IIRS Outreach Programme

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IIRS Outreach Programme

Department of Civil Engineering Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, Rasayani is happy to inform you that our college (Civil Department) is now Network Institute of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO Outreach Network. Mr. Karthik Nagarajan, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering is the Course Co-ordinator. The name of Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology is included in online application form of IIRS Outreach Programme.

IIRS Outreach Programme focusses on strengthening the Academia and User Segments in Space Technology & its Applications using Online Learning Platforms. IIRS distance learning program was initiated in 2007 with the participation of twelve universities in India. Till date, IIRS has successfully conducted 22 programs through live and interactive classrooms (also known as EDUSAT programme) and also launched five online courses under e-learning programme. Currently IIRS distance learning programme is being conducted through following modes:

  1. Live and Interactive classroom sessions (http:dlp.iirs.gov.in)
  2. E-learning based online courses (http:elearning.iirs.gov.in)

Live and Interactive classroom

The use of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, Global Navigation Satellite System and associated geospatial technologies is increasing rapidly, creating an urgent demand for trained manpower. The live and interactive mode of distance learning is enabled through Internet and A-view software platform developed by Amrita e-learning Lab in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. The programs are available through Internet without any cost to the user. IIRS also conducts various theme oriented online courses and monthly webinars on recent topics on geospatial technologies and its applications. Users are encouraged to actively participate on these programs. For more detail please visit IIRS official website- www.iirs.gov.in

Course Announcement

IIRS announces four courses commencing from 21st August, 2017

  • Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis (21st August to 15th September, 2017): Basic Principles of Remote Sensing, Earth Observation Sensors and Platforms, Spectral Signature of different land cover features, Image interpretation, Thermal & Microwave Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing: Basic Concepts of Rectification and Registration, Enhancement, Classification and accuracy assessment techniques.
  • Global Navigation Satellite System and Geographical Information System (25th September to 10th November, 2017): Introduction to GPS and GNSS, receivers, processing methods, errors and accuracy, GIS, databases, topology, spatial analysis and open source software.
  • RS and GIS Applications (13th November to 1st December, 2017): Agriculture and Soil, Forestry and Ecology, Geoscience and Geo-hazards, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Urban and Regional Studies and Water Resources.
  • Basics of Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS (21st August to 1st December, 2017): Comprehensive course consisting of above three courses.

The participants can register for individual course of their choice or the entire Programme.

Target Participants

  • Student of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses (any year);
  • Technical / Scientific Staff of Central / State Government Ministries / Departments;
  • Faculty / Researchers at university / Institutions.

Course Study Material

Course study materials such as lecture slides, video recorded lectures, open source software, data & handouts of demonstrations, etc., will be made available through IIRS ftp link (ftp://ftp.iirs.gov.in) Video lectures will also be uploaded on YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/edusat2004).

Course Fee

There is no course fee.

Course Registration

Course updates and other details will be available on URL-http://www.dlp.iirs.gov.in

Course Funding & Technical Support

The programme is sponsored by Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Space, Government of India and is conducted with due technical support from Amrita Virtual & Interactive E-learning World (A-VIEW).

Programme Reception

Programme can be received through Internet connectivity of 2Mbps or better. Following hardware and software set-up is required at user end:
Hardware Requirements:

  • High-end Computer / Laptop (Windows OS);
  • Good quality web camera (optional);
  • Headphone with Microphone (optional) and Speakers;
  • Large Display Screen (Projector or TV)

Software and Internet Requirements:

Award of Certificate

Working Professionals: Based on 70% attendance and submission of assignments.
Students: Based on 70% attendance and online examination.

Feedback Mechanism

The participants and participating organizations are invited to attend annual IIRS User Interactive Meet (IUIM) at IIRS Dehradun. The participants can submit their feedback online through IIRS e-learning portal. Feedbacks are critically analyzed and implemented in next courses.

(Department of Civil Engineering) Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, Rasayani, Network Institute of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Indian Space Research Organisation and has conducted various program under its canopy as listed below

Seminar Title DateProgram details No of Participants Course Status
UAV Remote Sensing and Applications3rd to 7th Jul, 2017 22nd Learning Program Faculty Development Program 20 Completed
Popularisation of Remote Sensing-based Maps and Geospatial Information11th Aug, 2017 National Workshop (For Faculty / Research scholars / PG / UG students) 210 Completed
Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System 21st Aug to 10th Nov, 2017 23rd Learning Program (For Faculty / Research scholars / PG / UG students) 145 Partially Completed (Ongoing)
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis 21st Aug to 15th Sep, 2017 24th Learning Program (For Faculty / Research scholars / PG / UG students) 25 Completed
Hyper spectral Remote Sensing and its Applications 18th to 21st Sep, 2017 25th Learning Program (For Faculty / Research scholars / PG / UG students) 36 Partially Completed (Ongoing)
Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System 25th Sep to 10th Nov, 2017 26th Learning Program (For Faculty / Research scholars / PG / UG students) 26* Registered
Remote Sensing and GIS Applications for Natural Resource Management 13th Nov to 1st Dec, 2017 27th Learning Program (For Faculty / Research scholars / PG / UG students) 41* Registered