Ph.D. Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS)

Ph.D. in remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) is an advanced degree program. This program is meant for researchers and professionals who need to conduct GIS and remote sensing data research. Doctoral program Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (GIS & RS) links to the research and education expertise of the Institute of Geography and Faculty of Science. Their concentration is to become GIS/RS professionals as environmental analysts, urban planners, university instructors, market analysts, cartography researchers.

Core Courses

  • Advance Research Methodology
  • GIS and RS Programming
  • Theories and Methods in Geographic Education
  • GIS Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Advanced Statistics for Urban Applications

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of 60% marks or 2.5 CGPA in Master’s degree or any other equivalent qualification.
  • Passing marks in entry test.


Private companies that sell imagery and data to Google, Bing, the federal government, scientists, academic and research libraries, and others are increasingly using remote sensing. Specialists in Remote Sensing (RS) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  can also work for consulting firms, software development firms, and scientific laboratories, where they are expected to improve technologies, software, or data analysis techniques.
Doctors in GIS and RS go on to become professors or researchers in academia. These positions actually require at least a master’s degree, whereas employed full-time faculty doctorates. There are numerous opportunities available for a GIS and Remote sensing doctorate. A person can work in both the public and private sectors. A person has the ability to become a

  • Remote Sensing Tech Lead
  • Assistant Professor
  • Technical Associate
  • Regional Manager
  • GIS Executive
  • Research Associate



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