Remote Sensing and GIS

By Prof. Rishikesh Bharti   |   IIT Guwahati
This course will introduce the students to the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of remote sensing and GIS. It starts with the fundamentals of remote sensing and GIS and subsequently advanced methods will be covered. This course is designed to give comprehensive understanding on the application of remote sensing and GIS in solving the research problems. Upon completion, the participants should be able to use remote sensing (Satellite images and Field data) and GIS in their future research work.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT :  Esri, Rolta India, RMSI Private Limited, ArcGeosystems

Learners enrolled: 6932


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 06 Nov 2020
Exam Date : 18 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

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    Week 1 : Remote Sensing Data and Corrections        
    Week 2 : Satellite Image Corrections        
    Week 3 : Digital Image Processing-I        
    Week 4 : Digital Image Processing-II        
    Week 5 : Thermal and Microwave        
    Week 6 : Imaging Spectroscopy-I        
    Week 7 : Imaging Spectroscopy-II & GIS-I        
    Week 8 : GIS-II and Application

    Thanks to the support from MathWorks, enrolled students have access to MATLAB for the duration of the course.


    1. Lillesand, T.M. and Kiefer, R.W., 1987. Remote sensing and Image Interpretation, John Wiley. 
    2. Jensen, J. R. Introductory digital image processing a remote sensing perspective, Prentice Hall series in geographic information science. 
    3. Schowengerdt, R. A., 2007. Remote Sensing: Models and Methods for Image Processing, Academic Press. 
    4. Campbell, J.B., 1996. Introduction to Remote Sensing, Taylor & Francis, London. 
    5. Cracknell, P. and Hayes, L. Introduction to remote sensing, 
    6. Jensen, J.R., 2003. Remote Sensing of the Environment an Earth Resource Perspective, Pearson Education, Delhi. 
    7. Joseph, G., 2003. Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, University press. 
    8. Gupta, R. P., 2005. Remote Sensing Geology, Springer. 
    9. Van-dr-Meer, F., De Jong, S., 2006. Imaging spectrometry: Basic principles and prospective applications (The Netherlands: Springer Publishers), 451p. 
    11. Rencz, A.N., 2008. Remote Sensing for the Earth Sciences, Manual of Remote Sensing, 3, ASPRS, 703p. 
    12. De-Jong, Steven, M., Van der Meer, F.D., 2004. Remote Sensing Image Analysis: Including the Spatial Domain: Including the Spatial Domain, 5, Springer, 359p. 
    13. Claudia, K., Stefan, D., 2014. Quantitative Remote Sensing in Thermal Infrared, 11, Springer, 281p.


    Prof. Rishikesh Bharti

    IIT Guwahati
    Prof. Rishikesh Bharti is a faculty member at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He has been teaching Advanced Remote Sensing, Geohazard Science and Engineering, Advanced Techniques in Geoscience, Engineering Geology to the B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD students at IIT Guwahati. Hydrogeomorphology, Geospatial modelling, Snow and Glacier Studies, Spectroscopy of natural & manmade materials and Advance remote sensing (Hyperspectral and thermal) for the earth and planetary exploration are his major research interests. He hope participants will enjoy and learn the proposed course. The details of his research can be found at Website: http://www.iitg.ac.in/rbharti/


    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 18 December,2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team