JAMMU, Dec 20: 21-day winter school training programme for capacity building in Geospatial Technology, began today in the Department of Remote Sensing & GIS in the University of Jammu.
In the augural function, Prof Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu, who was the chief guest, stressed upon the use of Geospatial technology and Information Technology for the fast growth of India.
Dr S K Srivastav, Group Head, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Dehardun, delivered the plenary talk on the applications of Geospatial technology.
Prof Avtar Singh Jasrotia, Head, Department of Remote Sensing & GIS University of Jammu and coordinator of this Programme, briefed about the training programme.
Participants from Jammu, Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal and Uttarakhand are participating in this training programme, he said and added that the aim of this program is to generate the capacity building among the University and Colleges teachers regarding the Geospatial Technologies and its application across discipline and similarly also provide hands on skill on Open Source Software.
Prof. Rajni Dhingra, Dean faculty of Sciences, presided over the function and presented a vote of thanks.
Deans, Reactor/ Directors, Heads of various teaching department, members of the teaching fraternity, officers and scholars were also present on this occasion.
Pertinent to mention that Jammu University is the only University in Northern India to have Master’s level Course in Remote Sensing and GIS. The Department of Remote Sensing & GIS started in the University of Jammu since 2008 with the initiation of Master level course in Remote Sensing & GIS but still evolving through different channels.