Ramanujan Fellowship Scheme

Young talent needs to be motivated in order to get the best out of them. In India there are many meritorious & talented students who face a lot of difficulties because of financial inequality in the society. This is one of the major reasons behind students migrating to foreign countries for jobs and higher studies.

The Ramanujan Fellowship Scheme has been initiated to enroll the talented and meritorious students so that they can prove their worth in the field of Science efficiently.

With the help of this scheme or programme an opportunity is being facilitated for the scientist and engineers to work in the government sector and those who have already migrated to foreign countries are also being targeted to come back and serve the nation with their contributions to science.

Experts coming under this fellowship are eligible to do their research work in any of Indian Institute and are eligible for getting a research grant as well.

Essential Qualification

A necessary qualification to participate is:

Brilliant Scientists or Engineers

Qualification Details: PHD in Science, Engineering, Master of Science, MTECH, ME, MD in Medicine.

Having an experience as a professor or lecturer that be considered as an added advantage to your application.

Age Limit – Age limit to participate in the fellowship is less than 60 years.

Duration of Fellowship – Duration of 5 years for the selected candidates.

Stipend – Candidates Undergoing the Fellowship program get a stipend of 85,000 Rupees per month. An added help of 7, 00, 00 Rupees is also provided for arranging seminars and conferences.

Mode of Selection – The applicants need to take permissions from any institute. If you are not related to any institute then also you can participate by nominating yourself for the fellowship programme in any institute.

You can View Further Details in the website – http://serb.gov.in/fellowships.php

Geographic Information System – Posibilities of a bright career

Suppose you are far away from your home and you feel lost somewhere and you don’t know anywhere to go, this will be a problem for you and if you soon get a solution to your problem then you will surely be happy to get a solution. This can be made possible using GIS – Geographic Information System, it will help you in getting information about anything like a restaurant, shop, a route etc.

Applications of Geographic Information System

It is assumed that in 2015 all parts of the country will be able to use GIS and this system will provide a great support to the Disaster Management and Development Authorities of India. Digital Maps are not present for every area of India and hence this technology will be very useful, it is efficiently used by many countries and hence the scope of getting a good career in this field is wide.

Essential Qualifications

The minimum qualification to take part in any course of GIS is graduation degree. The specific branches of graduation are – Geology, Geography, Geo-Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Engineering & Applied Geology. After graduation there are opportunities to enroll in the Post-Graduation Diploma and Certification Courses.

Details of Course

Courses for GIS are available in most of the institutes in India.

Institute of Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing, Kolakata

  • PG Certificate in GIS and RAS
  • PG Certificate in GI Programing Course

Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee and Kanpur

  • Course – Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun

  • Tech in GIS
  • Sc in GIS
  • PG Diploma in GIS
  • Certificate in GIS

Bundelkhand University

  • Sc in GIS and remote sensing

Symbiosis Institute, Pune

  • Master in Geo-Informatics

Specialization in GIS

There are many colleges offering courses for specialization in GIS, These specialization courses are provided below –

  • Geographic Information Technology
  • GIS Application
  • GIS Development
  • GEO-Statistics
  • GIS Project Development
  • Web GIS



What is a GIS?

GIS is an advanced software which can be used to create the MAP of any selected area. After creating the MAP the data (respective information) is linked with it and it can be accessed by others to fetch it. Now a days this technology is being used in Earth-Science, Agriculture, Defense, Nuclear Science, Architecture Mapping and mobile applications.



Possibilities of a bright Career in this Technology

The demand for GIS specialist is there in the public as well as the private sector.

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA)
  • National Informatics Center (NIC)
  • Space Application Center
  • Urban Development Authority
  • Municipal Bodies etc are the possible employers

Expected Salary –

Expected Salary for candidates is 15,000 to 40,000 rupees per month. Other incentives and pay scales depend upon the employer.