U.S.

-Pakistan
Centers for Advanced Studies in Water
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro

Prospectus
MS & PhD Programs
Fall 2016

Partnering Universities:

Contents:
1 Welcome to Jamshoro: The Education City
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2 Mehran University of Engineering &
Technology – MUET
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3 U.S. - Pakistan
Center for Advanced Studies in Water
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4 MUET – University of Utah Partnership
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5 Academic Programs
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Contents:
6 General Rules for Admission
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7 Academic Calendar (2016-17)
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8 The Center's Staff
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9 Students' Views about USPCAS-W

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10 USPCAS-W, MUET Campus Map
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Welcome to Jamshoro:
The Education City
Jamshoro is located on the right bank of the Indus River at Longitude
68°15'35.79" E and Latitude 25°24'54.64" N at an average altitude of 58 m
above mean sea level (MSL) along Super Highway, approximately 15 kms
Northwest of Hyderabad and 150 kms Northeast of Pakistan's largest city,
Karachi. The total geographical area of Jamshoro district is 11,517 square
kms. In summer, it is hotter and normally cool in winter.

Interestingly, Jamshoro is virtually the gate-way to the Indus Valley, now
world famous for its civilization and rich cultural heritage. The Ranikot Fort
is located 40 km to the north of the campus, in the northward
continuation of the same hilly track which become Laki Ranges, merging
with the Khirthars northwards. Sehwan, a well-known township and
famous for tomb of Qalander Lal Shahbaz lies around 130 km to the north
of Jamshoro. Manchar Lake the largest fresh water lake in the region is
situated to the west north west of Sehwan. Travelling about 280 km north
from Sehwan through the Indus plains brings one to the site of Moen-jo-
Daro, the most important archeological discovery of the Valley.
Besides being a historical and picturesque site, Jamshoro is home to the
three leading universities of Pakistan namely; Mehran University of
Engineering & Technology (MUET), Liaquat University of Medical & Health
Sciences (LUMHS) and University of Sindh.

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it has implemented several initiatives that led to improvements in the quality of higher education and research all geared towards meeting the market needs and gaps. It is delightfully reported that the quality of our graduates is recognized by the employers in public and private sector.. The MUET. as a constituent college of Sindh university.To this end. it was chartered as Mehran University of Engineering & Technology. building strong-students-teachers relationship. MUET celebrated its 50 year Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Our alumni are contributing in their professions and have earned senior positions in public & private sector nationally and internationally. 2 Mehran University of Engineering & Technology – MUET MUET was established in 1963as a constituent college of Sindh University. creating conducive academic environment. directorates. offering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the emerging areas in engineering. centers and one campus at Khairpur Mir's. In 2013. and providing continuous learning opportunities to both faculty and students. MUET has transformed and evolved from undergraduate degree awarding institute to Research University in last 10 years. Itis committed to improve the quality of higher education and research by strengthening teaching and research infrastructure. institutes. 2 .MUET envisions to become a paragon of excellence by becoming top 100 universities of the world and the top model university in Pakistan. Another Campus to be established in Jacobabad has recently been approved by the Government of Sindh and will start working soon. MUET enjoys enviable standing now and it has become pioneer institute for the aspiring young talent. started its journey from 02 departments and now she has 31 departments. science & technology. In 1977.

improvementinteachingandresearchexcellence.up- gradationofacademicprograms.  ItisISOcertifiedsince2003.000MS/MEstudents.  TheUniversityoffersundergraduatedegreeprogramsin17disciplines. andPh.  Theuniversityisactivelyengagedinpromotingactivitiesleadingtofinancial sustainability andgrowth.900students.  Itsdevelopmentandgrowthisdeeprootedinitsphilosophytoactivelyengage withlocalcommunities.outofwhich15percentare females. faculty and administratorstoenhancethequalityof educationalexperienceforstudents. degreesfrominternationalandPakistaniuniversities.2.degreeprogramsin29disciplines. includingseveraladvancedshort-termtrainingprograms.facultyandprivatesectortobeableto effectivelyrespondtothe marketneedsof thePakistan's water industry.D.1.1 Basic Facts about MUET  According to 2015 ranking of HEC.ME/MS degreeprogramsin36disciplines.D. MUET stands as 1stintheprovinceofSindhand at number 6 among the public and private EngineeringUniversities of Pakistan.andshort-terminnovativeprofessional training programs.withahighratioof academicstafftostudents.  Totalstudentspopulationisabout6.800undergraduatestudents.including5.students.  ItisoneofPakistan'smostresearch-intensiveuniversities.alumni. 3 3 .and104Ph .  Researchandteachingfacultyconsistsofabout 450staff. students.D.outofwhich125havePh.  It promotes building strategic connections with students.

