Academia Engagement

SCBP-NIUA in its Phase 1 initiated a multi-disciplinary engagement with 9 academic institutes to integrate non-sewered sanitation & FSSM into course curriculum through:
  • Certificate courses
  • Studios
  • Electives
  • Workshops
  • Faculty development programs
  • Research thesis and
  • Capstone projects.

Universities and academic institutes are best suited to integrate a conceptual and practical understanding of urban sanitation and waste water management challenges within the urban planning, engineering and social science and management domains.

SCBP provided an opportunity to students and faculty of universities and academic institutes to engage with studying and understanding urban sanitation systems in terms of centralised and decentralised sanitation system options for the 21st Century India; within the framework of Urban Planning(large vs small towns and their sanitation and waste water management needs), Engineering solutions(centralised and decentralised technology solutions and their O&M implications) and social context(addressing the poor settlements, slums and manual scavenging).


Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal

  • Design and roll out of Short-Term Training Programme on Recent Trends in Urban Sanitation Systems
  • One Day State Level Dissemination and Advocacy Workshop to promote Decentralized Sanitation

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INDUS University, Ahmedabad

  • Introductory Two-Day Workshop on Decentralized Urban Sanitation
  • Prototype of toilet-containment and treatment systems (A permanent exhibition)
  • Curriculum development of Technical Module and course on FSSM and urban sanitation systems

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Urban Planning

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar

  • Workshop and Studio Exercises for M. Plan students
  • Student Dissertations on Decentralized Sanitation Systems
  • State level Dissemination and Advocacy Workshop


Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab

  • Workshop on Community-based technologies for domestic wastewater treatment and reuse
  • Certificate short course on Planning and Design for Efficient Sanitation System
  • Elective/Core paper on onsite sanitation systems for integration into existing programmes



Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) Pilani, Goa Campus

  • Curriculum development and running of minor programme in water, sanitation and solid waste management for first degree students (for two electives Sanitation Entrepreneurship and Resource oriented Sanitation)
  • Prototype development/testing of innovations for FSSM

Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP)

  • Curriculum development and running of elective course on 'Decentralized Liquid Waste Management'
  • Winter School on 'Decentralized Liquid Waste Management'
  • Faculty Development Program on 'Decentralized Liquid Waste Management'


Kolhapur Institute of Technology's College of Engineering (Autonomous), Kolhapur

  • Two Weeks Certificate Course on Global and National Perspective of Sustainable Sanitation Approaches and Technology Interventions



Shiv Nadar University, Noida

  • Two-day Workshop and Half-day Policy Dialogue Meet: Water-waste cognition
  • University Wide Elective on Decentralized Urban Sanitation Systems
  • Field Visits and Studio Exercises on aspects of Decentralized Sanitation Systems

Xavier Centre for Urban Management and Governance, XAVIER University, Bhubaneswar

  • Stakeholder Consultation and Curriculum Development for Certificate Course on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management
  • Roll out of Certificate Course for upto 30 participants