M.Tech (Remote Sensing and Graphical Information System) in IIRS – Eligibility and Admission Process


M.Tech (Remote Sensing and Graphical Information System) is one among the PG level courses offered at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing. M.Sc holders in streams like Geosciences, Human Settlement Analysis, and Satellite Image Analysis and engineering graduates in Civil Engineering, Information Technology, and Mining Engineering can apply. Admission process is made through GATE or institute conducted entrance test.

Specialization areas in M.Tech (Remote Sensing and Graphical Information System)

  • Forest Resources and Ecosystem Analysis
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geosciences
  • Human Settlement Analysis
  • Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Satellite Image Analysis and Photogrammetry
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Water Resources

Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech (Remote Sensing and Graphical Information System)

M.Sc holders with a minimum of 55% marks can apply for admission. The qualification must be obtained in any of the following subjects.

  • Disaster Management
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geo Exploration
  • Geo informatics
  • Geography
  • Geomatics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Engineering graduates in any of the following subjects are also eligible to apply.

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Geo Engineering
  • Geomatics
  • Geosciences
  • Information Technology
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Apart from this B.Arch, B.Planning, and MCA graduates can apply. B.Sc (Forestry/Agriculture) holders can also apply.

Admission Procedure for M.Tech (Remote Sensing and Graphical Information System)

Admission process for eligible candidates is made through national level entrance test like GATE. Sponsored candidates from government organizations are eligible to apply. Non GATE candidates should go for the entrance test conducted by IIRS to have admission.  There are four sections for this entrance test. First three sections are common for all candidates and fourth section is based on the specific subject area of specialization. Questions on basic sciences, basic mathematics, General Knowledge, aptitude test, and reasoning are asked for the first three sections. In basic sciences section, questions on Physics and Chemistry are asked. Basic mathematics covers questions from the following topics.

  • Number Systems
  • Algebra
  • Trignometry
  • Probability and Statistics

Subject related questions are mainly asked from the following topics.

  • Economic Geology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Geotectonics
  • Ground Water Geology
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Mineralogy
  • Photogeology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Structural Geology

Applications for admission can be collected from the web portal of IIRS itself. Filled up application form along with mark sheets and certificates should be sent to the address of Group Director before last date. Selected candidates can join the course after paying admission fee. Candidates sponsored by Government of India need to pay any fess, except boarding and lodging. Other self financed candidates need to pay Rs. 1, 44,000/- as fees and Rs. 20,000/- as University registration fee.



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