Summary Statistics

UMCSAWM Transforms Water Management Infrastructure Practitioners as Sustainable Water Resources Managers who are Problem Solving Decision Makers.

Summary Statistics are for the first three intakes of the Master’s Degree Program and are presented under different classifications.

Type of Organization


Water Practitioner Transformation – Type of Organization

Through its Master’s degree programme, UMCSAWM contributed to the transformation of water practitioners from organizations dealing with different types of work.

  • Percentage from Each Type

  • Numbers from Each Type

Organization CategoryEmpowered Practitioners
Water Supply and Drainage Developers22
Water/Irrigation Management and Infrastructure Constructors12
Water Consultants4
Water Contractors2
Water Educators2

Regional Critical Mass

Contribution Towards Regional Critical Mass

UMCSAWM extends one fulltime Master’s degree scholarship to each SAARC country.  However, if the applicants from a certain country does not fulfill the stipulated standards of the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka then the next acceptable applicant is awarded opportunity irrespective of the SAARC country.

The SAF sponsored scholarships awarded by UMCSAWM has been positively contributing towards the enhancement of the critical mass of the South Asian region.

The UMCSAWM contributions for the region other than that for Sri Lanka are shown below.  According to the statistics Bhutan has been the most benefited country while there is a need to look at greater contributions towards Maldives and Bangladesh.

The statistics show a greater participation by regional nations indicating the impact from the efforts of the sustainable water resources programs conducted by the UMCSAWM.

  • Numbers from Each Category

Water Practitioners from South Asia Region (other than Sri Lanka)
First Three Intakes161220
Including Fourth Intake382331

Transformation – Overall

Water Practitioner Transformation – Overall

UMCSAWM in its project duration, has immensely contributed towards the buildup of a regional critical mass of water resources managers capable of the development of sustainable water resources management infrastructure.

DescriptionForeign PractitionersSri Lankan PractitionersTotalNote
Intake 141317Transformation Completed
Intake 231316
Intake 351621
Intake 481321Starts on 05/5/2017

Transformation – Part/FullTime

Water Practitioner Transformation – Part-time/Full-time

  • Part-time Enrolments for Postgraduate Program

Total Part time enrollment is 49 and all are from the Sri Lankan water sector

  • Full-time Enrolments for Postgraduate Program

Total Full time enrollment is 26 and are from 7 SAF countries

CountryNo of students
Sri Lanka6

Problem Solving Potential

  • Water Practitioner Transformation – Problem Solving Potential

The UMCSAWM human resources development through postgraduate and short term training programs are with the objective of empowering the water practitioners with problem solving capability to fulfill the aspirations of a sustainable world for the future generations.

Each subject module teaches real life problem solving centered around the subjects covered in the module but influenced by other sectoral issues as well.  The students of three intakes have carried out a large number of problem based learning issues under each module amounting to almost 500 in total.  These cases provide a heap of guidance to other sustainable water resources managers. (To view the list of projects under each subject module please click here).

The summary shows the provision of guidance material and this itself is a huge impact on the confidence building of water resources infrastructure project developers.