PhD programme:

There are 15 Ph D scholars attached to the Institute, who have done their Masters in reputed organisations, IITs/NITs and universities abroad and are carrying out PhD works in the areas of hydrology, hydrogeology, mathematical modeling, water treatment, water resources engineering, coastal dynamics, climate change, aquatic ecosystems, isotope hydrology and sustainable water resources management.

IAESTE programme:

During the past six years 28 students from different countries like US, Germany, Spain, Austria, Poland, Japan, Gana, Brazil and Tunsia have taken up their internship under IAESTE scheme in the areas of watershed management, groundwater flow and contaminant transport, hydrological modeling, electrochemical techniques in water and wastewater treatment, water conservation, application of GIS and remote sensing in water resources management, groundwater recharge studies, nanoparticle transport studies in porous media, wetland management.

Transfer of technology and capacity building:

To enhance the knowledge in the field of water and to build capacity, nine national and international seminars, experience sharing workshops, conferences and training programmes were conducted. These programmes were funded by various government agencies. List of programmes are given below.

S. No Title of the Project Sanctioned amount Rs. Agency Date of Sanction Duration
1 Southern Regional Seminar on "Management of drainage basins in relation to wise use of wetlands" 50000 MoEF 14.01.2009 22-Mar-09
2 Southern Regional Training Workshop on "Integrated management of river basins in relation to wetlands" 494000 MoEF 27.04.2009 26 - 28 August 2009
3 Holding Group Monitoring Workshop (GMW) of DST 359000 DST 04.02.2010 10 - 12 March 2010 (3 days)
4 Project Evaluation Group (PEG) meeting of DST 675000 DST 27.12.2010 7 & 8 Jan. 2011 (2 days)
5 National level experience sharing workshop on water management strategies for arid and semi-arid zones" 196500 DST (SEED) 30.08.2010 22 - 23 March 2011 (2 days)
6 Regional Workshop on Impact of climate change on water resources development and management in peninsular India 350000 DST 17.02.2011 17 - 18 August 2012
7 Regional Workshop on Isotope Hydrology 45000 CWRDM 04.09.2012 11 Oct. 2012
8 International Regional Science Meeting on Land Cover and Lance Use Change Dynamics and impacts in South Asia 500000 NASA 10 - 14 Jan. 2013
9 Training Programme on "Isotope Hydrology" 500000 SERB / DST 03.10.2013 9 - 14 Dec. 2013
10 International Training Workshop on ‘Water Quality Analysis: Laboratory Practices and Data Interpretation’ NITTTR & KU 24-26 Mar., 2014
11 World Water Day Celebrations and Southern Regional Level Student Meet KU 20 Mar, 2015
12 Practical Introduction to MATLAB for Scientific Computing and Engineering KU 30 Sep-01 October 2016
13 Three Day Training Workshop on ‘ Application of Geospatial Technologies in Natural Resources Management’ DST 2,00,000 01.02.2017 – 03.02.2017