UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM)


Since the 26 October 2010, Mme Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General announced that the 12 SAF Institutions of Excellence will be able to use UNESCO logo and named UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence.

Vice Chancellor :- Prof Kapila Perera
Director: Dr. R. L. H. Lalith Rajapakse
Email:- UMCSAWM@safmail.org

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Moratuwa, and the South Asia Foundation, for the establishment of Madanjeet Singh Centre of South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka- Renewed on 23 March, 2017


Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Moratuwa, and the South Asia Foundation, for the establishment of Madanjeet Singh Centre of South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lank 14 October, 2010


 Introduction: -

We are delighted to introduce you to the UMCSAWM, Sri Lanka and our graduate programs especially targeted for practising water professionals in the industry.Graduate study at the UMCSAWM involves professional training programs tailored for industry needs and integrated approaches in water management research. These are characterised by an intense interest in the professional field of choice, a willingness to cross inter‐disciplinary boundaries, an open spirit of enquiry, active collaboration and often with a highly specialised focus.


Since the first intake in 2013, we have developed a number of new courses that demonstrate our commitment to a deep and transformative learning experience in pursuit of professional excellence, innovation and an absorbing education in water management.An exciting range of research activities is being undertaken by both staff and graduate students. In current research projects, our professional knowledge, skills and experience are combined with contributions from scientists and technicians from other disciplines, institutions and community organizations in Sri Lanka and overseas.Our research covers diverse areas ranging from fundamentals and general practices to advanced technical and field based experimental procedures to enhance knowledgebase of participants.

 Programme Structure: -


The UMCSAWM offers the Master of Science/ Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management (M.Sc./ P.G. Dip.) starting from 2013 onwards and the sixth intake will be enrolled in January 2020 and seventh intake will be enrolled in May 2021.

The course content has been carefully prepared to enhance the candidates' theoretical knowledge on design and practical applications, while addressing various aspects pertaining to Water Resources Engineering and Management. Teaching and learning methods are aligned to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. Programme structure brings together the scientific study of water resources with practical planning and management skills, encouraging participants to study water management from a multidisciplinary perspective and to seek integrated solutions. Effective use of Computer Software in Water Resources and Watershed Modelling, Designing of Hydraulic Structures, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) related aspects have also been incorporated.

 

COURSE DURATION
DEGREE MINIMUM DURATION PERMITTED DURATION  MAXIMUM DURATION
M.Sc. (Full Time) 12 months 18 months 36 months
M.Sc. (Part Time) 21 months 36 months 48 months
P. G. Dip. 12 months 24 months 48 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: -

1.1 The eligibility requirements for the M. Sc. Degree course shall be decided by the Department subject to the minimum eligibility requirements specified in Section 1.2 and approved by the Faculty and the Senate.            

1.2 An applicant fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements to follow the prescribed course leading to the Degree of Master of Science, if he/she has:

i). Either

(a) The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in a relevant field as judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate with a minimum of one year relevant experience after obtaining such qualifications

OR

(b) The Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science of the University of Sri Lanka, Katubedda Campus in a relevant field as judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate with a minimum of one year relevant experience after obtaining such qualifications

 OR

(c) any other engineering degree in a relevant field as judged by the Faculty, and equivalent to (a) above as judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate with a minimum of one year relevant experience after obtaining such qualifications

OR

(d) at least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional engineering institute in a relevant field with a minimum of two years appropriate experience after obtaining such membership; the acceptability of the Associate Membership status of the candidate, the recognition of the institute and the relevancy of the field for this purpose shall be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate.

AND

ii). If English is not the medium of instruction in the First Degree of the candidate, TOEFL (a minimum of 500 points in paper‐based, 173 in computer‐based, or 61 in internet‐based test) or IELTS (a minimum of 5.0 in Academic Version) scores or equivalent.

