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Certificate in Solid Waste Management (CSWM)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 3,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar



Issues related to waste management are many and so interlinked that a holistic, scientific and well-planned environmental management strategy is the need of the hour. Waste management today involves not only the collection and transportation of waste; But also treatment, disposal and recycling. Thus developing a well-informed and trained workforce is of fundamental importance to deal with these issues. Furthermore, as an emerging economy, India is at its peak of development and consumerism. In view of this, waste generation is expected to increase manifold. There is a strong need of experts in this field, who can manage the waste generated from development projects of industries, mining, housing, urban areas etc. Therefore, given the current scenario and future needs, Indira Gandhi National Open University offers certificate programs in waste management. This program provides an overview of the state of solid waste management covering key elements of the waste management system such as environmental, social, financial and institutional aspects. Learners will be able to understand the challenges of waste management and learn about appropriate and sustainable solutions including appropriate waste management policy issues.

Programme Details: The programme consists of 3 courses each of 6 credits
•               Course BEV 001 - Introduction to Solid Waste Management  (6 Credits)
•               Course BEV 002 Municipal, Agricultural,  Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management (6 credits) 
•               Course BEV 003 : Plastic, E waste, Biomedical and Construction and Demolition Waste management (6 Credits)


Programme Co-ordinator :  Dr. Deeksha Dave, deekshadave@ignou.ac.in, 01129571121, 01129573380
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[Updated on 11-Jul-2024]