The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) has made significant strides in strengthening academia and expanding the user base in the field of space technology and its applications through online learning platforms. This outreach program, initiated in 2007, has been a beacon of knowledge for countless students and professionals in India. With the active involvement of twelve universities across the country, IIRS has carved a niche for itself in the realm of distance learning.
To date, IIRS has conducted a remarkable 101 programs through live and interactive classrooms, also known as the EDUSAT program. In addition to these, they’ve launched five online courses under their e-learning program, making education more accessible than ever. The IIRS distance learning program offers flexibility and diverse learning opportunities through two primary modes:
Live and Interactive Classroom Sessions: These sessions, available at https://eclass.iirs.gov.in/login, provide students with real-time engagement with instructors and peers. It fosters a classroom-like experience, even in the virtual world.
E-Learning-Based Online Courses: These courses, accessible at https://elearning.iirs.gov.in, cater to those who prefer self-paced learning, allowing participants to study at their convenience.
The range of training and education programs at IIRS is extensive, catering to a diverse audience. Whether you’re looking for short-duration customized courses, Postgraduate Diplomas, or Master’s Degrees (M.Tech and M.Sc.) in various disciplines, IIRS has something to offer. Their outreach activities extend to distance-learning programs, ensuring that knowledge knows no boundaries.
One of the most exciting opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students is the upcoming program on Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) Applications. This course, scheduled from November 6, 2023, to November 17, 2023, covers a wide array of applications in the field. These include Agriculture and Soil, Forestry and Ecology, Geoscience and Geo-hazards, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Urban and Regional Studies, and Water Resources.
The registration for this program opens on October 16, 2023, and closes on November 3, 2023. There are 10,000 seats available for the comprehensive course and an additional 5,000 seats for individual modules, making it accessible to a large number of interested learners.
The beauty of this program lies in its accessibility. Participants can join the program live through the E-CLASS platform of IIRS-ISRO or by using the IIRS YouTube channel with an internet connection. The best part is that there are no specific hardware or software requirements, making it hassle-free for anyone with an internet-enabled device. For those who may miss the live sessions, the content is made available offline on the E-class portal after 24 hours, ensuring that learning is not bound by time constraints.
In conclusion, the IIRS Outreach Programme continues to empower students and professionals in the field of space technology and its applications. By offering a diverse range of courses through flexible learning modes, IIRS is making education in this exciting field more inclusive and accessible than ever before. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this educational journey and explore the vast world of remote sensing and GIS applications.
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