Environmental Science

8/13/2013 Career

It is the study of environment in a scientific approach of Physical, chemical
and Biological context. Environmental science is an advanced study of
climatic change, conservation of energy,
biodiversity, ground water and soil contamination and the technologies developed
to arrest/treat air pollution, sound pollution, and even dazzling head lights of
vehicles, Vehicles pollution, Industrial pollution, and plastic menace.


Of late, Environmental science is emerging as one of the most sought after
careers as people throughout the world are becoming more and more aware about
the significance of clean environment.


Environmental Science Eligibility Criteria


Some institutions have begun to offer
subjects
related to environmental
studies
at the BSc degree level.
But Environmental Science is generally taught as a MSc programme.
Environmental scientists require a
Master�s degree in Environmental Science or a ME in Environmental and Chemical
Engineering. Candidates aspiring to join an NGO generally need a B.Sc. or an
M.Sc.


Environmental Science Job Prospects


As Environmental Science is a broad term that incorporates various activities
towards protecting the environment, thus
offers plenty of employment opportunities for not only environmental scientists,
but also for environmental biologists, environmental engineers, environmental
modelers and environmental journalists.


Environmental scientists are employed by mines, fertilizer plants, textile
and dying industry, food processing units, etc. NGOs are growing in strength in
issues related to the environment.



The following are important areas of work which
an environmental scientist can take up:




  • IndustriaL Sector:
    Environmental scientists work towards maintaining an ecological balance,
    biodiversity and wasteland management, and the preservation of natural
    resources. They are in demand as most industries have a separate
    environmental research and developmental section.This section looks
    after the impact which their industry has casted on the environment.
    Their main assgnment is to look after various ways to control pollution.
    It also deals with the waste that is thrown out and the various aspects
    of management and planning.




  • Research and Development:
    With the increase in public awareness regarding the environment, there
    is tremendous scope for research and development in this field. Various
    universities and governmental organization offer scope for R&D.They
    conduct research studies in order to develop theories or methods towards
    controlling the precious sources to environmental pollution.




  • Forest and Wildlife Management:
    Apart from providing numerous resources, forests contribute towards
    striking an environmental balance. Therefore managing and maintenance of
    forest and wildlife is very crucial & hence the need for trained
    professionals.




  • Social Development:

    Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) help in creating awareness
    regarding the protection of the environment and making the masses aware
    of various environmental issues and generating a public opinion. They
    also work towards disseminating information and in bringing about
    changes in political policies effecting the environment.



  • Environmentalist:
    Cleansing of rivers and forest are some of the activities of
    environmentalist. Afforestation and regeneration of the forest area form
    one of the important activities of an environmentalist.



  • Environmental Journalism:
    With so much consciousness about the environment among the public,
    reporting on environmental issues is on the rise. People look for
    comprehensive news related to the environment, hence the need for
    trained environmental journalists.



  • Consultants: There
    are independent environmental consultants working with the government�s
    Central and State Pollution Control Board. These consultants offer
    advice related to the environment. They also direct the concerned
    industry looking for advice on environmental laws to lawyers specialized
    in this field.



Environmental Science Pay Package


Remunerations in this field vary depending on the qualification and the area
of work. The starting salary at the NGOs can vary between Rs 5,000 to Rs 11,000
per month. In private industries, the starting salaries range from Rs 7,500 to
Rs 13,000 per month. In the research field the salary can start at approximately
Rs 9,000 to Rs 12,000. Teachers are paid anywhere between Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000.


Environmental Science
Institutes/Universities



  • Indian Institute of Sciences

Bangalore 560012

Phone: +91 (80) 2293 2315.

Course : MSc Course in Environmental Sciences



  • Wild life Institute of India

18, Chandrabani

Dehradun-248001, Uttaranchal

Phone: +91-135-2640111 to2640115, 2641433, 2640990

Course : MSc Course in Environmental Sciences



  • Bombay Natural History
    Society

Address: Hornbill House

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road

Mumbai, 400 023

Course : MSc Course in Environmental Sciences




  • Jamia Hamdard University

Hamdard Nagar, Tughlakbad

New Delhi � 110 062

Phone: 091-11-2605 9688, Ext. 5530; 5539

Fax: 2605 9663

Course : MSc Course in Environmental Sciences



  • Government Engineering
    College

Ujjain - 456010

Madhya Pradesh

Course : M.E. in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engg / Pollution Control)



  • Maulana Azad College of Technology

Bhopal - 462007

Madhya Pradesh

Course : Environmental Engineering & Planning (Public Health Engineering)



  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi - 110012

Course : M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences



  • School of Planning and Architecture

4, Block-B

Indraprastha Estate

New Delhi

Course : Ph.D. in Environmental Planning




  • Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi 110067

Course : M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences.



  • Centre for Pollution Control & Biowaste Energy

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry

Course : Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering, Ecotourism



  • The Adventurers Wilderness School

142, 69th Cross

5th Block

Rajaji Nagar

Bangalore- 560010

Course : Ecotourism


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