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Affiliated to Gauhati University
(The fourth NRM Course in India and first in North-East India)
(Under Innovative Programme: Teaching and Research in Interdisciplinary and Emerging Areas of UGC)
An innovative initiative of Department of Geography


What is PGDNRM?

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is an integrated & multidisciplinary approach of Earth-Science, Life-science, Environmental Science, Social Science and Management Science to study, manage and restore natural resources and ecosystems. The field is applicable in wilderness, forestry, recreational, agricultural and urban areas to sustain and support abiotic and biotic resources and in addressing problems associated with the management of our environment. Natural Resource Managers helps to balance the needs of people and economy with the ability of ecosystems to support soil, water, forests, wildlife, fish, recreational resources etc. Ideally, these professionals look for ways to make responsible natural resource management decisions which consider all stakeholders, including communities, agencies and business/industry.
The course is especially designed in the context of Northeastern part of India to produce trained professionals to address the issues of NRM of the region. 

Course Duration: Two years (four semesters)

Course content:
Semester –I top
Paper-I : Fundamentals of Natural Resources,
Paper –II:  Fundamentals of Ecology and eco-system in natural resource management,
Paper-III:  Geography, Economy, Society and Politics of NE India,
Paper-IV:  Rural Resources and community management 
Semester-II  top
Paper – V:    Energy Resources and energy planning 
Paper-  VI:   Watershed Management 
Paper – VII:  Disaster Management 
Paper- VIII :  Statistical Analysis and Computer Application 
Semester – III  top
Paper- IX:  Policy, Planning and Intervention in NRM,
Paper-X:  Natural Resources Potentiality Analysis, 
Paper- XI:  Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA),
Paper- XII:  Tools and Techniques of Mapping and Spatial Analysis (including RS/GIS) 
Semester – IV  top
Paper – XIII:  Tools and techniques of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) 
Paper- XIV:  Extension Education (EE) 
Paper XV :  Project works on NRM issue 
Who can apply?

The students passed out Bachelor degree with Geography/ Geology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Environmental Science/ Statistics/ Economics/ Anthropology, Sociology, Political science as major subject.
Students appearing for Degree final year examination, 2010 may also apply for provisional admission.

Total number of Seats:

20 (7 seats are especially reserved for students from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura).Reservation for ST, SC and OBC as per guideline.

Hostel seats are available.  Preference will be given to out-station students on the basis of merits.
Course fee:  Rs.14, 800.00 per semester (including Rs.5, 000.00 caution money). 
Date of issue of application and prospectus:  May 30, 2010.
Last date of Submission of form:  July 10, 2010.
Admission test:  On July 17, 2010. 
Date of results:  20-Jul-10
Date of Admission:  30-Jul-10
Date of orientation:  2-Aug-10
Classes will be started from:  3-Aug-10
Venue of admission test:  Nowgong Girls’ College
Test examination pattern:  Written followed by viva.
(Out-station students may collect the form through application along with Rs.250.00 demand draft in favour of Principal Nowgong Girls’ College, Haiborgaon -782002, Nagaon, Assam.



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