Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh launched a post graduate programme in Water Science and Policy commencing from 2017. This is a flagship initiative of the Shiv Nadar University’s Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (CPACT). The two-year M.Sc. commencing on in August this year will admit students and young researchers from India and abroad at the university. Admissions for the programme will begin from May, 2017.
According to Shiv Nadar University, the programme will focus on teaching practical, cutting-edge 21st century solutions, aiming to create a network of water professionals with both the multidisciplinary perspectives and skills required to solve India’s most pressing water problems. The programme seeks to address the critical gap, identified by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and acknowledged by NITI Aayog, of qualified professionals needed on ground to manage the significant challenges of reforming India’s water sector.
A simultaneous Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate courses meant for mid-career professionals, administrators, industrial engineers and managers, and development activists working for change in the water sector will also be offered.
This programme has been designed and will be developed under the leadership of Dr. Mihir Shah, one of India’s foremost experts in water policy and practice. National faculty is being drawn from IIT Kanpur; IIT Mumbai; IIT Gandhinagar; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; International Water Management Institute; Water Resources Group 2030; Central Ground Water Board; Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi; Azim Premji University, Bengaluru; Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai; Development Support Centre, Ahmedabad; and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal.
In addition, faculty from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands; Centre for Water, Agroecology and Resilience, Coventry, UK; SOAS, London, UK; DTU Nutech, Technical University of Denmark, Risø, Denmark; ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, Canberra, Australia; Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden; and Law, Environment and Development Centre, University of London have already confirmed their participation in the programme.
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