Ph.D Soil and Water Conservation Engineering


Soil and water are the vital natural resources essential to sustain life which are most neglected and over exploited. “Soil provides dignity to all life, so it deserves dignity”. This calls everyone to honour and respect the natural resources for the future prosperity and sustenance. The course is structured in an inter disciplinary approach and designed to impart knowledge to students in the latest innovative technologies in the field of Soil and Water Conservation, Micro Irrigation, Irrigation Water Management, Remote Sensing, Water harvesting and Watershed Management .

Why this programme?

Study Programme

The course impart:

Application and Admission

Interested in taking part in the program of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures from our official website. If you doubt whether admission is possible, feel welcome to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.

Future Career

Students get inspired during their research work to pursue their doctoral program. During their study program they prepare themselves for ICAR NET /UGC NET /GATE exam and they get cleared with good grade. They also get through ICAR JRF/SRF for entering any SAU’S with Scholarship or Stipend during their program. They also prepare for becoming ARS (Agricultural Research Scientists). Post Graduates are currently working in Agricultural and Agricultural Engineering Colleges as Teaching Faculty, Research Associates.They also work in irrigation companies and landscaping in India and abroad.

Doctoral program in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

Doctoral Courses

After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of Soil and Water conservation Engineering as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) on full time basis.


Doctoral research

After completing the courses in the first year, the students start thesis research from second year. Students can register their credit load according to their research. Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty to guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic

Student Experiences

I’m delighted that I chose soil and water conservation engineering as my major for my master’s and doctoral study since it was a gratifying experience. Instead of learning in a classroom, I gained knowledge in the agricultural field, which helped me concentrate more on my research. Additionally, learning about advanced irrigation, drainage, soil, and water management techniques in this course has prompted us to consider employing various conservation strategies to preserve rainfall and runoff. Overall, I’m glad that more needs to be done to precisely conserve water and soil for the future.

Janani N,

II-PhD Research Scholar (SWCE),

The courses studied during the course work are useful for my research. I can understand the methodologies followed in the articles. I got the opportunity to select the course based on my interest towards my research especially Watershed Management and Modelling. It is very helpful to prepare my research proposal. Especially the usage of library helps me a lot to get a wide knowledge in the related fields.

P Ponnuchakkammal

II-PhD Research Scholar (SWCE)

I have completed my Ph.D in Soil and Water conservation Engineering in TNAU. I was offered a senior research fellowship in a research scheme which helped me a lot for taking over the expenses during my research work.


(Alumni )

Er.Ponnujackammal, I Ph.D student –receiving certificate from CWRDM, Calicut for her successful completion of 15 days training program in Watershed Management

Er.N.Janani,II Ph.D Student receiving Best Poster award from our Honourable Vice-Chancellor during 56th ISAE National Convention and International symposium.

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