Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics [SIG]
Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics(SIG) Geoinformatics is a newly emerging field with wide ranging application in almost all walks of life. Personalities from academia, such as Dr P.S. Roy, Dean of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun and industry representatives, such as , Shri A. Ramnathan of Reliance Industries and Shri Rajesh Mathur of ESRI India, and Dr Satish Thigale of University of Pune assisted with a vision to formulate the program. SIG provides a two years Post-graduate M.Sc. degree programme to open up a variety of opportunities to graduate students who aspire to build their career in the exciting field of science and technology.
Response of GIS Industry to course curriculum of SIG continues to be encouraging. As in the case of the first seven batches, all eligible students received worthy response to their requests for allotment of projects cum placement.
It is noteworthy that Dr S.B. Mujumdar launched an institute in this niche' field in 2004 with a futuristic vision, while the Planning Commission of India launched the Indian National GIS Organization (INGO ) in 2009, to explore full potential of this new technological tool. This indicates a long term vision of the Founder Director and President of Symbiosis to explore future technology in the interest of society.
We continue to remain committed to our motto of 'Pursuance of Excellence in the field of Geoinformatics', and would strive to realize the mission of Symbiosis to create a potential reserve of trained human resource in Geoinformatics for the benefit of the GIS Industry and Society at large.
To create a professional human resource in the field of Geo-spatial Technology; equipped with IT and Information Management skills; to cater to the global Geoinformatics industry requirements.
SIG has infrastructure ideally suited to conduct training, which exposes students to recent developments taking place in the corporate world of Geoinformatics.
is equipped with state-of-the-art computing facilities; with latest GIS and Image Processing software and matching random facilities with leased line internet facility.
SIG has an excellent collection of relevant books and journals in its reference library.
The campus has an all day canteen with mess facility.
Health, Medical care and Gym Facility:
The Symbiosis Center of Health Care (SCHC) provides an in house, modern, state-of-the-art health club and fitness centre with a view to facilitate a holistic development of mind and body for an all round development of our students. Each student is insured under the Mediclaim and Road Traffic Accident Policy.
SIG has had an excellent track record of projects – cum-placements. SIG offers placement support facility to those students, who secure minimum acceptable grade ('C+' grade), in every subject of the first year that is, first two semesters end examinations and two months project.
Method of Instruction
This includes classroom teaching, guest lectures, workshops, industrial visits, seminars, research projects and summer projects. The medium of instruction is English.
Limited numbers of seats are available on first cum first served basis and are allotted on confirmation of provisional admission.
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2 years full time M.Sc. (Geoinformatics)
SIG has designed the course based on in-depth discussions with industries and academicians. There are giant corporate houses that have further enhanced applications of Geoinformatics to cater to the requirements of government and public sectors. Few prominent names in GIS industries functioning in India are CyberTech Systems and Software Ltd., ESRI (NIIT – GIS) India, Erdas India., Lavasa Corporation Limited, Leica Geo Systems, Reliance Energy, Ltd., Reliance Communcations Ltd., Magnasoft consultancy services, Reliance Industries Ltd., RMSI Ltd Rolta India Ltd., Speck SpatialTech Ltd., Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Patni Computer Systems Ltd., Tele Atlas Kalyani India Ltd., CHF International, Janaghraha, CEE and so on.
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Graduates or Post graduates in Engineering, IT, Computer Science, Science, Agriculture, Management, Geography and Commerce with minimum 50% marks(45% marks for SC/ST candidates). Final year students awaiting results may also apply. Candidates pursuing degree examination by part time / correspondence course, or in one sitting are not eligible.
Reservation of Seats
As per the norms of the University
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Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics
5th Floor, Atur Center
Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony
Pune – 411 016.
Telephone No. 020 – 25672841 / 43
Fax: 020 – 25672842