Using Maps to Create Knowledge & Solve Problems : Introduction to GIS



Course Dates

May 26th to
June 4th


Tue, Thur –
4 to 5:30pm


6 Hours/Week


INR 12,000


28th May, 2021

Pre-college courses to explore specific disciplines

3-Weeks live, online courses during holidays

India's best faculty, amazing peers & learning support

Completion certificate from ashoka university

About The Course

How do maps change political choices in the world? How do you decide where to place a windmill? How is resettlement decided after dam construction? Visualising large amounts of geospatial data on maps makes it easier to understand the phenomenon being studied. It allows the learners to gain perspective of dynamic processes such as climate change, wildlife conservation, land planning, economic and financial resource distribution.

This hands-on course teaches you basic skills in geographic information system (GIS) data visualisation and remote sensing with the aim to inculcate research-thinking and data-crunching and with the expectation that students will be able to conduct their own mini-projects by the end of the course.

This course is for you if you hope to engage with complex real-world problems and study them across any field.

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    Meghna Agarwala

    Ph.D Columbia University

    Meghna Agarwala is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Ashoka University. Prior to joining Ashoka University, she was a post-doctoral research scientist at Earth Institute, Columbia University and Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. The focus of her work is ecology, conservation biology, and remote sensing. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology from Columbia University, and an MS from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She also studied Environmental Sciences at JNU, New Delhi.

    Horizons Course Objectives

    Discover Your Interest and Aptitude

    Go Deep Into Specific Disciplines

    Learn with Amazing Peers from Schools across India

    Explore Unique Perspectives and Ideas

    Develop New Skills and Abilities

    Learning Support for the Course

    Sujay Dhanagare

    Sujay Dhanagare

    Sujay Dhanagare
    Sujay Dhanagare graduated from Ashoka University with a major in economics and a minor in environmental studies in 2020. He is currently working on his thesis as part of the Ashoka Scholar’s Programme, 2021. Broadly, his research interests are wildlife and biodiversity conservation.

    Madhavi Menon

    Professor of English, Ashoka University

    Director, Centre for Studies in Gender & Sexuality

    Director of the PhD Programme in English

    Ph.D. Tufts University

    Madhavi Menon is an eminent theorist and scholar of gender, sexuality, politics, and identity. 

    She joined Ashoka University in 2013 as one of its founding faculty members. She went on to establish the university’s Centre for Gender & Sexuality Studies (CSGS), which is the first of its kind in India. Previously, she was a professor at Ithaca College and American University

    Most prominently known for her work on queer theory and Shakespeare, she has also edited the collection Shakesqueer and written three books on Shakespeare and sexuality. She is also most recently the author of Infinite Varieties: A History of Desire in India and Law of Desire: Rulings on Sex & Sexuality in India. 

    In addition to being Director of CSGS, she is the Director of the Ph.D. programme in English and Professor of English at Ashoka University.