A well equipped Department of (RS&GISc) has been established at Karachi to serve as a Centre of Excellence in Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics Sciences (RS&GISc). The Department runs under the Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad as one of its constituent college. It has a mandate to offer a wide range of educational program such as short training courses, Certificate, PGD, Masters and PhD programmes as well as research in varied disciplines of RS and GIS.
While it has already initiated some of the envisage academic activities through short training on different themes of Remote Sensing and GIS and Master degree in RS/GISc in Fall 2009.
The Masters degree in RS&GISc is an intensive program for students who are interested in exploring the emerging space technologies and its applications in different disciplines. Realizing the fact that many of the developed countries are already drawing tangible benefits of these technologies in a variety of discipline areas, while the developing countries like Pakistan are merely a user of these technologies and its applications, the Centre of excellence in RS and GIS is mandated to fill in this technological awareness and skill development gap and to draw optimum benefits through these technologies in various national programmes. Department of (RS&GISc) provides a powerful platform for scholars, professionals, students, public and private sector organizations to broaden their vision in space-related technologies and applications.