000 sq. Library: MUET's library and online information center contains more than 132. ft. bank.2. and other related fields.000 books related to Engineering. and multi-media center. internet.  A separate portion dedicated for checking out books for PCASW students only has been made available. These are loaned to students for one term on a nominal rent. faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of shared vision for enhancing the lives and livelihoods of students. post office. 4 4 . student registration desk. Science and Technology. Other key features of the library include:  Access to 29 E-databases for e-journals and e-books both within the university campus and outside the campus under the Digital Library Program. An overview of facilities and resources available to MUET students is provided below.2 Facilities and Resources at MUET MUET provides a range of facilities to its students. and a cafeteria. students can also access subject-specific books and literature from a dedicated library of USPCAS-W.  Besides the main library and online information center.  Other services include: inter-library loan.000 text books are available in the Book Bank.  More than 21. among others. photocopying of material.. Several facilities are provided under one roof including but not limited to: information service. Student-Teacher Center: The University has recently constructed a Students-Teachers Center over an area of 20.

 To encourage research and development related activities between universities. Qasimabad. Medical: The campus has a part-time dispensary that is supported by a qualified doctor and a dispenser which deals with only minor ailments. and Kotri) fairly easy. Medical emergencies are referred to the nearby LUMHS Hospital. to enable them to work from their residences. Latifabad. 5 . Information and Communication Processing Centre: The MUET is equipped with the latest devices and servers. This service will be provided to students of USPCAS- W free of charge. the Center has connected MUET with fifty two (52) other universities through PERN (Pakistan Educational Research Network).Transport: The University has a fleet of its own buses that makes commute within the campus as well as between the campus and main towns (Hyderabad.  It provides uninterrupted services to students through VPN accounts.  It works round the clock to provide data and voice services to various parts of the universities including on-campus students' residences. An ambulance facility is also available. which is provided on request.

basketball.Sports: MUET's sports culture is quite diverse and rich.ft. cricket. athletics. badminton. and most of these areas are connected to campus through regular bus service. Indoor games and a gym facility separate for female and male students is available in a gymnasium constructed on an area of 25. shooting ball. MUET sports teams regularly participate in Inter-University sports events. football. Interested students take part in a range of sports such as. In addition to organizing inter-departmental and inter-hostel competitions. Accommodation: Male and female students live in separate hostels. squash. hockey. handball and Tennis. table tennis.845 sq. 6 . Therefore. On-campus availability of accommodation for the postgraduate students however is limited. among others. several students live off-campus. Private accommodation in Jamshoro and Hyderabad is available at reasonable rates. Accommodation for USPCAS-W female students is however guaranteed for this batch.

. (http://water. The initiative entails the establishment of three Centers for Advanced Studies in water. energy and agriculture & food security in four selected Pakistani universities. applied policy research. facilitation of public. The Center is housed at the MUET at Jamshoro.private partnerships. Competitiveness and Economic Growth. 3 U. The tangible deliverables of the Center include postgraduate degree programs. USPCAS-W 7 .Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water – USPCAS-W The USPCAS-W is part of a broader higher education initiative recently launched in Pakistan with financial support from the United States Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID).edu. and provision of policy advice in a range of water-related disciplines. government and the business community to seek applied research solutions that strengthen the e ectiveness of policy-making and drive Innovation.pk/) The Center will contribute solutions to Pakistan's water-related challenges by educating and training the next generation of water sustainability leaders through advanced academic training in different water-related disciplines.muet. The objective of this initiative is to enhance the capacity of Pakistan's higher education institutions to contribute solutions to Pakistan's development challenges. USPCAS-W is one of the three Centers focused on identifying and developing solutions for the multifaceted water-related challenges facing the country. The Center promotes partnerships with the academic institutions.S.

