Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Department

     Irrigation and Drainage is very much important for better development of agriculture sector in terms of better improvement of crop yield, better utilization of water to protect our agriculture from famine, generation and management of water storage and supply etc.

     The Irrigation and Drainage Engineering covers all phases of irrigation, drainage engineering, hydrology and related water management subjects such as watershed management, weather modification, water quality, groundwater and surface water.

The primary objective is to understand soil, water and plant relationships and how they can be applied to better manage natural resources in the production of food and fiber.

     In addition to increasing their understating of engineering fundamentals, students are encouraged to appreciate environmental and ecological effects of irrigated agriculture.

Graduate studies in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering typically consider issues like the following:

  • Groundwater exploration techniques
  • Soil-water-crop relationships
  • On-Farm Reservoirs (OFR) with plastic lining
  • Pressurized Irrigation Systems
  • Precision Farming
  • Use of RS and GIS Techniques in Water Resource Exploration and Development
  • Rainwater Harvesting and Management
  • Wasteland Development
  • Groundwater Pollution and Wastewater Utilization for Agricultural Crops
  • Analysis for crop water requirements
  • On-farm irrigation system design
  • Design of water delivery and distribution systems
  • Water control and measurement in irrigation systems
  • Drainage of irrigated lands
  • Environmental concerns related to irrigation and drainage – salt problem, nutrient leaching, and reduction of stream flows in rivers.