This is a two-year postgraduate Programme that offers a wide range of career opportunities in a plethora of fields: environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental modeling, environmental journalism, environmental toxicology, and the like and hence Environmental science is emerging as one of the most sought after careers as people throughout the world are becoming more and more aware about the significance of a clean environment. Candidates with keen interest in studying the concepts and principles related to environment in depth can choose M.Sc. Environment Science Programme. This Programme is intended to make the candidates to get trained in the solutions for the protection of environment, environmental pollution and hazards, natural disasters, ecosystem disaster risk reduction and environmental management.
A variety of teaching and learning approaches are adopted including lectures, seminars, group discussions, debates, laboratory experiments and field study to impart what is envisaged by the Programme. Laboratory analysis and the various tests equip the candidates to learn how to test and analyse different test samples, analyse and interpret the tests results. Different other pedagogical methods are also employed like oral and poster presentations, on the spot assignments, field investigation and writing its report and writing articles and essays on environmentally relevant topics, training on disaster management and risk reduction, Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) analysis, mandatory field visits and finally an entire semester devoted to environment related research project and internship in reputed institutes.
Programme Specific Outcome
Students become conscientious of the need for environmental protection and conservation and get moulded to be the future guardians of nature
Students get equipped to use various tools and techniques for the study of environment
Students become able to understand, think and evolve strategies for management and conservation of the environment.
Students get trained in understanding environmental disasters and develop strategies to mitigate them.
Ecosystem – Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
Disasters, Environment, Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
To provide a systematic knowledge base on disaster typology, risk, vulnerability, their impacts and concerns to growing hydro-met disasters,.
To comprehend on approaches and measures of disaster management, preparedness and response, and related policies, law and methods.
To enumerate on possible pathways, tools and options for CCA-DRR and sustainability mainstreaming through developmental planning at sectors, department or local levels, and activities
Students would widen their perspectives to realize that hazards become disasters only if they are poorly managed and that disaster management can be significantly improved by adding ecosystem components.
To develop a sound understanding of disaster risk and related underlying factors, their impacts.
To appreciate and comprehend on approaches and measures of disaster management, preparedness and response, and related policies, law and methodsUnderstand the significance of gender as a factor in both disaster risk and effects of climate change
Awareness of how they need to act differently on a personal and institutional level in order to deal with disasters in the context of climate change
To know various pathways, tools and entry points for integrating CCA-DRR and sustainability concerns into developmental planning across sectors, national, subnational and local plans and actions of DM.
Understand the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for disaster risk reduction