Post Graduate Diploma courses
A study of the laws governing the occurrence, distribution, and movement of water and contaminant substances in watershed systems. Meteorological considerations, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, streamflow, hydrograph analysis, flood routing, groundwater flow, and frequency analysis. Principles and mathematical models describing the propagation of contaminants in rivers, lakes, soils, and groundwater.
The syllabus has been developed on a competency-based approach so that the student should be able to have knowledge and skills in water and waste water technology and management. The trainee should be able to understand design aspects, construct, operate and maintain water and waste water related works.
Most of the development projects are financed through grants from donors. It is the responsibility of the project management team to ensure that the limited resources are used optimally and efficiently to achieve maximum impact. This course is designed to equip the participants with best practices and essentials skills in effective grants management.
Strategic planning is the art of creating specific business strategies, implementing them, and evaluating the results of executing the plan, in regard to a company’s overall long-term goals or desires. It is a concept that focuses on integrating various departments (such as accounting and finance, marketing, and human resources) within a company to accomplish its strategic goals. The term strategic planning is essentially synonymous with strategic management. The strategic planning process requires considerable thought and planning on the part of a company’s upper-level management. Before settling on a plan of action and then determining how to strategically implement it, executives may consider many possible options. In the end, a company’s management will, hopefully, settle on a strategy that is most likely to produce positive results (usually defined as improving the company’s bottom line) and that can be executed in a cost-efficient manner with a high likelihood of success, while avoiding undue financial risk.
Professional counselling is a safe and confidential collaboration (therapeutic relationship) between qualified counsellors and clients to promote mental health and wellbeing, enhance self-understanding, and resolve identified concerns. Clients are active participants in the counselling process at every stage. Counsellors work with children, young people, adults, couples, families and groups. Counselling may be short term, long term, or over a lifetime, according to clients’ needs. Counsellors are fully present with their clients, using empathy and deep listening to establish positive working relationships. Counselling is effective when clients feel safe, understood, respected, and accepted without judgment. Counselling is a profession with a strong evidence base. Counsellors use empirically supported interventions and specialized interpersonal skills to facilitate change and empower clients. They are trained in a range of modalities to work with clients from diverse backgrounds.
The post graduate Diploma course in Humanitarian Leadership and Management takes place over period of twelve months. It is as unique opportunity to further and refine the knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to address contemporary humanitarian challenges faced by humanitarian leaders and managers as well as team leaders in the context of humanitarian response, with a particular focus on building the strategic capabilities of mid- to senior-level professionals working in the field. The system is a mix of laws, legal instruments, mandated and non-mandated organizations, structures, systems and processes. This has been well taken care by refining the course to use empirical approaches to execute hands on knowledge in the areas of NGO, IGO, CBO and SBO Leadership with attention on resources mobilization, grants management, NGO Financial Management, program monitoring and Evaluation, as well as humanitarian law and Geospatial Information Science in Humanitarian response. Thus, this course targets professional Audience ranging from project leaders, program leaders, policy leaders, researchers and public sector leaders. The course is expedited through three options of virtual learning, Physical learning and remote as well as distance learning
To establish an organization’s ability to receive and manage grants, it’s necessary to establish adequate accounting practices and systems. The fundamental concept in grants management is that each grant award should be accounted for as an independent cost center, that is, all income from a grant and expenditures are accounted for as a distinct, separate category within the accounting system. The job of Grants Management involves a difficult balancing act; ensuring that project staffshave the latitude to accomplish something meaningful and at the same time every obligation of the funding source is met. Grants management is important in two aspects, one it is basic protection against comingling all funding into one big pot and losing track of what money paid for what expenditure and two different aid-giving agencies specialize in different sectors for example shelter, education, security, health, and food.
Human Nutrition and Dietetics offers excellent training to Nutritionists and Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians and Technologists whowill use science to promote healthy eating habits for both preventive and curative management of nutritional disorders. Diet therapy, nutritional research, counseling and education are all within the realm of the nutrition and dietetics profession. It is also a comprehensive introduction to the important role nutrition and diet play in maintaining health. With the huge rise in diet related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease we face important choices in terms of diet and nutrition on a daily basis. It is also important to understand the role nutrition plays in growth and development throughout our lives. The course aims at developing basic understanding about nutrition, its effect on human health and newer advances in food technology. This course encompasses physiological, biochemical and social aspects of food and discusses relationship between metabolites and human health. Moreover, the course is focused on the advances in the most emerging area of applied science of Nutraceuticals (where food is the medicine). The knowledge of nutrition under extreme climate conditions, space nutrition, and sports nutrition empowers students' knowledge and skills to utilize food as a powerful tool for physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Humanitarian diplomacy aims to mobilize public and governmental support and resources for humanitarian operations and programs and to facilitate effective partnerships for responding to the needs of vulnerable people. Humanitarian diplomacy includes advocacy, negotiation, communication, formal agreements, and other measures. It is a field with many players, including governments, international organizations, NGOs, the private sector, and individuals.