IIRS Outreach Programme

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

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.