Offered Programmes

Ph.D. in Geoinformatics

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Programme Overview

Ph.D in Geoinformatics is a two-year doctorate level course that focuses on preparing highly qualified specialists to work in various specializations of geoinformatics and cartography. The students will also study the concepts of remote sensing, modelling, database systems, mathematical analysis and more. The course also aims to inculcate a sense of research.

The Ph.D program at the Institute focuses on multidisciplinary studies to include projects on various aspects of Geoinformatics including applications as well as development of models, algorithms, etc. The Ph.D program consists of coursework and thesis research and presentation. The course work will consist of three papers:

  • iconTools and Techniques in Geoinformatics
  • iconQuantitative Analysis Techniques
  • iconLiterature Review (Presentation) 

The first two papers are compulsory. The duration of the course work will be one semester. Each paper will be taught for minimum of 50 hours and maximum of 60 hours. The 3rd paper "Reviewing of Published Research Work" in the area of the students Ph. D. topic will be a continuous process. In Paper I the student should select practicals to cover a 60 hour period. The selection of the practical will be done based on the research topic in consultation with the respective guide and the HOD/ Director.

In addition, to attain a degree, the student needs to have published three papers in a scientific journal of Impact Factor >1.

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Key Information


3-5 Years


The candidate needs to have completed a two year Masters degree in a related discipline.

Career Prospects

After Ph.D in Geoinformatics, the students will be able to work in high profile jobs offered by government and private organizations. Listed below are some of the popular jobs prospects for the students who have completed a Ph.D in Geoinformatics.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Systems Manager
  • Project Leader