Presentation on theme: "P K Joshi TERI University, New Delhi Geospatial education in India – some experiences."— Presentation transcript:
P K Joshi TERI University, New Delhi Geospatial education in India – some experiences
State of affairs - Institutions in capacity building InstitutesProfessional CoursesTechnology (short courses) Applications (short courses) DiplomaUGPGResearch Space Organizations IIRS/NRSC/SAC/RRSSCs CSSTEAP (UN) Education Institutions (IITs, ISM etc.) 22 22 University 22 22 Mapping Organizations 11 22 NGOs 22 1 Recently started 2 Partial emphasis – summer/winter schools, workshops
State of affairs - Institutions, their course curriculum and facets of geospatial education InstitutesProduction of data Value addition Communication of data Utilization of data Space Organizations IIRS/NRSC/SAC/RRSSCs CSSTEAP (UN) Education Institutions (IITs, ISM etc.) 11 11 University 11 11 Mapping Organizations NGOs 1 Recent trends
State of affairs - Actors sharing the geospatial the market Shortfall 3000 per year – US 100,000 per year - India Data or Decision centric ?
Challenges Exposure to students Availability of datasets Standardization of curriculum A common ground National sustainable business plan Young Geo-professionals - Faced by educational institutes/universities
Some solutions Corporate Exposure to students & placements Tell us success stories Academic and industrial research Government Funding for capacity building Taping the talent Elite organizations Sharing the knowledge Academic centers Market oriented education Teaching and training methods Right time to realize it’s a profession Young Geo-spatialist Short summer/winter schools schools Geography to geospatial - We shall overcome…
Good News Remote Sensing Data Policy 2011 >1 m ; Satellite images Bhuvan/NRSC ; SOI topographic maps 1:50K WMS/DST ; Geological Survey of India coming shortly ; Forest Survey of India coming shortly ; Curricula XI/XII CBSE (~10000) - Looking forward
TERI University MSc (Environmental Studies and Resource Management, Climate Science & Policy, Sustainable Development Practices) – Principles (CORE) and Advance courses (ELECTIVE); MBA (Infrastructure, Business Sustainability, Urban Management) – Introductory modules; MTech (Renewable Energy Engg. & Mgmt) - Applications ; Other programs - Lectures ; - courses on Geoinformatics
TERI University MSc (Geoinformatics) - courses on Geoinformatics Semester 1 1. Principles of Cartography 2. Principles of Remote Sensing 3. Principles of GIS and GPS Fundamentals of Computers & Programming 4. Fundamentals of Computers & Programming Project Management 5. Project Management Applied Mathematics 6. Applied Mathematics Semester 2 1. Photogrammetry 2. Digital Image Processing and Information Extraction 3. GIS (Spatial data modeling & applications) Land, Map and Remote Sensing Law and Policy 4. Land, Map and Remote Sensing Law and Policy Statistical Techniques 5. Statistical Techniques Communication Skills 6. Communication Skills Minor Project ( Industrial internship ) Semester 3 1. Advances in Remote Sensing 2. Advances in GIS and Current Trends Independent Study () 3. Independent Study ( Pilot Project ) Research Methodology 4. Research Methodology Advance Statistics 5. Advance Statistics 1. Landscape Ecology 2. Integrated Impact Assessment 3. Environmental Modeling 4. Climate Modeling 5. Integrated Watershed Management….. &&&&&&&&& Semester 4 Major Project ( MSc Dissertation )
TERI University MoU with Advanced Diploma in Geoinformatics - Geoinformatics India Today Aspire Education Summit (2012) Award for most innovative curriculum to TERI University - incorporating elements in education that are the need of the hour by understanding and adapting to change.
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Current affairs - concerns of the geospatial education in India RelevanceVery High -13High - 69Low - 13Very Low - 6Nil – 0 Professional Requirement Very High - 26High - 39Low - 23Very Low -13Nil – 0 Skill setProducer – 6Analyst - 41Expert - 29Decision Maker - 21 Existing Caliber Just right – 19High - 6Low - 68Very Low - 6 Curriculum Standardization Yes - 69No - 6Little - 6A Lot - 19 Who?ISRO - 17SOI - 7UGC - 13Private - 13All - 50 Education Mode Class Room - 33Distance - 3Any - 9Both - 55 Focus AreaSoftware - 9Generic - 24Both - 65Any - 3 RS:GISEqual : : QualificationSciences - 23Geography - 19Engineering - 6Humanities – 3All - 48 NB – figures are in percentage; n = 41