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Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth


M.Sc. in Wildlife Conservation Action


INTRODUCTION

The course has a transdisciplinary approach that integrates the science of wildlife conservation with social issues in managing and mitigating wildlife conflict and natural resource management. The course provides in depth knowledge of ecosystem and biodiversity conservation and management along with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation as well as legal instruments for wildlife conservation. It includes the cognitive aspects and technological skills necessary to further a career in the wildlife field. It trains the candidate in skills required for assessment and monitoring of biodiversity as well as wildlife management through a combination of course work, intensive field work and internships. The program also builds skills in conducting research and communicating for wildlife conservation. The course provides multiple exit points. The course is administered by the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies.

This course is implemented in close collaboration with the Wildlife Trust of India, a premier organization involved in action based wildlife research and advocacy.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE

  1. The candidate should have obtained 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% in the aggregate at undergraduate level and 45% for SC /ST / OBC candidates.
  5. If the candidate has a degree in any other subject than the ones mentioned above he/she should have a working experience of minimum of three years in the area of conservation field to be eligible for the Master’s program. A work experience certificate from the relevant organization duly signed and stamped by the Head of the Institution must be submitted.

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
Sustainability of Socio-Ecological Systems
Wildlife Law and Trade Control
Conservation Problems and Practices
Field techniques-I
Techniques in Geographical Information Systems
Research Methodology
Field Taxonomy I
Basic Statistical Methods
Introduction to Data Analysis
Semester II
Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation
Wildlife Health, Rescue and Rehabilitation
Behavioural Ecology
Advanced Statistics
Field Techniques II
Field Taxonomy II
Field Work
Electives (any two)
Natural resource management
Ecorestoration
Urban Biodiversity
Technical Writing
Semester III
Dissertation
Project Management
Semester IV
Internship
Electives (any two)
Conservation Leadership
Conservation, Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Conservation Management
Climate Change Science and Strategies
Entrepreneurship Development







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