The Institution provides various opportunities facilitating add on courses to equip the students with skills and expertise in different fields along with their bachelor’s degree course. In this connection, with the advancement and growing demand of Geospatial technology in various sectors, an add on certificate course programme on “Basics of GIS & Remote Sensing and their Applications” was conducted. This certificate course was organized by Dept. of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Dept. of Geography. The duration of the course was of 30 hours with a total of 40 students’ enrollment.
The course began from 25th February, 2023 and Prof. Ashok Kumar Bora, Prof. and former head, Dept. of Geography, Gauhati University inaugurated the programme followed by a lecture on basics of GIS, Remote sensing and GPS. A total of 11 theory lectures along with 19 hands on demonstration classes were organized and the classes were taken by both outside of the institution and in house resource persons. Amongst the resource persons (outside this institution), five of them were from Geography Dept. of Gauhati University and Pragjyotish College and one from Directorate of Census Operations (Amingaon, Guwahati). The three in house resource persons belong to Geography Dept. of AV College. After completion of both theory and practical classes, an evaluation test was also conducted on 5th April, 2023 wherein all the students appeared for the examination and after necessary assessment all the students have secured more than 90% marks. Feedback information was also acquired from the enrolled students to assess the significance and extent of its utility in application of geospatial technology and also to get an insight for improvement of the course in future.The programme was concluded on 5th April, 2023 with a valedictory function wherein Prof. Bimal Kumar Kar, Prof. and Former head, Dpt. Of Geography, Gauhati University was invited as guest of honour. Dr. Pradip Kumar Bhattacharyya, Principal of Arya Vidyapeeth College (A) along with heads and faculty members of various departments were also present in the function. Certificates have been distributed among the successful candidates. The guest of the function have addressed the gathering and few of the participants have also expressed their views