School: School of Rural Development
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 02, 2018 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 29, 2018. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.
India grows in a paradox, characterized by being one of the fastest growing economies in the world yet having home to more than 1 billion people. Besides, the economic growth is not accompanied by an equally desirable and suitable condition of social quality of life for it's people. Many households and the community members, in rural and urban areas in India, exhibit socially unacceptable and unfavorable quality of life. This is again burdened with an inadequate provision and access to utilization of services such as potable drinking water, sanitation, hygiene conditions, basic health facilities and energy requirements. In many areas, these facilities which are considered to be bare essentials are in fact, considered as life supporting in nature. These facilities have posed as a grave challenge to our development and ultimately to our life conditions. Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is also considered as basic human right, yet many people in India are still facing problems accessing even the most basic and essential services related to WASH. Water and sanitation related diseases have remained as one of the most important causes of death among infant children as well as children of under five years of age. Adequate provision, access and use of potable water, sanitation and adequate hygiene facilities can effectively bring about a significant improvement in the quality of life of many who are otherwise vulnerable to various diseases and other forms of health hazards leading to mortality. The Masters of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme aims to train students for a career in WASH mostly dealing with planning, implementation and management aspects of community led WASH programme. The study of WASH, involves the larger study of the conditions that determine the availability, access and use of facilities pertaining to WASH. It also includes understanding the role and implications of social, cultural, environmental, technological and governance factors that determine the ultimate health conditions of people in a community.This programme is designed to orient the students towards building a conceptual and practical understanding of current WASH related challenges. Accordingly, the course is intended to provide adequate social, technical and managerial skills required for strengthening the state of good WASH practices for the planning and implementation of national, district and Panchayat to community level WASH programmes. Graduates are expected to undertake meaningful research, policy planning and implement supporting the WASH programme guidelines. The WASH Degree is designed to be completed in two years (4 semesters). The programme includes taught courses, an internship engagement, on going field work practicals and exposures and a dissertation presentation .The graduates of the WASH Programme are expected to be employed by various mission offices working at the national, state and district levels. There are also ample opportunities that are available in various national and grass-roots NGOs, bilateral organizations, donor organizations of national and international levels, CSR opportunities are coming up well along with other foundations like Tata Trust and others. Many of the students may try to be entrepreneurs or consultants after getting trained in this course.
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