Training and capacity building to increase efficiency and talent forms the fundamental principle in the development of an institution. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has been training all its newly recruited geologists through orientation courses by imparting field training at many of its field centers distributed across the country covering the mighty Himalaya, picturesque Deccan Plateau, and western, southern and northeastern India. As to the necessity of integration of various policies and activities in the mineral sector and also to prepare the nation for the changing mineral and metal scenario/demand, the emphasis on training upgradation and re-orientation of programmes with both direction and magnitude should be clearly defined in order to explore and optimally utilize the finite mineral resources in the country
The GSI is the third oldest survey organization in the World, that promotes capacity building by turning out thorough-bred professionals, specialists and fundamental researchers in all fields of Geosciences and allied areas both within the department and outside. Established in 1976, with headquarters in Central India (Raipur) with an intent of providing Induction training to the new incumbents of the Department. GSI Training Institute (GSITI) has expanded its operation across different geological terrains of the country by diversifying its activities over last three decades by establishing Field Training Centers (FTC), and in the process has shifted its Headquarters (HQ) to Hyderabad.
In order to meet the emerging challenges in the mineral sector, the High Powered Committee (HPC), while constituting the Missions of Geological Survey of India, recommended modification and changes in the policies and programmes of the Training Institute in March, 2009. The core of those recommendations under Mission – V: Training and Capacity Building is to improve the entire geoscience sector through training in addition to catering to the needs of GSI. It also emphasized the opportunities for training and scope for further improvement in both administration and technical skill development in the sectors in which GSI may have a key responsibility. In accordance with the High power Committee (HPC) report, six Regional Training Institutes (RTIs), located at Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur and Shillong, emphasized the training on regional technical and administrative needs. Besides the primary responsibilities of developing Training Policy, Co-ordination and setting up of programme goals, GSITI conducts Specialized and International Courses at its TI headquarters/ RTIs on region-specific geo-scientific topics and need based capsule courses for earth scientists within and outside the department.
The GSI has been training all its newly recruited Geoscientists with orientation courses imparting field training in its Pan-Indian Field Training Centres (FTC) distributed across the country. The Field Training Centres, which are specially created for advancing the training in region specific geological aspects are at Aishmuquaam (J&K), Aizwal (Mizoram), Bhimtal (Uttarakhand), Chitardurga (Karnataka), Kothagudem (Telangana), Kuju (Jharkhand), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Saketi (Himachal Pradesh), Sukinda (Orissa), Wajrakarur (Andhra Pradesh) and Zawar (Rajasthan).
- To be a well-regarded and highly respected geoscientific training institution providing unique multi-disciplinary knowledge in the national interest
- To be perceived as a selfless training institution devoted to improving standards of training and knowledge delivery for the entire sector
- Help provide world-class geoscientists in all leading geoscience disciplines.
- To develop into a knowledge sharing institute for the department and other Government and private stakeholders including research institutes.
- Training for all in consonance with the identified objectives
- Training need assessment
- Induction training for streams under organised services
- Periodic in-service training.
- Mid-career training / promotion-linked training for all streams and grades
- Programmes for middle/higher level management
- Courses on scientific, administrative and management
- Training for support systems
- The training infrastructure must be capable to train officers systematically at induction, middle and high level in all aspects in their job domains
- The training infrastructure should programme for high-end cutting edge knowledge sharing and delivery within GSI and with other research institutions
- A framework should be developed to provide necessary courses to strengthen State DGM in respective regional geological aspects to increase its role in mineral exploration and related fields
- Effective interactions with various research institutions is to be built up so as to impart advance courses in highly specialized instruments
- The training infrastructure should be capable of adopting, assimilating or modifying courses to arrange it as interdisciplinary courses to meet the emerging challenges in ever evolving geoscientific fields
Besides, running regular courses for the needs of Group-A Technical officers, the TI also conducts programmes and capsule courses for the DGMs of different States holders keeping pace with the technological advancements, societal needs and also in tune with National Mineral Policy-2008. Based on the training needs with a philosophy of 'training for all'; TI devises curricula, for various layers of management in the fields of administration, financial matters, personnel management, material management, information technology and conducts the same without compromising on the quality. In consonance with the identified thrust areas of the department and policies of Government of India, several programmes are on the anvil as listed below
- Induction level courses for geologists, geophysicists, chemists, engineers and administrative officers
- Refresher and advanced courses in geological disciplines
- Mineral Exploration
- Digital archival and dissemination of digital data
- Geochemical Mapping
- Geophysical Mapping
- Airborne and Marine Surveys
- Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Mapping
- Active fault studies
- Earthquakes and Seismic Microzonation
- Geo-environmental and Natural Hazard Studies including Risk management
- Geo-technical investigations
- Information technology
- Courses in Support Systems (Surveying, Procurement of stores, etc)
- Management courses
- Customized Capsule Courses on clients' need
The training institute headquarters at Hyderabad has full-fledged training divisions like Petrology, Centre for Geo-information Management and Training (CGMT), Photo Geology and Remote Sensing Division (PGRS), Geophysics, Chemistry and Engineering with state of the art technologies and instruments. The institute has a facility of hostel accommodation for the trainees as well a guest house for the visiting faculties in its premises. It has a number of class rooms, conference hall and auditorium with capacity of 270 to host trainings and workshops
How to Participate:
Interested institutions can go through the calendar of TI hosted in the web and file application for attending the course. Training Courses for State and Central Government officers are conducted on cost free basis. 3 seats are kept reserved for participants from State Governments in all scientific and technical courses including Induction level programme(s). Special Courses can be organized with advance information. The TI has a genuine intention and benign interest for bridging the gap between academic knowledge and practicing professionals by imparting appropriate training programme for the University faculty, students, for constant updating of their knowledge particularly in field. GSITI, with its extensive field and laboratory support, has a dedicated core and guest faculty and borrows the services of the best in the field in the country. TI welcomes all to enjoy the experience of learning in the most congenial atmosphere.
GSI Complex, Bandlaguda, Hyderabad-500068
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