Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre

Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (e-Governance), Government of Karnataka


Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre

Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (e-Governance), Government of Karnataka


M.Tech (Geo-informatics)

To mitigate the dearth of well qualified professionals to generate and manage geo spatial data base of natural resources and urban infrastructure using techniques of Geo-informatics and to meet the grossing demand for professionals with domain expertise in the field of geo-informatics, the KSRSAC has started two full time M. Tech programme in geo-informatics from 2004-05. This is in association with Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU) and Survey of India (SoI). Candidates who have passed BE degree from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks are eligible for admission. The candidates are selected on the basis of merit and ranking obtained in the post graduate entrance test conducted by VTU and through counseling.

This programme involves multi-disciplinary subjects especially related to the frontier technologies like remote sensing, GIS, GPS, photogrammetry, digital image processing, web GIS, artificial intelligence and expert system, besides a host of advanced subjects like project management, natural resources management, water resources management and disaster management designed to provide excellent theoretical knowledge to the students. Besides in house faculty, expert faculties are also drawn from the prestigious institutions like ISRO, SoI and Industry. These students are employed in MNCs, colleges and government departments.


Admission to M.Tech Geoinformatics is open to all the candidates who have passed B.E. Examination with not less than 50% of marks in aggregate of all years of degree examination (5% relaxation for SC / ST and category 1 candidates) in Civil, Computer Science, Information Science and Environmental. Candidates who are qualified in GATE examination are given preference. If sufficient GATE qualified candidates are not available, the candidates are selected based on merit and ranking obtained in the common entrance examination held by KEA and through counseling. The sponsored candidates from State or Central Government and Quasi-Government organizations are eligible and 5 seats are reserved for them subject to merit in PGCET.

Medium of instruction is English. Attendance, Evaluation system and other requirements are followed as per VTU regulations.


The tuition fee for first and second semester in first year is Rs. 60,000/- besides, e-learning, examination and other fees of around Rs. 5,000/-; and the same rate of fee holds good for third and fourth semester during the second year. The students belonging to Backward Classes and SC/ST are eligible for the fee concession and scholarship provided by the Social Welfare Department as per rules. In addition, the KSRSAC gives a scholarship of Rs. 5,000/- per month to eligible students who are not getting any financial assistance from Govt, or other sources..

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Duration and Syllabus

  • First semester is of 18 weeks duration with class work followed by five weeks- examination and vacation. The students have to study four core subjects and one elective in both first and second semesters each subject for 100 marks.
  • Second semester consists of 18 weeks duration with class work followed by three weeks of examination and vacation.
  • Third semester is of 20 weeks duration consisting of project work phase II and have to study one core subject along with two electives followed by four weeks of vacation. Fourth Semester is 20 weeks project work. In the new scheme the project work is spread over three semesters so that the student would be able to develop mastery over several aspects of project work. Dissertation and viva is of 8 weeks duration.
  • Fourth semester The fourth semester is of 20 weeks duration during which the completion of project work is done. While the first two semesters concentrate on developing the theoretical base, the 3rd semester gives practical skills in all the domains of geoinformatics, and fourth semester focus on capacity building for project work. Continuous evaluation that includes seminars, group discussions, assignments, mini projects, class tests, and end of semester examinations judiciously blended to hone up candidate's cognitive and analytical capabilities.

First Semester

  • Geospatial statistics
  • Principles of Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Data Analytics
  • Principles of Photogrammetry
  • Geospatial Database Management Systems
  • Programming Skills
  • Geoinformatics Laboratory-1
  • Research Methodology and IPR

Second Semester

  • Satellite data image Processing and Analysis
  • Geoinformatics in Natural Resource and Environmental Management
  • Cartography, Geodesy and Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
  • Professional elective I
    • Web Applications in Geoinformatics
    • Programming C and C++
    • Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques
  • Professional elective II
    • Computational Intelligence in Geoinformatics
    • Programming in .Net, JavaScript and HTML
    • Advanced Geographic Information System
  • Geoinformatics Laboratory- II
  • Technical Seminar

Third Semester

  • Geoinformatics Project Planning and Management
  • Professional elective III
    • Geoinformatics in Urban Planning and Management
    • Geoinformatics in Marine and Coastal Resources Management
    • Geoinformatics in Demography, Business, Health and Infrastructure
  • Professional elective IV
    • Geoinformatics in Disaster Management
    • Emerging Trends in Spatial Data Analytics and Location Based Intelligence
    • Geoinformatics in Water Resource Management
  • Evaluation of Project phase-1
  • Mini Project
  • Internship

Fourth Semester

  • Project work phase-2
  • Project Work Evaluation - dissertation guided by scientists with domain expertise and wide ranging rich experience, seminars and viva voce.
  • Subject seminars, assignments, mini projects, viva voce, quiz sessions, reading assignments, and research leading to article writing are part of continuous assessment for student evaluation throughout the M.Tech programme.

