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  • Welcome to iGET – India Geospatial Education and Training


    This portal an initiative of the Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under its capacity building initiative to develop capacity and enhance training in geospatial technologies in India.
    The report of the Task Force of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (2010) on geospatial education in the country has recommended that the nation must enable itself in this technology area and create a knowledge base that will give it an edge in the international arena but also bring benefits to its own national development efforts


    The objective of this portal is to serve as a a national online clearinghouse for geospatial education and training (GET) that optimizes downloading, submission, review, and search of geospatial curriculum materials including open source software with operational manuals, training material in the form of books/ practical exercises, sample data including the links for data resources such as India Geoportal Bhuvan, case studies, test beds, applications specific to Indian context. It also envisions networking geospatial educators across the country and involving them in creating teaching-learning units using Indian examples and related to geospatial technologies which further builds the database as well as providing a discussion forum to exchange views and also seek solutions for issues.
    We welcome your suggestions in developing this venture further!
    Welcome to IGET!

    IGET Team

  • Welcome to iGET 


    Natural Resource Data Management System (NRDMS) programme under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) has undergone upscaling in its capability for addressing area specific problems with the use of Geospatial Technologies. Thus, it is felt essential to promote the Geospatial Technologies and its applications in addressing the information based requirements for implementation of the developmental schemes of Government at various levels i.e. district and sub-district. To address this concept, capacity building and training on Geospatial Technologies has been identified as one of the themes under NRDMS programme. To promote this concept, NRDMS division of DST is making concerted efforts over the last 3-4 years to provide support for conducting training programmes to academic institutions and national laboratories. So far, about 700 faculty members and students in these institutions have been trained on the applications of Geospatial Technologies.

    In order to develop the course /training module on capacity building in Geospatial Technologies, DST has supported an R&D project to Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. In this regard, a national portal on Geospatial Technology was also developed by them. A large bank of tutorials based on GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis WebGIS sectors have been uploaded to the portal. It consists of data base of resource persons as well as the outline of three week training programme. The portal is being used regularly and accessed by almost 8000 people per month. This may be viewed through the website : www.dst-iget.in. I hope the efforts made by this group would be of immense help to the new trainees for upscaling their knowledge in Geospatial Technologies.

    Dr. Bhoop Singh


    Welcome to iGET 


    Department of Science & Technology has taken many initiatives in capacity building in the field of Geospatial Technologies. As a part of these initiatives in summer/winter schools are organized across the country in about 25 institutions. This programme is of 21 days duration and enables target participants, schools/college teachers, to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for geospatial education. The Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune has taken up the responsibility to create Geospatial Education Resource Portal. This portal has come up very well and contains data, training modules, learner exercises, resources personnel inventory, interactive lessons and customized open source tools and software. In my opinion this is a unique portal in our country.

    This portal can be enriched by participants from all education institutions at various levels and could become discussion forum for learners and teachers.


    Dr. R. Siva Kumar
    Former Head NRDMS, DST, Government of India
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One of our aims is to network geospatial educators across the country who can be called on by educational institutions to enrich their teaching program. If you would like to contribute your expertise to building geospatial capacity in the younger generation or provide technical support, fill in the form and email to us at with your detailed CV.

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