Irrigation and Drainage Institutes

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Irrigation and Drainage Institutes


Soviet institutions that prepare engineers for water-management and agricultural enterprises, institutions, and organizations in the specialized fields of irrigation and drainage and the mechanization of such projects.

In 1971 the USSR had five irrigation and drainage institutes: the Dzhambul Construction Institute (founded in 1961), the Moscow Irrigation and Drainage Institute (1930), the Novocherkassk Irrigation Engineering Institute (1930), the Tashkent Institute of Engineers of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization (1934), and the Ukrainian Institute of Water-Management Engineers (founded in 1930 as the Kiev Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Institute; in 1959 it was transferred to Rovno and renamed).

All irrigation and drainage institutes have day-session and correspondence departments (the Ukrainian Institute also has a night school section and a general technical department) and graduate school programs. The institutes in Moscow and Novocherkassk have been authorized to hear the defense of candidate and doctoral dissertations, and the institutes in Tashkent and the Ukraine, of candidate dissertations. Irrigation and drainage institutes enroll students for a period of four years and ten months. Graduating students defend engineering theses and become qualified as hydraulic engineers and mechanical engineers.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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