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PG Diploma in Waste Management and Environment Hygiene is a program offered by the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has started offering one year, job-oriented, Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Waste Management and Environmental Hygiene in its Coimbatore Campus from this Academic Year, 2021-2022. This course is designed to address the current socio-economic issues India is facing, viz., mounting of solid waste even in rural villages, and the non-availability of skilled hands for the waste management industry to scientifically manage piling solid waste. The Programme is offered offline, full time, in the Coimbatore Campus only, with 14 Courses spread over two Semesters, and gets completed with a one-month compulsory Internship at the end of the second Semester.

Important Note

. Commencement of Class (Tentative): September 14, 2022


Semester I
Course Code Course Title L T P Credits
21WME501 Overview of Waste Management 4 0 0 4
21WME502 Handling and disposal of major types of wastes 4 0 0 4
21WME503 Water and Soil Resource Management 4 0 0 4
21WME504 Legal Aspects and Mandatory Regulations 4 0 0 4
21WME581 Water pollution 0 0 4 2
21WME582 Waste Management – Field Visit I 0 0 4 2
21ENG112 Professional Communication 2 0 0 2
Total 22
Semester II
Course Code Course Title L T P Credits
21WME511 Community Mobilization towards Sustainable Development 3 0 0 3
21WME512 Waste Management as Project Management 3 0 0 3
21WME513 Entrepreneurship in Waste Management 3 0 0 3
21WME514 Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Cost and Risks 4 0 0 4
21WME515 GIS and RS in Waste Management 3 0 0 3
21WME583 Analysis of constituents in Soil and Air 0 0 4 2
21WME584 Waste Management – Field Visit II 0 0 4 2
21WME591 Internship Pass/Fail
Total         20



Completed any degree program.


Based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination and interview


Placement details

Students are trained in the development of their aptitude, verbal and soft skills by the Corporate and Industry Relations department of the University to be Industry ready.

Future Career
  • Startups in Waste Management
  • Waste Management agencies in Rural and Urban Local Bodies
  • CSR Programme of Corporates
  • Authorised Recycling Agencies
  • Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs)
  • Waste Management experts in Airports/Hotels/Hospitals
  • Waste Management Units of industries
  • NGOs and INGOs involved in Waste Management
  • Academic and Research Organisations

Fees Structure

Program Fees for the year 2022
Annual Fee
Caution Deposit
One Time
Hostel Fee
Per Year
Mess Fee
Per Year
Coimbatore ₹ 50,000 ₹ 10,000 ₹ 52,000 ₹ 56,000

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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