Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary domain in the truest sense possible, incorporating almost all known conventional subjects. Primarily it bridges a gap between the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering, environmental, and ecological problems faced by us today. To train students and future leaders and educate the broader public in the Earth regarding the conservation of environment. Furthermore, to develop the knowledge and leadership to understand the changing Earth and to help solve the enormous resource and environmental challenges facing the world now and, in the decades, ahead.

Programme Education Objective

  • The students will be able to investigate the complexities of the environment and find out a solution to various environmental issues.
  • The students will be eligible to conduct various research activities for better understanding of nature.
  • Enhance the ability to apply this knowledge and proficiency to find solutions relating to environmental concerns of varied dimensions of present times.
  • Major learning and practice of knowledge and skill development.
  • Help graduates appreciate requirement of framing environmental policy guidelines.
  • Help graduates to understand the concerns related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Indian obligations.

Career Opportunities

  • Environment Journalist
  • Environment Researcher
  • Environment Consultant
  • Biologist
  • Environmental Data Analyst
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Conservation Hydrologist
  • Forest Carbon Specialist

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Fundamentals of Environmental Science

Introduction to Environmental Science

Components of Environment, Man & Environment relationship, History & Scope of Ecology, Importance of Environment & Ethics on Environment,

Resources & Environmental Cycles

Water cycle, Carbon cycle, Nitrogen cycle, Phosphorous cycle, Sulphur cycle, Impact of man on resources & cycles (With Diagrams),

Earth & its Structural Components

Internal structure of Earth, Theories of Geological Evolution, Types of Rocks, Soil (formation weathering process), Soil classification of India with respect to agricultural significance,

Environmental Calamities

Natural calamities, Global warming, Ozone depletion & Acid Rain etc, Causes & Planning & Management to prevent to mitigate their effect, & Types of Pollution (Water, Air, Noise & Soil)


Ecological Concept

Subdivision And development phase of ecology, Food chain, Food web and Trophic level (Energy Pyramid) Types of Ecosystem, Agroecosystem, Laws in ecosystem,

Ecosystem Concept

Subdivision And development phase of ecology, Food chain, Food web and Trophic level (Energy Pyramid) Types of Ecosystem, Agroecosystem, Laws in ecosystem,

Population Ecology

Definition, Characteristics, Human Population growth, Regulation of Population,

Fundamentals of Taxonomy

Alpha, Beta, Gama taxonomy, Ecological classification of taxonomy (Hydrophyte, xerophyte, Halophyte, Mesophyte etc,), Basic Adaptive features of Arthopods, Molluscs, Fish, Birds & Mammals,

Community Ecology

Habitat & ecological niche, Predation, competition & symbiosis,

Ecological Succession

Basic concept of ecological succession,

E- Environmental Science

E- Environmental Science

Electronic Environmental science: Introduction And Development

Introduction and basic concepts of computer

Introduction and basic concepts of computer, Parts of computer, types

Operating System

Windows – MS Word Excel – Internet, world wide web & e- mail, Data II, Methods of Collection, Tabulation – types of tables, Diagrammatic also

Basic principles of a digital computer, .Computer Number system.

Elementary knowledge – input central processing unit – output – peripherals, Compression of hardware and software, Computer organization, software, computer virus, Language and its applications,

Environmental Statistics and Modelling

Statistical Concept

Concept of statistics, population, sampling, sampling area, sampling unit, types of data, types of sampling, advantages of sampling; Graphical representation of statistical data


Mean, Median, Mode; Mean deviation, Standard deviation, Standard error; Correlation and Regression; Estimation of sample size, basic information on probability, testing of hypothesis, Null and alternate hypothesis, Skewness, Kurtosis, t-test, chi-square test

Environmental Modelling

Mathematical models; Steps in modelling approaches; Limitations of model application,

Environmental Law

Environmental Laws

Basic concept on law, rules, act, treaty;

Environmental Acts

Objectives & Principles of The Environment Protection Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Act, 2000; The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972; The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002; Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991


Powers and Functions of Govt. Agencies for pollution control (CPCB & SPCB) (20)

Environmental Policies

Public Policy and PILs; Environmental provisions in the Indian Constitution- Article 48A, 51A(g);

Environmental Management

Principles of Management

Definition and concept on environmental management; Environmental quality measurement (ISO:14000), Environmental management system; Implication of Agenda-21; Functions of management–forecasting, planning, organizing, motivating, coordinating, controlling, and communicating, leadership, directing, and decision making

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Basic ideas and definition; Goals of impact assessment, evolution of impact assessment, technology assessment; Environmental inventory; Techniques and methods of EIA

Environmental Accounting and Auditing

Environmental accounting–objectives, financial accounting; Basic steps and process of environmental audit; Life cycle assessment

Green Technology

Green technology in waste management, Integrated waste management (IWM), Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) of wastes; Rhizosphere in biodegradation of organic wastes; Green techniques in water treatments: Deionization, Desalinization, Electro dialysis, Reverse osmosis;

Programme Type - UG

Duration - 3 years

Fee Details

  • Durgapur

Durgapur Admission Fee of Rs. 45000/- and Alumni Fee of Rs 5000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

Lump Sum PaymentYearly Payment Payment DeadlineHalf-Yearly Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR 81,400 INR 44,300 INR 23,900
By 30th Nov, 2021 INR 23,900
By 31st May, 2022 INR 26,500 INR 14,400
By 30th Nov, 2022 INR 14,400
By 31st May, 2023 INR 17,700 INR 9,500
By 30th Nov, 2023 INR 9,500
Total Fees: INR 81,400 INR 88,500 INR 95,600

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