ISRO Pillai's (PHCET) OutReach Network Institute

Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology (PHCET) is a Network Institute with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from 20th June 2017, under Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS). The well designed ISRO Lab is set up in PHCET with all course materials in the form of books, online notes and videos are available. This lab was inaugurated by Dr. D. R. M. Samudraiah, Deputy Director (Retired), Space Applications Centre Space Application Centre (SAC), Indian Space research Organisation ISRO on 9th January, 2018. LIVE online Lectures are conducted by elite scientists from ISRO campus through Edusat Program initiative in PHCET Campus.

Till Date PHCET has conducted 18 Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) Edusat program, 3 National Level Workshop, 1 week Short Term Training Program (STTP). A total of 3,445 students from various PHCET branches have registered in these courses and ISRO has certified these students for their knowledge by conducting ONLINE exams.

PHCET as a Network Institute in ISRO website

PHCET ISRO Lab Inauguration
Dr. D. R. M. Samudraiah, Deputy Director (Retired), Space Applications Centre Space Application Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO on 9th January, 2018.

Watch The Inauguration:

Space Science Programme at Pillai's HOCL Campus (PHCET):  Prof. Karthik Nagarajan as the IIRS ISRO Network coordinator
IIRS Outreach Programme focusses on strengthening the Academia and User Segments in Space Technology & its Applications using Online Learning Platforms. IIRS distance learning program was initiated in 2007 with the participation of twelve universities in India. Till date, IIRS has successfully conducted 22 programs through live and interactive classrooms (also known as EDUSAT programme) and also launched five online courses under e-learning programme.

Currently IIRS distance learning programme is being conducted through following modes:
  1. Live and Interactive classroom sessions (
  2. E-learning based online courses (

Online LIVE lectures from ISRO conducted at PHCET

Online Lectures are conducted by elite scientists from ISRO campus through Edusat Program in PHCET Campus

Live and Interactive Classroom
The use of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, Global Navigation Satellite System and associated geospatial technologies is increasing rapidly, creating an urgent demand for trained manpower. The live and interactive mode of distance learning is enabled through Internet and A-view software platform developed by Amrita e-learning Lab in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. The programs are available through Internet without any cost to the user. IIRS also conducts various theme oriented online courses and monthly webinars on recent topics on geospatial technologies and its applications. Users are encouraged to actively participate on these programs. For more detail please visit IIRS official website -

Target Participants

Course Study Material
Course study materials such as lecture slides, video recorded lectures, open source software, data & handouts of demonstrations, etc., will be made available through IIRS ftp link ( Video lectures will also be uploaded on YouTube Channel (

Course Fee: There is no course fee.

Course Registration
Course updates and other details will be available on URL -

Course Funding & Technical Support
The programme is sponsored by Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Space, Government of India and is conducted with due technical support from Amrita Virtual & Interactive E-learning World (A-VIEW).

Programme Reception
Programme can be received through Internet connectivity of 2Mbps or better. Following hardware and software set-up is required at user end:

Hardware Requirements

Software and Internet Requirements:

Award of Certificate
Working Professionals: Based on 70% attendance and submission of assignments.
Students: Based on 70% attendance and online examination

Feedback Mechanism
The participants and participating organizations are invited to attend annual IIRS User Interactive Meet (IUIM) at IIRS Dehradun. The participants can submit their feedback online through IIRS e-learning portal. Feedbacks are critically analyzed and implemented in next courses.

ISRO Pillai's (PHCET) OutReach Network Institute
About ISRO
Contact ISRO PHCET Network Coordinator for Course Details
Past Course conducted in Remote Sensing and GIS Courses
Future Course to be Remote Sensing and GIS


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