History of the department :
The two year post graduate course in the Environmental Science Department commenced in the year 2000 with a current intake capacity of 16 students. The students are from various undergraduate honours discipline of Environmental Science, Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science. Besides theoretical and practical classes, students undertake a three months full time Institutional / Industrial training in leading organizations and Universities. Presently the Department has three permanent faculty members and few other sanctioned posts.
Faculties of repute from various science department– Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Geology, Home Science, Geography, Atmospheric Science, Marine Science, Zoology, Botany, Genetics, Neuroscience etc. and Technology Departments along with other guest faculties from Management and Technology Institution/ Industries are taking classes regularly. The department has research collaboration with several National and International Research Institutions. Moreover faculties are running several Government Projects very successfully and also provide service in the form of consultancy. The faculties have also performed advisory roles as well as are actively engaged in several community outreach program. Meanwhile faculties have given several invited lectures at the National and International level. The Department has also organized several workshops and seminars in collaboration with other esteemed Institutions.
The Department is also running Ph.D. programme in Environmental Science and students from the Department and other collaborative research institutions are successfully continuing their doctoral research. The excellence of the Department has been established with the publication of several high impact research articles in international journals. Highly motivated, disciplined and high quality students of the Department excelled in examinations like GATE, NET, GRE etc. Alumni of the Department contribute significantly to research and teaching in several highly acclaimed national and international institutions.
The laboratory and library facility of the Department is worth mentioning. The bondage of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the Department and also the students have made it possible to crystallize a department as a successful one and this endeavor will ensure its significant contribution in the field of future Environmental Science research.
Special award/ recognitionfrom UGC or related statutory body:
DST-PURSE supported Department
Instrumentation support under UGC-UPE scheme
Faculty members :
Area of specialization
Head/Incharge Assistant Professor
Mangrove Ecology & Bioprospecting, Climate change, Green Chemistry, Geochemistry and Geoinformatics
Environmental Biotechnology, Pollution treatment, Bioremediation and Toxicology