including informed policy-making.1 USPCAS-W Activities: An Overview To meet the changing public and private sector needs for applied research and skilled graduates in a range of water- related disciplines. civil society and government for securing Center's long-term sustainability.disciplinary aspects of water resource and environmental management. policy makers. practitioners. The Center is in process of establishing a Pakistan Water Sustainability Network that will bring together experts. Delivering most relevant and highest quality applied research to meet water sector's present and future needs. Building strong links with industry. Field trips for the students to enhance students' technical and operational knowledge about multi. including the following: Reforming academic curriculum for higher water education to bring it to international standards. private sector and civil society groups to share knowledge and raise awareness about the water sector challenges and their potential solutions. Strengthening engagement of stakeholders to support research-policy interface. 8 . Improving teaching methods. Developing and implementing multi-disciplinary graduate and post graduate training programs including arranging weekly graduate seminars by inviting experts from the field & industry.3. the Center is engaged in implementing wide range of activities and programs. and strengthening technical capacities of the Center's faculty. and Providing increasing number of training and research opportunities to talented women as well as to students from economically or culturally disadvantaged backgrounds.

(c) Free transport through university buses. Accordingly. all of which will contribute towards the professional growth and development of students.  Our programs and courses respond to the present and projected needs of Pakistan's water industry. but aim to connect advances in engineering to society's most challenging problems.  The students will be able to advance their professional growth and skills under the guidance of well reputed faculty both at the MUET and UU. Scholarship and other facilities Students enrolled in the Center will be entitled to: (a) Full tuition fee for all semesters. municipalities.  Our applied research program is multi-disciplinary in nature and developed within the broader context of the water-development nexus to support science- engineering-policy interface in Pakistan's water sector.  Promising students. and industry.  We create networking opportunities for the students. especially at the University of Utah (UU). we aim at training and inspiring the next generation of water sector professionals to meet specialized demands of government.2 Why Study at USPCAS-W? Main thrust of our higher education program in water is to contribute solutions towards achieving water security in Pakistan. will benefit from opportunities for thesis research and short-term training in US universities. especially female students and those belonging to economically disadvantage groups.  We train students who not only excel in applied engineering. 000 per month to cover living and accommodation costs. 9 .  We promote and facilitate students' interaction with the visiting faculty and outside experts to enhance their understanding about emerging water issues and their possible solutions. thus enabling themto interact with a range of stakeholders to explore internship and employment opportunities.3.  The Center is constructing a new state of the art building with modern teaching and research infrastructure and learning facilities. and (d) Training and research opportunity at University of Utah or any of its partner university in USA for all those who meet the criteria. (b) A stipend of Rs.15. So one can expect high demand for the graduates of these programs across the board.

 Establishing institutions and policies that make gender equity a well understood and effectively implemented management priority with in Center. 10 . Gender equity is a key strategic direction for USPCAS-W due to which it aims at achieving the following three targets:  Ensuring 50% share of women in recruitment.3 Gender Equity One of USPCAS-W's major goals and crosscutting strategic objectives is to achieve gender equity in the program. increase share of women in faculty and non-faculty positions.  Ensuring 50% share of women in new admissions to USPCAS-W programs.3.

distance education. technology and venture commercialization.utah. training. USA (water. applied research. Under the US-PCASW project. technology commercialization. exchanges. outreach and networking. the UU has long been involved in a range projects reaching across the globe. As the state's flagship university. many 11 . 4 MUET – University of Utah Partnership The University of Utah (UU). research infrastructure building. With a long running tradition of academic and research excellence. and cross-cutting issues (gender empowerment. curriculum development and reform. institutional development. change management.PCASW.edu). research productivity. global engagement and sustainability. The MUET-UU partnership covers the following areas of cooperation: curriculum development. governance. data modeling and analysis. has been selected by USAID as the technical assistance partner of MUET for advancing the development and growth of US. effective teaching and training. fundraising. the UU offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 92 graduate degree programs. and institutional sustainability). Key organizational strengths of UU include: capacity building and international development.

