Diploma in Watershed Management(DWM)

  • Minimum Duration
  • 1 Year
  • Maximum Duration
  • 4 Years
  • Course Fee
  • Rs. 12,000
  • Minimum Age
  • No bar
  • Maximum Age
  • No bar
  • 10+2 Senior Secondary Pass Outs (or)
  • Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU
  • 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma programme
Programme overview

The Diploma Programme in Watershed Management aims at developing competent human resource in the field of Watershed Development/Management. It intends to impart basic knowledge and skills for water harvesting, conservation and utilization, soil erosion and its management, integrated farming systems including crop husbandry, animal husbandry, agro-forestry, fish farming, funding, monitoring, evaluation and capacity building of watershed programmes besides extension and communication skills for long term socio-economic development of the society. It will provide the basic understanding of various activities undertaken during the development of watershed programmes. The programme also intends to address the workforce requirement of the watershed management and focus on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing personnel in the watershed development.


The basic objective of the diploma programme is capacity building and developing human resource in different aspects of watershed management for overall socio-economic development of rainfed regions faced with low agricultural productivity and economic deprivation. However, the specific objectives of the programme are as under:

  • Introduce the principles of the watershed management approach and the value of working at a watershed;
  • 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 within a watershed including water quality;
  • Mobilization and capacity building of rural youth, women and landless;
  • Develop skills for development of small scale irrigation and water supply structures for human being and livestock through water and soil conservation strategies; and
  • Develop human resource in watershed development and management.
Course Code Title of the course 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 Practical)