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Overview of Post Graduate Programs

 

The Institute offers post graduate degrees for the professionals and fresh graduates with the objectives of training and enhancing the knowledge and skills in planning and management of land and water resources, and widening their perspectives on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Since IWRM is a multi-disciplinary process, a multi-disciplinary course curriculum is pursued in the program to generate holistic understanding of water resources systems with a good blend of engineering, agricultural, socio-economic and environmental analyses. The diversity of background of the students provides a unique learning opportunity through exchange of ideas and information within a group having the same goal but different perspectives and experiences.

 
 

Degrees Offered

 

 

 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Development [PG.Dip. (WRD)]

  • M.Sc. in Water Resources Development [M.Sc. (WRD)]

  • Ph.D. 

 
 

Eligibility for Admission

 

An applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0 or a First Division or equivalent in any one of SSC and HSC or in equivalent examinations and must not have a GPA less than 2.0 out of 5.0 or a Third Division or equivalent in any one of the aforementioned examinations.

 

An applicant must have at least 50% marks or a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in a four-year Bachelorís degree or equivalent in the relevant branch.

 

 

PG.Dip. (WRD)

 

An applicant must have either a four-year Bachelorís degree in Engineering/ Agriculture/ Physical Science/ Biological Science/ Economics/ Agricultural Economics or an equivalent degree from any recognized institution. An applicant not having a four-year Bachelorís degree must have a Masterís degree with honors.

   
 

M.Sc. (WRD)

 

An applicant must have either a Bachelorís degree in Civil Engineering/ Water Resources Engineering/ Agricultural Engineering/ Urban and Regional Planning/ Environmental Science/ Environmental science and Management/ Soil, Water and Environment/ Geography and Environment/ Geology/ Disaster Management or its equivalent having a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or PG.Dip. (WRD) having a minimum GPA of 2.65 out of 4.00 or its equivalent from any recognized institution.

   
 

Ph.D.

 

A candidate must have either M.Sc. (WRD) degree or its equivalent or M.Sc. Engg. / M.Engg. degree in Civil Engineering / Water Resources Engineering / Environmental Engineering / Agricultural Engineering or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.

   
 
 

Admission Procedure

 

 

 

Application

Applications for admission into the post graduate programs are invited through regular means of advertisement and are received by the Registrar. Prescribed application form and relevant information can be obtained from the Registrar's Office (Academic Section) on cash payment of Tk. 300/-. Candidates in employment must apply through their employers. Foreign students can apply through the Bangladesh Embassy / High Commission in their countries. (more information...) 

 

Selection

Before being finally selected, a candidate may be required to appear at an oral and/or written test conducted by the Selection Committee of the Institute.

 

 

 
 

Tuition and Fees

 

(In Bangladeshi Taka. Different rates apply to foreign nationals.)

 

 

PG.Dip. (WRD)

 

 

First Semester

Second and Subsequent Semesters

Admission Fee

500

500

Course/Project Fee

(per credit hour)

200

200

Caution Money

1000

-

 

 
 

M.Sc. (WRD) and Ph.D.

 
 

First Semester

Second and Subsequent Semesters

Admission Fee

500

500

Medical Fee

15

15

Course/Project Fee

(per credit hour)

100

100

Registration Fee

500

-

Athletic Fee

10

10

Union Fee

12

12

Caution Money

1000

-

 

 

 


 

Academic Requirement

 

 

 

  • For the PG.Dip. (WRD) degree, a student must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours including a project for which 6 credit hours shall be assigned.

 

  • For the M.Sc. (WRD) degree, a student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours including a thesis for which 18 credit hours shall be assigned. 

 

  • For the Ph.D. degree, a student must earn a minimum of 54 credit hours of which a maximum of 45 credit hours shall be assigned for a thesis.

 

In each semester, Full-time students register for 12 to 18 credit hours (max.); Part-time students register for 3 to 9 credit hours (max.). An academic year is divided into 2 semesters: April and October.

 
 

Post Graduate Courses

 

 

 

The following courses (3 credit hours each) are offered in the post graduate program. 

Detailed course contents can be found here.

 

 

 

PG.Dip.

 

WFM 5000: PG.Dip. Project (6 credit hours)

WFM 5101: Watershed Hydrology

WFM 5102: Soils and Soil Water 

WFM 5103: Hydrogeology and Groundwater

WFM 5201: Data Management and Statistical Analysis

WFM 5202: Socio-economic Analysis

WFM 5203: Environmental Analysis

WFM 5204: Survey in Water Resources Projects

WFM 5205: Principles of Hydraulics

 

M.Sc. / Ph.D.

 

WFM 6000: Thesis (18 credit hours for M.Sc., 45 credit hours for Ph.D.)

WFM 6002: Special Studies

WFM 6101: Alluvial River Processes

WFM 6102: Advanced Watershed Hydrology

WFM 6103: Hydrologic Information System

WFM 6104: Gender and Water

WFM 6201: Hazards and Risk Analysis

WFM 6202: Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Management

WFM 6203: Environmental Economics

WFM 6204: Hydrologic Statistics

WFM 6205: Hydrologic Design for Water Use

WFM 6206: Groundwater Resource Assessment

WFM 6207: Water Resources System Analysis

WFM 6208: Choice of Water Management Technology

WFM 6209: Interdisciplinary Field Research Methodology in Water Management

WFM 6301: Agricultural Water Management

WFM 6302: Water Development Project Planning

WFM 6303: Integrated Water Resources Management

WFM 6304: River and Floodplain Management

WFM 6305: Coastal Zone Management

WFM 6306: Urban Water Management

WFM 6307: Water Control Structures

WFM 6308: Risk Management

WFM 6309: Water Quality Management

WFM 6310: Water Disaster Management

WFM 6311: Climate Change Risk Management

 

 
 

Post Graduate Research

 

A list of post graduate projects and thesis can be found here.