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Bachelor of Vocational Education (B. Voc.)



Bachelor of Vocational Education (B. Voc.) is a three-year undergraduate course aimed at providing necessary skills for a student to acquire relevant skills relating to a profession. B.Voc. as a discipline was introduced by the UGC to enable students to acquire adequate skills and knowledge in order to make them ready at each exit point of the programme. One of the major advantages of opting for B.Voc. after completing Higher Secondary level is that the course opens multiple doors not just after the completion of the programme but also during the course. The B.Voc. curriculum is mapped with the job role descriptions as per National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) which ensures that graduates have the skills that are valued at every level as per the requirements of the market. Considering these aspects, Nowgong Girls’ College has introduced B. Voc. courses in the following four disciplines:
  1. B. Voc. in Geoinformatics.
  2. B. Voc. in Computer Applications.
  3. B. Voc. in Modern Farming Technologies and Nursery Management.
  4. B. Voc. in Mass Communication and Journalism.

What is Geoinformatics?

Geoinformatics is an interdisciplinary branch of science which is basically comprised of 3S component, Remote sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS). In the present-day context, Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing are playing a crucial role in our environmental development, raw materials assessment, urbanization, study of watershed, survey and management of cultivable land, study of forestry, geological structure, disaster management and supervision, etc. In fact, GIS and RS have emerged as key instruments for retrieving data and information on the earth during the last 30 years.

It is a multidisciplinary subject that combines various aspects into one unit and makes use of technology and science to address and solve real world issues. It deals with integration of spatial and non-spatial or attribute information to provide easily interpretable solutions of real-world problems through visualization using maps and spatial analyses techniques.

The government and non-government sectors are nowadays increasingly feeling the need for trained human resource in the field of GIS & RS for policy formulation as well as implementation and monitoring of their schemes and projects. Even though GIS & RS has been incorporated into the syllabus at both graduate and post-graduate levels, such trainings tend to be more academic and research-oriented. There is a general lack of availability of option for interested students to take up skill-based courses in the field of Geoinformatics so as to enable themselves to become eligible to be employed in this field. Therefore, it becomes incumbent for educational institutions to offer skill-based courses in GIS & RS (Geoinformatics) not only to ensure employability of the youths but also to satisfy the needs and requirements of the industry at large.


Why study B. Voc in Geoinformatics?

The uses of GIS, GPS, and RS technologies, either individually or in combination, span a broad range of applications and degrees of complexity. The output as obtained from them is being wildly used in decision making task at various levels. Geoinformatics has now become an integral decision-making tool for government, quasi-government, nongovernment and private departments, organisations and institutions. This has resulted in opening up of a large employment catchment area in this fieldnotonlyinthegovernmentsector,butalsointhequasi-government,privateor non-government sectors. Trained GIS & RS human resource is sought by the government departments such as Forest &Environment, Public Works, Administrative, Home, Police, Agriculture,Water Resources, Social Welfare etc. For example, the Home (policing)department needs spatially referenced data in order to map and assesscrime hotspots and strategize policing accordingly. Traffic management,be it roadways or railways, increasingly employs live spatially enabledmonitoring of vehicles in order to avoid traffic congestions and collisions.The Forest & Environment department requires spatial data to map,understand, formulate policies and administer protected areas, humanwildlife conflicts, conduct of wildlife and habitat surveys etc. Government dealing with Water Resources and Disaster Management requirespatially referenced attribute databases in order to pre-empt and managedisasters such as floods, landslides etc. Digitization of land ownershiprecords and spatial mapping of individual land parcels has become a keyproject for Land and Revenue Departments of all states of the country. Infact, the government is nowadays increasingly using spatially enabledtechnologies to monitor the implementation of numerous infrastructural projects. Private sectors too actively seek trained human resources not only forimplementation of projects and schemes but also in terms ofimplementation of their CSR initiatives. Cab aggregators and app-basedfood delivery companies depend entirely on GIS technologies for their daily functioning. Oil and Mining exploration too requires extensiveknowledge on GIS and RS technologies. GIS & RS science has become ubiquitous in the field of education andresearch due to their interdisciplinary nature. Research institutions andnon-government organisations conducting research and projects relatedto environment, forest and wildlife conservation, livelihood and alternativelivelihood support, crime and criminology, natural resource management,environmental impact assessment, social welfare schemes, educationetc. require support of GIS and RS for effective implementation of theirfunded projects.


