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NIE-IT chosen as nodal centre for IIRS- ISRO programme

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Mysuru: NIE Institute of Technology (NIEIT) situated at Hootagalli industrial area, Mysuru is chosen as one of the nodal centres for the outreach program of Indian institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), a unit of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dept. of Space (DOS), Government of India.

Bansilal, Principal of NIEIT said “IIRS is a premier training, education and research organisation established to prepare professionals in the field of Remote Sensing, Geo-informatics and GPS technologies and their applications. IIRS outreach programme focuses on strengthening the academia and user segments in space technology & its applications using online learning platforms”.

The initial focus of IIRS was to use EDUSAT/INSAT 4CR satellite for distance learning but extended the scope to use internet so that access is available to a large number of institutions/universities /individuals with little cost.

Today this programme is linking more professionals and user departments and ministries in the country to develop their skills in geospatial technologies and its applications. The IIRS outreach programme is being conducted through two major modes namely Live and Interactive classroom sessions (also known as EDUSAT) and E-learning based online courses.

“The live and interactive mode of distance learning is through Internet and A-view software platform developed by Amrita e-learning Lab in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. IIRS has setup a state-of-art studio facility and control room to broadcast live and interactive classroom sessions and practical demonstrations through its distance learning centre.

The live classroom sessions are being conducted during 4 pm to 5.30 pm on daily basis through their state of art studio. The major benefits of this program are free online conduction of classes, E-certification for the candidates who clear online examination, sessions by faculty of IIRS and other premier institutes.

The outcome of this program is that the participants gain knowledge in the field of remote sensing and applications which helps for the carrier in the field of geospatial technology” added Bansilal.

To know more about IIRS Outreach programme please visit- http://dlp.iirs.gov.in. The IIRS-ISRO outreach program is anchored by the department of Electronics and communications engineering, NIEIT.

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