Environmental Science is a combination of both social science and natural science. A person who specializes in this subject is known as an environmentalist. They are concerned with the problems of the environment and the effects of unrestrained pollution on the earth’s environment. Their work involves pollution, energy conservation, climatic changes, plastic menace, biodiversity and global warming. Due to urbanization and industrialization, the environment is facing grave problems. Hence the demand for environmentalists is on the rise producing plenty of career opportunities.
|Under Graduate||Class 10+2(PCB)||3 years|
|Post Diploma||Graduate(B.Sc. Environment Science)||1 years|
|Post Graduate||Graduate(B.Sc. Environment Science)||2 years|
|Ph.D. (For those who want to go in academics)||Post Graduate (with Environment Science as a special subject)||Minimum 3 years|
There is no entrance exam for this course. Admission is done on the basis of 12th Board exam marks.
Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR Ten thousand to Fifty thousand per year; similarly, a postgraduate course can cost in the range of INR Twenty thousand to Two lakhs per year – both of the above are excluding lodging/boarding expenses.
Intense sensitivity for environmental protection, preservation
Scientific bent of mind
Talent for photography is valuable
Wide general knowledge
Commitment to environmental preservation
Career in Environmental Science is rewarding. Following are the various job profiles for graduates and post graduates in Environment Science:
Environment Journalist:Environmental journalism is the collection, verification, production, distribution and exhibition of information regarding current events, trends, and issues associated with the non-human world.
Research Assistant: Research assistants support professionals who are conducting experiments or gathering and analyzing information and data. Common employers include medical research centres, think tanks, consulting firms, public interest groups, colleges, polling organizations, and market research firms.
Conservation Hydrologist :Hydrologists also help investigate contaminated sites to assess how water flow might disperse pollutants or how polluted water can be remediated. Groundwater hydrologists study the water below the earth's surface.
Lecturer:Lecturers teach higher education students and monitor their progress, tutoring them if needed. They conduct research, prepare lectures and oversee examinations.
Environment Photographer: Environmental photography refers to photographs of the natural environment for artistic, research, or monitoring purposes.
Environmental Science & water Management
Environment & Sustainable Development
Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat(http://www.vnsgu.ac.in)
M.S.University, Vadodara (www.msubaroda.ac.in)
Siddhpura Institute of Management & IT, Ahmedabad (http://simit.in)
Government Science College, Ahmedabad (http://www.gscitech.ac.in)
Department of Environment Science, School of Science, Gujarat University , Ahmedabad (http://www.gujaratuniversity.org.in/web/WebDEnvironmental.asp)
Department of Bio sciences, Sardar Patel University, Vidhyanagar (http://www.spuvvn.edu/academics/departments/bio_science)
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune (https://bvuniversity.edu.in)
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada, Aurangabad (http://bamua.digitaluniversity.ac)
Fergusson College, Pune (http://www.fergusson.edu)
Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur (https://www.sevadalmahilamahavidyalaya.ac.in)
Shivaji University, Kolhapur (http://www.unishivaji.ac.in)
Kelkar Education Trust's Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science & Commerce,Mumbai (http://www.vazecollege.net)
Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Engineering & Technology,New Delhi (http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/soet/introduction)
Dayanand Arya Kanya Degree College,Uttar Pradesh (http://dakcollege.org)
College of Agriculture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Haryana(http://www.hau.ernet.in)
College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University,Hyderabad (http://www.angrau.ac.in)
A qualified environmentalist can get employment opportunities in following areas:
Forest & Environment Departments
Water Resources Management Companies
Food Processing Industries
All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.