India: After implementing Geospatial Technologies (GST) course on a pilot basis in a few schools effective from the academic session 2010-11, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is now planning to expand the reach of the course across India from the session 2013-14.
They are organising teachers training for the same.
This course offers an opportunity for the students to understand the basics of geospatial technology dealing with mapping and applications.
“The present curriculum would help a large number of youth to acquire skills for further studies and to enter the world of professional work for their decent livelihoods and for economic growth of the country”, CBSE circular states.
“Geospatial Technology”, which is offered as single vocational elective in class XI and XII, is introduced by CBSE in collaboration with leading Geospatial Solutions Company “Rolta India Limited”.
The students can opt it as an elective with any other combination of subjects at senior secondary level or as an additional sixth subject as per the scheme of studies of the Board.
The text books and practical manuals have been prepared and published by CBSE with the support received from the experts from Rolta and other organisations.