Undergraduate Admissions

B.Tech. (Hons.) in Computer Science and M.S. in Geospatial Technology by Research (CGD) (5 Years Program)


About the Programme: Spatial Informatics or Geospatial Technology is an emerging discipline that integrates the strengths and progress in the IT fields related to the spatio-temporal domains and builds domain expertise and applications in the various disciplines, ranging from the Natural and Climatic to Social Sciences. Its broad scope covers the areas of GI Science, Systems and Services. This field of study is enriched by learning and research in both Application domains ranging from geography to location-based services, agricultural sciences to climate-environmental sciences, and the advances in Computer Sciences leading to emerging areas of advanced Satellite data processing, GeoAI, Spatial Data Science, Geovisualization, GeoBI, Digital twins, and improved navigational systems. This Dual degree aims at developing competent and creative professionals to address the technological developments of Geospatial science and technology and invites those interested in such multi-disciplinary studies and research.

Objectives of the Programme: The Dual-degree program aims to prepare students:

  • for becoming experts and professionals who would be equipped with the knowledge to steer the Geospatial industry.
  • who can inculcate spatial thinking and spatial-temporal analysis to address complex problems across multiple disciplines using the right set of computing and geospatial knowledge.
  • who will be instrumental in developing cutting-edge technologies in these areas of disciplinary overlap and intersection.

Details of the Programme: Approximate Credit distribution for the Dual Degree program is given below.

Approximate Course requirements

Subject No. of Courses
Computer Science 15
Geospatial 12
Maths 4
Science 4
Humanities 4
Other 6
Thesis 6
Total 51


The curriculum is designed to offer a balanced and comprehensive education in Geospatial Technology and Computer Sciences. With a strategic distribution of credits across core courses, electives, and multidisciplinary subjects, students are well-prepared to tackle challenges at the forefront of technology and innovation. The curriculum emphasizes technical proficiency, encourages exploration and research, and the development of a broad skill set, aligning with the dynamic needs of industry and academia.

The curriculum provides:

  1. Comprehensive Foundation:
    The curriculum starts with a strong foundation in both Geospatial Technology and Computing, ensuring that students acquire essential skills and knowledge early on.
  2. Multidisciplinary Approach:
    A significant emphasis is placed on integrating Geospatial Technology and other related disciplines, thus preparing students for innovative applications and research in these intersecting fields.
  3. Flexibility and Specialization:
    Students have the opportunity to tailor their education through a wide selection of program electives, CS electives, and open electives, facilitating specialization in areas of interest.
  4. Balanced Curriculum:
    The inclusion of mathematics, science, and humanities courses ensures a well-rounded education, fostering a broad set of skills and perspectives.

Links to research pages for Lab for Spatial Informatics: https://lsi.iiit.ac.in/

Future Prospects: Students have a myriad of promising career prospects across academia, research, and industry. Graduates can anticipate opportunities in diverse sectors such as urban planning, environmental management, agriculture, and disaster management, reflecting the growing industry demand for their expertise. Moreover, with increasing investments in geospatial technology initiatives by the Indian government as part of its National Geospatial Policy 2022, avenues across various sectors and enterprises are going to increase.

Updated in April 2024