Department of Environmental Sciences
Sunday, 24 June 2012 06:52
Environmental matters are at the center of politics and economics and at the top of the developmental agenda of every country in the world. In last few centuries, the world has witnessed a rapid but uneven economic development. The unsustainable economic development has resulted in disastrous environmental crises such as environmental pollution, climate change and depletion of resources and loss of biodiversity. To cope with the challenges of population, environmental deterioration and unsustainable economic development, a harmonious collaboration between human development efforts and environment concerns are urgently needed.
The principal aim of higher education in Environmental Science is to train and develop well equipped and highly skilled manpower to tackle the growing environmental and developmental problems and changes arising from the transition to a sustainable society.
Being an interdisciplinary field of knowledge, Environmental Sciences include programs 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.
The teaching objectives of Environmental Science are to equip students with following key skills:
- Learn how to analyze and assess environmental problems
- Carry out independent scientific and technical research on environmental issues
- Propose sustainable solutions for environmental problems.
To equip the graduates with an ability to understand the linkages between various bio-physical and socio-economic components of environment and with an expertise to:
- Understand the intricate linkages within and between biophysical and socioeconomic systems, and appreciate the principles and requirements that would facilitate the transition to sustainability within these systems;
- Apply theoretical understanding, professional judgment and skills in mitigation of environmental problems
- Formulate and implement solutions to problems of sustainable development, through the use of analytical skill and theoretical knowledge
- Make meaningful contributions to improving legal and administrative structures and processes relevant to sustainable development and environmental management