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.

Science Colleges for Environmental Science

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad was established in 1964 and formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in 1996 in honour and memory of an...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. The university has also pioneered the introduction of self-financed courses in the country, which is in conformity with the thinking of the...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science (ANUCS), Guntur is a part of Acharya Nagarjuna University. It was established in 1992. Acharya Nagarjuna University since then has grown into a large University with 39 Academic Departments, including several...

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age group of 3 years and above. The...

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All Saint's College

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

All Saint's College,Thiruvananthapuram was established in 1964 by the congregation of the Carmelite Religion of Trivandrum, to provide value-based education to girls of all castes and creeds. Today,the college is a full-fledged institution at Chackai, a fishing...

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Amity University, Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Amity University, Gurgaon was established 2010 is part of the Amity Education Group, which has more than 1,25,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. The Amity University has been established by an act of State Legislature and recognized by...

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Amity University, Gwalior

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Amity University, Gwalior was established under the aegis of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation. It was established with the view to promote professional, industry-oriented education in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Amity is the leading education group of India...

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Ananda Chandra College of Commerce

Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India

Ananda Chandra College of Commerce is situated in the heart of the Jalpaiguri Town on the D.B.C. Road, did not start its journey from the same premises from its very beginning. An evening Commerce Section of Ananda Chandra College was opened with only 54 students...

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Andhra University College of Science & Technology, Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Science & Technology, Visakhapatnam was established in 1931 as the combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology. The college is affiliated by Andhra University and accredited by NAAC with A grade. The college was bifurcated in...

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Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University (AU), Visakhapatnam was established in 1926 by the Madras Act. The University is not only one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, but is also the first to be conceived as a residential and teaching-cum-affiliating university,...

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