TISS and UNICEF, Maharashtra jointly offer Post-Graduate diploma in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) - Apply by February 28, 2013

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences and UNICEF, Maharashtra

About TISS

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work, a post-graduate school of social work of national stature to meet the emerging need for trained human service professionals.

Centre for Water Policy, Regulation, and Governance, School of Habitat Studies, and School of Rural Development, Tuljapur with UNICEF, Maharashtra jointly offer Post-Graduate Diploma in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)

About the course

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.

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.

Course structure

This is designed as a full time diploma programme of 36 credits spread over a year in a trisemester format. The science-based courses are spread over all three trimesters. WASH activities are to a large extent multidisciplinary. Therefore while studying water & sanitation, basic knowledge about other relevant disciplines will establish a good foundation for understanding and implementing WASH activities.


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 recognised university, with  minimum aggregate pass class.

Age limit

Candidates must be below the age of 40. Preference would be given to working professionals from rural development sector. Woman candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

The information brochure and application form can be obtained by paying Rs. 500 in person at the cash counter of the institute. The information brochure and application form, along with the application fee challan can also be downloaded from the TISS website - www.tiss.edu.

Please note that you have to pay application form fees of Rs. 500/- at any branch of State Bank of India along with the fee challan.

  • The last date of applying in person or by post is 28th February, 2013.
  • Prospective candidates will be called for personal interview on 6th March, 2013.
  • Course will commence on 22nd March 2013

Contact details

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

P.O. Box 8313,
Mumbai 400 088.

P.O. Box 09 ,
Tuljapur, Dist.
Osmanabad 413 601

Tuljapur - Phone: +91-9270105222/3/4/5/6
Landline: +91-2471-242061/ +91-2471-242560

February 28, 2013 12:00AM