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Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth


MSc in Environmental Science

M.Sc in Environment Science and Technology


INTRODUCTION

The course has a transdisciplinary approach that integrates the science of environmental studies with technical and social issues and includes courses on ecosystem studies, biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, geoinformatics, water and waste water engineering, green technology, environmental lab techniques, sustainable development, urban sustainability and environment and health. The course builds on a candidate’s knowledge of chemistry, biology, statistics, computers, engineering, sociology and economics to develop a deeper understanding of applications in the environmental sector. It includes the cognitive aspects and technological skills necessary to further sustainable form of development and rational resource-use management. It trains the candidate in advanced laboratory skills required for pollution monitoring and abatement, to undertake environmental impact assessment(EIA), ecodevelopment, ecorestoration, implement green technology, assess biodiversity, etc. The program addresses environment management from the technical, social as well as the policy aspect to counter the effects of degradation of the ecosystem.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE

  1. The candidate should have passed the Bachelors degree in any Science subject such as Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Geography, Geology, Geography, Life Sciences, Environment Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Fisheries, Marine Biology, Horticulture, Agriculture, Computer Science, Data Science, Veterinary Science, Health Sciences or
  2. any branch of Engineering
  3. any relevant Social Science subjects and Management Studies
  4. The candidate should have secured at least 50% or 45 % aggregate marks for open and SC/ST/OBC category respectively at the graduate level.

Duration

The Masters of Science program in Environment Science and Technology is a 2 year full time course.

SEMESTER WISE COURSE INFORMATION

Semester I
Ecosystem Studies
Environmental Chemistry  and  Microbiology
Fundamentals of Geoinformatics
Sustainable development
Field techniques - I (Lab)
Lab Analytical techniques - I  (Lab)
Techniques in Geographical Information Systems (Lab)
Basic Statistical Methods
Introduction to Data Analysis
Semester II
Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation 
Engineered Systems for Water and Waste Water
Solid and Hazardous Waste  Management
Air and Noise Pollution Management
Research Methodology
Field Techniques - II  (Lab)
Lab Analytical techniques - II
Field Work
Electives (any two)
Natural Resource Management
Environment and Health
Climate Change Science and Strategies
Data Analysis with R
Instrumentation and Lab Management for environmental analysis
Environmental biotechnology
Semester III
Integrated Impact Assessment
Environmental Policies and  Law
Dissertation
Technical Writing
Electives (any three)
Environment Management Techniques
Water Management
Applications of  geospatial technologies
Urban Environment Management
Advanced Pollution Control Technology
Education for Sustainable Development  Internship
Semester IV
Dissertation
Electives (any four)
Ecorestoration
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Certification for ISO 14001
Urban Sustainability
Industrial Safety and Occupational Health (certifications)
Green technology and Management
Green Buildings






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