IIRS Academia Meet 2019

आई॰आई॰आर॰एस॰ शिक्षा-जगत सम्मेलन-2019/IIRS Academia Meet-2019
14 मार्च, 2019

IIRS Outreach Coordinator Meet on March 15, 2019

Venue: IIRS Campus, 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun - 248001

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Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) is a constituent unit of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space (DoS), Govt. of India (GoI). The training and education programmes of the Institute are designed to meet the requirements of professionals at various working levels, fresh graduates, researchers, academia, and decision makers. About 40 courses are conducted every year and 11,753 professionals and students have been trained/ educated so far. About 50 researchers have received Ph.D. degrees till date from different universities. IIRS also organises on-demand tailor-made short courses.

To widen its outreach, IIRS has started live and interactive distance learning programme (DLP) since 2007. As on today, 910+ Universities/ Colleges and other organizations are networked with IIRS and about 92,992 participants have attended various basic and advanced courses conducted so far. IIRS has also launched e-learning course on Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science since August, 2014. Efforts are underway to develop the elearning content (also in Hindi) for various Remote Sensing and GIS applications.

The Institute has a strong, multi-disciplinary and solutionoriented research agenda that focuses on developing improved methods/ techniques for processing, visualization and dissemination of EO data & geoinformation for various societal applications and better understanding of the Earth's system processes. Advanced remote sensing data such as microwave, hyperspectral and high-resolution EO data processing and their applications is the main research focus, presently. The state-of-art laboratory and field-based instrumentation and observatories network help meeting the research goals and objectives.

IIRS hosts headquarters of Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), affiliated to the United Nations and provides support in conducting the Remote Sensing and GIS training & education programmes.

Objectives of the Meet

To remain in the forefront for capacity building in Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and their applications, constant dialogue with the users/stakeholders is of paramount importance. Considering this, IIRS Academia Meet (IAM-2019) is being organized at Dehradun on March 14, 2019 with the following main objectives:

  • Synergise the geospatial technology and applications driven knowledge transfer among Government Institutions, Academia and Industries for national development,
  • Appraise the user ministries/stakeholder departments and geospatial community on recent advances in geospatial technologies and applications vis-à-vis role of IIRS in capacity building and research,
  • Understand and explore new opportunities with user organisations in government, non-government and private sectors on the capacity building requirements,
  • Interact with Academic Institutes and partners of IIRS Outreach Programme for its enhancement, and
  • Interface with geospatial industry on the current and future requirements and explore the placement opportunities for IIRS students and collaborative research.

The Meet will provide a platform to share the experiences of user ministries/stakeholders, geospatial community, and the IIRS faculty and to explore the potential areas for capacity building and joint research. The IAM-2019 is focusing on “Capacity Building in Geospatial: Requirements, Challenges and Opportunities".

The academia has been very strong partner with IIRS for conducting the advanced research, providing opportunities to IIRS faculty and students for academic degrees and building nationwide network of IIRS Outreach programme. IAM-2019 will provide a forum to further expand the IIRS Outreach programme, interaction towards RESPOND programme and also to assess the current status of geospatial education in India. The meet will provide opportunity to the students to interact with industry.


An exhibition will be organised during the meet for the benefit of user ministries/ stakeholder departments, academia, students and industry to showcase training & education opportunities at IIRS and current research initiatives & outputs of IIRS faculty and students. It will also showcase the major initiatives of ISRO in terms of Earth and Planetary Observation missions, flagship application projects and programmes undertaken in partnership with Central and State government departments/ ministries, and various space-based products and services made available to society. A few stalls will also be available on first-cum-first-serve basis at no cost for central government organisations and industry to showcase their products and services.


The participation is invited from Central and State government ministries/departments, Academia, Geospatial industries, Autonomous organizations and NGOs, Partner institutions of IIRS distance learning programme, and IIRS alumni.


Limited hostel accommodation is available at IIRS and in nearby government organizations, which will be allotted as per the availability. Participants willing to stay in hotels may book on their own.
Any other query for accomodation and transport can be sent at iam_logistics@iirs.gov.in

Lemon Tree Hotel, Dehradun
Room Category Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Superior Room INR 5500 INR 6300
Valley View Room INR 6300 INR 7100
Red Fox Hotel, Dehradun
Room Category Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Superior Room INR 4200 INR 5000
Valley View Room INR 5000 INR 5800

The above rates are on per room, per night basis and inclusive of all government taxes. Contact person for above : Shivam Lemon Tree Hotel - Dehradun Pacific Mall, Jakhan, Rajpur Road, Dehradun 248006 T +91 135 2737777 | M +91 8979939102

The Solitaire - Haridwar Bypass Road Dehradun
Room Category Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Premier Room INR 3000 + Taxes INR 4000 + Taxes
The Solitaire Express - 55 Rajpur Road Dehradun
Room Category Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Premier Room INR 2660 + Taxes INR 3150 + Taxes

Contact person for above : Mr. Deepak Singh, The Solitaire Hotels - Dehradun T +91 135 2532225/6 | M +91 8650002063/8650002072 W:https://www.thesolitaire.in

Guidelines for transport and accomodation:

  • Due to shortage of accomodation, it is not possible to provide accomodation to the participant of IIRS Distance Learning Program (DLP) coming with spouse and children. Such participants should make their own arrangement for stay in hotel, a list of some of the hotels in discounted price is listed above.
  • The participants of IIRS DLP have to bear their food charges themselves.
  • Pickup and drop transport will be provided to the IIRS DLP participants from Airport only
  • Pickup and drop transport to the female participants will be provided only during odd hours i.e. 2100 hrs to 0500 hrs
  • Participants of IIRS DLP arriving via train or bus have to make their own local transport arrangement, however they will be eligible for reiumbursement of transport charges as per the Govt. of India rules.


Pickup arrangement on 14.03.2019 from various Guest Houses to IIRS

Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) and Doon University, Dehradun
Departure of pickup bus from IIP 8.00 AM sharp
Departure of pickup bus from Doon University 8.30 AM sharp
Forest Research of Institute (FRI), Forest Survey of India (FSI) and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun
Departure of pickup bus from FRI 8.00 AM sharp
Departure of pickup bus from FSI 8.15 AM sharp
Departure of pickup bus from WIHG 8.30 AM sharp
Survey of India (SOI)
Departure of pickup bus 8.30 AM sharp

In case any guest is unable to catch pickup vehicle arranged by IIRS, IIRS will not be responsible for providing further transport

Further, the guests may book their Breakfast/Dinner etc. at their own in respective Guest House.

Programme at a Glance
09:30 - 10:30 hrs
Inaugural Ceremony

(Venue: Bhaskara Auditorium)
11:00 - 13:00 hrs
Plenary Session -1
(Venue: Bhaskara Auditorium)

Geospatial capacity building initiatives, requirements and challenges
13:45 - 14:30 hrs
(Venue : Opposite to IIRS Main Building)
14:30 - 16:15 hrs
Plenary Session - 2
(Venue: Bhaskara Auditorium)

Capacity building requirements and opportunities in Geospatial industry
16:15 - 17:00 hrs
Panel Discussion
(Venue: Bhaskara Auditorium)

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Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, 4 Kalidas Road, Dehradun – 248001, Uttarakhand, India.