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Department of Remote Sensing was established in 1997 with an aim to meet the increasing demand for qualified manpower in this rapidly developing field. Application of Remote Sensing / Geoinformatics techniques using tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) in various activities including resources evaluation, environmental monitoring and land use/land cover mapping etc, has grown considerably during the last few decades and RS data products are  increasingly being used for plan formulation at all levels. An essential pre-requisite to partaking in these opportunities is the building of various indigenous capacities for the development and utilization of space science and technology.

Department of Remote Sensing is a FIST-DST sponsored department and SAP (Special Assistance Programme - UGC)  and TEQIP supported


The Significance of Remote Sensing

The world is being scanned constantly by highly sophisticated Earth Resources Satellites like IRS (India), LANDSAT (USA), SPOT (France), ERS (ESA), RADARSAT (Canada), IKONOS and Quickbird etc. Availability of repetitive remote sensing (RS) data in digital and pictorial forms has increased the scope of identifying, mapping, monitoring, classifying and evaluating different forms of renewable and non-renewable earth resources using multi-spectral, multi scanner and multi-temporal RS data products. The benefits of space technology, both direct and indirect, have introduced new dimensions into the study and understanding of Earth’s processes and in improving the quality of life for the people living on it.

Department Vision

Be a centre of excellence in the field of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Technology education and research to match the needs of ever increasing requirement of human resources in these fields and to cater to the larger interest of the Society and Nation.

Department Mission

  • Impart quality education and equip the students with strong foundation that could make them capable of handling challenges of the ever advancing technologies.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art in research facilities and integrity with the world's leading universities and research organisations for constant improvement in the quality of education and research.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To prepare the students in identifying, analysing and solving geospatial problems.
  • To train the students in developing practical and executable solutions to the challenges of growing field of Remote Sensing and GIS.
  • To impart the students with strong base of knowledge that makes them suitable both for industries as well as for teaching and research.
  • To inculcate the students with the sensitivity towards ethics, public policies and their responsibilities towards the Society.


Postgraduate Programmes:
Department offers a two-year Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Remote Sensing and a two-year Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) in Geoinformatics

Doctoral Programmes:
Ph.D. in all branches of Remote Sensing, GIS, Earth Sciences

Research Area

Ph. D. Entrance Exam Syllabus


 Contact :

Dr. A. P. Krishna
Professor & Head, Department of Remote Sensing
BIT Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand-835 215
Phones:+91 651 2276003 (O), +91 651 2275444(+4468)
               +91 9431100447 (M), +91 9931577628 (M)
Email: apkrishna@bitmesra.ac.in