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MS in Remote Sensing & Geo-information Science

The MS program in Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Science is designed for imparting expertise in the science, methods, and applications of these exponentially growing fields. The job market is vast and varied, with the growing need for experts in these fields in both the government and commercial sector. The nature of possible careers is spread over a wide canvas: research, planning and development, advising the decision-makers, or the application and service providing sector. Some of the options include:

  • Agriculture (crop planning, crop health monitoring, yield forecasting)
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Geology (mineral exploration and mapping)
  • Water Resources: (snow melt monitoring and melt-water estimation, flood mapping, monitoring and prediction, irrigation planning and monitoring)
  • Urban Planning and Monitoring (city planning, transportation & utility network planning)
  • Revenue and Tax Collection
  • Mapping
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Environment
  • Navigation and Tracking Applications
  • Location-based Services.
  • Social Sector (healthcare, public services, criminology)
  • Real Estate
Zero Semester
Code Name/Detail Credits
608421 Introduction to Database and Programming zc
620118 Introduction to Geographical Information Science zc
623209 Introduction to Mathematics/Statistics zc
620124 Introduction to Remote Sensing & Digital Image Processing zc
620125 Remote Sensing and GIS Multidisciplinary Applications zc
First Semester
Code Name/Detail Credits
720126 Advanced Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing 2-1
720119 Advanced Geographic Information Science 2-1
- Elective 1 2-1
Second Semester
Code Name/Detail Credits
708422 Advanced Database Programming and Customizing 2-1
799909 Research Methodology 3-0
- Elective 2 2-1
Third Semester
Code Name/Detail Credits
- Elective 3 2-1
- Elective 4 2-1
Fourth Semester
Code Name/Detail Credits
- Thesis 0-6
List of Electives
Code Name/Detail Credits
700111 Space Laws 3-0
700413 Urban and Regional Planning 2-1
700414 Coastal Zone Management 2-1
700415 Hazards and Disaster Management 2-1
717301 Environmental Science 2-1
717302 Programming Languages and Environment for RS/GIS 2-1
717304 Agriculture 2-1
720120 Fundamentals of Geology 2-1
720121 Land Information System 2-1
720122 Geostatistics 2-1
720123 Web Based Geographic Information System 2-1
720127 Satellite Navigation System 2-1
720128 Hydrology and Water Resources 2-1
720129 Spatial Decision Support System 2-1
  • BS/ BE/ MSc/ equivalent (16 Years of education) with a strong background in Remote Sensing & GIS or minimum 16 years of education in the field of Engineering/ Science with minimum CGPA ≥ 2.00 out of 4.00 or ≥ 60% marks (where CGPA not available) from HEC and PEC (where applicable) recognized Institute/University or from Foreign Institute/University of good repute.
  • GAT-A or GAT-C (General) conducted by NTS in the relevant field of study with ≥ 50% marks or HAT-I or HAT-IV (General) conducted by HEC in the relevant field of study with ≥ 50% marks or GRE International (General) conducted by ETS, USA, with minimum score as Quantitative: 150, Verbal: 150, Analytical: 3.5
One Time Charges Zero Semester* Regular Semester**
Local Fee
(Pak Rs)*
Intl Fee
(US $)*
Local Fee
(Pak Rs)+
Intl Fee
(US $)+
Admission Fee 20,000/- 2,000/- 20,000/- 2,000/-
Endowment Fund 5,000/- 250/- 5,000/- 250/-
Library Development Fund 5,000/- 250/- 5,000/- 250/-
Total One Time Charges 30,000 2,500/- 30,000/- 2,500/-
Per Semester Charges (Pak Rs) (US $) (Pak Rs) (US $)
Tuition Fee 20,000/- 1,050/- 55,000/- 4,250/-
Sports Fee 250/- 15/- 500/- 50/-
Service Charges 1,000/- 15/- 2,000/- 50/-
Library Fee 250/- 15/- 500/- 50/-
Laboratory Fee 500/- 30/- 1,000/- 100/-
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges 1,000/- 35/- 2,000/- 250/-
Total Per Semester Charges 23,000/- 1,160/- 61,000/- 4,750/-
*MS Programs (Zero Semester) For RS&GIS NCRG Karachi only
**All MS & PhD Programs (Regular Semester)

Continual Enrollment Fee per semester

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course
(Rs. 9,000 + Rs. 20,550 = Rs. 29,550 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course
(US $ 370 + US $ 1,200 = US $ 1,570 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs=All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course
(Rs. 6,000 + Rs. 6,850 = Rs. 12,550 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs =All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course
(US $ 370 + US $ 400 = US $ 770 + Fee of any Registered Course)

Notes;

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
(a) Repeat/Add Course Fee will be Rs 6,850 per credit hour. Repeat/Add Course Fee @ US $ 400/- per credit hour will be charged.
(b) All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time. All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time.
(c) Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST. Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST.
(d) All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR. All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR.
(e) Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual. Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual.
(f) Student ID Card Fee is Rs. 500. Student ID Card Fee is Rs. 500/-.
(g) Application processing Fee will be Rs. 2500 Application processing Fee will be US $ 100/- through direct remittance in IST Bank Account.
(h) Freeze charges will be Rs. 5,000 per semester. Freeze charges will be US $. 500/- for each semester.
(i) Transcript Fee will be Rs. 1000 each. Transcript fee will be US $. 50/- (or equivalent to PKR) each.
(j) Degree Fee Rs. 5,000 will be charged in the last semester. Degree Fee US $. 250/- will be charged in the last semester.
(k) Duplicate Degree fee will be Rs. 10,000. Duplicate Degree fee will be US $. 500/-(or equivalent to PKR).
(l) Verification fee will be Rs. 1,000 per document. Verification fee will be US $. 50/- (or equivalent to PKR) per document.