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Jamia to conduct three week Training Programme on Geospatial Technology for University and College Faculty (Publish Date: 25/05/2015)

May 25, 2015
Press Release
Jamia to conduct three-week Training Programme on “Geospatial Technology for University and College Faculty” 
The Department of Geography (FIST Sponsored Department), Jamia Millia Islamia is going to organize a three-week Training Programme on “Geospatial Technology for University and College Faculty” from May 26, 2015 to June 15, 2015. The programme has been sponsored by Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) under Department of Science &  Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of India.
The objective of this programme is to train the faculty in recent technology applications in diverse fields to manage natural resources. The training programme will focus on enhancing the knowledge and skills of the participants through practical exercises on basic mapping on the one hand and application of Geospatial Technology on the other hand. Participants from Geography, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Geology and Military Science from Colleges and Universities will be given training. The training programme shall include theoretical understanding of technology, theoretical and practical aspects of technology and will be exclusively on application of Geospatial Technology using open source software like Quantum GIS and SAGA. The participants are expected to prepare a small project on the specified theme.
The Inaugural Session of the programme is scheduled to be held on May 26, 2015 at 10.30 AM in the Conference Hall of FTK-Centre for Information Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia shall Chair the session.
Prof. Santosh Kumar, Director, SAARC Disaster Management Centre, New Delhi and Executive Director, NIDM shall be the Chief Guest of the Programme.
Dr. O.P. Mishra, Scientist ‘F’ Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi shall the be the Guest of Honour.
Dr. P. Nag, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi shall deliver Keynote Address on this occasion.
Those desirous of covering the event may kindly inform at 011-26980090 or e-mail at mranjan@jmi.ac.in to enable us to provide smooth entry. Effort should be made on the part of the media persons (print/electronic/photo journalists) to reach the venue 30 minutes before the event to avoid last minute rush.
Media Coordinator
Jamia Millia Islamia