Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (STP) Admissions

Post Graduate Diploma in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development


Intake: 20

Eligibility

Medium of Instruction : English

1. A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum 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 requirement of 15 years of formal education) from a recognized university, with minimum aggregate pass class. ‘Pass Class’ in the Bachelor’s Degree pursued by the applicant will be taken for determining his/her eligibility.

The first, second and third year marks of the Bachelor’s Degree examinations (if the degree is of 3 years duration) or first, second, third and fourth year marks of the Bachelor’s Degree examinations (if the degree is of 4 years duration) of all the subjects taken including major/main, minor/subsidiary and languages, etc., must be shown by the candidates in the Application Form. Those marks will be taken into account, while calculating the overall average percentage of marks to determine the marks for Academic Background. In case of candidates with a dual degree (5 years integrated degree after 12th), only the marks of first 3 years will be considered to determine the percentage. Rounding of marks for calculating the overall average percentage of marks is not allowed.

2. a) Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by June 10, 2020 are also eligible to apply for the programme. For such candidates, admission to the programme will be provisional. In case the examination process for the final year is not over before June 10, 2020, the provisional admissions stands cancelled. If a provisionally admitted candidate fails in the final year examination, the offer of provisional admission automatically stands cancelled. Candidates, whose marks are in grade or grade points, must convert the grade or grade points into marks and write them in the appropriate columns in the Detailed Application Form, to be submitted before appearing for Personal Interview (PI). Otherwise, the application will be treated as incomplete and rejected and the candidate will not be allowed to appear for Personal Interviews.

b) Eligibility, once determined on the basis of the information given by the candidate in the Application, shall be final for the purpose of Personal Interview/Selection. However, in case it is found that the information furnished by a candidate is incorrect or misleading or ineligibility being detected before or after the Interview/Selection/Admission, his/her candidature will be cancelled without giving reasons thereof.

c) Final Year Mark sheet: Candidates who have completed their graduation should send either a copy of the final year mark sheet showing their results or provisional/completion certificate issued by the college/university or degree certificate or any other certificate proving successful completion of graduation.

1. Age Limit: Candidates must be below the age of 30 on date 01-June 2020.


2. Preference would be given to working professionals from rural development sector. Woman candidates are encouraged to apply.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Release of Notification: 10 February, 2020 (Monday)

TENTATIVE ACADEMIC CALENDER FOR PGD-WASH 2020-2021


24th/25th July  -   Online Entrance Test - 1-hour duration


29th July, 2020  -  Declaration of online test result


3rd - 8th August, 2020  -  Online Interviews 

 

14th August, 2020  -  Declaration of PGDWASH result

 

1st - 7th September, 2020  -  Session for a new batch of PGDWASH begins

 

(PGDWASH course from September, 2020 to April/May 2021).

  


Note: Student on the basis of passing in first semester, payment of fees and fulfilment of other institutional required criteria will be admitted in the next semester. Students will be required to seek admission in each semester.

Selection Procedure:

Students will be evaluated based on their performance in Multiple Choice Questions (Qualifying Test-PIT ) and PI (Personnel Interview).


The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in Qualifying Test - PIT (60%),  and PI (40%).

 

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

The water and sanitation sector plays a key role in the human well being and overall development of any society across the globe. It is inherent part of the development agenda for developing countries like India where millions even today lack access to basic water and sanitation services. Achieving universal sanitation i.e. access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation services have been identified as one of the key targets according to the Millennium Development Goals (United Nations). Central Rural Sanitation Programme (CRSP) launched countrywide Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) programme in the year 1999. For effective implementation of the programme the state governments have created special cells/units at state and district level. The primary aim of these institutional arrangements is regular monitoring and supervision of various sanitation programmes. Recently the Government of India has also introduced a Rural Sanitation and Hygiene strategy with the objective to create Nirmal Bharat by 2022 under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.

However, one of the reasons for poor progress of these programmes is inadequate availability of trained human resources at various levels of operationalization of TSC programme. Poor capacity building of various stakeholders involved in the process is one of the critical reasons behind poor performance of some of the states in India. Today the available human resource in the WASH sector comprise of government officials, contractual staff working with government organisations, resource persons and experts working with civil society organisations as well as donor organisations, academicians, trainers and freelance consultants. Despite the presence of wide range of experts, the sector has a limited number of practitioners who have a comprehensive understanding of all issues concerning the sector. The practitioners in the programme now increasingly require soft skills such as participatory programming and appreciation aspects related to equity, gender and human rights.

TISS has been engaging with WATSAN sector in variety of ways, viz.,training, capacity building programmes and extension activities in collaboration with central or state government(s) agencies as also with international agencies. It initiated Rural piped water supply schemes in three states, supported by DFID. It was a hosting secretariat for Planning Commission Working Group on Model for Water Regulatory System. It also undertook the Jalswarajya Project in Maharashtra wherein Gram Panchayat’s performance in various sectors including WATSAN was assessed using Community Score Card (CSC) Methodology. Recently, TISS has engaged in a MoU with the Jharkhand State Government’s Jharkhand State Institute of Rural Development to enhance skills and commitment of personnel in WATSAN sector. TISS collaborated with Afro Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) for organising International Workshop cum Training Programme on Rural Drinking Water.

UNICEF, in partnership with the Water Supply and Sanitation Department (WSSD), Government of Maharashtra, conducted a Training Need Assessment of District Sanitation Managers in the year 2010. The comprehensive assessment covered all 104 Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) cell consultants working in the state of Maharashtra. The findings revealed that there is a need to train TSC consultants on almost entire range of technical skills. Other emerging training needs include specific inputs related to motivation, project management, documentation, planning and monitoring. The findings of TNA once again brought to the forefront the need for quality professionals having exposure to both technical and non-technical aspects. In the past UNICEF had actively supported the training programmes in the WASH sector, this led to a realisation that there is need to shift from routine training programmes to process driven education programmes for sustained capacity development. Accordingly, UNICEF initiated discussions with TISS, WSSD and Civil Society Organisations. The findings helped reach consensus that it is difficult to achieve the goals of water and sanitation without creating a fresh cadre of WASH professionals and building commensurate capacities of the in-service officials in terms of skill, knowledge and attitude.

