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.
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|