Certificate course in Hydrogeology (CCHG)

Hydro-geologists are in great demand in various sectors including mining, infrastructure, construction, ground water, civil engineering etc. The course is designed for personnel from related sectors looking to enhance their knowledge and qualification to work as qualified hydro-geologist. The study material will be sent to students once by speed-post/ courier. The assignments related to study material will be sent, to be completed and sent back by the candidate within stipulated time period.

Eligibility:  Graduate with science discipline either having Geology or Physics as one of the subjects. Graduates having other specialized qualifications related to water sector also can apply and their eligibility will be subject to approval by the institute.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: 6 months (online/ distance learning); offered in January, April, July & October cycle of admissions.

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
CCHG1 Hydrologic Cycle 2
CCHG2 Locating Sites for Ground Water Developmentincluding geophysics 2
CCHG3 Water Well Design& Pumping Tests 1
CCHG4 Ground Water Regime Monitoring & Optimizing Monitoring Network 2
CCHG5 Analysis of Hydrographs 2
CCHG6 Relevance of Water Quality Studies 2
CCHG7 Artificial Recharge Technologies for Water Conservation 1
CCHG8 Ground Water Resources Assessment Methodology 2
CCHG9 Ground Water Modeling 2
Total Credits 16


Programme Components: Introduction to Hydrogeology, Groundwater system and Geologic Processes, Hydraulic Head, Porosity, Water Content, Hydraulic Conductivity, Specific, Storage, Specific Yield And Aquifer System, Water Level Monitoring And Hydrograph Preparations, Hydrogeological Investigations for Bore Well Drilling in Different Hydrogeological Terrain, Determination of Aquifer’s Parameters, Quality of Groundwater and Contaminant Transport Properties, Governing Equations and Calculation of Groundwater Flow, Brief on Numerical Groundwater Modelling, Brief on Analytic Groundwater Modelling, Hydrogeological Investigations for Selecting Artificial Recharge Sites, Groundwater Resources Estimations, Groundwater and Related Geotechnical Problems.

Fee Structure:

Description Indian Nationals in INR (₹) Foreign Nationals in USD ($)
Total Fee 25,000 850
Exam Fee 1,500 25
Certificate obtaining Fee 1,000 20

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