The Remote Sensing
and Geospatial Information System
training centre is located in University of Pune
's premier institute for graduate and post graduate courses. The courses offered for GIS and RS here are held under the Department of Geography.
training at the University of Pune
started on June 2001 as a one year diploma course for students from interdisciplinary backgrounds. Dr. (Ms.) Vrishali Deosthali
started the course, aiming to create professionals armed with sound knowledge and practical experience, to serve in the remote sensing
industry. In view of its immense popularity, a two year post graduate program for geoinformatics
was started in June 2006. The course coordinator as of January 2008 is geography head of department, Dr. V.S. Datye.
Since the beginning of the course, due to lack of infrastructure, classes have been held in seminar halls belonging to various departments of the university. Further, practical training of GIS and RS technologies were conducted in labs that could not hold the growing number of students each year. On July 2008 the University of Pune
had sanctioned funds for the construction of independent space for geoinformatics laboratories and classrooms.
The various topics that are covered in its diploma and degree courses are listed below