Career Opportunities in Geoinformatics in India

Nowadays Government wants to make cities smart in the path of Modi. But do you know how much Geo-spatial technology will contribute to making your smart city? Every area ranging from urban administration and unmanned aerial vehicle technology to missile, e-governance and even advertising and marketing today depend on Geo-spatial data. Most of the countries in the world have started specializing in Geographical Information System (GIS) after understanding its future impact. It is a key emerging and evolving industry in the 21st century that offers an excellent career avenue with immense potential and many as-yet undiscovered opportunities like in spatial data visualization, spatial Intelligence, augmented reality in Geo-space and conservation of the earth data.

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Accelerated growth and development prospects in India encouraged several industries and businesses to use Geo knowledge in India in the form of location data, GIS, remote sensing or GPS in different sectors like crime mapping, agriculture, irrigation, forestry, transportation, infrastructure, tourist industry, market analysis, real estate and e-commerce and so on.

The increased use of this technology in different industries has improved the scope of job opportunities in this sector, but most companies only concentrate on GIS part and leaving other core knowledge of Geo-spatial which can also be used. On the personal note as I want to explore different branches of this so want to choose my career with the company which explore many of them.

Different government organization which gives work in this sector in India are

  1. Indian Space Research Organization
  2. Survey of India
  3. Ministry of Defense
  4. Ministry of Environment
  5. National Informatics Centre
  6. Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  7. Meteorological Department
  8. Natural Resource Management
  9. Space Application Centers and Aviation
  10. Urban Development Authorities and Municipalities

Different Private companies which give work in it are –

Big giants

  1. Google Map
  2. Here
  3. TomTom

Indian Private companies –

  1. Mapmyindia [Associated with them]
  2. Transerve Technologies [Associated with them]
  3. Others here –Β http://www.gisinindia.com/home

With the advent of new and advanced technology, the importance of Geo-spatial science is going to amplify with requirement of specialization in it specially in India.

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59 thoughts on “Career Opportunities in Geoinformatics in India

  1. Hello, I am B.E (computer) and working as a software engineer from last 3 yrs. I am thinking of doing masters in Geoinformatics. What are the institutes providing Pg courses.?

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    • In India, you can do GIS pg courses from –

      1) Top IIT which gives good GIS background

      2) Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

      3) BITS Pilani

      4) Institute of Photogrammetry and Geo Informatics (IPGI)

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  2. Hi Ayush. I have completed M.Tech. (Electronics and Communication). My research area dealt with handling SAR images. From there I got to know about the GIS domain. I am keen to make a career in GIS. Should I go for a short term certificate course in GIS? Am I eligible for GIS jobs if I earn a certificate?

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  3. Hi there i recently completed my Bsc course in geology and further im applying for Msc in Geoinformatics.. i needed to know thay after doing this course..what all scope and opportunities il b able to get my hands on ?

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    • if you choose GIS which is mostly computer based you can go for any private company whose work depends on Map. Secondly, if you chose GPS then you can go for public government jobs in ISRO etc. Lastly, you have the Ph.D. option also which is the great part as Geoinformatics is in research phase.

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  4. hello. my son got addmission in upes dehradoon in btech program of geo informatics 2016-2020. he is also got admission in cse in kiit bhubneshwar. what course will he continue? plz suggest me. what is job opportunities after btech in geo informatics

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    • In my view he should go for UPES, as they have a decent geoinformatics course. You can see more about the course here http://www.upes.ac.in/btech-geo-informatics-engineering.

      Various jobs which he can get are –
      1) GIS Engineer
      2) Geographic Information System Specialist
      3) GPS & GIS Software Developer
      4) Remote Sensing & Photogrammetric Expert
      5) Maintenance Engineer at Automobile Dealerships
      6) City & Regional Planner
      7) Land Surveyor

      But Kiit is also good and you are getting CS there.

      So at last if your son has interest in geoinformatics then he can go but if he want confirm good salary after 4 year then CS will be good.

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  5. hello, i am currently pursuing a BE computer science engg. in a government institution and plan to prepare for gate. Can You give me an idea about the approximate gate score required for mtech degree in geoinformatics at IIT,IIRS or IIST.Thanks in advance

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    • Gate score depends on the ease of paper thus we should go with rank. For IIT rank must be around 600-650 and for IIRS and IIST requirement is large so may be around 1500-2000. But it changes year to year.

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  6. Hi.my bro has a chance to get into Btech geoinformatics in Anna University Chennai and also BE CS/ Btech IT in other colleges which is also a very good college.wat to choose now?we r in a big confusion.

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  7. Hello sir,
    I have completed my 12th in science stream and now I’m going to take admission in 5 years integrated m-tech course in geoinformatics in central university of jharkhand. Also, I’m interested on it but is it good for me in career opportunities and getting good salary from this university.
    Please sir guide me.

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    • Geoinformatics is a good career option. But as it is in early stage so salary will be not good. It will be near about 4 lakh. If you work hard and learn programming then you can have a good salary as programming relate a lot to it.
      But as it is expanding so there will be good number of job opportunities in future.

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    • If you done computer science in B.S.C. then you can go for it. It will be easy for you then. What are you planning to do after M.S.C? And what other choices you have?

