MSCENV : Master of Science(Environmental Science)

Programme Type DEGREE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies
Duration 2 Years
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization Environmental Science
Description

Undoubtedly, the earth is finding itself difficult to sustain a growing human population. The issues concerned with the environment are many and are interconnected so much so that a holistic, scientific and sustainable environmental management strategy is the need of the hour. Master of Science (Environmental Science) Programme aims at generating skilled man power to tackle the growing environmental and developmental problems and changes arising from the transition to a sustainable society. This programme will give an insight into the socio-economic causes and the characteristics of pollution and degradation of the natural environment, including the effects on human beings, the atmosphere, ecosystem and the other organisms. The programme will provide learners with the necessary means to develop the capacity to carry out independent assessments on environmental issues. In addition, learners will be well equipped to analyze and assess environmental systems and problems; be able to propose sustainable solutions to environmental problems; and contribute to the development of policies and strategies for environmental planning. Being an interdisciplinary field of knowledge, environmental science includes specializations with multidisciplinary scope in which the students will learn to address the challenges of maintenance of environmental integrity for sustainable development in relation to human activities.

 

Programme Objectives:

  • To equip the learners with knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes of the environment
  • To expose the learners with theoretical principles involved in air, water and soil pollution and monitoring systems
  • To emphasize the principles and practices involved in sustainable natural resources management and environmental management
  • To impart knowledge and understanding in impact assessment, environmental audit and laws.
Eligibility

Graduation in Science (B.Sc) from a recognized University 

Fee Structure

Rs. 7500/- per year plus registration fee of Rs.200/- in 1st year

Programme Coordinator Prof. Shachi Shah., sshah@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29573380, Dr. V.Venkat Ramanan, vvramanan@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29571121 and Dr. Deeksha Dave, deekshadave@ignou.ac.in

Course Details


Course Code

Title of the Course

Credits

First Year

 

 

I Semester

 

 

MEV 11

Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Ecology

4

MEV 12

Earth Processes

4

MEV 13

Environmental Chemistry

4

MEVL 11

Environmental Science Lab Course -1

4

II Semester

 

 

MEV 14

Sustainable Natural Resource Management

4

MEV 15

Environmental Pollution, Control and Management

4

MEV 16

Environmental Impact Assessment

4

MEVL 12

Environmental Science Lab Course -2

4

 

Elective Course (Choose any one course from the elective courses list)

4

Second Year

 

 

III Semester

 

 

MEV 17

Environmental Legislations

4

MEV 18

Environmental Health and Ecotoxicology

4

MEV 19

Research Methodology for Environmental Science

4

MEVL 13

Environmental Science Lab Course – 3

4

 

Elective Courses (Choose any one course from the elective courses list)

4

IV Semester

 

 

MEVP 11

Dissertation/Project

8

 

Elective Course (Choose any one course from the elective courses list)

4

 

Elective Course (Choose any one course from the elective courses list)

4

Elective Courses (Choose any four courses: One each for Sem. II & Sem.-III and two for Sem. IV)

 

MEVE 11

Global Climate Change

4

 

 

MEVE 12

Environmental Management

4

 

 

MEVE 13

Environmental Biotechnology

4

 

 

MEVE 14

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

4

 

 

MEVE 15

Disaster Management

4

 

 

MEVE 16

Urban Environment

4

 

 

MEVE 17

Environment and Society

4

 

 

MEVE 18

Instrumentation Techniques for Environmental Monitoring

4

 

 

MEVE 19

Environmental Issues

4

 

 

Total Credits

 

72

 

Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
University Campus SOITS: School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies
BANGALORE 13158: N.M.K.R.V. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, BANGALORE (13158)
JAIPUR 23142: KANORIA PG MAHILA MAHAVIDYALAYA, JAIPUR (23142)
SRINAGAR 1210: GOVERNMENT DEGREE COLLEGE SOPORE (1210)
SRINAGAR 1236: GOVT. DEGREE COLLEGE (BOYS) BARAMULLA (1236)
RANCHI 0528: ST. COLUMBA'S COLLEGE, HAZARIBAGH (528)
NAGPUR 36009P: INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE R T ROAD CIVIL LINE NAGPUR MAHARASHTRA
DELHI 3 (DWARKA) 38042: Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences (38042)
MADURAI 2504: BISHOP HEBER COLLEGE (2504)
DELHI 1 (MOHAN ESTATE (SOUTH DELHI)) 07173: JAMIA HAMDARD UNIVERSITY (7173)
JODHPUR 88008: MAHILA P.G. MAHAVIDYALAYA (88008)