Syllabus of M.Tech

Exam Time Table and Results

Check Exam Time Table and Results at the VTU Portal :


Our faculty are drawn from prestigious institutions such as, ISRO, IISc, IIM and RRSSC, Bangalore, while some experts are invited from Space Application Center, Ahmedabad, National Remote Sensing Centre and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, besides Centre's scientists who have vast and rich experience of handling National and State level projects in the area of Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, GIS and GPS. About hundred project scientists with different domain expertise are available to students for interaction and consultation during their course.

List of Faculty details for M.Tech Geoinofrmatics

SL No Faculty
1 Dr D K Prabhuraj
2 Dr. P P Nageswara Rao
Faculty Member, VTU-EC,KSRSAC
(Retd.),Outstanding Scientist
Former Director, ISRO
3 Mr. Srikanth Pinnamaneni
M.Tech Co-ordinator
4 Dr. K Ashoka Reddy
Faculty Member, Retd. Scientist KSRSAC
5 Dr. P Manavalan
Visiting faculty, VTU-EC,KSRSAC
Retd. Scientist, ISRO
6 Dr. Ramesh S
Guest Faculty, VTU-EC,KSRSAC,
Professor from UAS
7 Dr. Manikiam
Guest Faculty, VTU-EC,KSRSAC
Retd. Scientist, ISRO
8 Mr. Nagoor Kani S
Faculty Member VTU-EC, KSRSAC
9 Mr. J B Pradhan
Visiting Faculty, VTU-EC,KSRSAC
(Retd.) Superintendent Surveyor,
SOI Campus, Koramangala
10 Mrs. Lekha Thomas
Visiting Faculty, VTU-EC,KSRSAC
11 Mr. Nagesh V
Visiting Faculty, VTU-EC,KSRSAC

Students Details

Sl. No. Academic Year Number of Students Enrolled Results and Employment Status
1 2004-05 8 Passed with Distinction (100%) & Employed (100%)
2 2005-06 8 Passed with Distinction (100%) & Employed (100%)
3 2006-07 10 Passed with Distinction (100%) one Gold Medal & Employed (100%)
4 2007-08 9 Passed with Distinction (100%) & Employed (100%)
5 2008-09 9 Passed with Distinction (100%) & Employed (100%)
6 2009-10 24 Passed with Distinction(100%) with Three Gold Medals
7 2010-11 9 Passed with Distinction(100%)
8 2011-12 9 Passed with Distinction(100%)
9 2012-13 10 Passed with Distinction(100%) with Three Gold Medals
10 2013-14 17 Passed with Distinction(100%) with Three Gold Medals
11 2014-15 21 Passed with Distinction (100 %) Employed (100 %)
12 2015-16 17 Passed with Distinction (100 %) Employed (100 %)
13 2016-17 17 Passed with Distinction (100 %) Employed (100 %)
14 2017-18 17 Passed with Distinction (100 %) Employed (100 %)
15 2018-19 18 Passed with Distinction (100 %) Employed (100 %)
16 2019-20 18 Passed with Distinction (100 %) Employed (100 %)

List of Students for the year 2020-2021

Sl No. Name of the students
1 Anu B S
2 Archana R
3 Arjumand Afshan
4 Asha M
5 Ashish
6 B R Charan
7 Chaithra P
8 Darshan S
9 Meghana R Shetty
10 Mohammed Aetheshamulla Khan
11 Noor Ul Huda
12 Prithvi M
13 Raghavendra Y M
14 Rajesh I V
15 Rakshitha H D
16 Shushmitha R
17 Sindhu C S
18 Syed Muttakheen
19 Umar Farook I
20 Zubair Ahmed

List of Students for the year 2021-2022

Sl No. Name of the students
1 Abhishek S
2 Anil C Jaraddi
3 Arpitha M
4 Arun Kumar K
5 Bhagyashree U K
6 Bhuvan Y
7 Indresha N
8 Kishore Kumar C M
9 M N Pruthviraj
10 Prasanna Kumar H
11 Raghavendra S P
12 Rakshith C S
13 Rakshitha M P
14 Shivakumar C
15 Spoorti Umesh Hegde
16 Sushma G
17 Vismaya B
18 Vismitha K B
19 Yashas R
20 Yogesh Karikatti