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It is a matter of pleasure that the Kumaun University has inducted two year M.Sc. Remote Sensing and GIS course in higher education through its Center of Excellence for Natural Resource Data Management System in Uttarakhand in Department of Geography, Kumaun University. The Center of Excellence established by the University with the support of department of science and technology, Government of India, aims to build education and applied research capabilities in Remote Sensing and GIS for various stakeholders, viz., academia, governance, industry and civil society.

Remote Sensing and GIS is a newly growing discipline which technologies, i.e., GPS, GIS, Remote Sensing and Computer Mapping has wide applications in governance, planning, management, monitoring, navigation, and in advanced research in physical/ social sciences and humanities. Considering the human resource requirement in government, private, academic and non-governmental sectors, the Kumaun University has done an excellent and a far-sighted work by offering Master’s degree in Remote Sensing and GIS.

I appreciate the efforts of the Director of the Centre who has worked very hard and ensured that the Centre reaches up to its logical culmination. I wish the success of the Centre and sincerely hope that it emerges as one of the top Centers of newly emerging hitech education and applied research in Remote Sensing and GIS and becomes a beacon of light for the students and aspirants in the field.




Date: 1st August, 2018

Place: Nainital                                                                                                                                                           (Prof. D.K. Nauriyal)