“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself” and Food grows where the water flows”.
Soil and water are the two faces of a coin because without these resources nothing will exist, it may be living or nonliving things. It is very hard truth that these basic resources are under intense pressure to fulfill the needs of increased population. Soil erosion, unscientific agricultural and irrigation practices etc. are directly affecting the social and economic structure of our whole nation. So there is a need of improved sustainable production through different land management practices by adopting drought and flood management practices, soil and water conservation practices (watershed management), viz., construction of check dams, contour bunding, terracing,.
That’s why the department of Soil Water Conservation Engineering was started in 2003 to fulfill the above requirements by offering the courses like watershed planning and management, reservoir and pond design, soil mechanics, hydrology etc. The lab is completely equipped with all instruments and models to conduct the actual practical work. The staffs are highly qualified and experienced to guide the students. Our alumnies, Sneha Pawar & Sucheta Bhilare are working at BAIF foundation, Dr. Sushilkumar Bansude working as Junior Scientist SWCE at Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology etc.