M.Sc. (Wastewater and Sanitation Management)

Master of Science (Wastewater and Sanitation Management) In Association with Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, under GSGS Global Sanitation Graduate School, IHE, Delft Netherland

2 Years - 4 Semesters - Full Time

Be The Change Maker And Make A Difference In Water And Sanitation With Your Career And Educational Choices.


Water is one of the seventeen global priorities agreed by world leaders, captured within the sustainable development goals (SDG). The SDG 6 demands for treatment of wastewater and provision of universal access to adequate sanitation by 2030.

Addressing these challenges requires people with the necessary skills, knowledge, experience, and the professional networks and opportunities to provide sustainable water and sanitation solutions is an integral part of the M.Sc. Waste Water and Sanitization Management Course. It will accelerate the impact of wastewater treatment and sanitation management for the betterment of society by creating professionals in this field.  

In the context of the SDGs, there develops an urgent need for professionals in water, wastewater, and sanitation management. The aim of this unique programme is to impart knowledge and detailed insights into wastewater and sanitation management to students and create an intellectual asset. The students will also be equipped with technical, social, and personal skills for the development of leadership and team working.

Outcome On successful completion of the M.Sc. programme at VU the student will be able to :
1 Create, select and apply appropriate techniques in solving complex problems in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector.
2 Demonstrate effective planning abilities including time management, resource management, delegation skills and organizational skills.
3 Utilize the principles of critical thinking and design thinking approach while solving problems.
4 Transform ideas into reality using appropriate methods, procedures, resources, and modern tools.
5 Understand human responsibility towards environmental factors and demonstrate the best practices in terms of moral, social, and environmental ethics.
6 Recognize and manage different scenarios in sectors related to technological, social, gender, economic contexts.



Course Type Course Name Credits
FC Introduction to Waste Water and Sanitation 4
BS Water and Waste Water Analysis and Testing 3
ES Sanitation Technology 3
ES Sanitation Systems and Services 3
MC Governance and Gender Equality 4
PC Water and Waste Water Analysis and Testing Lab 1
PC Sanitation Technology  Lab 1
PC Sanitation Systems and Services Lab 1
MC Seminar 6


Course Type Course Name Credits
FC Analysis of Sanitation Flow and Public Health 4
ES Research Methods for Waste Water and Sanitation 3
BS Environmental Chemistry 3
BS Economics of Waste Water and Sanitation 4
MC Project Management and Leadership 4
PC Research Methods for Waste Water and Sanitation Lab 1
PC Environmental Chemistry Lab 1
MC Case Study 6


Course Type Course Name Credits
FC Waste Water and Sanitation Laws and Regulations 4
BS Emergency Sanitation 3
ES Behaviour Change and Advocacy 3
ES Waste Water and Sanitation Practices in India 4
PC Communication Skills 4
PC Behaviour Change and Advocacy Lab 1
PC Waste Water and Sanitation Practices in India Lab 1
MC  Field Work and Seminar 6


Course Type Course Name Credits
MC Project (Dissertation) 26


  • One of the most sought after Master’s degree programme which opens job opportunities in a plethora of sectors.

  • Association with Global Sanitation Graduate School, IHE Delft, Netherland focusing on creating professionals in the field of water and Sanitation.

  • Association with the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand imparting students the global platform and earning knowledge through cross-boundary and in the global perspective.

  • Technical and social concepts relevant to Waste Water and Sanitation business.

  • Diverse solutions for adaptive, mixed, and incremental approaches focusing on outcomes.

  • Use of Online Learning Platform to facilitate.

  • Innovative and Integrated approach followed by all over the world.

  • Global practices followed across the domains of Waste Water Treatment, Sanitation, and Urban Development.

  • The faculty are involved in applied research and development, which leads the course content and aligns it with the latest sector thinking.

  • Academic structure supporting capability building and skill enhancement.

  • Relevant to changing technological, social, cultural and economic environment of the nation.

  • Learning through diverse pedagogical approaches

  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)

  • Option to choose university level and department level minor elective and open electives.

