I have completed my 12th standard and am looking for options to pursue a career in the area of environmental science. Please tell me about the course available at graduate and PG levels related to this subject. What would be my career prospects after the completion of the course? ~Somanath
The following are some institutes offering the subject:
University of Delhi, Delhi offers BE Environmental Engineering. The eligibility criterion is +2 with PCM. The admission is based on performance at Combined Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination. For details, log on to www.du.ac.in
Post Graduate Courses
University of Burdwan, Bardhaman offers B.Sc Environment and Water Management and B.Sc Environmental Science.The eligibility criterion is +2. For details, log on to www.buruniv.ac.in
TERI University, New Delhi offers M.Sc in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Water Resources Management and Climate Science and Policy. The eligibility criterion is bachelor’s degree in Science/ Engineering or Economics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography with 60 per cent marks. The admission is based on performance at online test. The institute also offers M.Tech in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management. The eligibility criterion for this programme is Bachelor’s degree in engineering or M.Sc in Physics, with 60 per cent marks. The admission is based on academic performance in the qualifying degree and interview. GATE/ NET qualified candidates are preferred. For details, log on to www.teriuniversity.ac.in
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad offers M. Sc Environmental Science. The eligibility criterion is B.Sc in Life Sciences. The admission is based on performance at entrance test. The institute offers M.Sc Mathematical Ecology and Environment Studies also. The eligibility criterion is B.Sc with Mathematics and 50 per cent marks, and Biology at +2. The admission is based on performance at entrance test. For details, log on to www.rmlau.ac.in
Some more institutes offering relevant postgraduate courses are:
JNU, New Delhi ( www.jnu.ac.in)- M.Sc in Environmental Sciences
Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad ( www.ismdhanbad.ac.in)- M.Tech in Environmental Science and Engineering
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry ( www.pondiuni.edu.in)-M.Sc Sustainable Development, M.Sc. Ecology and Environmental Sciences and M.Tech Environmental Engineering and Management)
AU, Visakhapatnam ( www.andhrauniversity.info)- M.Sc Applied Environmental Chemistry.
After the completion of the course, you can find employment in government organisations, ministries, NGOs, industries and other organisations that take up environment conservation as their CSR activity. Research and teaching prospects are also bright in this field.