Survey of India, the National Mapping organization was established in
1767. In the last two and a quarter centuries the entire country has been mapped
with utmost dedication and hard work by a distinguished line of surveyors.
In Post-independence India, the developmental activities and need for
defence preparedness brought urgent need to impart training to officers and
staff in various aspects of surveying and mapping with state-of-the art
technologies. With this objective, the Centre for Survey Training and Map
Production was established at Hyderabad in 1967 with a Human Resource
Development Institute within Survey of India under technical assistance from
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The IIS&M,
recently renamed as Indian Institute of Surveying & Mapping (IIS&M) thus raised
on 6th May, 1967 is now recognized as the prestigious training institute
established in the field of Surveying and Cartography to impart training to the
Officers and the Staff of Survey of India and other Government Organisations,
Private Individuals, and Scholars from other Afro-Asian countries.
IIS&M’s courses are held in high esteem by Scientific Departments and
Organisations. The fact that more than a hundred batches of certain courses have
been conducted by the Institute over the past 43 years of its existence speaks
volumes of its contribution to the profession of surveying. Alumni of IIS&M who
had undergone popular basic courses are today occupying high positions in
various organisations at home and abroad.
The other directorates of Survey of India located within the complex,
viz.., AP Geo-spatial Data Centre, Southern Printing Group and GIS & Remote
Sensing Directorate are rendering faculty assistance as and when required.
Besides, the Institute engages experts fom external sources especially in the
field of management and remote sensing, for the faculty support.
The Institute also conducts M.Tech (Geomatics) and M.Sc. (Geospatial
Science) Academic two year Post Graduate Programme in collaboration with
Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad. Many students of earlier
batches have been absorbed in various scientific organisations.
The facilities of the Institute Library, abounding in authentic books on
Surveying, Cartography and various allied subjects are available to all
trainees. Internet facility is available in the library, thus facilitating
access for the trainees and faculty to the resources available in the electronic
media. Furnished hostels for trainees with boarding facilities are situated in
the campus which is sprawling, lush green; and the undulating terrain endowed
with flora and fauna is delightful for a person with an eye for surveying.
The Secretary, Deptt. of S& T
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
The Surveyor General Of India
Dr. Swarna Subba Rao
The Addl. Surveyor General IIS&M