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6. Diploma in Watershed Management(DWM)


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This programme is developed with financial support of Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.

About the Programme


The main objectives of the programme are:

  • To introduce the principles of the watershed management approach and the value of working at a watershed;
  • To generate awareness about the importance of sustainable development and maintenance of natural resources;
  • delineate different techniques for accessing and predicting physical, chemical and socio-economic conditions with in a watershed including water quality;
  • Mobilization and capacity building of rural youth, women and landless;
  • To develop skills for development of small scale irrigation and water supply structures for human being and livestock through water and soil conservation strategies; and
  • To develop human resource in watershed development and management.

Programme Structure

In order to be eligible for award of the Diploma, a student has to complete the following eight courses equivalent to 32 credits (1 credit is equal to 30 study hours)

Course Code Course Title Credits
BNRI-101 Fundamental of Watershed Management 4 (2+2)
BNRI-102 Elements of Hydrology 4 (2+2)
BNRI-103 Soil and Water Conservation 4 (2+2)
BNRI-104 Rainfed Farming 4 (2+2)
BNRI-105 Livestock and Pasture Management 4 (2+2)
BNRI-106 Horticulture and Agro-Forestry System 4 (2+2)
BNRI-107 Funding, Monitoring, Evaluation and Capacity Building 4 (2+2)
BNRP- 108 Project Formulation 4 (0+4)

(Numbers in brackets indicate the credits for Theory and Practicals)

Video Programmes: The self learning instructional material shall be supported with the video programmes.

Target Group

Eligibility Requirements

  • Senior Secondary Pass Outs
  • BPP (Under IGNOU / OLS Mode)
  • 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma programme.

The minimum age for admission to the BPP programme is 18 years. Therefore, the minimum age for 10th pass students taking simultaneous admission for the BPP and Diploma programme is 18 years.


  • Minimum - 1 year
  • Maximum - 4 years.

Medium of Instruction

  • English

Programme Fee

  • Rs. 9,000.00

Fee Concession

The fee concession is available to the following category of students:

All the candidates from the rural areas shall be entitled for 50% fee concession subject to the production of domicile certificates.

The urban students below poverty line may also be given 50% fee concession subject to production of income certificate

This fee concession is not applicable to PG Diploma, PG Certificate and Ph.D. Programmes of School of Agriculture

Job Opportunities

The Diploma holders may be able to serve different organizations like Government and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) dealing with watershed projects, Urban Housing Boards, Private Real Estate Builders, Soil Conservation Departments and Ground Water Boards as Soil Conservation and Agriculture/ Horticulture Inspectors, Agro-forestry Surveyors, Water Harvesting Technicians/ Supervisors, Livestock Assistants. There is an ample scope for setting up Self Entrepreneurship Units.

Student Support Activities

Learning Material: The printed study material is sent to the registered students at home by post.

Audio-visual learning aids: The learning package also contains audio and video cassettes and CDs which have been produced by the University. A video programme is usually of 25-30 minutes duration. These programmes can be heard/viewed at the study centre during specific sessions, or purchased for use at home.

Counselling: Counselling sessions are held according to a schedule drawn up by the study centre coordinator, usually during weekends.

TV counselling and Tele-conferencing: Through Gyan Darshan Channels and EduSat. One Gyan Darshan channel is available on DTH platform.

Radio Counselling: Through phone-in programmes on AIR and Gyan Vani.

  • 1 credit = 30 hours of student’s study time

Additional Information:

The additional information about the admission details are available at IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in and our Regional Centres.

For further information, kindly contact:

Er. Mukesh Kumar,
Assistant Professor & Programme Coordinator,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
New Academic Complex,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110 068, INDIA
Phone: +91-11-29533167/66
E-mail: mkumar@ignou.ac.in
Prof. M.K. Salooja,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
New Academic Complex,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110 068, INDIA.
Phone: 91-011-29533167
e-mail: soa@ignou.ac.in
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