IUCGIST 2021-22 PG Diploma in Geo-Information Science and Technology applications open

Keen to apply for PG Diploma in Geo-Information Science and Technology (PGDGIST) 2021-22 conducted by the Inter-University Centre for Geo-spatial Information Science and Technology(IUCGIST)? Learn from this article the details of the course, fees, number of seats, eligibility, application form submission process, important dates, etc.

Inter-University Centre for Geo-spatial Information Science and Technology, also known as IUCGIST, was formed in the year 2008. Earlier IUCGIST was known as The Centre for Geo-Information Science and Technology. This IUCGIST is a joint venture of the University of Kerala, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), The Government of India, and the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (KSCSTE). For the year 2021-22, IUCGIST announces admission to the PG diploma course in Geo-Information Science and Technology (PGDGIST). Altogether there will be 10 seats. The other details are mentioned below.

Course structure and duration

IUCGIST"s Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-Information Science and Technology (PGDGIST) is a full-time two-semester course that consists of specialized training given by lectures, practical works, field investigations, and an independent dissertation project. There will be 3 hours of classroom lecture followed by at least 2-3 hours of laboratory work per day and also demands full-time attendance and commitment from the students.

What is the course fee?

For resident nationals of India, the course fees for Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-Information Science and Technology (PGDGIST conducted by IUCGIST is INR 32,230/- for two semesters together(Rs.16,625/- for the first semester and Rs. 15,605/- for the second semester). For (SC/ST and financially backward students, financial assistance is available.


Candidates with a post-graduate degree(not less than 55% marks) in Environmental Science, Physics, Geography, Computer Science and Geology(or any branch of Earth Science) are eligible to apply for PG Diploma in Geo-Information Science and Technology (PGDGIST) 2021-22 conducted by the Inter-University Centre for Geo-spatial Information Science and Technology.

Application form, fees, and submission process

Candidates who wish to apply for the PGDGIST program 2021-22 conducted by IUCGIST should download the application form from the following link: https://www.keralauniversity.ac.in/pdfs/news/Application-Form-2021-221633521827.pdf. There will be an application fee of Rs. 300/-that should be paid in cash at the University Cash Counter. Candidates can also pay the fees as crossed DD for Rs. 310/- issued by any branch of nationalized banks, drawn in favour of "The Finance Officer, The University of Kerala", payable at Thiruvananthapuram. Don't forget to clearly state the purpose of remittance and the name of the person for whom the remittance is made on the backside of the DD. Also, note that the application fee is non-refundable / non-transferable.

The duly filled in application form along with required documents(attested copies of mark lists of all examinations (semesters/years) and application fees should be submitted on or before the last date to
  • The Director,
    Inter-University Centre for Geo-spatial Information Science and Technology,
    University of Kerala,
    Kariavattom campus,
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 581

The institute will reject application forms received without any application fees.

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting the application form: 25 October 2021
  • Date of entrance examination (if needed): 8 November 2021
  • Date of commencement of classes: 29 November 2021

How to reach IUCGIST in Kerala

Inter-University Centre for Geo-spatial Information Science and Technology is located at Kerala University's Kariavattom Campus in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. if you are travelling by car, try via Kariyavattom - Chenkottukonam Rd and Karyavattam Thripadapuram Rd. It takes only 1 minute to cover that 500 m. Also, you can try via Aakkulam Rd OR via Sreekariyam- Aakkulam Rd OR via Kariyam- Parottukonam Rd. Here it takes about 20-30 minutes to cover that 8-10 km.

Contact information

Inter-University Centre for Geo-spatial Information Science and Technology
University of Kerala,
Kariavattom Campus
Kerala State
India 695 581
Phone : 91 471 2308214 Mob : 94471 03510
Website: IUCGIST

To know more about this program refer: https://www.keralauniversity.ac.in/pdfs/news/PG_Dip_Notification-2021-221633521809.pdf


Author: Umesh16 Oct 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 6

Geo-Information Science and Technology is the science of acquisition, management, analysis, and then utilisation of that information which is spatially referenced to locations on, above, and below the surface of the earth. GIS (Geo-Information Science) is related and used in many areas of studies and research like Geography, Landscape Architecture, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Database enrichment etc and is a vital link to so many research works. Nowadays aerial surveys and satellites are used for so many surveys and data acquisition which also form a part of the GIS system. GIS information is used by the Govt also in many crucial observations related to geographical boundaries and other such concerns. Keeping these things in mind it makes sense for the eligible candidates to apply for admission in this diploma.

After doing a diploma in Geo-Information Science and Technology, one can try for job positions like GIS Executive, Remote Sensing Tech Lead, Project Fellow/Project Assistant, Research Associate, GIS Software Analyst, GIS specialist etc. There are many organisations and offices where the requirements of GIS persons are raised from time to time. Some of these organisations/departments are - Central Ground Water Board, All India Soil and Land Use Survey, Defence Terrain Research Laboratory, Geological Survey of India, Atomic Mineral Division, Indian Space Research Organisation, National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Forest Survey of India, Survey of India, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Environment, National Informatics Centre, North Eastern Space Applications Center, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Agricultural Department and Irrigation Department, Meteorological Department, Mining, Soil Conservation, Land Degradation, and Ground Water Management, Natural Resource Management, Space Application Centers and Aviation, and Watershed and Wetland Management.

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