Environmental Science is a study of environment (surrounding) in chemical, biological and physical context. It is also a higher study of pollution, energy conservation, climatic changes, plastic menace, biodiversity and global warming. Environmental Science is a combination of both social science and natural science. A person who specializes in this subject is known as environmentalist. He is concerned with the problems of the environment and the effects of unrestrained pollution on the earth’s environment.  

Environmental Scientists work is to understand the earth processes such as pollution control, managing of natural resources, comprehensive climate changes and evaluating other energy systems. Presently, the environment engineering and science has been developed into an interesting and highly attractive career option.

Scope in environmental sciences: -

Environmental engineers and scientists are playing a major role in protecting the environment.  Many environmental scientists and biologists are being employed in textile mills, refineries, fertilizer plants, food processing, distilleries, mines and other industries in order to for monitoring the levels of pollution. Even NGO’s are employing a large number of environmentalists.  The industries have become more conscious about the environmental issues and henceforth want to manage their resources in a better way.  

List of Courses: -

 

  • Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)    
  • Certificate Courses in Environmental Science
  • Diploma in Environmental Law
  • Diploma Courses in Environmental Science    
  • Diploma Course in Environment Protection
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & water Management
  • Master of Science in Environmental Management
  • Master of Philosophy in Environmental Biology
  • Master of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environment
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Science    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission in to bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as (biology, maths and chemistry).  The duration for this course is 3 years.


PG:

 

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.


Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are:  -

 

  • Fire Science
  • Wildlife & Forestry
  • Water and Watershed
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Environmental Policy and Conflict Management
  • Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership
  • Occupational Safety & Health/Environmental Management
  • Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology & Risk Assessment

Job Prospects

There are many career options in the field of environmental science.  The job opportunities in this particular area in the private and government organizations as well as industries are increasing due to the growing industrialization and realization to check the pollution levels. The global organizations engaged in pollution control and sustainable growth is offering attractive compensation to the fresh graduates. 

 

Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. Environmental scientists are engaged in research activities in private and public sector institutions. Many graduates are employed in media sector as environmental journalists.

Some job types: -

 

  • Lecturer
  • Research Fellow
  • Research Assistant
  • Wildlife Film-maker
  • Environment Journalists
  • Forest Carbon Specialist
  • Conservation Hydrologist
  • Senior Programme Officer
  • Environment Photographer
  • Director of Waste Management
  • Senior Catastrophe Risk Modeller

 

Remuneration: -

Scientists who are working in government sector can start earning in the range of Rs. 12,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. Candidates with a postgraduate degree can earn initially within the range of Rs. 35000 to Rs. 50000 and those with a Ph.D degree can earn in between Rs. 50000 - Rs. 75000. A licensed engineer can expect a salary of Rs.1 lakh per month.

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