Department of Environmental Studies:
Considering urgent requirement of the manpower who can deal with the environmental issues, Faculty of Science pioneered a three year B.Sc. Environmental Science course. Later the course was designated as Department of Environmental Studies. Currently the department offers B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses in Environmental Science. The department provides an interdisciplinary academic atmosphere that integrates physical and biological sciences; and just not limited to ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, oceanography, geography etc. in order to understand the environment. The versatility of the syllabus having multiple types of teaching learning methodologies offered at graduate and post graduate level is an important attribute of the department. Field visit to natural ecosystems, premier institutes, industries, mining sites, waste management sites etc. is conducted so that the students are sensitized and have practical exposure to various environs.
Currently the department is engaged in interdisciplinary research pertaining to the fields viz., Environmental monitoring and modelling, pollution mitigation, limnology, GIS and remote sensing in environmental studies etc.
The Department of Environmental Studies began its glorious existence under UGC Innovative Program as a self finance program of B.Sc. (Hons) Environment Science in the year 2000 and later introduced M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. (2016) program s . The Department is celebrating its 20 th year of existence with successful accomplishments of educational and societal commitments. This transdisciplinary course is being taught by the teachers of this department and experts (visiting faculty) drawn from various Faculties of the University as well as other government/non government/industrial organizations. The Department itself has te achers from different prestigious institutes of India with good research standing in various disciplines.
Numerous research guides from other departments of the Faculty have been recognized for active research in the Departmental thrust areas that integrat e physical, earth, chemical and biological sciences and technology. The framework of the courses aim to generate trained and skilled humanpower in diverse fields that has potential to be developed as academicians, researchers, managers, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers and technicians. The subject has yet unforeseen diversified potentials which we need to recognise and unsheathe.
The intensive UG and PG degree course s of the department train students very competently to pursue a career in different directions of environmental science field. Interactive lectures and seminars are conducted, where students’ participation is given utmost importance. Regular field visits are undertaken to prominen t Biodiversity and Conservation areas, Environmental impacted regions and ecosystems and various research institutes, Industries and Pollution Control and Regulation sites of India.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Science
Eligibility: Passed H.S.C. (10+2) or an equivalent examination from the Science stream with English as one of the subjects. Admission through National Entrance Test.
Master of Science in Environmental Science
Eligibility: Graduates of all branches of Life sciences, Earth sciences and Chemical sciences. Objective is to promote this course for future interdisciplinary research, we encourage graduate students from all other branches of science and technology. Admission through National Entrance Test.
Ph. D. in Environmental Science
Eligibility: MSC in any branch of Life sciences, Earth sciences and Chemical sciences. Students from all other branches of science and technology are encouraged for interdisciplinary research. Should have passed MSU PET/ UGC NET/ GATE.
Presently, the Ph. D. is offered in the research areas related to microbial, floral and faunal biodiversity, ecology and habitat association, environmental chemistry, environmental biotechnology, environmental impact assessment, environmental and eco-toxicology, bio-monitoring, waste prospecting and processing, environmental modelling and management, biomass recycling and energy alternatives, land use changes and its impacts, stream restoration, water resource pollution and management, sustainable development and others.