M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) (WASH)

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development

Intake: 35


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 08, 2019 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, 2019. 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.



Distribution of Credit Hours:


Semester Detail Credit
Semester 1 Foundation Courses 8
Core Courses (Water) 2
Core Courses (Sanitation) 2
Core Courses (Health) 2
Field work (organized concomitant to ongoing teaching programme) 3
Total First Semester 17
Semester 2 Core Courses (Water) 4
Core Courses (Sanitation) 4
Core Courses (Health) 4
Core Courses (Social Sciences) 2
Field work (organized concomitant to ongoing teaching programme) 3
Internship (One Month Programme) 2
Total Second Semester 19
Semester 3 Core Courses (Water) 4
Core Courses (Sanitation) 4
Core Courses (Health) 2
Core Courses (Social Sciences) 4
Field work( organized concomitant to ongoing teaching programme) 3
Total Third Semester 17
Semester 4 Core Courses (Water) 2
Core Courses (Sanitation) 2
Core Courses (Health) 4
Core Courses (Social Sciences) 6
Dissertation (4 Credits +1 Credit) 5
Total Semester 4 19
Total Credit 72

Semesterwise Courses:


Semester Code Course Credits
Semester 1 FC 1 Understanding Indian Society 2
  FC 2 India's Development Experience 2
  FC 3 Introduction to Political Economy 2
  FC 4 State, Democracy and Polity 2
  Water 1 General Introduction to water 2
  Sanitation 1 Introduction to Sanitation 2
  Health 1 Health. Environment and Development 2
  FW 1 Field work 3
    Total Semester 1 17
Semester 2 Water 2 WASH : Policy and Programs 2
  Water 3 Drinking water supply system 2
  Sanitation 2 Solid Waste Management 2
  Sanitation 3 Liquid Waste Management 2
  Health 2 Health Sciences in WASH 2
  Health 3 Water and Sanitation related Diseases 2
  Social Sciences 1 Gender Equity and Human Rights 2
  FW 2 Field work 2 3
    Internship 2
    Total Semester 2 19
Semester 3 Water 4 Water quality monitoring and Surveillance 2
  Water 5 Drinking Water safety and security  2
  Sanitation 4 Sanitation Technology and Innovation  2
  Sanitation 5 WASH in Institution  2
  Health 4 Basic Epidemiology  2
  Social Sciences 2 Communication for Development  2
  Social Sciences 3 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Method  2
  FW 3 Field work 3 3
    Total Semester 3 17
Semester 4 Water 6 Sustainability of water supply scheme 2
  Sanitation 6 Sustainability in Open Defecation Free Villages 2
  Health 5 WASH and Nutrition 2
  Health 6 Hygiene: Personal and Domestic 2
  Social Sciences 4 Communication for Social and Behavior Change 2
  Social Sciences 5 Project Management in WASH 2
  Social Sciences 6 Community approaches for WASH 2
    Dissertation (4 + 1) 5
    Total Semester 4 19
    Total Credit 72


Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Fee Structure:


Components WASH-Tuljapur
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0

Field Work Charges 4000 4000 4000 0
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0  
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 0 0 0
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000 16000 16000
OTHER CHARGES Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 16300
Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 47300
*Details under School        


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