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Admission Announcement: Master of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS

Admission Announcement: Master of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS

Access to up-to-date information is vital for decision making in sectors like environmental monitoring, development planning, disaster management, climate change etc. Satellite remote sensing has emerged as a major source of such information that is near real-time and also could be accessed from the extensive quantity of archived data. Free access of data from Landsat series, Sentinel datasets in recent times coupled with the emergence of cloud-based free data analysis and visualization platforms and potentials of combining with GIS, GPS technologies made remote sensing applications more useful, demanding and attractive. In these contexts, Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS (IRS) of Jahangirnagar University has started working as the first postgraduate level institute of this kind in Bangladesh aiming to science-policy integration towards sustainability
and resilience through technical partnerships with national and international agencies. After receiving all necessary approvals, IRS is pleased to announce admission of the first batch of students for the Master of Science (MSc) degree (44 credit hours) in the 2019-20 academic session.

Date to Remember
Application Open: 31 October 2019
Application Deadline 25 November 2019
Admission Test : 29 November, 2019, 11:00 AM
Result of Written Test : 3 December 2019 Tuesday
Viva Voce: 8, 10 December 2019
Publication of Final Result: 11 December 2019
Admission: 12 – 20 December 2019
Beginning of the Program: 1st January 2020 Wednesday

Key Features of the Program
Degree Awarded: MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS
Course Duration: One and half years (Trimesters- Six Month duration semester)
Total Credit: 44
Class Time: Regular (Sunday-Thursday)
Faculty Members: Highly qualified faculty members with strong teaching and research background.
Environment: Fully furnished classrooms equipped with multimedia & WiFi

Admission Requirements
• Candidates seeking admission to Master degree program must possess Bachelor’s Degree from Jahangirnagar University or equivalent degree from other universities or institutions from Bangladesh and abroad.
• An in-service candidate, if selected for admission, as a full-time student must obtain necessary clearance from his/her employer.
• A candidate must possess at least a CGPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4 or 55% marks in division system.
• 4-Year Bachelor’s degree in Agri. Engineering, Agroforestry & Environment, Agronomy, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Disaster Management, Ecology, Soil Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Geography, Geo-informatics, Geology, Geomatics, Information Technology, Land Management and Administration, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, Statistics, Urban and Regional Planning, Archaeology, Botany, Zoology, Public Health and Informatics, Anthropology, Government and Politics, Economics, BBA etc.
• The candidates for admission will be selected based on a competitive admission test. The rules for administering the admission test will be determined by the admission committee.

The Program
The Master Degree program will be extended over a period of one and half years. The first semester courses will be compulsory for all the students. In the second semester, students will select courses from the list of courses offered. In the third semester, the students have to perform a research thesis. The students this semester may visit partner national and international institutions in reference to his work for limited durations and the terms and conditions in this regard will be determined by the academic supervisor/supervisors and the partnership agreements signed between the institutions. However, the title of the degrees to be conferred will be as follows.
• After completion of a particular semester, there will be a minimum of 4 weeks of transition time to start the next semester. All the pertinent preparation to start a new semester should be finished during this transition time.
• Each semester will be of duration a minimum of 20 weeks.
• A semester will be segmented into Class-weeks, Preparatory leave, and Semester-end examination.
• For the 3 credit course, 3 lectures have to be given in a week with a total of 36 lectures.

For details visit the program website.

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