Post Graduate Diploma, as its name suggests, is a Diploma Level short term course which can be pursued after completing the Graduation. Geo-Informatics is a combination of multiple domains and subjects like Photogrammetry, GPS, GIS, Cartography, remote sensing, geodesy, etc. Candidates learn to use the identified data by their locations and the course also focuses on spatial and non-spatial data, management, methods of acquisition, analysis, dissemination, etc. The course provides thorough and conceptual knowledge of GIS which also includes hand on the training of the same. The course has 3 main domains or electives which are GIS Development, Geo Informatics Business and Project Management ad RDBMS. Candidates are allowed to choose any one among these 3 options.
Candidates who are having the capacity to understand the geographical context in the collection of geographical data and can understand the information collected from various sources like remote sensing, topographical surveying, GPS Technology, etc are suitable for this course.
Candidates who have completed their graduation in any stream from a recognized and registered institute are eligible for this course. The minimum required marks in eligibility criteria and the minimum age vary from one institute to another; hence candidates are suggested to check these details from the selected institute before submitting their applications.
For admissions, candidates need to submit the filled application form before the last date of submission that too enclosed with all other required documents.
The confirmation of admissions is the sole decision of institute that can be on the merit basis, directly or even through entrance tests.
The duration of this course is 12 months or 1 year in most of the cases. It can be varying in some institutes due to one or another factor.
Further Study options
These candidates have many options if they are willing to pursue higher studies. They can go for M.B.A. in commerce and information technology, Technology management, geoinformatics management, etc. They can also enroll in M.E. in same or related subjects. M.Phil and then Ph.D. is also available for these candidates.
The course teaches about Geo-Informatics, image interpretation, remote sensing, Global navigation satellite system and Geographic Information System. It also includes practical sessions for better understanding.
These candidates can work in firms like National Remote Sensing Agency, Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Space Application Center, Cybertech systems, Geofiny technologies, etc.
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