IGNOU Certificate Course on Solid Waste Management online admission August 2020

Are you looking for a certificate course on Waste Management from a recognised university? Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering a course named Certificate in Solid Waste Management (CSWM). The admission procedure is online and you can enrol for the course till 16th August 2020. The details of the course and the admission procedure is provided here, so please hurry up and submit your applications online within the timeframe.

About the course

Waste management is essential for a clean environment and in our country, many of the municipalities have a solid waste management plan. This solid waste includes all kinds of garbage, be it industrial, commercial, household, agricultural, etc. As a developing country, our consumptions are increasing manifold and the amount of solid waste generated is also increasing. The Management of Waste is not about the collection of the waste but also includes segregation of the waste according to their categories, treatment and their recycling. For all these things, proper planning and execution are required. A well-trained workforce is required to manage the waste. Keeping this in mind and also considering its prospects, IGNOU is offering a certificate program in solid waste management known as Certificate in Solid Waste Management (CSWM)

Aim of this course

This program aims to sensitize students on the impact that waste generation creates on our health and the environment. Students are also acquainted with the present legislations regarding waste management and the best practices to manage waste.


Any candidate after completing 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized board can enrol for this course.

The medium of instruction and mode

The medium of instruction of this course is Hindi and the duration is 6 months. The course is offered in distance learning mode.

What you will learn

The course is divided into 3 modules covering various aspects of waste management.

  1. The first one is an introductory lesson on Solid Waste Management.

  2. The second one is about how to manage various types of wastes like Industrial Waste, Municipal Waste, Hazardous Waste and Agricultural Waste.

  3. The third one is about specific Waste Management, namely E-Waste, Construction and Demolition Waste, Plastic Waste & Biomedical Waste.

Payment of fees

The course fee is Rs. 3600.00 and there is a registration fee of Rs. 200.00. The fees can be paid online using Internet Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card.

For SC/ST candidates there is a fee exemption. However, this exemption is available only for one programme in an admission cycle. If the candidate applies for exemption in more than one program, according to the university rules, all those applications for fee exemption are likely to be cancelled.

Last Date of Submitting Application

The last date of Admission is on 16th August 2020, so please hurry up.

Admission procedure

The admission procedure is online and you have to visit the Admission page to complete the admission process. If you are applying for a course in IGNOU for the first time you must register yourself before proceeding to apply. For New Registration, click on the button Click here for New Registration on the admission page and register yourself. On completing the registration, again go to the Admission page and provide the registered username and password in Registered User Login Column. After logging in, fill-up the form to complete the admission formalities. If you are already a registered candidate then directly provide your registered username and password in Registered User Login Column and log in.

You need to submit the following scanned copies of documents as an attachment with the application form. The required scanned documents are,

  • Your photograph <100 KB

  • Your signature <100 KB

  • Proof of your age <200 KB

  • Educational Qualification <200 KB

  • Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC <200 KB

  • BPL Certificate (if applicable) <200 KB

  • Experience Certificate (if you have any) <200 KB

After uploading the documents, click on the 'Next' button where the option of viewing a preview of the Application Form will be there. For your reference, please save or print this preview.

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Author: Umesh12 Aug 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

Due to the environmental issues and awareness generated in the masses about cleanliness, there is an urgent requirement of trained people in the area of waste management and from that angle, this course seems to be a good option for the 10+2 pass students to grab this opportunity and learn the skills needed in the area of waste management. As many companies and industrial houses are generating a lot of waste products on a daily basis, they need trained people to handle the waste management and from that point of view, there are employment opportunities also after doing this certificate course. IGNOU being a reputed and well-known name in the distant education sector in our country, it makes sense to register for this course and attain this certificate.

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