Quantitative Analysis and GIS

Quant Analysis GIS

This certificate intends to build the capacity of the social sector organisations in quantitative analysis and GIS for social action. 

It comprises two courses, focusing on: 

  1. The use of quantitative techniques to analyse and interpret relevant organisational and public data sets. 
  2. Utilising GIS tools to visualise and spatially relate local and national non-spatial data with spatial layers of analysis. 

The certificate aims to make practitioners comfortable with handling different levels and types of datasets towards answering questions relevant to their social action needs such as monitoring, planning and designing interventions or campaigns. 

The courses will be transacted through an interactive pedagogy, designed specifically for practitioners — which combines an understanding of concepts and theories with hands-on experience of doing quantitative analysis, using GIS tools. 

Participants will be introduced to different thematically relevant datasets. They will also have an opportunity to work on their own datasets, if available. 

This is a 3‑month programme and will be delivered in a hybrid mode with 2 weeks of face-to face classes, followed by online classes.

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Work with both spatial and non-spatial datasets, along with a combination of the two

  2. Analyse, interpret and visually communicate their findings using statistical tests and GIS maps to answer specific questions

  3. Effectively use Excel and GIS tools for data manipulation and analysis

Individuals with a minimum of two years experience in social sector organisations, movements, unions or development journalism. 

Those who have a knack of playing with numbers, percentages, charts, graphs and tables are best suited for this programme. 

Participants are expected to have basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel.

Application Process

Step 1: Application form (Online)

Step 2: Online written test (which covers basic 10th standard level quantitative skills)

Step 3: Panel Interview


The fee for the 3‑month certificate programme (6 credits) is INR 20,000 (incl. GST)

This fee includes tuition fee, accommodation fee (for the on-campus components), and GST. Other expenses such as travel, food, etc. will have to be borne by the participant.

Financial assistance will be considered upon request. The decision will be at the discretion of the University.

E‑mail: admission.​pgd@​apu.​edu.​in

Mobile: 8951978091

Course Faculty