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The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing is a leading institute for research for advanced education and training in the field of Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GPS Technology for Natural Resources, Environmental and Disaster Organization under the Indian Department of Space, which was documented in the year of 1966. Formerly known as Indian Photo-interpretation Institute (IPI), the Institute was started on 21 April 1966 under the aegis of Survey of India (SOI). It was recognised with the association of the Government of The Netherlands on the pattern of Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Statement (ITC) of the University of Twenty, formerly known as International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, The Netherlands. The novel idea of setting the Institute originated from Indias first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru during his appointment to The Netherlands in 1957. Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, has supposed the care for the post of Secretary Department of Space, and Chairman, Space Commission/ISRO. The Indian Institute of remote sensing institute is placed on Kalidas Road, in Dehradun. It was initiated on 27 May 1972. Since its formation, the Institute has been live a key role in volume building in remote sensing and geoinformatics technology and their requests for the advantage of the user community from India and abroad. Today, it has programmes for all levels of users, i.e. mid-career professionals, researchers, academia, fresh graduates and policy makers. The institute will be directed by a Management Council which will deliver overall direction for the expansion of the institute. Dr. P.S. Roy, Remaining Scientist has been selected as first Director of IIRS w.e.f 30 April 2011. The focus of the IIRS is training and education in the field of geoinformatics. Technology and requests of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS are taught in the form of training and education. This institute have many facilities: Computer laboratory, Internet facility, Centaral library, Research, Health services, Training and placements and gymnasium.