We are running interdisciplinary Ph.D./I.Ph.D program and professional M.Sc. course in Geoinformatics since 2010. The University started teaching Remote Sensing and GIS since 2004 with the introduction of the PGD in RS/GIS. The master’s course is aimed to build the technical ingenuity of the student in the application of geospatial technologies for some of the most pressing real-world challenges in environmental, social and economic domains and also to match-up their skills to the growing demands in the industry for Geoinformatics. The Program emphasizes on theory, practical applications through hands-on exercises, case studies and an independent dissertation. The syllabus of the courses is as per the latest developments and trends in geospatial science and technology with specific geographic focus on the Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Himalayan region. A wide exposure and encouragement to the students and research scholars to be a part of rich knowledge exchange programs such as national and international seminars, workshops pertaining to the promotion of Remote Sensing, GIS, and GPS, have remained a key strength of the program over the years.

The Department has more than a dozen active research collaborations with a few reputed national and international institutes/organization and have successfully conducted more than a score of sponsored research projects during the last one decade, with the total funding of more than INR 300 million in various fields of earth and environmental science. The Department has set up state of the art laboratories and field infrastructure in the field of Geoinformatics, glaciology, hydro-meteorology and climate change including the national ice-core laboratory for studying Himalayan ice cores.