four semesters having 96 credits. The course is equivalent to other M.Sc. courses. This course has been formulated according to the guidelines which is taught in different Indian University / Institution such as Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P); Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer (Rajasthan); Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidayalaya Chitrakoot, Satna (M.P), university of Pune (Maharashtra), Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Dehradun and Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Ranchi. The proposed course content has been prepared keeping in view the course content taught in above said Universities and their scope in job market. 

Objectives of the Course

  • To understand the principles, applications, trends, and pertinent issues of geographical information systems and sciences, including remote sensing (RS), Photogrammetry, cartography, and global positioning systems (GPS).
  • To provide learning and teaching experiences with real world problems.
  • To develop technical skills and competence in data and information acquisition, extraction, management and analysis; spatial and statistical modelling; mapping and visualization.
  • To increase awareness of GIS and modelling tools for improving competition and business potential.
  • To describe how geographical information is used, managed, and marketed globally.
  • To gain an understanding of how to manipulate and apply vector and raster spatial data, particularly with regard to local/state/national issues, emphasizing lands in and near it.
  • To develop applications of environmental remote sensing and GIS which can directly enhance service delivery on land use management, ground water management/prospects, agriculture, forestry, food and water security, disaster management, etc.

Course Content

  • The duration of course for the Master degree in Remote Sensing and GIS is divided into Four semesters covering two academic sessions. The first academic session will comprise of first and second semesters and the second academic session of third and fourth semesters. Each semester normally comprises of9O working days.
  • The minimum attendance required by a candidate will be as per University rules.
  • Each of 1st, lInd and IlIrd Semester are consist of four theory courses and two laboratory courses.Fourth semester shall have two theory courses, one laboratory course and a Project Work. Further, First and Third semesters shall have Remote Sensing Field Work (GPS Survey) and Remote Sensing Field Work (Ground Truth) respectively.
  • Each theory examination shall be of three hours duration whereas each practical examination shall be of four hours. Each theory and laboratory course shall consist of 100 marks. For theory papers 80 marks shall be for University examination and 20 marks for internal assessment, while for practicals 50% marks shall be for University Examination and 50% marks for Internal Assessment. Besides this, the Remote Sensing field work of respective First and Third semesters shall consist of 30 marks included in the practicals. The evaluation of Remote Sensing Field Work shall be done internally and the marks awarded included in the practicals shall be sent to the University by the Head/Course Coordinator. The Project Work of IVth semester shall be of 300 marks out of which 250 marks shall be for project report, and 50 marks for the viva-voce. The evaluation of the Project Report will be done by the External and Internal (Supervisor) examiners including the Viva-voce before a committee consisting of Head/Course Coordinator and external as well as internal examiners. The marks of the Project Work shall be sent to the university by the Head/Course Coordinator.
  • A candidate shall be DECLEARED passed at each semester Examination if he/she obtains:
        At least 36% marks in the aggregate of the paper prescribed for the examination.
        At lease 36% marks in the practical.
  • Internal Assessment:
    1. Theory: Three tests of 10 marks each for each theory course shall be held on the dates and time specified in the Academic calendar and/or by the Head/ Course Coordinator. The sum total of the marks secured in two tests excluding the test in which the student secures the lowest marks shall be counted for the award out of 20 marks for the internal assessment in the course.
    2. Laboratory: Internal assessment of 25 marks in each laboratory course work will be done on the basis Of regularity and proper maintenance of records, test and viva-voce. 

Remote Sensing Field Work: Remote sensing Field work / training is an integral part of this Course. As such, the students of M.Sc. 1st and Ilird Semester are required to undergo for Field Work (2-3 weeks duration) separately in each academic session to acquire comprehensive and detailed field training in various aspects, such as GPS survey, field checking, ground truth studies and visit to various national Remote Sensing laboratories. At the end of the above fieldwork, each student will be required to submit a field report covering all aspects for evaluation. The evaluation based on field work report, and viva - voce shall be done by the Teacher In-Charge of the Field Work and /or Course Coordinator.

Project Work: The subject/topic of the Project Work, related to the problems of Remote Sensing and GIS will be allotted to each student in the beginning of the M.Sc. IVth Semester. The students, in consultation with their respective supervisors, may give their choice of preference of problem /topic / area. However, the decision of the Head/Course Coordinator shall be final. Each student will be required to work independently on the problem assigned including literature consultation, data collection, fieldwork and/or training, laboratory investigations, report writing etc., under the guidance of his/her supervisor. The students will have to submit to the department three typed (bound) copies of his/her work, in the form of Project Report. After the evaluation, a copy of which will be returned to the concerned supervisor and the student separately.


COURSE STRUCTURE Title of the Course Major Examination Minor Examination Maximum Marks
1st Semester        
**PSRSGTC101 Information Technology in Remote Sensing and GIS 60 40 100
PSRSGTC102 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing & Image Interpretation 60 40 100
PSRSGTC103 Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry 60 40 100
PSRSGTC104 Cartography and Global Positioning System 60 40 100
PSRSGTC105 Information technology, RS and Image Interpretation 50 50 100
PSRSGTC106 Photogrammetry, Cartography and GPS 50 50 100
Field Work GPS Survey, Remote sensing data with field verification      
    Total 600
2nd Semester        
**PSRSGTC201 Applied stastics 60 40 100
PSRSGTC202 Digital Image Processing (DIP) 60 40 100
PSRSGTC203 Geographical Information System (GIS) 60 40 100
PSRSGTC204 Thermal and Microwave Remote Sensing 60 40 100
PSRSGTC205 Stastics, and Digital image Processing 50 50 100
PSRSGTC206 Microwave Remote Sensing and GIS 50 50 100
    Total   600
3rd Semester        
PSRSGTE301 Remote Sensing and GIS in Geosciences 60 40 100
PSRSGTE302 Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Resources 60 40 100
PSRSGTE303 Remote Sensing and GIS in Agriculture Soil and Land Evaluation studies 60 40 100
PSRSGTE304 Remote Sensing and GIS in Forestry 60 40 100
PSRSGTE305 Basics of Remote Sensing 60 40 100
PSRSGPE306 Remote Sensing and GIS in Geosciences, And Water Resources 50 50 100
PSRSGPE307 Remote Sensing and GIS in Agriculture Soil and Land Evaluation and Forestry 50 50 100
Field Work Different type of Field Work for ground truth verification      
    Total   600
4th Semester        
PSRSGTE401 Remote Sensing and GIS in Human Settlement Analysis 60 40 100
PSRSGTE402 Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Science 60 40 100
PSRSGTE403 Fundamentals of Geographical Information System 60 40 100
PSRSGTE404 Remote Sensing and GIS in Human Settlement and Environmental Sciences 50 50 100
PSRSGTE405 Project Work 200   -- 300
  Project Report     300
  Viva Voice 100      
    Total   600
    Grand Total   2400

*Optional for outside department students and is not available for departmental students.

** This course will be taught by other department faculty.

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