of the promising MUET's post graduate students and faculty will have the opportunity to benefit from the most modern teaching and research infrastructure available at the UU. List of UU faculty involved in supporting MUET can be found at http://water. The UU has also designed a Peer Teacher Partnering (PTP) program to train the trainers.1 The USPCAS-W offers 2 years MS degree in the following four specialized fields:  Hydraulics. Irrigation and Drainage (HID)  Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)  Environmental Engineering (ENV. especially with regard to curriculum advancement. At the UU. To support MUET in establishing a world-class center for research and education on water resources management. sanitation and health.edu/uspcasw/about-us/team/. strengthening research capacities and infrastructure. more than 100 faculty members are engaged in research on water related issues from different disciplinary perspectives. wastewater treatment. Many of these faculty members are directly engaged in supporting USPCAS-W activities at MUET. the UU has set up several committees and thematic working groups. 12 . and capacity building of MUET faculty.utah. Sanitation and Health Sciences Additionally. weekly graduate seminar series on water security in Pakistan is mandatory non-credit hour course to be attended by all students in each semester. It connects MUET faculty to UU faculty for seeking support in the design and delivery of courses and research projects.ENG)  Water. and law and policy. especially urban water. 5 Academic Programs Master of Science (MS)/ Master of Engineering (ME) Degree Program 5. A team of 28 faculty members drawn from UU as well as four partner institutions representing key fields relevant to the study of water resources are contributing to the work of these committees and working groups.

water and plant relationships and how they can be applied to better manage surface and groundwater resources in the production of food and fiber.0 Core 04 Agricultural Land Drainage 3.1 Hydraulics. Irrigation and Drainage – HID The HID program educates students in the field of open channel and groundwater hydraulics in combination with engineering principles and to support useful plant life. The primary objective is to understand soil.1. HID program.0 Core 03 Open Channel Hydraulics 3. with minimum degradation of soil and water resources. students are encouraged to explore and appreciate environmental and ecological effects of irrigated agriculture. Scheduling of Courses/Research (HID Program) First Semester S. This is important since irrigated agriculture has come under increasing criticism for being a heavy user of water combined with low land and water productivity and environmental damages to soil and water resources. In addition to increasing their understating of engineering fundamentals. is structured to be interdisciplinary. especially at the post-graduate level.0 Common in Pakistan Total 12. # Course title Credit hrs Course type Sustainable Development and 01 3.5.0 13 .0 Common WEF Nexus 02 Irrigation Water Management 3.0 Core Graduate seminar: Water Security 05 0.

0 Common in Pakistan Preparation of Research proposal.0 Common Total 33.0 Elective Graduate seminar: Water Security 02 3. Total 12. and Community 3.0 Recommended Elective Courses for HID Eligibility Criteria for MS Degree in HID Program  Applicants must have obtained a  Soil and Water Conservation Bachelor's degree in the subjects  Climate Change Impact on Water mentioned below with 16 years of Resources education. Water Resources Engineering.0 Core Graduate seminar: Water Security 05 0. and other related fields. Seminar etc. Management  BE/BSc in: Civil Engineering. 03 3. # Course title Credit hrs Course type 01 Elective Course-1 3.0 Common in Pakistan Total 12. Agricultural  Sediment Transport and Management Engineering and Environmental  Hydraulic Structure Design Engineering.0 Core 03 GIS and Remote Sensing Applications 3.0 and above  Conjunctive Surface/Groundwater CGPA. 1st class or 3. 14 .0 Core 04 Groundwater Hydraulics 3. # Course title Credit hrs Course type Hydro-informatics: Data Management 01 3. Second Semester S.0 Common and Analysis 02 Policy.0 Common Data Collection.0 Fourth Semester 01 Research/Thesis 6.0 Third Semester S. Law.

