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FSc MER | Mountain Ecosystem and Resource Management
The Summer Field School in Mountain Ecosystem and Resource Management is specifically designed for the students pursuing Degree or Diploma in the majors like Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Conservation Biology, Agriculture, Forestry, Human Ecology, Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, Water Science, etc. Previous FSc MER was organized in India in 2014.

Further details of the forthcoming Field Schools | FSc ENR | are highlighted in the table below.
Course Dates 2 to 28July 2019
Course Contents
  • Mountain Ecosystems
  • Alpine Ecosystems
  • Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Forest Ecology
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Wildlife Management
  • Particpatory Resource Management
  • Ecotourism
  • Park-People Interface
  • Transhumance
  • Watershed Management
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Organic Farming
  • Agro-Biodiversity

Potential participantsshould have studied Higher Diploma or Bachelor Degree are eligible to apply. They must have already read at least one course from the following courses:

  1. ecology or ecosystem
  2. environmental science or study
  3. natural resource management
  4. forestry or tourism
  5. conservation or wildlife biology
  6. anthropology
  7. geography
  8. agriculture
  9. water resource
  10. any other allied course
Field Location Great Himalayan National Park and Seraj Valley in Kullu district (Himachal Pradesh), India
Total No. of Seats 30
Deadline for Application 31 January 2019
Certification The Grassroots Institute will provide Summer Field School certificate (FSc) on completion of the course.
Course Fees*

UAH 5500 (Ukrainians)
INR 65,000 (Indians)
USD 2500 (Rest of the countries)

Contact Information Head of Operations

*Detailed structure of the Course Fees should be referred in “Fees & Expenses” section.
Some Places of Field Visits (Subject to Change)
Course Content Itinerary for Field Visits
Mountain Ecosystems Tirthan Valley of GHNP
Alpine Ecosystems Alpine Meadows in GHNP
Freshwater Ecosystems Sleusar Lake and Tributories
Forest Ecology Sainj Valley of GHNP
Biodiversity Conservation Villages of Tung Panchayat
Wildlife Management GHNP Ecocentre Sai Ropa
Particpatory Resource Management Villages of Nohanda Panchayat
Ecotourism Jibhi village
Park-People Interface Shangar Sacred Grove in GHNP
Transhumance Rolla in Core Zone of GHNP
Watershed Management Ropa village
Rainwater Harvesting Ropa village
Sustainable Agriculture Kalwari village
Organic Farming Kalwari village
Agro-Biodiversity Villages of Sharchi Panchayat