Based on this WASH section Mumbai and TISS jointly developed the curriculum of India’s first course on PG Diploma on WASH. This diploma programme has been designed with the specific intention to fill this crucial gap which inhibits the progress of water and sanitation programmes in India. The broader objective of the course is to develop a cadre of professionals with scientific and social skills to effectively manage WASH sector and its services.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

COURSE TITLE FOR SEMESTER I

 Course No

Course Title 

Credits

FOUNDATION COURSE

INTRODUCTION TO WASH  
  INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY OF WASH PART-I 2

Unit 1

Society and WASH  
Unit 2 Caste, Class and Gender Equity and Human rights  
Unit 3 Role of Panchayati Raj/Institutional mechanism at village level in WASH sector  
  INTRODUCTION TO INTERLINKAGES OF WASH PART-II 2
Unit 1 WASH and Science  
Unit 2 WASH and Ecology  
Unit 3 WASH and Nutrition  
  SECTORAL PERSPECTIVE OF WATER  
  WATER AND SOCIETY - PART I 2
Unit 1 Importance of Water to society – Ancient knowledge and history of water resource development by human societies  
Unit 2 Water Governance and Role of Institutions – Policies, Rules and regulation  
Unit 3 Political and Transboundary issues of Water Resources  
 

SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT

PART II

2
Unit 1

Sustainability Issues and Conservation of Water Resources in Rural areas

 
Unit 2 Demand Analysis for different purposes in rural area  
  SECTORAL PERSPECTIVE OF SANITATION
SANITATION – PART I
2
Unit 1 Introduction to Sanitation Rural-Urban  
Unit 2 Social, Political, Cultural and technical Dimensions of Human excreta and Toilets  
Unit 3 Sanitation systems for institutions  
Unit 4 Entrepreneurship Opportunities In Sanitation Sector  
  SANITATION – PART II 2
Unit 1 Faecal sludge and septage management (FSSM)  
Unit 2 Liquid Waste Management  
Unit 3 Solid Waste Management  
  SECTORAL PERSPECTIVE OF HEALTH 2
Unit 1 Introduction and concepts in Public Health  
Unit 2 Global history of public health and its relevance to WASH  
Unit 3 Indian History of Public Health  
Unit 4 Social Political and Cultural Dimensions of Public Health  
Unit 5 Institutional and Governance Structure of Public Health Systems  
Unit 6 Sustainability and Health  
  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2
Unit 1 Concepts and Steps in Research  
Unit 2 Research Design and Methodology  
Unit 3 Literature Review and Proposal Writing  
  FIELD WORK 2

 

COURSE TITLE FOR SEMESTER II

 

Course No Course Title Credits
  SKILLS AND METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT IN WASH 2
Unit 1 Project Management for WASH sectors  
Unit 2 Communication and Social Behaviour change strategies for WASH  
Unit 3 Menstrual Hygiene Management and IEC strategies  
  SKILLS AND METHODS FOR WATER -
MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT –PART I
2
Unit 1 Learning methods for measurement of rainfall and water resources availability  
Unit 2 Identification of need and assessment for adequate water supply sources in rural areas  
  SKILLS AND METHODS FOR SANITATION
SANITATION PART I
2
Unit 1 Approach method and technologies for Temporary and Emergency Sanitation Arrangements  
Unit 2 Developing and Implementing ODF Sustainability Plan  
Unit 3 Provision of Safe Drinking Water in rural areas – Water Quality Monitoring, Surveillance and Financial Management  
  ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES AND BEST PRACTICES – PART II 2
Unit 1 Basic architecture and advanced technology in water supply scheme – Operation and maintenance of various parameters in water supply scheme  
Unit 2 Successful project implementation from Government and Non-government organization, Identifying and assessing the failure of various water supply schemes  
  SKILLS AND METHODS FOR SANITATION 2
  SANITATION PART I  
Unit 1 Approach method and technologies for Temporary and Emergency Sanitation Arrangements  
Unit 2 Developing and Implementing ODF Sustainability Plan  
  SANITATION PART II 2
Unit 1 Benchmarking, SDGS, Financial and other issues  
Unit 2 Basic Construction Techniques  
  SKILLS AND METHODS FOR HEALTH 2
Unit 1 Skills and Methods for disease classification and management under WASH  
Unit 2 Social Epidemiological methods forWASH  
Unit 3 Health Promotion Practiceand method  
Unit 4 Health Communication and IEC Strategy Development  
D/P DISSERTATION/ PROJECT WORK 4
FW STUDY TOUR/IMMERSION STUDY 2

Fee Structure:

 

P.G. Diploma In Water, Sanitation And Hygiene

Fee Structure (2020-21Batch)

Sr.

No

FEES

Sem I

Sem II

1 Admission Fee 1000 0
2 Tuition Fee 10000 10000
3 Examination Fee 800 800
4 Field Work Fee (Not Reimbursable) 4000 4000
5 Computer Charges 1000 1000
6 Convocation Charges 0 2000
7 ID Card Charges 300 0
8 Medical Insurance Premium 1500 0
9 Development Fund (Non Refundable) 5000 0
10 A) Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 3000 0
11 Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000
12 Hostel Charges 15000 15000
  Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 26600 17800
  Total Fees for Hostellers 57600 48800
 

Grand Total

 

106400

 

 

Notes :

The Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.