CE students attend Four Days Hands on Training program on fundamentals of GIS and Remote Sensing

A holistic and enriching experience that provide both theoretical knowledge and the application of concepts in real-world scenarios to connect theory to practical application is beneficial to students. Four students namely, Gourylakshmi K J (S7,CE Dept), Ansaf Rasheed (S7,CE Dept), Adhithya M S (S7,CE Dept) and Georgy C S (S7,CE Dept) attended four-day training program four-day training program that immersed themselves in the world of geospatial technology at the prestigious Centre For Geoinformatics in Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala, hosted by the Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC).

IRTC, an independent Research and Development organization, was founded by Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad and is a grant-in-aid institute of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Education, Government of Kerala. Established in 1987, the institution is located in Palakkad. The training program, titled “Hands-on Training Program on Fundamentals of GIS and Remote Sensing,” took place during 26 – 29 September 2023. This comprehensive residential provided all amenities, courtesy of the conducting team at IRTC.

The training commenced with an introductory session where participants had the opportunity to introduce themselves. The inaugural address set the tone for what promised to be an enlightening experience. Mr. Anand Sebastian (Head & Scientist) was intended to initiate our learning journey, but he was unfortunately absent throughout the session, as he was in Delhi for a project.

Following this, Ms Malavika A S (GIS & Environment Analyst) provided invaluable insights into the “Fundamentals of Remote Sensing.” In the subsequent days, the program seamlessly blended theory with hands-on training. Under the guidance of Mr Rajan M (Project Scientist) that delved into GIS, exploring analysis and spatial operations. The practical sessions with QGIS brought the concepts to life, providing a taste of real-world applications.

The Editorial Team of News & Events joins the entire Vidya fraternity in extending hearty congratulations to Gourylakshmi, Ansaf, Adhithya and Georgy on this immersive learning drive that leave you confident and proficient to build practical training !!!