Guwahati: Cotton College has introduced a six-month certificate course on geoinformatics. The course, which started from January 21 this year, is being coordinated by the geology department of the college. The department has also been conducting one-month courses on geographic information system and global positioning system since 2004.
“The geoinformatics course will be conducted for duration of six months and the total fee for the course will be Rs 15,000. The course will lay emphasis on three aspects — remote sensing, which is mostly interpretation of satellite data, geographic information system, and global positioning system. The total number of seats for this course is 10. The criterion for admission, whether through an entrance exam or any other factor, is yet to be decided,” said Santanu Sharma, associate professor of the geology.
Sharma added, “The faculty for the course will comprise mostly professors from the department, but we will also call resource persons from outside. The candidates vying for the course must be a graduate and there is no age limit. The last date of submission of forms is January 5.”