5-Day Course on Geospatial Techniques for BBMB Officers

In recent years, PEC has taken various initiatives in the field of Geospatial Techniques and awarded Kalpana Chawla Chair in Geospatial Technology, Smart City Incubation Centre and Digital Land Record Modernization Programmes by various government authorities. Now, PEC is concentrating on  capacity building in the same field at different levels. To further this mandate, PEC organized a 5 day short term course extending from 8th to 12th January, 2018 for the officers of The Bhakra Beas Management Board on Modern Surveying and Geospatial Techniques.

The inauguration session was held on 8th January, 2018 at PEC in the presence of Dr Manoj K Arora, Director-PEC, Dr Vinay Jain, CEO- PEC CCE and senior officers of BBMB. During this course, extensive training was provided on Digital Mapping, GPS and GPR, Drone etc. to BBMB officers by experienced faculty members including Dr P. Venkatachalam (IIT Bombay), Dr Mahesh Pal (NIT KKR), Dr Sanjay Jain (NIH Roorkee) as well as experts from ESRI, Intergraph and Aimil.

The panel discussion session was attended by Er D.K. Sharma, Chairman-BBMB, Sh A. Ganju, Director-SASE, Dr Manoj K Arora, Director-PEC, Sh Vinay Jain, CEO-PEC CCE, Dr Assem Sharma, Ex IFS and Dr Reet Kamal, Visiting Faculty-IIT Ropar. The panelists and participants appreciated the applications of Geospatial Techniques. Er D.K. Sharma discussed various modalities of using latest techniques and the importance of these capacity building programs. Dr Arora discussed various issues and talked about how digital mapping can increase the efficiency in various works under BBMB.  Dr Ganju shared that Geospatial techniques can be useful in Dam Stability and Dam Management. Further, Dr Aseem Sharma & Dr Reet Kamal shared the applications of Geospatial Techniques in Asset Mapping. Sh Vinay Jain suggested the participants to get involved in  discussions pertaining to such technology, which will help BBMB. In the end, BBMB officers lauded Dr Arora and his team for the extensive course content, lectures and support.

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