Welcome to School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The school had its humble origin in the year 1971 when the Department of Geography, one of the constituent departments of the School was established under the Leadership of (Late) Dr. A. R. Irawathy, an Eminent Geographer. In the department M.Sc., M. Phil., and Ph.D., Programmes are being taught to cater to the growing needs of the society. The department has richly contributed in various fields like urban geography, Transport Geography, Cartography, Medical Geography, Agricultural Geography, Remote Sensing and GIS. It is one of the pioneering institutes in India to introduce Air Photo Interpretation as a part of the courses as early as 1972.
In the year 1992, in order to meet the growing demands for man power in the emerging fields of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS), a new department of Environmental Remote Sensing and Cartography (ERAC) was created. To provide opportunities for young minds from various disciplines like Geography, Geology, Natural Sciences and Civil Engineering, a new M.Sc., programme namely, Environmental Remote Sensing and Cartography (ERS&C) was introduced in 1996. The above course was completely revised and renamed as M.Sc., Earth Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Technology (ERS & GIT) and brought under CBCS in 2002. The department also provides facilities for research. In the year 2013 yet another department of Future Studies was attached with school. It has been supported by the UGC by considering the importance of the inter-disciplinary approach in the – state – art technologies.