Chandigarh University Collaborates with Punjab Remote Sensing Center for Resource Management and Disaster Mitigation

Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony

Chandigarh University, Gharuan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Punjab government’s premier enterprise, Punjab Remote Sensing Center (PRSC) Ludhiana, to enhance research and academic collaboration for the application of remote sensing and geospatial technology.

Through this tactical collaboration, the University of Chandigarh and the PRSC hope to share knowledge, faculty, and resources to advance geoinformatics and remote sensing, with a focus on advanced geospatial tools and techniques.

The MoU was signed in the presence of senior UC members and senior PRSC scientists by Prof. (Dr) Anand Agarwal, Vice Chancellor of the University of Chandigarh and Dr Brijendra Pateriya, Director of the PRSC, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Campus, Ludhiana. .

A Center of Excellence for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing has also been established at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Chandigarh, with the aim of fostering various initiatives including government missions which play a vital role in the implementation of implementation and monitoring of programs via satellite data and other uses of sensors. .

Prof. (Dr.) Anand Agarwal said that through this collaboration, the two institutions will pool their energies, expertise and resources to focus on advanced geospatial tools and techniques for utility surveys and water management. resources, among others.

In addition, quality training in the field of research and development will be provided to students through seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and research publications, among others, and development programs faculty will be organized at both institutions, he added.

Dr. Agarwal also said that PRSC and Chandigarh University will offer a joint Masters of Engineering (ME) program in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics in the near future.

“This agreement will allow researchers from both institutions to collaborate on joint research projects, exchange research materials, publish research articles in international and Indian scientific journals and assist in the publication of books.” Likewise, exchanges of professors will take place in order to improve the quality of research,” he added.

Following the signing of the MoU, the two organizations discussed the importance of developing techniques to mitigate natural disasters in the Himalayan region.

Dr. Brijendra Pateriya, Director, PRSC, Ludhiana, said on the occasion that this collaboration will enhance the best use of resources to serve society by using geospatial infrastructure primarily to help our farmers, for mitigation and management of disasters, utility surveys, water and land resources management, urban and rural development, including landslide hazard zoning (LHZ), and related aspects based on expertise and knowledge. availability of resources in the region.

First published: August 07, 2022, 11:30 a.m. IST

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