water dispute management.0 Core and Management 04 Catchment Hydrology 3. water valuation.0 Core Graduate seminar: Water 05 0.0 Core Management: Principles & Applications Water Infrastructure Planning 03 3.5. Key topics constituting the program include. Given the emerging complexities in water sector. hazard planning and management.0 Common Security in Pakistan Total 12. water governance. Scheduling of Courses/Research (IWRM Program) First Semester S.2 Integrated Water Resources Management – IWRM The IWRM program enhances students' knowledge and capacities to deal with multi- disciplinary aspects of water resource allocation and use under conditions of uncertainties. inter-sectoral allocation and use. economics of water management. and GIS and remote sensing in water resources.0 Common WEF Nexus Integrated Water Resources 02 3.0 15 .1. IWRM provides a platform where young leaders are trained in interdisciplinary concepts and methods for integrated water resources management to meet the complex sustainability challenges. principles of IWRM. # Course title Credit hrs Course type Sustainable Development and 01 3. the need of coordinated decision making across sectors and scales has always been felt. institutions and policies.

0 Core Graduate seminar: Water Security 05 0.0 Core 04 Hazard Planning and Management 3.0 Fourth Semester 01 Research/Thesis 6.0 Third Semester S.0 Common in Pakistan Total 12.1 3.0 Common Total 33.0 Common 03 GIS and Remote Sensing Applications 3.0 Elective Graduate seminar: Water Security 02 0. 03 0. and Community 3. Law.0 Common in Pakistan Preparation of Research proposal.0 Common Data Collection Total 3.0 Recommended Elective Courses for IWRM Program  Water Dispute Management  Systems Analysis and Optimization  Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources  Model Applications in IWRM  Water Conservation and Rainwater Harvesting 16 . # Course title Credit hrs Course type Hydro-informatics: Data Management 01 3. Second Semester S. # Course title Credit hrs Course type 01 Elective Course .0 Common and Analysis 02 Policy.

Environmental Engineering. Water Resources Engineering and other related fields. Eligibility Criteria for MS Degree in IWRM Applicants must have obtained a Bachelor's degree in the subjects mentioned below with 16 years of education. Water/Environmental/Agricultural Economics.Pre-requisites/Refresher Courses Refresher courses for students with non-engineering academic background will be offered in Statistics. BE/BSc in: Civil Engineering. 1st class and/or 3. Water Resources Management. Water Management. Agricultural Engineering. Basic Mathematics and Basic Hydrology etc. 17 .0 and above CGPA.

hazardous and solid waste management. air and noise pollution and control.0 Core Processes Solid and Hazardous Waste 03 3.0 18 . and environmental impact assessment Scheduling of Courses/Research (ENV.5. Chemical. physical chemical and biological processes.ENG Program) First Semester S.0 Core Management 04 Air and Noise Pollution Engineering 3.0 Core Graduate seminar: Water Security 05 0. # Course title Credit hrs Course type Sustainable Development and WEF 01 3. water and wastewater treatment design. and Biological 02 3.0 Common in Pakistan Total 12.0 Common Nexus Physical.1.3 Environmental Engineering – EnvEng The EnvEng program emphasizes learning in conventional environmental engineering.

03 0. and Community 3.0 19 .0 Third Semester S.0 Common in Pakistan Total 12. Law.0 Common and Analysis 02 Policy.0 Core Design 04 Environmental Impact Assessment 3.0 Common Wastewater and Water Treatment 03 3.0 Common Total 33. Seminar etc. Total 3.0 Common Data Collection.0 Elective Graduate seminar: Water Security 02 0. # Course title Credit hrs Course type Hydro-informatics: Data Management 01 3. # Course title Credit hrs Course type 01 Elective Course-1 3.0 Common in Pakistan Preparation of Research proposal. Second Semester S.0 Core Graduate seminar: Water Security 05 0.0 Fourth Semester 01 Research/Thesis 6.

