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M. Tech. in Geoinformatics and Earth Observation is a program offered at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus. Evolution of Smart City and Smart Community based research have increased the demand for spatial assessment and earth system observations. These needs are further enhanced due to climate change impacts. Domain knowledge about the monitoring phenomenon plays a key role in designing systems that minimize the impact of natural hazard and reducing disaster risk.

To achieve this we developed a multidisciplinary curriculum that introduces to a wide spectrum of geospatial data analysis for multi-hazard risk assessment and disaster risk reduction. This program aims to provide the students with an opportunity to acquire detailed systematic knowledge and critical understanding of spatial environment related processes. The program also introduces state of the art technologies for data collection and analysis, as well as the ability to independently develop innovative solutions to complex problems in the area of the environment. The students will learn to become a valuable part in the national and global efforts of climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction, Smart City planning etc.

Eligibility

Admission

Duration: Two years

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should have any of the following, scoring a minimum of 60% with a pass.

  • B.Tech. in (Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Civil Infrastructure Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Energy Technology, Engineering Physics, Geo Sciences Engineering, Mathematics and Computing, Physical Sciences)
  • B.Tech. or B.E. in (Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo Informatics Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering)
  • B.E. in (Petroleum Engineering, Transportation Engineering)
  • M.Sc. in (Applications of Mathematics, Applied Geography, Applied Geology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computing, Applied Statistics and Informatics, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Mining and Warehousing, Earth Science, Earth Science & Resource Management, Ecology & Environmental Science, Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Electronics and Telecommunications, Engineering Physics, Environmental and Climate Change Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Geography, Geoinformatics, Geological Sciences, Geology, Green Technology, Information Science, Information Security and Cyber Forensics, Information Technology, Information Technology and Management, Instrumentation Technology, Mathematical Ecology & Environment Studies, Mathematical Science, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computing, Maths & Computer Applications, Maths & Statistics, Meteorology, Operation Research & Computer Applications, Petroleum Geology, Physics, Pollution Control, Remote Sensing and GIS, Renewable Energy, Science and Technology Communication, Software Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation, Soil Science, Statistics, Sustainable Development, in Geophysics)
  • MCA

Program Overview

Scope of the Program

The M. Tech. program in Geoinformatics and Earth Observation involves interdisciplinary studies in scientific, technical and social science subjects and would prepare students for employment in the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally. This course introduces the students to emerging technologies for pursuing cutting edge research in Earth Science, Geoinformatics and Climate change. The career opportunities are in the fields of GIS and Remote Sensing, big data analytics and machine learning, climate change adaptation and mitigation, Smart City planning, urban and rural planning, disaster management, etc.

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Programme Outcomes

Programme Outcomes (PO)

  • PO1: An ability to independently carry out research/investigation and develop to solve practical problems
  • PO2: An Ability to write and present a substantial technical report / document
  • PO3: Students should be able to demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per the specialization of the program. The mastery should be at a level higher than requirements in appropriate bachelor program
  • PO4 Understanding of how the basic theories can be applied to solve practical problems.
  • PO5 Ability to bridge the gap from research to community needs.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

  • PSO1: Course aims to develop a critical understanding of spatial planning based on academic discourses, the international development agenda and candidates’ own experiences
  • PSO2: Mastering GIS and remote sensing based software packages and other technologies to analyse and solve earth science related resource utilisation and environmental issues.
  • PSO3: Understanding the earth system processes, problems and solutions.
  • PSO4 Mathematical and statistical description of earth observations.
  • PSO5: In a digital workflow environment, one will learn to combine remote sensing data with laboratory and field measurements, and to extract information from these data and gain insight to analyze, predict and monitor for sustainable applications.

Curriculum

Semester 1
Course Code Type Course L T P Creates
23MA603 FC Foundations of Mathematics 2 1 0 3
23GE601 SC Introduction to Earth System 3 0 1 4
23GE602 SC Fundamentals of GIS and geostatistics 3 0 1 4
23GE603 SC Principles of remote sensing 2 0 1 3
23GE604 SC Geodetic surveying and monitoring methods 2 0 1 3
23GE681 FC Advanced computer programming 0 0 1 1
22AVP103 Mastery Over Mind 1 0 2 2
22ADM501 Glimpses of Indian Culture 2 0 1 P/F
23HU601 HU Career Competency I* 0 0 3 P/F
                                                                   credits 20