 Application for 2020-22 batch: -

 

Important Dates

 
For International Applicants Dates For Local Applicants (Sri Lanka) Dates

  Closing date for application :   

  Pre-screening by SAF/UoM :  

  Pre-screening Results sent to UoM :

  Onlne/Skype interviews :

  Pre-Selections:

  Final-Selections:

  Commencement :

20th August 2019

30th August 2019

06th September 2019

12th September 2019

20th September 2019

30th November 2019

07th February 2019

  Closing date for application :   

  Interview list on the website:

  Date of Interviews:

  Registration :

  Commencement :

20th August 2019

06th September 2019

11th September 2019

(Date will be notified)

07th February 2019

   

Click here to download the Guidelines and Application Form 

News 17th July 2021

Applications fully paid 16 Scholarships at UNESCO Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) 2022-24 Batch

Applications are invited for the above course offered by the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. The programme will be conducted in collaboration with South Asia Foundation (SAF) at the UNESCO Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka established to conduct Masters degree programs and short term training reaching international status.

News Colombo, Sri Lanka - 24th September 2020
News Social Media, Facebook - 10th January 2020

SAF Scholars Alumni Association on Facebook

SAF gives us the platform to promote regional cooperation and peace, share and collaborate cultures between the eight SAARC countries. Our main objectives are to continue this great initiative of dear UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh.

News UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA - 11th July 2019

8 fully paid scholarship opens for M.Sc. Degree/ PG. Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management.

The UMCSAWM offers the Master of Science/ Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management (M.Sc./ P.G. Dip.) starting from 2013 onwards and the sixth intake will be enrolled in January 2020......

News UNESCO Headquarters, Paris - 30th November 2018

Mr. Pratik Singh Alumnus, UMCSAWM & Mme France Marquet, SAF representative, UNESCO attended 10th Forum for Science

Mr. Pratik Singh Tahukuri Alumnus, UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM)with Mme France Marquet, representative of SAF attended 10th Forum for Science "Science for common good of Humankind" on 26-27 November, The Ritz Clarton, Russian Federation and actively participated on sessions, conducted parallel meetings and worked on building networks to stregthen the relationship between UNESCO and other organizations".

News Kathmandu, Nepal - 16th October 2018

Dr. Nishchal Pandey, Chairperson of SAF-Nepal and Trustee of the MSF met Ms. Karma Yangzom Dorji, SAF Bhutan alumni of UMCSAWM

Dr. Nishchal N. Pandey, Chairperson of SAF-Nepal and Trustee of the MSF with Ms. Karma Yangzom Dorji, SAF Bhutan alumni of the UUNESCO Madanjeet Centre for Water Management at Mortauwa University in Sri Lanka...

Testimony Kabul, Afghansitan - 24th September 2018
News Punjab, Pakistan - 24th September 2018

SAF Alumni Mr. Muhammad Kamran, UMCSAWM, participated at the 5th IYRW on River Basin Environment

Mr. Muhammad Kamran (Alumni from Pakistan, 3rd Intake) presented his research findings at the 5th International Young Researchers Workshop (IYRW) on River Basin Environment and Management held on 28th ~ 29th October 2017 in Kuantan, Malaysia. Only 35 papers including this paper had been selected among all researchers....

News Pune, India - 24th September 2018

SAF Alumni Mr. Charitha Dissanayaka, UMCSAWM, participated in the ICCC 2018 on Climate Change

Mr. Charitha Rangana Dissanayaka (Alumni from Sri Lanka, 03rd Intake) presented his research findings at The International Conference on Climate Change 2018 (ICCC 2018) held from 15th-16th February, 2018 at Hotel Taj Samudra Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICCC 2018 was hosted by the University of Colombo in collaboration with the Colorado State University, USA as the Academic

News Kabul, Afghanistan - 24th September 2018

SAF Alumni Mr. Mohammad Najim Nasimi, UMCSAWM, won the prestigious Olympiad on IWRM

Mr. Mohammad Najim Nasimi (Alumni from Afghanistan, 4th Intake) won the prestigious Olympiad on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Afghanistan held on 13th May 2018 ...