Besides anthropogenic activities, natural hazards of earth quakes, land-slides, hurricane and floods pose threat to human life and the natural resource system. There is an increasing awareness in the community and willingness to adopt measures to protect our environment from degrading effects of all forms of pollution.
Students graduating from the Environmental Science Programme are expected to be equipped to pursue advanced degrees in Environmental Science/Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences and Sustainable Technologies or find gainful employment in the fast expanding environmental industry in the country or abroad. The unique opportunity to engage in an intense research project in a creative and exciting environment would enable students to make intelligent career choices, specifically with regards to a research career.
Today, Environmental science is no longer confined into a boring classroom. The new application based courses guarantee them a practical hands-on-experience. Be it looking at the effect of chemicals on farming or get as much as exposure to the field as possible.
In-fact many entrepreneur engineers have managed to club their technological expertise with their passion for the environment. However, innovation and passion are certainly two must have properties in those looking to enter the environment sector. Inspite of many new careers available in the field, the uptake is still slow and disappointments can be many.
Whether you are looking to study for a degree or to set up a new enterprise, there is plenty of room and options for those who think Green is the fast-growing sector today.
Below are the new brand programmes available in the field of Environmental Technology.
1. Environment Policy: London School of Economics, UK
2. Environment Chemistry: Northland College, USA
3. Fisheries Science: Fisheries College, Tamil Nadu
4. Genetics: Institute of Genetic Engineering, Kolkata
5. Landscape Management: Cornell University, USA
6. Organic Farming: INORA, Pune.