M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Water Policy and Governance)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Habitat Studies

Centre: Centre for Water Policy, Regulation and Governance


Intake: 15

Eligibility

a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.

Description

The Centre for Water Policy, Regulation, and Governance (or CWPRG) (hereafter referred to as the Centre) is a path-breaking initiative of the School of Habitat Studies. This initiative is focused on facilitating interdisciplinary studies, teaching, training, and outreach activities in the field of governance of the water sector in general, and in particular, various policy instruments employed for governance. The Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Water Policy and Governance) (or MWPG) (hereafter referred to as the programme), developed and administered by the Centre, is aimed at preparing policy-professionals with a comprehensive understanding of factors, processes, practices and instruments that determine the outcome of efforts to govern the water sector. It begins by laying conceptual and theoretical foundations required for the interdisciplinary and comprehensive training of water policy professionals.

Further, efforts are made to introduce students to diverse perspectives on the governance of the water sector by introducing them to debates on critically important, and often contentious, themes such as water security and sustainability, water-poverty, and the trade-off between equity and efficiency. In order to facilitate this, the programme provides an introduction to the historical evolution of development and management of water resources, as well as that of governance and institutional reforms in different sub-sectors of the water sector. Responding to the need for building professional capabilities, the programme provides significant space for courses imparting various research and professional skills and knowledge related to methods. These include some of the advanced skills such as systems thinking, GIS, financial and regulatory analysis. The programme provides students with exposure to the ground and field realities of the water sector in India.

The programme ensures:

• A balanced and comprehensive understanding of conceptual and theoretical debates around major themes that are of concerns in the policy or academic circles in the water sector.

• Multidisciplinary nature of courses that bring together concepts, theories, perspectives, skills, and methods from social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, law, and other fields.

• Engagement with practitioners and experts in the field.

• Focus on self-learning and application of learning to existing challenges in the water sector and governance, accompanied by close monitoring, guidance, and hand-holding by a team of in-house faculty and practitioners.

Admission to the programme is open for students coming from diverse backgrounds but mainly from two categories: (a) Professional training such as engineering, law, agriculture, management, public-health, or finance, and (b) academic training in social sciences such as economics, political sciences, and geography. Working professionals in early stages of their career are encouraged to apply.

Recent institutional reforms in India and the subcontinent have seen emergence of a diverse range of agencies working in the policy and governance aspects of the water sector. This has led to an unmet demand for trained water policy professionals from diverse organisations such as research institutes, government and quasigovernment agencies, non-governmental organisations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral bodies, consultancy firms, infrastructure companies from the private sector, and credit- rating agencies. Together, these agencies have created a reliable platform for prospective students of this programme to launch their professional careers.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Semester

Course

Credit

I

Taught Courses

18

II

Taught Courses

19

Summer Internship 0

Field Visit and Exposure Activities

1

III

Taught Courses

19

Independent Work

2

IV

Winter Institute

2

Taught Course

2

Policy Assignment

2

Independent Work on Project/Dissertation

4

Total

69

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course No.

Title of the Course

Credits

I

Institute-level Foundation Courses [Common to all Masters Degree Programs]

FC

 

Foundation courses

6

Philosophy of Research

1

Courses Specific to Water Policy and Governance

WPG 01

Introduction to Public Policies: Concepts, Theory and Practice [RG 1]

2

WPG 02

Introduction to Indian Legislative, Legal and Administrative System [RG 2]

1

WPG 03

Development and Water: Issues and Critical Perspectives

2

WPG 04*

Scientific Aspects of Water Sector-I

2

WPG 05

Basics of Financial Analysis [RG 4]

2

WPG 06

Research Methods – I [HP 2]

2

Semester Total

18

II

WPG 07

Economics for Water Sector

3

WPG 08

Scientific Aspects of Water Sector: II

2

WPG 09

Legal Perspectives on Water Sector

2

WPG 10

Delivery and Management of Water and Sanitation Services

4

WPG 11

Surface Water Resources: Development, Management and Issues

4

WPG 12

Research Methods – II [UPG 6]

2

WPG 13**

Project Management [UPG 31]

2

WPG 14

Field Visits and Exposure Activities

1

WPG 15

Summer Internship (optional)

0

Semester Total

20

III

 

 

 

WPG 16

Groundwater Development and Management in India

3

WPG 17

Water Pollution, Water Quality, and Health

3

WPG 18

Water and Equity

2

WPG 19

Regulation of Water Sector [RG 22]

2

WPG 20

Issues in Financing Urban Water Projects

2

WPG 21

Water Conflicts and Negotiation

2

WPG 22

Independent work – I : Project/Dissertation

2

WPG 23

Research Design: Theory and Practicum [RG 23]

2

WPG 24

Introduction to GIS [HP 18]

2

WPG 25

Analysis of Macro Data [HP 19]

1

First Round of Fieldwork for Project/Dissertation [During Vacations between 3rd and 4th Sem.]  

WPG 26

Winter Institute

2

Semester Total 23
IV

WPG 27**

Policy Assignment

2

 

WPG 28*

Contemporary Discourses in Water Sector

2

 

WPG 29

Independent work –II: Project /Dissertation

4

 

Semester Total

8

Total Credits

69

#: This implies that these courses would be possibly taught together with the other programmes, especially with Masters in Urban Policy and Governance

@: This implies this course will be, partly or fully, shared with the Masters Programme on Regulatory Governance and possibly taught together.

Fee Structure:

Components WPG
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
5 ID Card 300 0 0 0
6 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
7 Lab Charges 0 1500 0 1500
8 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
10 Rural Practicum / Study Tour (Reimbursable) 4000 8000 6000 8000
11 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
12 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 31800 21800 25800
13 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
14 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 62800 52800 56800

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.