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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Definition of GIS?

A geographic information system is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data. The acronym GIS is used for Geographical Information Science.

Q. Definition of RS?

Remote Sensing (RS) is the science and art of obtaining information about an object, area, or phenomenon through the analysis of data acquired by a device (ground based/aircraft/satellite) that is not in contact with the object, area, or phenomenon under investigation

Q. Am I eligible to take admission in MS/PhD Program?

Q. What are the requirements for “Short Course in GIS and RS”?

Any graduate interested to learn and gain comprehensive knowledge about GIS and RS can get enrolled in “Short Course in GIS and RS” when offered by IGIS.

Q. Are there any forthcoming seminars/conference/workshop/customized course offered by IGIS?

Please see news & events on the homepage.

Q. What kind of services are provided by IGIS?

IGIS offers (1) Non-degree Training courses (2) Regular degree Programs (BE Geoinformatics& MS in  RS and GIS), plans to offer Phd in Geospatial Science from Fall 2012  and (3) Consultancy services in diversified GIS and RS application areas.

Q. What is the tuition and other fee for the BE and MS Programs?

For Undergraudate please visit

For Postgraudate please visit

Q. What are the timings for BE, MS and PhD Program?

BE Classes –from 9:00am -- 5:00pm (Mon – Fri).

MS Classes – from 5:00pm -- 9:00pm (Mon – Fri).

PhD Classes from 5:00pm  9: 00pm (MonFri)

Q. What is the fee for a short course in GIS and RS?


Q. What are the research facilities available at IGIS?

Faculty and the students have access to state of the art laboratories equipped with the latest Intel Pentium 4 computers; HP LaserJet printers; HP plotters to meet large scale printing requirements; Contex Wide format scanners, with a capacity to scan a 42 inch wide maps, aerial photographs etc; GPS for field data collection etc. In addition, ArcGIS10 and ERDAS Imagine 2011softwares (ESRI & Leica Geosystems products respectively) are available for analysis and image processing. IGIS holds about 1,000 books, articles, and related published material for the students.

Q. Where is IGIS located?

IGIS is located at: IGIS Building, NUST Sector H-12, Islamabad Pakistan.

Q. What are the prospects of employment for graduates?

With increasing awareness and utilization of GIS and RS technologies in research, planning and decision-making process in public and private sector organizations; academic institutions, the employment prospects for graduates are high.  

Q. Where can I get the admission forms?
For PG Admission details fallow the link.