Civil Engineering. Agricultural Engineering or any other engineering discipline with at least one subject of environmental engineering.  BE/BSc in: Environmental Engineering. 20 .Recommended Elective Courses for EnvEng Program  Environmental Biotechnology for environmental sustainability  Field Monitoring and Laboratory Analysis  Industrial Pollution Control  Water Quality Modeling  Advanced Environmental Chemistry Eligibility Criteria for MS Degree in EnvEng  Applicants must have obtained a Bachelor's degree in the subjects mentioned below with 16 years of education.0 and above CGPA. 1st class and/or 3.

Sanitation & Health Sciences Program) First Semester S. Chemical.5. Individuals trained in this program will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively with community and community-based organizations and the local political structure to effectively implement water and sanitation interventions.4 Water.0 Common in Pakistan Total 12. skills and attitudes to assess the needs of a community.0 Core Graduate seminar: Water Security 05 0. assess the functioning and impacts of these systems. individuals in this program will need to have the knowledge. Scheduling of Courses/Research (Water. and identify and implement solutions to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of existing systems. evaluate and implement technical solutions to the deficiencies of water supply and sanitation that are appropriate for a given community and sustainable. Sanitation & Health Sciences – WaSH In contrast to most 'traditional' degrees in environmental engineering.0 Core Processes 03 Water and Health 3. and in partnership with like-minded organizations whose focus is on health promotion and education. and Biological 02 3. design.0 Common Nexus Physical. through a process of community engagement and mobilization. # Course title Credit hrs Course type Sustainable Development and WEF 01 3.0 Core 04 Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3.1.0 21 .

0 Common Pakistan Preparation of Research proposal.0 Fourth Semester 01 Research/Thesis 6. # Course title Credit hrs Course type WaSH assessment and practical 01 3. # Course title Credit hrs Course type 01 Small Water System Design 3. 22 .0 Pre-requisites/Refresher Courses All applicants will need to have passed mathematics course through pre- calculus.0 Third Semester S.0 Elective Total 33. Law. waste re-use and 03 3. and Community 3.0 Core 02 WaSH and Community 3.0 Core hygiene 04 Policy. 03 0.0 Common Graduate seminar: Water Security 05 0.0 Core management Graduate seminar: Water Security in 02 0. Second Semester S.0 Core Sanitation systems.0 Common Data Collection Total 3.0 Common in Pakistan Total 12. as well as at least one college level course in chemistry and biology.

environment. agriculture & water resources. degree in environmental science.Eligibility Criteria for MS Degree in Water. physical sciences (chemistry. Sanitation & Health Sciences  Applicants must have obtained a Bachelor's degree in the subjects mentioned below with 16 years of education. bio sciences etc). micro biology. 23 . 1st class and/or 3.  Applicants must have a bachelor degree of engineering in civil.0 and above CGPA. medicine and biological sciences (biology. bio chemistry etc).

program is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge and critical understanding of subject specific issues within the context of water- development nexus. Environmental Engineering (ENV. test/quizzes.D. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) iii.) Degree Program (Duration: 3 years) The USPCAS-W offers Ph.2 Master of Science (MS) Degree Requirement For completion of MS Degree in above referred programs.3 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. including the science behind the subject and the skills to translate science into practice. and final examination  6 credit hours of graded thesis research  A pass/fail graduate seminar 5. and write a dissertation based on original/applied research. degrees in the following three specialized fields: I Hydraulics. The students are required to complete 18 credit hours of graded course work. The course work requirements include the following:  A course on Research Methodology (3 credit hours)  A course on Modeling and Simulation (3 credit hours)  Four courses relevant to the area of specialization (12 credit hours)  Other requirements to be fulfilled for completing the degree include qualifying the comprehensive examination including writing of dissertation and its defense in prescribed period. program is a combination of course work and research.D. 24 .ENG) The Ph. Irrigation and Drainage (HID) ii. mid-term examination.  Semester requirements include: assignments. The Ph. following requirements are to be completed:  27 credit hours of graded coursework.D.D.5.

