Who can apply?

Master/Bachelor students enrolled in Civil/Environmental Engineering/ Social Sciences/Urban Planning/Architecture can apply. Bachelor students must have completed 6 semesters by May 2018.

key objectives

  • To train participants on smart tools (mobile apps such as ODK collect) to collect data on water, sanitation and solid waste management services, infrastructure, and practices to be used for participatory survey.
  • To carry out socio-economic household survey using smart tools.
  • To identify and prioritize issues for future policy, social and technological interventions.
  • To provide exposure to students through daily lecture series.


Inspired by the success of first Winter School-2017, IIT Bombay, KILA and CUCEK are conducting a Summer School in May, 2018 in Alappuzha. The aim of the upcoming Summer School-2018 is to provide a platform to participating students to interact with and learn from the experts, peers, practitioners and local people ; and to go beyond classroom learning in order to understand the complexities of water and sanitation issues in managing the urban commons (canals) of Alappuzha.