Institute of Space Technology (IST), Karachi Campus in collaboration with SUPARCO, is organizing a five day short training course on Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS from December 10 – 14, 2012. The inaugural session was chaired by Mr. Shafiq Ahmed, Director General Space Applications and Research of SUPARCO. This course is specially designed for students who are new to this field. The objective of this course is to develop an understanding and awareness of Geospatial Techniques using State-of-the-Art GIS and RS software for beginners. This course is being conducted by Masters’ students of RS and GISc department under the supervision of qualified faculty members. The response has been overwhelming by the students from local colleges and universities and hopefully, these participants would become future students in our MS program.