Eng. 25 .0.Eligibility Criteria for Ph. as well as other documentation to be provided in support of application.pk/resources/admissions/  To qualify for admission.edu. ME/MS in Environmental ME/MS in HID or any ME/MS in IWRM or any Engineering or in any other related discipline other related discipline other related discipline 6 General Rules for Admission  The center will accept only on-line applications for admission.0 and above out of 4. is available at water.D. HID IWRM Env. applicants must obtain at least 60% of the marks in the entry test (for MS general GRE type and for PhD subject GRE type) to be conducted by the Center. An application form and instructions to fill the form.muet. and first class or CGPA 3. Degree Program Applicants must have obtained a Masters' degree in the subjects mentioned under each program area in the following table with 18 years of education.

2016 Semester Break 09.08.D.06.05.01.2017 3rd semester Classes start 28. 7 Academic Calendar (2016-17) Description Date/Timeline Last date to apply 22.2016 Period of Refresher Courses 25.2016 1st Semester Classes start 29. Ph.01. students will continue with their research work. 4th Semester (Jan-Aug 2018) MS students have to complete their research.2017 Classes end 05.2017 to 15.01.2016 – 15.2017 Examinations start 26.2016 Classes end 16.2016 Date of Registration 20.06.05.12.06.07.08.2016 Entry Test 05.2017 Internship for students 01.2017 to 27.2016 Examinations start 26.08.2017 2nd Semester Classes start 16.08.2016 – 24.05. 26 .07.06.2017 Classes end 15.08.2017 This semester may also involve a trip to USA University for research/training purposes.12.12.12.2017 Examinations start 15.2016 Orientation Day/Start of Classes 29.2016 Merit List 12. including writing and defense of thesis.

Administration and management responsibilities are looked after by the Project Management Unit.  Dr. Director Administration  Mr. Kamran Ansari. Aslam Chaudhry.1 Project Management Unit The Project Management Unit of USPCAS-W responsible for handling all project related administrative and programmatic matters comprises of the following key personnel.  Dr. M. 8. Project Director  Dr. Chief of Party  Technical Advisor (TBD) 27 . Mansoor Ali Shah. Rafiq Ahmed Chandio. 8 The Center's Staff The operations of US-PCASW are broadly organized under two categories: (i) center's administration and management and (ii) teaching and research. Deputy Project Director  Dr. Shahid Panhwar. Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist  Mr. while research and teaching functions are performed by a highly qualified faculty. Financial & Grants Manager Key personnel from USA partnering university (University of Utah) are also located at MUET. Bakhshal Khan Lashari.

D. Dr. irrigation.2 Faculty Profile Dr. analysis of hydraulic computations of dams. Abdul Latif Qureshi Ph. in Groundwater Hydrology from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. barrage design for surface and sub-surface flow conditions. energy dissipaters and stilling basin. Australia. dams. in Sediment Transport from Agriculture University Krakow. Post-doctoral fellow under Fulbright Program in Integrated Water Resources Management at Colorado State University USA. Poland. Pakistan.8. computational hydraulics. irrigation management. drainage. drainage 28 .D. M. in Computational Hydraulics from Kyoto University Japan. and also under Endeavour Australia Program in Groundwater Governance from the University of South Australia. Bakhshal Lashari Ph.D. design of hydraulic structures i.e. surface water hydrology Dr.D. Expertise: groundwater hydrology. water resources management. in Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. Expertise: open channel hydraulics. Mohammad Shafi Kori Ph. spillways and canal design. Expertise: hydrology. water conservation Dr. optimization of water resources. Munir Babar Ph. and computer modeling of open channels and groundwater flows Using FEM techniques. barrages. surface water hydrology. Pakistan Expertise: water resources planning.

