Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-8, 1443-1446, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-1443-2014
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23 Dec 2014
A study on state of Geospatial courses in Indian Universities
S. Shekhar Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburgi, India
Keywords: Geoinformatics, University, Higher Education, Master degree, Doctoral Degree, Geospatial Industry Abstract. Today the world is dominated by three technologies such as Nano technology, Bio technology and Geospatial technology. This increases the huge demand for experts in the respective field for disseminating the knowledge as well as for an innovative research. Therefore, the prime need is to train the existing fraternity to gain progressive knowledge in these technologies and impart the same to student community. The geospatial technology faces some peculiar problem than other two technologies because of its interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary nature. It attracts students and mid career professionals from various disciplines including Physics, Computer science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Agriculture, Forestry, Town Planning and so on. Hence there is always competition to crab and stabilize their position.

The students of Master’s degree in Geospatial science are facing two types of problem. The first one is no unique identity in the academic field. Neither they are exempted for National eligibility Test for Lecturer ship nor given an opportunity to have the exam in geospatial science. The second one is differential treatment by the industrial world. The students are either given low grade jobs or poorly paid for their job. Thus, it is a serious issue about the future of this course in the Universities and its recognition in the academic and industrial world.

The universities should make this course towards more job oriented in consultation with the Industries and Industries should come forward to share their demands and requirements to the Universities, so that necessary changes in the curriculum can be made to meet the industrial requirements.

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Citation: Shekhar, S.: A study on state of Geospatial courses in Indian Universities, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-8, 1443-1446, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-1443-2014, 2014.

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