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Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC)
Courses offered through NEEF

NEEF and SMWC offer the following courses with specialization in Earth Literacy:

1) Postgraduate Degree

Eligibility: Graduate Degree in any subject plus residency requirement courses (for 26 credits) at SMWC, USA.
Duration: 24 months.

2) Postgraduate Diploma

Eligibility: Graduate Degree in any subject.
Duration: 24 months.

3) Certificate Course

Eligibility: Graduate Degree in any subject.
Duration: 12 months.

Structure of NEEF-SMWC Courses

All joint NEEF and SMWC courses will have common requirement for studies through NEEF and rest of the credits will be completed through SMWC course as follows:

Postgraduate Degree/Diploma/Certificate
Through NEEF
Environment and Development; Energy and Environment; Environmental Pollution Environmental Science and Engineering; Regional and Global Environmental Issues; Environmental Economics and Policy; plus Project Work

Through SMWC
Postgraduate Degree
EL 501, 510, 520, 530, 540, 575, 545(expansion of NEEF Project) (26 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma
Option of taking EL 599 (Topics) for 1-4 credits
Certificate Course
Option of taking EL 599 (Topics) for 1-4 credits

Mode of Operation


  • PG Diploma and Certificate programmes are offered through NEEF and Conducted in India.
  • You study 1-4 Credits in ELM Course through SMWC (USA) by distance education in India for PG Diploma and Certificate.
  • Upon obtaining a pass in each of the required modules,you are awarded certificate by the NEEF and SMWC will issue transcript credit for credits opted for PG Diploma and Certificate.
  • PG Degree programme, in addition to NEEF modules, requires residency requirement at SMWC and completion of 26 credits at SMWC.
  • Upon completion of required course work, PG diploma will be provided by NEEF & PG degree by SMWC.
  • Assessment is conducted by NEEF & SMWC jointly.
  • You obtain a broader, more international perspective on environment.
  • You can articulate into post graduate studies and work towards an eventual Ph.D.


About SMWC

Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) founded in 1840, prepares students personally and professionally for responsible roles in contemporary society. Undergraduate degrees in diverse majors are offered for women using both traditional and external formats. Masters degrees for men and women are offered using a distance learning/intensive residency format.

Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, SMWC is located on a 67-acre wooded campus about five miles northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana. The peaceful and beautiful campus features a fitness trail, gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, lake and stables amid the stately academic buildings. Besides the College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is common ground for the Sisters of Providence, Woods Day Care/Pre-School, Providence Center and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

For more details of the SMWC, please visit www.smwc.edu

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