Courses Offered by the Water Management Training Institute (WMTI):

The Water Management Training Institute (WMTI) focuses on capacity building for all stakeholders involved in On Farm Water Management activities. The institute offers training activities divided into three categories: Professional Courses, Technical Courses, and Refresher Courses. These courses aim to enhance the skills and knowledge of staff and farmers in water management practices. Additionally, WMTI provides exposure opportunities for individuals from various backgrounds to learn and observe High-Efficiency Irrigation Systems (HEIS) technologies and practices.

In addition to these regular training programs, WMTI is also responsible for conducting mandatory trainings as prescribed in the service rules. These mandatory training courses ensure compliance with regulations and professional standards. While the specific list of such training courses may vary, they typically cover a wide range of topics relevant to water management, agricultural practices, and sustainable irrigation techniques.

Overall, WMTI plays a crucial role in building the capacity of stakeholders, promoting skill development, and ensuring adherence to regulations and best practices in On Farm Water Management activities.

Training of Trainers

  • Aimed at equipping trainers with the necessary skills to effectively deliver training programs.
  • Focuses on instructional techniques, facilitation skills, and training program development.
  • Enhances trainers' abilities to transfer knowledge and engage participants.

Training of Faculty (one week):

  • Designed to enhance the teaching capabilities of faculty members.
  • Covers pedagogical methods, curriculum development, and assessment strategies.
  • Equips faculty with innovative teaching techniques and encourages interactive learning approaches.

Professional Courses

  • Drip/Sprinkler Design (three weeks):
    • Focuses on the principles and practices of designing efficient drip and sprinkler irrigation systems.
    • Covers topics such as system components, hydraulics, layout design, and maintenance.
    • Equips participants with the skills to design and optimize water distribution systems for agricultural applications.
  • Farm Planning & Design (two weeks):
    • Provides knowledge and tools for effective farm planning and design.
    • Covers aspects such as land evaluation, crop selection, layout design, and infrastructure planning.
    • Enables participants to create well-organized and sustainable farm systems.
  • Irrigation Scheduling (two weeks):
    • Addresses the importance of efficient irrigation scheduling techniques.
    • Covers concepts such as crop water requirements, soil moisture monitoring, and irrigation timing.
    • Equips participants with the skills to develop irrigation schedules that maximize water use efficiency and crop productivity.
  • Administrative Procedures (three days):
    • Covers the essential administrative procedures and protocols relevant to water management activities.
    • Focuses on documentation, record-keeping, reporting, and compliance requirements.
    • Helps participants understand the administrative aspects of water management projects and ensure smooth operations.
  • Accounts & Finance (three days):
    • Provides an overview of accounting and financial management principles specific to water management projects.
    • Covers topics such as budgeting, financial analysis, and fund management.
    • Equips participants with the necessary knowledge to effectively manage financial aspects within the context of water management activities.
  • Basic Computer Operation (two weeks):
    • Introduces participants to the fundamentals of computer operation and software applications.
    • Covers topics such as file management, word processing, spreadsheet usage, and internet navigation.
    • Aims to enhance participants' computer literacy, enabling them to effectively utilize technology for water management tasks.

Technical Courses

  • ift Irrigation System Design (three days):
    • Focuses on the design principles and practices of lift irrigation systems.
    • Covers aspects such as pump selection, pipeline design, and energy optimization.
    • Equips participants with the skills to design efficient and reliable lift irrigation systems.
  • LASER Tractor Operation (one week):
    • Provides hands-on training on operating LASER-guided tractors for precision land leveling.
    • Covers topics such as tractor operation techniques, LASER equipment calibration, and safety measures.
    • Enables participants to effectively use LASER technology for accurate land leveling.
  • LASER Equipment Maintenance (one week):
    • Focuses on the maintenance and troubleshooting of LASER equipment used in land leveling.
    • Covers topics such as equipment calibration, troubleshooting common issues, and preventive maintenance.
    • Equips participants with the skills to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of LASER equipment.
  • Resource Conservation Technologies (one week):
    • Explores various technologies and practices for conserving water and optimizing resource use.
    • Covers topics such as micro-irrigation systems, rainwater harvesting, and soil moisture conservation techniques.
    • Aims to educate participants on sustainable approaches to water management and resource conservation.

These technical courses offered by WMTI provide participants with specialized knowledge and practical skills in specific areas of water management and agricultural practices. They contribute to building the capacity of stakeholders involved in On Farm Water Management activities and promote the adoption of efficient and sustainable techniques.

Refresher Courses

  • Watercourse Designing (three days):
    • Focuses on the principles and techniques of designing efficient watercourses for irrigation purposes.
    • Covers topics such as alignment, cross-section design, and slope calculations.
    • Updates participants on the latest advancements and best practices in watercourse design.
  • Watercourse Construction (three days):
    • Provides hands-on training on the construction of watercourses.
    • Covers topics such as excavation techniques, lining materials, and quality control.
    • Equips participants with the necessary skills to ensure proper construction and maintenance of watercourses.
  • Surveying and Leveling (three days):
    • Focuses on surveying and leveling techniques for accurate land and water management.
    • Covers topics such as using surveying instruments, establishing benchmarks, and contour mapping.
    • Refreshes participants' knowledge and skills in surveying and leveling practices.
  • Flow Measurement (three days):
    • Covers various methods and instruments used for measuring water flow in irrigation systems.
    • Includes topics such as weirs, flumes, flow meters, and data interpretation.
    • Updates participants on the latest flow measurement techniques and equipment.
  • Social Mobilization (three days):
    • Focuses on strategies and approaches for mobilizing and engaging communities in water management activities.
    • Covers topics such as stakeholder analysis, community participation, and awareness campaigns.
    • Equips participants with skills in effectively involving communities and promoting social inclusiveness in water management projects.

These refresher courses offered by WMTI serve as valuable opportunities for professionals and practitioners to update their knowledge, refresh their skills, and stay informed about the latest developments in their respective fields. They ensure that stakeholders involved in On Farm Water Management activities are equipped with up-to-date expertise and can contribute effectively to sustainable water management practices.

Mandatory Training Courrses prescribed in the service rules:

Six weeks training of officers for promotion:

  • BS-18+SP to BS-19:
    • Designed to prepare officers for higher-level responsibilities and leadership roles.
    • Covers advanced topics related to their field of expertise, management, and decision-making.
    • Enhances their knowledge and skills to perform effectively at the BS-19 level.
  • BS18 to BS-18+SP:
    • Provides specialized training to officers being promoted to BS-18+SP (Special Pay Scale).
    • Focuses on enhancing their expertise in specific areas relevant to their job responsibilities.
    • Equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel at the higher scale.
  • BS-17 to BS-18:
    • Aims to prepare officers for higher-level managerial positions and greater responsibilities.
    • Covers topics such as policy formulation, strategic planning, and administrative functions.
    • Enhances their leadership abilities and prepares them for the BS-18 level.

Four weeks training of officers/officials for promotion:

  • BS-15 to BS-17:
    • Focuses on developing the managerial and leadership skills required at the BS-17 level.