Prof.(Dr.) Kedar Sant
Faculty of S & T

Prof.(Dr.) Kedar Sant
Registrar & Professor
Dr. Nitin Satpute
Faculty of S & T

Dr. Nitin Satpute
Associate Professor
Mr. Sandip Kulkarni
Faculty of S & T

Mr. Sandip Kulkarni
Assistant Professor
Mr. Kaustubh Utpat
Faculty of S & T

Mr. Kaustubh Utpat
Assistant Professor
Mr. Pranav Dhaneshwar
Faculty of S & T

Mr. Pranav Dhaneshwar
Assistant Professor
Mr. Abhijeet Mali
Faculty of S & T

Mr. Abhijeet Mali
Assistant Professor
Mrs. Swati Patil
Faculty of S & T

Mrs. Swati Patil
Assistant Professor
Mr. Nikhil Shinde
Faculty of S & T

Mr. Nikhil Shinde
Assistant Professor

  • Work with Water and Wastewater Industries, Sewage Treatment Plants, Water Treatment Plants, Sanitary Corporations, International Agencies, Consultant, NGOs, Municipal Corporations, Hotel Industry, and Aviation Sector.

  • Take up careers as International Human Resources/Training Manager, Sanitation Manager, Design Engineer, Consultant, Research Manager, Executive Production Incharge, and Environment Officer.

  • Take up careers in Manufacturing firms as Operations Managers, Logistics Managers, Project Planners, Quality Control Auditors, etc.

  • Work with the Human Resource Department of companies as Human Resource Administrators, Industry Relations Specialists, Job Analysts, Recruiters, Training Specialists, etc.

  • Pursue Careers in Academics and Research, Government and Semi-Government Undertakings & Management of not-for-profit businesses.

  • Start your own business.


“If I had an option to " Redo " my education journey I would like to do it with Vishwakarma University. A student here has the freedom to explore and excel with the diverse and integrated; interdisciplinary approach which helps build a strong foundation.

With experts and highly knowledgeable professors and visiting faculties, our learning process becomes a cakewalk. The instruments of teachings are focused on strengthening concepts, acquiring practical acquaintance, and application-based learning for Industry and Entrepreneurship readiness. Additionally, they are understanding, flexible, adjusting, friendly, and supportive. That is all a student looks for and finds comfort in.

I am an M.Sc. Student of Waste Water and Sanitation Management, which is one of its kind courses offered by the University to encourage people to take up the responsibility as Professionals, to bring about a change for something as imperative as Water.

Times have been difficult for all of us, but the University has been able to successfully manage and deliver a seamless online education with extra-curricular events, guest speakers etc. The University nurtures us in the Incubators of knowledge, bringing out the best in ourselves to hatch out gloriously to face the world.”

-Gowri Gauridhar, VU Student


“My passion towards water and its treatment was the reason for me to join for further studies. It was my immense luck and fortune that I’m part of this unique program Wastewater and Sanitation Management in VU. The faculties are a package of knowledge box that help us in shaping our future to become hardcore water professional. A special mention about the HOD, Dr. Shraddha Khamparia, she is such a wonderful and inspiring mentor I have ever seen in my experience. This journey is helping me in molding my leadership skills, time management skills, and learning new things every day. I feel great studying here at Vishwakarma University as it gives great opportunity as well as support from faculties.”

-Isha Kulkarni, Student


“It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I will be completing my post-graduate degree in Wastewater and Sanitation Management course from Vishwakarma University, Pune. The relation between the students and faculties is very cordial which gave me an opportunity to excel in my area of interest. The half-year spent here was splendid and has helped me to grow better professionally and personally. Though the lectures were conducted online, I have learned a lot of things from the faculty. I think that I have selected the exact University for my Masters degree.”

-Kanimozhi A, Student

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.

  • Basic Qualification Required: Bachelor degree (12+3)/(12+4) B.Tech / B.E. / B.Sc. / B.Com / B.A. in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent.
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category: 45%
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam for Reserve Category: 40%

Entrance Examination : VUNET

  • Saturday, 27th March 2021
  • Saturday, 29th May, 2021
  • Saturday, 26th June, 2021
  • Saturday, 24th July, 2021
  • Saturday, 25th September, 2021


Intake: 60.

Programme Commencement Date: 16th August 2021.


As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.

  • Rs. 70,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the 2nd year.

  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

Contact Numbers: +91 90670 022 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

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