B.Sc. (Environmental Science)

Programme Highlights

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREER PATH WAYS :

  • Career in chemical process industry, engineering procurement and construction companies, process safety industry, environmental organizations in the world, government organizations, etc
  • Auditor, Environmental Consultant in Process Industry
  • Teaching, research career in educational institutes and research organizations
  • Start your own business as a consultant for environmental pollution prevention and control
  • Masters in Environmental Science followed by a doctoral degree

IN NUMBERS

  • Foundation Courses -12
  • Ability Enhancement Courses - 6
  • Skill Enhancement Courses - 4
  • Generic Courses - 14
  • Subject Courses - 4
  • Projects Courses - 4
  • Dissertation -1
  • Audit Courses - 12
  • General Interest Courses -6

QUICK FACTS

  • 3 Years – 6 Semesters – Full Time
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • 10 Point Credit and Grading system
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PROGRAMME DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Foundation courses enhancing the grasp core subjects in depth
  • Flexibility due to academic autonomy enabling inclusions of emerging technologies and subjects
  • Skill and ability enhancement via additional subjects from normal university curriculum
  • Blend of core and elective courses giving enough flexibility to the learner to choose from the subject tracks
  • Inclusions of modern pedagogical and teaching techniques

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

“Don’t protect the environment! Instead create a world where the environment doesn't need protection” - Faculty / Quote by educationist

CURRICULUM

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.

The course curriculum outlined here is designed in an inclusive and interdisciplinary manner and draws content from various allied disciplines. The B.Sc. Environmental Science. Programme is designed to provide a broad-based education for undergraduate students who wish to study environmental issues related to resource use, climate change, protection and enhancement of environmental quality

PEO1 : Pursue industrial and research careers in an inclusive environment

PEO2 : Efficaciously undergo a postgraduate programme

PEO3 : Contribute to multidisciplinary fields such as water, land conservation, wildlife, ecology, climate change, energy, environmental economics, natural resource & waste management, etc

PEO4 : Demonstrate a enthusiasm for life-long learning

PEO5 : Function efficiently in teams, exhibiting ethical conduct

At the end of the programme the learner will be able to

PO1 : Apply the knowledge of water resources, environment conservation, climate change,

PO2 : Use geospatial technologies (including global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing) to address environmental problems.

PO3 : Understand and implement environmental legislation and policy effectively adopt resource management techniques for sustainability

PO4 : Demonstrate and awareness of ecosystems in the context of coupled human-environmental interactions

PO5 : Design and execute a scientific project

SEM-I

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
101 FOUC Soft Skills - I  0.5  25
102 FOUC MS Word  0.5  25
103 AECC EVS / MIL  2  50
104 GC Earth and Earth Surface Processes  6  100
105 GC Physics and Chemistry of Environment  6  100
106 GE Generic Elective - I  6  100
107 AUDC Analysis of movies from different countries  0  
108 AUDC Perspectives on Indian Constitution  0  
109 GICE Any one Course form the List approved by the BoS  0  

SEM-II

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
201 FOUC Soft Skills - II  0.5  25
202 FOUC MS Power Point  0.5  25
203 AECC English  2  50
204 GC Water and Water Resources  6  100
205 GC Land and Soil Conservation and Management  6  100
206 GE Generic Elective - II  6  100
207 AUDC Reading the Classics - Book Review  0  
208 AUDC Current Affairs Seminar  0  
209 GICE Any one Course form the List approved by the BoS  0  

SEM-III

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
301 FOUC Magic language of numbers  0.5  25
302 FOUC MS Excel  0.5  25
303 AECC Environmental Economics  2  50
304 GC Environmental Biotechnology  6  100
305 GC Atmosphere and Global Climate Change  6  100
306 GC Ecology and Eco-systems  6  100
307 GE Generic Elective - III  6  100
308 SECC Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System and Modelling  2  50
309 AUDC Ethical & Moral Debates in Indian Society  0  
310 AUDC Politics & Governance  0  
311 GICE Any one Course form the List approved by the BoS  0  

SEM-IV

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
401 FOUC Basics of Data Interpretation  0.5  25
402 FOUC Google Ecosystem  0.5  25
403 AECC Environmental Governance and Equity: Laws & Ethics  2  50
404 GC Systematics and Biogeography  6  100
405 GC Urban Eco-systems  6  100
406 GC Environmental Legislation and Policy  6  100
407 GE Generic Elective - IV  6  100
408 SECC Environment Impact and Risk Assessment  2  50
409 AUDC Leadership in Society - Past and Present  0  
410 AUDC Corporations, NGOs & Civil societies  0  
411 GICE Any one Course form the List approved by the BoS  0  

