KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad organized a One Day Seminar on 07th October 2022 to celebrate the World Space Week on the topic “Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Weather Prediction, Urban and Rural Planning”. While the seminar was organized by the Centre of Excellence for Space Technologies under the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at KIET, it was sponsored by Indian Space Industry Exhibitors (ISIE), Ghaziabad, and Regional Remote Sensing Centre – North, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO. More than 200 participants attended this seminar, whose prime motto was to spread awareness among faculty members and students for Space Technologies and their impact on every individual’s life on earth.
The event began with the lamp lighting ceremony by the honorable director of KIET Group of Institutions, Dr A Garg, who in his welcome address, proudly boasted about the students of KIET, who have submitted several papers related to space research in Scopus Index and have also participated in MAPATHON that is a map-making competition jointly organized by AICTE, ISRO, and IIT Bombay. He further elaborated his futuristic vision where he hopes to promote space tourism and also collaborate with NIT Kurukshetra to achieve more funds and success in the field of Space Technologies.
The seminar proceeded ahead by Dr Vibhav Kumar Sachan (Dean R&D, HoD ECE) with a welcome speech. He revealed that our Indian government is working with “Gati Shakti Yojna” to develop the infrastructure of India, which is never possible without the imagination of Remote sensing using Satellite and its Integration with AI and ML.
Prof. (Dr.) Brahmjit Singh (Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Dean Planning and Development, NIT Kurukshetra Regional Coordinator, Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) A Joint Initiative of ISRO and NIT Kurukshetra) graced the event with his warm presence as the Chief Guest. During his address, he focused on the need to increase the accuracy of weather predictions through the use of Space Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Shri AC Mathur (Retd. Group Director, Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad), Dr. S. K. Srivastav (Chief General Manager (Regional Centres), National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Space, Government of India, New Delhi, Sh GP Singh (Retd. Sr. Scientist, SAC, ISRO), Dr Vinay Sehgal (Principal Scientist, IARI), Dr Aloke Mathur (Former Sr. Scientist SAC ISRO), and Dr Vishnu Chandra (Retd Dy. Director Gen., NIC), were all present as esteemed dignitaries.
Along with the seminar, a Space Exhibition was also organized for school and college students, wherein various space-related models were displayed, including the model of GSLV, Mars Orbiter Mission, and Cryo Engine. Dr. Khushboo Mirza (Sr Scientist, NRSC ISRO) took the charge of explaining about different space technologies to the students.
Special talks by ISRO Scientists on various topics such as Geospatial Technology, Remote Sensing, and its application for Agriculture and Weather prediction, Geospatial Technology, and Services Platforms for Governance Applications, etc. were also conducted
The event came to an end with a vote of thanks by Dr Parvin Kumar Kaushik who thanked all the organizing committee members along with the esteemed guests for being a part of a knowledgeable one-day seminar.