in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University. Rasool Bux Mahar Ph.D. Peoples Republic of China.Dr. water resources engineering. UK. UK. GIS and remote sensing. irrigation water management.D. Expertise: Open channel hydraulics. UK. in Open Channel Hydraulics. Altaf Ali Siyal Ph.D. removal of metals from water through nano-fibers. University of Nottingham. Expertise: water and waste treatment design. solid waste treatment. Expertise: Policy Review & Analysis. soil and water conservation. Governance. Kamran Ansari Ph. 29 . Dr. in Development Economics. irrigation and drainage. Post-doctorate on 'Subsurface irrigation simulations' at USDA salinity Lab Riverside. Kingston University. Business Development and Project Management.D. hydrology. CA under Fulbright Fellowship Program and also post- doctorate under Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship Program in 'Soil Water and Crop Environment' from CSIRO. constructed wetland. Dr. Dr. groundwater. anaerobic digestion and kinetic modeling. Expertise: Soil waterlogging and salinity. Canfield University at Silsoe. in Soil and Water. Townsville. Rafiq A. Chandio Ph.

Dr. Syeda Sara Hassan Ph.D. UK Expertise: environmental engineering. University of Sind. WaSH Ms.D. Abdul Khalique Ansari Ph. in Environmental Science. in Analytical Chemistry. in chemical metallurgy. Jamshoro. Rakhshinda Bano M. Australia Expertise: chemistry.Sc. Thailand. USA Expertise: Wetlands conservation. including research at Monash University.D. water management and human health. in Natural Resource Management. agricultural water productivity assessment and integrated water resources management. climate change and water quality analyses Dr. 30 . university of Wales. State University of New York.Dr. Asian Institute of Technology. water quality. Asmatullah Ph. sustainable development. sustainability & eco-efficiency analysis. environmental economics. Expertise: Water footprints & carbon footprints analysis.

Mr. IWRM 31 . microbiology.S. and MA (Econ) Sind University Expertise: environmental engineering. water resource engineering Mr. University of Stuttgart. GIS. economics. Awais Anwar Chandio M. AIT.S. Climate Change Impact Analysis. Ghulam Hussain Dars M. Environmental laws & management plans and stakeholder consultation. in Water Resources Engineering and Management.Sc. project planning. Uzma Imran Masters in Environmental Management Expertise: Environmental Impact Assessment. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. community mobilization. Flood Modeling. USA Expertise: Hydrology. in Environmental Engineering. water resources engineering. Mr. Bangkok. Germany Expertise: GIS and remote sensing.Ms. Portland State University. water quality. hydromechanics. marine ecosystems. chemistry. Oregon. water quality. Waqas Ahmed M.

economics. Muhammad Ali Masters Int'l Public Policy. monitoring and evaluation. 32 . networking Adjunct/Visiting Faculty Center hires adjunct faculty time to time. groundwater quality Mr. Wali M. in Land and Water Management. Expertise: pressurized irrigation systems.Mr. irrigation technology. Daudpota M. Japan Expertise: public policy. University of Tsukuba. as per requirement of the individual program. Tandojam. Sindh Agriculture University. community mobilization.E.

GB. 33 .ENG. Fatima Zaidi Hyderabad Sindh. MS (IWRM) Being part of USPCAS-W has immensely benefited my professional development and growth. 9 Students' Views about USPCAS-W Muhammad Touseef From Sawabi KPK. MS (ENV.) I appreciate Center's efforts in promoting gender equity. Iram Sifat Ghizer. MS (IWRM) The Center provides conducive environment to develop expertise and skills in different water-related disciplines.

ENG. (ENV. 34 . Danyal Aziz Swabi KPK.) The Center has a great and supporting faculty. Ph.) Learning environment provided by the Center is very conducive and interactive.Asim Ali Khairpur Sindh.ENG. (ENV.ENG. Sallahuddin Panhwar Naushero Feroz Sindh. Ph. MS (ENV.) It has been a great experience to be part of the Center where learning never stops.D.D.

D. (HID) The Center's seminar series presented us a great opportunity to be exposed to water related issues in broader development context.) The Center helped me in improving my knowledge and interpersonal skills. Ph. (ENV. Ghulam Shabir Khairpur Sindh.D. Ph.Muhammad Muqeet Hyderabad Sindh. Shamotra Naushero Feroz Sindh.ENG. MS (HID) Thanks to USPCAS-W for enabling me to fulfill my dreams. 35 .

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