India: Students of undergraduate colleges affiliated to Gauhati University (GU) will be able to study both theoretical and practical approaches to remote sensing and GIS. Students studying geography as their major subject will get the opportunity to study RS and GIS during the sixth-semester classes starting this month.
"It is for the first time that undergraduate students of GU will get the chance to study both theoretical and practical approaches to RS and GIS. We are hopeful that these will evoke enough interest among the students to specialize in the said subjects in future. Since students have the option of specializing in RS and GIS at the post-graduate level in GU, it is necessary to adopt both theoretical and practical approaches to the study at the undergraduate level. Earlier, geography students in colleges under GU were imparted preliminary theoretical knowledge on RS and GIS,” said P Bhattacharya, assistant professor of geography department of GU.
Source: Times of India