IIT Kanpur Launches New Diploma Programme in Geodesy

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has launched a Diploma of IIT (D-IIT) in Geodesy. The course will be offered by the Department of Civil Engineering in three broad areas that are Geodesy, Navigation and Mapping, and Remote Sensing and GIS.


Equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and a well-defined course structure, D-IIT program will be open to candidates from Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics, Mining, Geoinformatics, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, etc. The specialization will also offer advance programme such as  MTech, MS by Research, and PhD piloted by a group of experienced faculty members who have wide-range of research interests in Geodesy, Remote Sensing, Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry, GIS, and Sensor Integration.


The course was approved by the Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur in a board meeting held on December 7, 2020 with an aim to add a new dimension to the Geoinformatics courses offered by the institute at present.


Talking to India Today, Dr Radhakrishnan, Chairman Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur said “The D-IIT programs launched at IIT Kanpur will raise the national capability in Geodesy and Navigation & Mapping besides impelling advance data analytics into Remote Sensing and GIS.”


Adding further Dr Radhakrishnan conferred,  “The Centre’s primary aim is to act as a hub of excellence in teaching and research in Geodesy, both at the national and the international level. An important mandate is to generate highly qualified manpower in Geodesy and relevant disciplines.”


Financial assistance for the D-IIT program in Geodesy is also available through the National Centre for Geodesy (NCG) established recently by IIT Kanpur with the support from the department of Science of Technology, Government of India to support education and research activities in the field of Geodesy.