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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

The ‘Conservation Geography’ online certification course is developed for the students to discuss the theories of geography in detail to understand the various aspects of conservation and biodiversity that enable development. This biological sciences and bioengineering program of the National Program for Technology Enhanced Learning(NPTEL) is provided by Swayam online education portal. The course classes are offered free of charge and are scheduled for a period of twelve weeks.

The instructor for this elective course at the undergraduate or postgraduate level is an academic and industrial expert, Dr. Ankur Awadhiya from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The training consists of a virtual mode of learning enabled by videos, online lectures, and other resources that include working on case studies to understand the conservation intended development.

The ‘Conservation Geography’ online training program ensures the participants of the program with a course certificate and credit points after completing the course successfully according to the qualifying criteria.

The Highlights

  • Online mode
  • Twelve weeks
  • Elective course
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate level program
  • IIT faculty
  • Free training
  • Course certificate
  • Credit points

Programme Offerings

  • videos
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies
  • Weekly Assignments
  • Final Exam
  • Books
  • references
  • Credit Points
  • Certificate

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Kanpur

The ‘Conservation Geography’ certification fee is paid online through the course website to register for the final exam.

Conservation Geography fee structure

Course Fee


Exam Registration Fee

Rs. 1,000

Eligibility Criteria

Certificate qualifying details

The students of this free training program will receive the ‘Conservation Geography’ certification by Swayam after completion of the course and assessments as per the following scoring criteria,

  • Internal assessments - 10/25 (25%) in best 8 out of 12 assignments.
  • Final Exam - 30/75 (75%).
  • Overall average - 40/100.

What you will learn

Knowledge of BiologyKnowledge of EconomicsKnowledge of GeographyKnowledge of Environmental Science

The ‘Conservation Geography’ certification syllabus is structured for the students to acquire knowledge about geographical concepts and theories to understand the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity. This course aims in enabling students to gain insights on developmental measures based on conservation for the environment. 

Who it is for

The ‘Conservation Geography’ online certification program is aimed at the students of forestry and the professionals who belong to the industries of education, tourism, green energy, construction, and renewable energy or material industry such as the Indian forest service officerseconomiststeachersconstruction managersurban planners, sustainable development practitioners, and policymakers. This course is also relevant for the civil service aspirants and students of developmental studies and the allied domains.

Admission Details

The candidates interested in joining the ‘Conservation Geography’ online course should register online through the website.

Step 1: Find the course page using the link,

Step 2: Click on the ‘Sign-In/Register’ option.

Step 3: Fill in the details.

Step 4: Complete the registration and start the course.

Application Details

  • The application form of the ‘Conservation Geography’ certification course requires the candidates to enter the relevant Swayam course account details or they can create a course account and fill in the details.
  • The students can also sign in to the course using their Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account IDs.

The Syllabus

Evaluation process

  • The end-term proctored exam is mandatory for the students to receive the ‘Conservation Geography’ certificate after finishing the course study.
  • The registration and payment for the exam are done online and the exam is conducted at the allotted exam center.
  • The students of the course should get at least a minimum of 30/75 to qualify for the certification.


IIT Kanpur Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Which online platform offers the ‘Conservation Geography’ certification course?

The certification course is provided by Swayam.

2: What is the duration of the ‘Conservation Geography’ online certification course?

The course is conducted for twelve weeks.

3: What are the prerequisites for the ‘Conservation Geography’ online classes?

There are no mandatory requirements for this course.

4: Can I access the ‘Conservation Geography’ training program for free?

Yes, this is a free learning course.

5: When will I get a certificate for the ‘Conservation Geography’ online course?

You will get the course certificate after completing the course and the final exam.


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