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.

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