The use of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, Global Navigation Satellite System and associated geospatial technologies is increasing rapidly, creating an urgent demand for trained manpower. The live and interactive mode of distance learning is enabled through Internet and A-view software platform developed by Amrita e-learning Lab in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. The programs are available through Internet without any cost to the user. The live and interactive sessions will be conducted by experts from IISR-ISRO and other knowledge Institutions. IIRS has successfully conducted 22 such courses so far with participation of over 120258+ participants from 1048+ academic institutions, government departments and industry. IIRS also conducts various theme oriented online courses and monthly webinars on recent topics on geospatial technologies and its applications. Users are encouraged to actively participate on these programs.

Target participants:

  • Student of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses (any year);
  • Technical/ Scientific Staff of Central/ State Government Ministries/ Departments;
  • Faculty / Researchers at university / Institutions.

Saint Claret College, Ziro is anodal center for conducting Outreach programs and online certificate courses in collaboration with IIRS (Indian Institute of Remote Sensing), Dehradun under its Distance Learning Program. The College has a well-equipped GIS and RS Laboratory for conducting regular courses according to IIRS annual program.

Spoken Tutorial – Online Certificate Courses from IIT Bombay

Spoken Tutorial is a multi-award winning educational content portal.  Here one can learn various Free and Open Source Software all by oneself.  Our self-paced, multi-lingual courses ensure that anybody with a computer and a desire for learning, can learn from any place, at any time and in a language of their choice.  The courses are simple and easy to follow even for a beginner but they also meet the growing needs of the learner.  The engaging digital content ensures that learning happens at all levels – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.  The content mandates side-by-side practice thereby ensuring that learners are actively learning.  SCCZ facilitates the learning of software which are useful to students in Commerce and Arts streams including Media studies. More details can be obtained from the Department of ICT.

Besides regular and professional courses, the college also offers the following add-on courses:


Every student who joins the SCCZ family but lacks computer skills is required to enroll for the one-year diploma program in computer applications.

During the year, they learn the following skills:

  • Fundamentals of Computer, Introductions to Operating Systems, Windows XP/ME/98, Graphical packages, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Access, Project Work.
  • Page Maker, Corel Draw 10, Photoshop, Scanning & Project Work.


Departments offer a variety of certificate courses of 60 hours duration (45 contact hours + 15 hours personal/field work) and 3 credits. The courses are offered across semesters and students may choose from the following pool of available courses:

  • A-CC-01: Basics of Research Methodology
  • C-CC-02: Organic Farming
  • D-CC-03: Personality Development
  • E-CC-04: Creative Writing & Theatre
  • G-CC-05: Tourism Management
  • H-CC-06: Archaeology
  • P-CC-07: Panchayati Raj Institutions.
  • MC-CC-08: Short Film Production
  • BC-CC-09: Personal Financial Planning