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Indian institute to launch GIS course

Thiruvananthapuram, India: The Co-operative Institute of Management and Technology (CIMAT) in the Indian state of Kerala is planning to launch an advanced training programme in Integrated IT and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The programme will be the first of its kind that promises students the exposure to a complete GIS curriculum as standard for all modules, an official spokesman said.

The institute has tied up with Geotrans Technologies, a leading GIS specialist, to source the curriculum, faculty and software for the programme. The programme will induct 25 students in the first batch.

The programme will also enable students to get placed in reputed companies across the country.

According to Mr Sudeep K. V., Vice-President, Geotrans, this will give students access to some of the best in terms of resources and industry interface, which is extremely important for freshers.

According to him, career opportunities for GIS professionals are huge and extremely rewarding.

The institute is also planning to offer domain specific programmes in GIS to the industry in future.

This will be custom built on the specific needs of various sectors and agencies such as the water, electricity and telecom utilities, agriculture and healthcare, Dr Chandramohan added.

Source: The Hindu Business Line