GUWAHATI, India, Dec 21: A day-long workshop on ‘GIS: Technologies, Applications and Opportunities’ was held at Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati on Saturday. The workshop was organised by the Departments of Geology and Geography in association with GIS Development, Noida and En-GEO Consultancy and Research Centre, Guwahati. The workshop was aimed at introducing to the students the scope of Geographic Information System with a view towards broadening their career prospects in this field. Students’ response to the workshop was overwhelming. Apart from the host institution, participants came from different colleges of Greater Guwahati, Assam University and Gauhati University.
Renowned scientist and a pioneer in promulgating GIS technologies in the academic arena of Northeast Prof Dulal Goswami graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Prof Goswami spoke on the scope of GIS and urged the upcoming generation to consider GIS seriously as it can usher in tremendous development not only for them but also for the state. Dr AC Talukdar, Principal, Arya Vidyapeeth College while inaugurating the workshop emphasised that human skill can further broaden the scope of GIS. Eminent geoscientist, Dr Rathin Sarma from En-Geo CoRC, Prof AD Lahkar, HoD, Geology, Dr Jnanashree Borah, HoD, Geography and Dr Bhaben Kalita from Cotton College also spoke on the occasion to enlighten the students.
Neeraj Budhari from GIS Development Pvt. Ltd., Noida acted as a resource person and he dealt at length on the basics and career opportunities of GIS. Abhijit Borah and Debojit Chakravarty from the En-Geo CoRC presented the applications of GIS in general as well as the level at which GIS applications are being done in Assam. Dr Rathin Sarma, Dr CR Deka from ARSAC, Rubul Hazarika from Assam Forest School and Rupal Boruah from Arya Vidyapeeth College took part in the interactive session. The entire programme was coordinated by Dr Jnanashree Borah and Dr Hrishikesh Baruah.