Application for admission to M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (Private Study) programme

Application for admission to M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (Private Study) programme

University of Madras, Chennai, invites application for admission to M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (Private Study) programme for 2016 session.

Course Details:

An intensive two years M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (private study) is two years course and at the Dept. of Geography, University of Madras is designed explore knowledge in the field of Geospatial technology for effective use of Geoinformatics in sustainable resource development planning.

This course is of management level training and duration of the course is of two years. After completion of the course, candidate should be able to contribute to the design, implementation and management of geoinformation production systems and quality control systems.

After the completion of the Degree, the graduate should be capable of performing competently the routine tasks in the field of Geoinformatics and capacity to supervise technicians in the routine tasks and relate to professionals in the planning and execution of Geoinformatics projects

Objectives of the programme: The main objective is to provide a comprehensive training in theory and practice in the field of Geoinformatics at the level of supervisors

Duration: The duration of the course is for two academic years consisting of four semesters

Medium of the course: English

Selection Process:

Candidate will be selected on the basis of Academic merit.

Education Qualification:

Candidates must have B.A. /B.Sc. degree with Geography/ Geology/ Physics/ Environmental Sciences/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications /Information Technology/ Agriculture/Remote Sensing as the compulsory subject or Geography as one of the subjects in graduation and with Mathematics /Statistics at the 10+2 level


Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering or Information Technology related fields or an examination of any other university accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto

Note: Candidates with degrees in other subject areas can also apply if they have interest, aptitude and experience in a field relevant to the application of geospatial technology.

Fee Details:

Application fees: Rs. 300/-

Course fee is Rs 50,000/- (Rs fifty thousand only) for two years

(Course Fees should be paid at the time of admission)

Course fees for Foreign Students / NRI: US $ 2,000 (Two Thousand only)

Payment shall be made in two instalments (First year: 50%, Second year: 50%)

How to apply:

1st step: Candidate can download the application form from the website:

2nd step: Pay the application fees of Rs.300/- through Demand Draft favour of "The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai”

3rd step: Send the fill in application Form along with the demand draft of Rs.300/- to The Professor and Head, Department of Geography, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai-600005, on or before 31st July 2016 and attach a self-addressed  envelope of 24 x 12 cm size with stamped  of Rs. 20/-

Note: Application form found without Demand Draft of Rs. 300/- and Rs 20 stamped envelope will be rejected without informing candidate.

Payment of Course fees:

Candidate can pay their course fees through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of "The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai”

Important Dates:

Last date for issue/submission of filled in application form: 31st July 2016

Contact Details:

Address: University of Madras, Chennai

Department of Geography, University of Madras,


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