SEM-V

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
501 FOUC Technical Writing  0.5 25
502 FOUC E-Mail & Social Media Etiquettes  0.5 25 
503 AECC Environmental Governance and Equity: EMS, ISO 14000  2 50 
504 GC Bio-diversity and Conservation  6 100
505 GC Organismal and Evolutionary Biology  6 100 
506 DSE Discipline Specific Elective - I  6 100 
507 DSE Discipline Specific Elective - II  6 100 
508 SECC Research Methods  2 50
509 AUDC Design Thinking  0  
510 AUDC Critical Ideas of 20th Century  0  
511 GICE Any one Course form the List approved by the BoS  0  

SEM-VI

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
601 FOUC Interview Techniques  0.5  25
602 FOUC Technology Clinic  0.5  25
603 AECC Carbon in Environmental Systems  2  50
604 GC Environmental Pollution and Human Health  6  100
605 GC Natural Resources Management and Sustainability  6  100
606 DSE Discipline Specific Elective - III  6  100
607 DSE Discipline Specific Elective - IV  6  100
608 SECC Field Study Report  2  50
609 AUDC Event Management  0  
610 AUDC Emerging Trends Seminar  0  
611 GICE Any one Course form the List approved by the BoS  0  

Generic Electives

Course CodeGE TrackCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
106-A GE Track-I Environment & Society    
206-A GE Track-I Human-Wildlife Conflict & Management    
307-A GE Track-I Gender & Environment    
407-A GE Track-I Green Technologies    
106-B GE Track-II Basic Biology    
206-B GE Track-II Biological Diversity    
307-B GE Track-II Wildlife Biology    
407-B GE Track-II Aquatic Ecosystems and Management    
106-C GE Track-III Basic Geosciences    
206-C GE Track-III Hydrology    
307-C GE Track-III Soil Science    
407-C GE Track-III Nature Conservation    
106-D GE Track-IV Foreign Language- I     
206-D GE Track-IV Foreign Language- II     
307-D GE Track-IV Foreign Language- III     
407-D GE Track-IV Foreign Language- IV     

Discipline Specific Electives

Course CodeGE TrackCourse NameCredit ValueMarks
506-A DSE Track-I Energy & Environment 6 100
507-A DSE Track-I Natural Hazards & Disaster Management 6 100
606-A DSE Track-I Solid Waste Management 6 100
607-A DSE Track-I Dissertation  6 100
506-B DSE Track-II Solid Waste, Soil and Noise Pollution 6 100
507-B DSE Track-II Water Pollution 6 100
606-B DSE Track-II Air Pollution 6 100
607-B DSE Track-II Dissertation  6 100
506-C DSE Track-III Climate Change: Understanding Past, Present and Future 6 100
507-C DSE Track-III Climate Change and Energy 6 100
606-C DSE Track-III Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation 6 100
607-C DSE Track-III Dissertation  6 100

General Interest Courses

  1. General Interest Courses are audit courses.
  2. These are compulsory courses and do not carry any grades / marks.
  3. Learners shall be evaluated as “Satisfactory” (S) or “Non-Satisfactory” (NS).
  4. Learners shall complete one General Interest Course per semester.
  5. The guidelines for General Interest Courses shall be announced by the Board of Studies before the commencement of each semester.
  6. For further details Learners should contact the Programme Coordinator.

Foreign Language Courses

  1. Learners shall choose any ONE foreign language as their Generic Elective Course.
  2. Learners shall continue with the same foreign language throughout the duration of the programme.
  3. Generally the following foreign languages shall be offered, subject to stipulated minimum number of enrollments per language.
  4. List of Foreign Languages: German Spanish French Chinese Japanese

GA1 : In-depth and extensive knowledge, understanding and skills at internationally-recognized levels in their chosen discipline(s)

GA2 : Ability to solve complex problems by critical understanding, analysis and synthesis

GA3 : A capacity for independent, conceptual and creative thinking

GA4 : Use technologies effectively, utilize lifelong learning skills and recognize and apply international perspectives

GA5 : Demonstrate the ability to create knowledge through research

The each course in programme will have some teaching philosophy specific to its nature of content. Along with conventional chalk and board, teaching aids such as animated/actual videos would be played on LCD projector along with presentations. Various teaching methods utilizing experimental setup, group exercises, field work, MOOC, seminars, report writing, study tours, workshops would be utilized.

Students will be encouraged to undertake industry based mini projects, assignments, etc to correlate and align the knowledge they have learned during the course with industry needs. Few subjects can be waived off against such work. This would increase the employability of the students significantly.

1. 158 credits to be earned
2. All audit courses to be completed with ‘S’ (Satisfactory) grade
3. Minimum CGPA 4.0

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