IIT Guwahati collaborates with Assam Survey and Settlement Training Centre
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has collaborated with Assam Survey and Settlement Training Centre (ASSTC) for training ASSTC officers.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and Assam Survey and Settlement Training Centre (ASSTC) have joined the forces to promote and train ASSTC officers in the field of Survey and Settlement, using drones and emerging technologies. IIT Guwahati and ASSTC have signed an MoU to collaborate on this project.
This is the first instance in India, where training on drone technology will be provided to all levels of officers and it is a unique step to integrate knowledge-based technological advancement as part of the training curriculum for state officials.
What IIT Guwahati, ASSTC are going to do under this collaboration?
Under the agreement, IIT Guwahati will conduct courses related to drone operation, training, maintenance, data collection, application in various sectors, theory classes on modern land management, and Research and Projects by leveraging their respective expertise in this area, as reported by EDUADVICE.
IIT Guwahati will impart training to the government administrative and technical staff in Survey and Settlement as well as to private candidates.
ASSTC and IIT Guwahati will work in collaboration to co-operate with each other to support the needs of ASSTC Govt. of Assam officers and select manpower, as mentors, trainees, and skill development and upskilling.
The duration of course work (both practical and theory) will be of one week for Recorder’s Certificate Class Course (RCCC) students and 4 days for officer’s class including one examination/submission of project report/presentation at the end of the session conducted by IIT Guwahati.
The drone-based technologies can be extremely useful for land survey, river mapping, forest cover, agriculture sector, highway/traffic monitoring, border surveillance, etc for Assam and Northeast as the region is extremely vulnerable to various natural calamities such as floods, landslides, land erosion by rivers, and huge fires.