VC JU inaugurates training programme of Capacity Building in Geospatial Technology

Jammu and Kashmir News

Jammu, July 27: Prof R D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor University of Jammu inaugurated the ten days National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS), ISRO sponsored programme in the University of Jammu here this morning .

Speaking on the occasion,  Vice Chancellor  lauded the efforts made by the department of Remote Sensing & GIS for conducting such types of Training programme of Capacity Building in Geospatial Technologies.

Prof. Sharma also congratulated the participants/ trainees to be the part of this emerging technology and wished them for successful completion of this training programme of Capacity Building in Geospatial Technologies.

Prof A. S. Jasrotia, Head, Department of Remote Sensing and Coordinator of this Training programme in his welcome address said that  expressed his gratitude  to  Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Govt. of India and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi for choosing the Department of Remote Sensing, University of Jammu to organize a Training programme of Capacity Building in Geospatial Technologies.

He said that the Jammu University is among the Twenty five centers across India and has been given the opportunity to conduct this training programme of Capacity Building for PGT teachers in Geographyof Kendriya Vidyalya (KV), Navodhya Vidyalya (NV) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of higher secondary level to be trained in the field of Remote Sensing & GIS from 27th July to 7th August 2015.


Prof Jasrotia also said that Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has already given the slogan ‘Digital India’to boost the Geospatial technology and its application across India. The Visionary Prime Minister of India Sh. Narender Modi has also given the direction to all ministries and departments that this technology essentially implements in the ministries as well all departments. He said that programme is basically the efforts of the ISRO in collaboration with NCERT, School education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Navodhya Vidyalya Sangthan (NVS), Kendriya Vidyalya Sangthan (KVS), and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Stressing on the relevance of geospatial technology, Prof. Jasrotia said that it has a great significance in different fields like assessment of geological hazards, minerals and oil exploration, hydro geology, watershed management, earthquake engineering, telecom, tourism, defence, transport and navigation system, land analysis, modelling urban environment, crop monitoring, disaster management, environmental studies and  biodiversity etc.

This training programme provides the foundation for  awakening the participants to understands the geospatial technology as well as strengthening their software knowledge and problem solving skills. The participants can get the basic knowledge of scales, projections, map making, data quality and attribute data, GPS, Types of Remote Sensing, Visual interpretation of satellite data, image classification, data correction, change detection techniques, spatial data analysis, Postgre SQL/ Post GIS, Geoserver-open layer, Web services, terrain characteristics and its applications in Urban and Rural planning, forestry, Wildlife, Agriculture and climate studies.

During these ten days training programme on geospatial technologies for capacity building, lectures and practical components will be demonstrated by the resource person/Guest faculty as well as the faculty of the department so that the participants have the understanding of data and knowledge to handle the day today problems of geospatial technology.

This geospatial technology program is very much useful for the J&K state because here seeking information through human resources becomes difficult and tracking information from inaccessible region due to difficult geographical terrain problem of the insurgency.

Among others present include Prof. Rajni Dhingra, Dean Faculty of Sciences, Prof. Rajnikant, Director, Academic Staff College, Prof. Dilip Singh Jamwal, HoD Mathematics, Prof. R. K. Ganjoo, HoD Geology, Prof. V. S. Manhas, Deptt. of Geography, Prof. Prakash C. Anthal, Deptt. of Economics, Prof. Rampal, Deptt. of Environmental Sciences, faculty of various departments, scholars, and students of the Department were also present.

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