About the institute

For over six decades, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra has been engaged in nurturing minds through a rich heritage of academic excellence. Essentially a hub of bustling student activities, the beautiful campus has been a second-home to thousands of students in their journey to challenge the times. This institute was established in 1955 by visionary-industrialist Mr. B.M. Birla. It is today one of the most premier engineering destinations in India. BIT Mesra had been conceived with a vision to be recognized as a world-class learning institution for engineering and technology. But it has moved beyond the fulfillment of a scholastic promise to re-defining education in the new age through creation of aptitude and comprehensive intelligence. Targets are achieved every day, only to make space for newer dreams.

Department of Remote Sensing

Department of Remote Sensing was established in 1997 with an aim to meet the increasing demand for qualified manpower in this rapidly developing field. Application of Remote Sensing / Geoinformatics techniques using tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) in various activities including resources evaluation, environmental monitoring and land use/land cover mapping etc, has grown considerably during the last few decades and RS data products are increasingly being used for plan formulation at all levels. An essential pre-requisite to partaking in these opportunities is the building of various indigenous capacities for the development and utilization of space science and technology. Department of Remote Sensing is now a FIST-DST sponsored department and is also SAP (Special Assistance Programme) supported by UGC.