Scope of Employment:

Geoinformatics is an interdisciplinary subject which integrates subject components like GPS, GIS, Remote Sensing, Land Change Analysis, Climatology, Meteorology, Cartography, Aerial Photography, Hydrology, Photogrammetry, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Environment, Wildlife Management etc., to name a few. This is the very reason why this study incorporates interdisciplinary nature leading to demands of human resource trained with GIS & RS skills by various industries, departments and organisations. Some of the industries, organisations and departments which seek skilled GIS & RS personnel are as follows:

  1. Telecommunications.
  2. Crime Simulation and Criminology.
  3. Car Navigation.
  4. Online Cab Aggregators & App-Based Delivery Companies.
  5. Disaster Management.
  6. Environment, Modeling & Management.
  7. Protected Area, Forest, Wildlife & Biodiversity Conservation.
  8. Oceanography and Meteorology.
  9. Land Survey & Record Keeping.
  10. Aviation Sector and Maritime Transport.
  11. Agriculture.
  12. Education & Research.
  13. Urban & Rural Planning etc.


Duration:

Multiple-exit option, i.e. students may exit the course with certificate, diploma or advanced diploma before completion of 3 years.

  1. B. Voc. – 3 years – 6 semesters
  2. Advanced Diploma – 2 years (4 semesters)
  3. Diploma – 1 year (2 semesters)
  4. Certificate – 6 months (1 semester)


Syllabus:
Semesters Course Paper Type Credit
Semester 1 Core Course Fundamentals of Geography & Cartography Theory & Practical 4+2
Fundamentals of Computers & Programming Theory & Practical 4+2
On-Job Training Practical 6
Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course English Theory 4
Semester 2 Core Course Principles of GIS & Remote Sensing Theory & Practical 4+2
Digital Image Processing Theory & Practical 4+2
On-Job Training Practical 6
Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course Environmental Science Theory 4
Semester 3 Core Course Applications & Scope of Geoinformatics Theory & Practical 4+2
Field Surveys using Digital Survey Tools - I Theory & Practical 4+2
On-Job Training Practical 6
Skill Enhancement Course (Any One) Fundamentals of Ecology & Environment Theory 4
Fundamentals of Disaster Management
Fundamentals of Water Resource Management and Hydrology
Semester 4 Core Course Advanced GIS & Remote Sensing Techniques Theory & Practical 4+2
Field Surveys using Digital Survey Tools - II Theory & Practical 4+2
On-Job Training Practical 6
Skill Enhancement Course (Any One) Fundamentals of Land Management & Survey Techniques Theory 4
Fundamentals of Human Settlement and Urban Planning
Fundamentals of Agriculture & Plantation Science
Semester 5 Skill Enhancement Course Spoken English Skills & Writing Project Proposals Theory & Practical 4+2
Discipline Specific Course Advanced Photogrammetry Techniques Theory & Practical 4+2
Geomathematics and Geostatistics Practical 6
Application of Geoinformatics in Any One of the Subject Area:
a. Ecology & Wildlife
b. Water Resource Management & Hydrology
c. Agriculture & Plantation
Theory & Practical 4+2
Semester 6 Skill Enhancement Course Personal Grooming & Facing Interviews Theory & Practical 4+2
Discipline Specific Course Development of GIS & Remote Sensing based Mobile APP Solutions Theory & Practical 4+2
Application of Geoinformatics in Any One of the Subject Area:
a. Land Surveys
b. Disaster Management
c. Urban Planning
Practical 6
Term Paper & Dissertation on Any One of the Skill Enhancement Papers opted by the student during previous semesters Theory & Practical 4

* Application Fee: 100
* Course Fees: Rs. 2500.00/- per semester
* Contact No. 9864792679


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