GIS Educators Summit

December 12, 2017

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

GIS Educators Summit

GIS acts as a catalyst for creative thought and problem-solving skills and facilitates spatial reasoning that supports higher levels of learning among students. There has been a tremendous growth of GIS programs in the educational sector over the past 25 years. Demand by the workforce for GIS education and training and the spread of GIS as a tool across disciplines are two of the factors driving this growth.

While the rapid growth in GIS has presented educators with exciting challenges and opportunities, it has also added logistical, administrative, pedagogical, and curriculum demands, that must be considered when implementing a Geospatial education program.

Attend this session on 12 December 2017 to understand what it takes to develop and implement a successful and sustainable Geospatial program across disciplines as per the requirements by the industry.

Who Should Attend

  • Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors
  • Head of Departments
  • Professors, Faculty members

Proposed Agenda



09:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Transforming GIS Education by Rajesh C Mathur, Esri India

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Evolution of Indian Geospatial Eco-system and changing need of Geospatial Education & Research by Dr. Debapriya Dutta, Adviser/Scientist 'G', NRDMS-NSDI division, DST

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

User Presentation by Dr. Manoj K Arora, Director, Punjab Engineering College

11:15 AM– 11:45 AM


11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

User Presentation by Dr. S. K. Srivastav, Scientist/Engineer – G, Indian Institute Of Remote Sensing

12:15 PM – 01:00 PM

Transforming GIS Education – How to run successful GIS Education Programs by Kunal Dureja, Esri India

01:00 PM – 01:15 PM


01:15 PM Onwards


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Key Speakers


Rajesh C Mathur

Esri India

Dr. Debapriya Dutta

Dr. Debapriya Dutta

Adviser/Scientist 'G', NRDMS-NSDI division

Department of Science & Technology

Dr. Manoj K. Arora

Dr. Manoj K. Arora


PEC University of Technology


Dr. S. K. Srivastav

Scientist/Engineer - G

Indian Institute Of Remote Sensing

Kunal Dureja

Kunal Dureja

Industry Head - Cloud & Education

Esri India