Indian Institute of Remote Sensing


Indian Institute of Remote Sensing is one of the best college in Dehradun. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) under Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Govt. of India is a premier Training and Educational Institute set up for developing trained professionals in the field of Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GPS Technology for Natural Resources, Environmental and Disaster Management.

It functions as a constituent Unit of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India. Formerly known as Indian Photo-interpretation Institute (IPI), founded in 1966, the Institute boasts to be the first of its kind in entire South-East Asia. While nurturing its primary endeavour to build capacity among the user community by training mid-career professionals, the Institute has enhanced its capability and evolved many training & education programmes that are tuned to meet the requirements of various target groups, ranging from fresh graduates to policy makers including academia.

The Institute campus also houses the headquarters of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and The Pacific (CSSTEAP), affiliated to the United Nations and first of its kind established in the region in 1995. IIRS provides support to conduct all its remote sensing and GIS training & education programmes at postgraduate level. The headquarters of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), the largest non-governmental scientific society in the country, is also located in the Institute campus.

IIRS endeavor has been to train thematic experts from user community including academic institutions in RS & GIS technology / applications at Post Graduate level with the overall goal of ‘technology transfer’ and user awareness. The Institute has evolved many programs that are tuned to the different needs of various target groups.

IIRS conducts a variety of courses for the different categories of users including fresh postgraduate students viz., M. Tech., M.Sc., PG Diploma Courses, 2 months NNRMS sponsored courses for University Faculty, 2 weeks on demand Special Courses and 1 week duration Overview Course for Decision Makers.

IIRS has trained nearly 8000 alumni including 750 plus foreign trainees from 77 countries of Asia and Africa. The latter have taken benefit from ISRO SHARES Fellowship Program, ITEC/SCAAP Fellowship Scheme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and other Fellowship Schemes etc. In addition, IIRS houses state of the art infrastructure facilities for both RS and GIS. It has experienced and internationally known teaching faculty with specialization in RS, GIS & GPS Technology and its applications.


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