AICTE Approves Inclusion of Geospatial as a Subject in GATE and NET Exam (Download PDF)

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AICTE Approves Inclusion of Geospatial as a Subject in GATE and NET Exam

  • Students competing for NET and GATE can now opt for Geospatial as a subject.
  • NET is conducted for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS) in Indian Universities and Colleges including IITs and NITs and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for JRF in CSIR laboratories.
  • The inclusion of Geospatial as a subject has been approved by The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) .
  • Organizations like Department of Science and Technology and many professionals have highlighted the need for Geospatial subject to be included at different forums.
  • The Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) under DST is an interdisciplinary research programme which promoted R&D in emerging areas of geospatial science, technology, and its applications to area specific problems.
  • Over the years, it has successfully demonstrated utilities of spatial technologies in decision making and developed capacity for geospatial data and information management at state, district, and local levels at pilot scale.

It is Evolving into National Geospatial Programme for Catalyzing the

  • National geospatial ecosystem
  • Promoting geospatial science and technology solutions
  • Capacity building
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International cooperation for sustainable sociology
  • Economic development at all levels of governance

Geospatial Science and Technology is a rapidly evolving subject that forms the backbone of the plethora of planning, development, and governance activities with unprecedented opportunities both in the government and private sectors.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 10, 2021

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