Note:*Non-credit course 

Semester 2
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
23GE611 SC Advanced Remote Sensing 3 0 1 4
23GE612 SC Advanced GIS & geospatial modelling 2 0 1 3
23GE613 FC Applied machine learning 3 0 1 4
23GE614 FC Geotechnical and IoT monitoring methods 2 0 1 3
23RM703 SC Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
E Elective I 2 0 1 3
23GE682 P Live-in-Labs I P/F
23HU611 HU Career Competency II 0 0 3 1
Credits 20
Semester 3
Course Code Type  Course L T P Credits
E Elective II 2 0 1 3
23GE781 P Live-in-Labs II 0 0 0 0
23GE798 P Dissertation- Phase I 10
Credits 13
Semester 4
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
23GE782 P Live-in-Labs III 0 0 1 1
23GE799 P Dissertation- Phase II 16
Credits 17
Foundation Core
Foundation Core
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
23MA603 FC Foundations of Mathematics 2 1 0 3
23GE602 FC Fundamentals of GIS and geostatistics 3 0 1 4
23GE681 FC Advanced computer programming 0 0 1 1
23GE613 FC Applied Machine Learning 3 0 1 4
23GE614 FC Geotechnical and IoT monitoring methods 2 0 1 3

 

 

​​Subject Core​
​​Subject Core​
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
23GE601 SC  Introduction to Earth System 3 0 1 4
23GE603 SC Principles of Remote Sensing 2 0 1 3
23GE611 SC  Advanced Remote Sensing 3 0 1 4
23GE612       SC Advanced GIS & geospatial modelling 2 0 1 3
23GE604 SC  Geodetic surveying and monitoring methods 2 0 1 3
23RM703 SC Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
Elective Courses
Elective I L T P Credits
23GE731 E Climate Change and Sustainability: A Modelling Perspective 2 0 1 3
23GE732 E Geoelectrical Characterisation And Monitoring Methods 2 0 1 3
23GE733 E Glaciology and Associated hazards 2 0 1 3
23GE734 E Smart cities and urban planning 2 0 1 3
Elective II L T P Cr
23GE741 E Introduction to Deep Learning 2 0 1 3
23GE742 E Environmental Geology and Geohazards 2 0 1 3
23GE743 E Sustainable development – Frameworks & Solutions 2 0 1 3
23GE744 E Vulnerability Assessment & Disaster Risk Reduction 2 0 1 3
MTech Program Fee 2022 (Per Semester)

Terms and Conditions of Scholarship:

Students must pay the regular semester fees of Rs. 79,500/- at the time of admission.

Scholarship Rules

Facilities and Infrastructure

Wireless Multimedia Lab

Wireless Multimedia Lab

Amrita – Keysight Advanced Wireless Communications Lab

Amrita – Keysight Advanced Wireless Communications Lab

Remote Triggered Lab

Remote Triggered Lab

Embedded Systems Lab

Embedded Systems Lab

Smart Energy Systems Lab

Smart Energy Systems Lab

Landslide Lab

Landslide Lab

Hardware Lab

Hardware Lab

Geotechnical Lab

Geotechnical Lab

Networks Operations Center

Networks Operations Center

Program Coordinator

M. Tech. in Geoinformatics and Earth Observation
Dr. Dhanya M.

MTech-Geoinformatics & Earth Observations Program Coordinator

Placements

At Amrita, companies vie with each other to be the early birds for hiring,
thanks to the quality of students, past and present.

250

6.8 LPA

300

5.37 LPA

150

6.67 LPA

56

17.5 LPA

Alumni Testimonial

Aparna Yadav
(2020-22 Batch , Intern at INCOIS, an autonomous body under Ministry of Earth Sciences)

I always had passion in doing research on the never ending mystery of oceans. Amrita’s Geoinformatics curriculum gave me the skills & opportunity to get an internship at INCOIS

Nanditha Rajan
( 2020-22 Batch , Intern at INCOIS, an autonomous body under Ministry of Earth Sciences)

Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with INCOIS. Amrita and its syllabus has helped a lot me to improve my knowledge and technical skills in GIS, remote sensing and also programming. We had so many hands-on training program that now helps us to confidently perform many functions and solve problems in GIS

Alumni Testimony

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2019

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2019

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

7th

India University Rankings 2023

15th

Overall Rankings 2023
ranking
7th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

Contact Us

If you wish to know more about the course please mail to,
mtech@amrita.edu

Call : +91 85890 04787

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