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  8. Hello sir,
    I’m continuing my M.sc in Remote Sensing & GIS after doing B.A in Geography…..After M.sc what is better to do job or Phd ???And to get job is it important to know programming ?

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    • Hi, if you want to explore new field in geoinformatic then PhD is best. If you want to work in Gis then little bit programming is must. And salary will depend on how much strong is your programming and Gis concepts knowledge. if you want to stay in India then job is better and if you want to do PhD then in my view try university outside India .

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  9. Hi sir I am doing BA honours in geography and I want to pursue my career in this field ,can u tell me what will I do after my graduation so that I get quickly job in this field

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    • Try to learn programming if you can otherwise you can try in PSU or government sector for job related to geography. You can also try to do master in it to get more knowledge for the job

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  10. Sir, tiz Akhil from telangana I have completed my be in mining engineering & diploma in mining eng I’m interested in Mtech in geoinformatics & I secured a seat init.what’s ur suggestion to go in mining field or gis field plz suggest me overall growth prospects

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  11. hi Sir,
    This is nikhil
    I am in my final year be pursuing computerscience engineering. I am planning to work for 2 years and have an aspiration to study geoinformatics in germany. How sensible is my decision? Is there a way that can help be to prepare for course well in advance?
    Thank you

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    • Hi Nikhil, in my view your decision is right. If your computer skills is good then learning about geoinformatics principles will be good ( Use online courses). Moreover improve your python skills in this time.

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  12. Hello Sir myself Aditya from Gujarat,India recently pursuing BE in Environmental Science and Engineering(last year) and willing to do master program in Geoinformatics so what preferable position for an Environmental Engineer in Geoinformatics (Knowledge about Coding right now is nil) willing to do master in Germany and if you suggest I’m ready to learn coding and up to what level should I learn? Thank You

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    • you can do various type of research in remote sensing and GPS which see effect on the environment in various factor. You can do image processing on data which required coding to a certain extent.For coding you can learn matlab or python which are widely used for that task.

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  13. Hello, thankyou for this article, m currently pursuing Mtech in Geoinformatics at Karnataka state remote sensing application centre, as u mentioned about its scope in various wellknown GOI domains, it would be very helpfull to know what are the modes by which we can get into those.
    And what skillset does a GIS company recruiter look for?

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  14. Hi , I am pursuing in petroleum engineering. I am studying geology subject in this and willing to do master program in geoinfometics. I want information about it & want to know about I am eligible or not?

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    • It depends on the institute in which you want to do. For IIT you have to do gate paper. For others you can apply on the respective college site. What more you want to know?

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  15. Hi, I am BSc in geology and I am planning to go for a six months diploma course in geoinformatics at khagolam institute of geoinformatics in kalyan Mumbai. Is it a good option? Is that institute good?
    Will I get job after this course?

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      • Other option is to go for msc in geoinformatics at pune university. For that I’ll have to wait for another six months to get admission, so I thought in mean time I can go for this diploma course and if I get a job I can work and study simultaneously.
        And I have very basic knowledge of programming as I had computer science in twelfth standard. If it is necessary to learn programming for gis job I will learn it.

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  16. Hi sir
    Currently I persuing b. Tech civil 3rd Year I just wanted to know that what is scope in GIS and what is the payscale in india as well foreign.
    One thing more can I join after doing GIS in NASA or Isro

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    • Right now scope of GIS and payscale is good outside India then in India as outside India more work is done in data understanding through programming rather than data collection . But it will increase in India with time. You have to give data scientist paper for Isro and for Nasa it is hard as they prefer US people

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  17. Hello sir… I am pursuing MSc geoinformatics at osmania university. I am a little poor in programming. Ready to learn now. So, can u plz suggest me the programming language and software suitable for gis field so that I can put my heart and soul in to it. Thank u

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  18. hi ayush!!! I m currently in tybscit n I want to make my career in geoinformatics n remote sensing.but since I m not eligible for gate I have to go for msc in geoinformatics first.n then I can give gate in my second year of msc.so I want to ask you that which stream exam in gate I have to give to go for mtech in geoinformatics.I have seen there are many exams in gate.one of which I think is geology and geophysics .I m not sure abt it.will u plz tell me which exam to give.

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      • what is ur opinion about doing mtech in geoinformatics from symboisis university in pune …
        Which companies visit symboisis….
        Are 10th & 12th marks more preferred than gate….
        Will I find any difficulty due to my less marks in 12th…. I have scored 59% in 12th….

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      • which one would be better….rather best fit ….civil or cs/it…..I saw the syllabus of both….I feel that…..civil would be a good fit….what’s ur opinion….plz….tell me…

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      • It depends..In civil you have to learn things related to civil like soil water etc they are easy to grasp if understand properly. But in my view give from cs as it will help you in the geoinformatics course after

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  19. Hello sir I am bsc graduate in geology..and I am selected for msc geoinformatics at SIG,Pune…is this good for career??what is good option Msc geology or Msc geoinformatics??what wiil I get sallary after completion of msc geoinformatics course??

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    • Hi suditpa it is good for career but GeoInformatics is much different then geology. You have to learn some coading. In slary wise GeoInformatics is much better it will be around 4 lakh per annum initially

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  20. Hi,as I am inclined towards government sector, I wanted to know the chances of getting into ISRO after MTECH in Geomatics from IIT Roorkee.

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