Indira Gandhi Academy of Environmental Education, Research, and Ecoplanning

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Profile of the Department:

The department was established during the VII–Plan in 1988 by University Grants Commission. Modern civilization endowed with the power of Science and Technology has been responsible for local, regional and global changes in the biosphere, which in its own turn has altered the quality of human life. This has also resulted into ecological problems like population explosion, migration, rehabilitation, urbanization, industrialization, flood, desertification, land degradation, pollution, loss of biodiversity etc. These all have originated as a result of inadequate and faulty planning associated with irrational use of the natural resources, more so, the non-renewable resources. In a bid to achieve excellence in agricultural and industrial fields, earlier nation five year- Plans seem to have turned their back towards possible damages to the environment, so necessary for sustainable development. There is thus a growing need for such educational Programmes which impart knowledge about the delicate interactions between various environmental factors to harness a sustainable symbiotic co-existence of Man with Nature. The curriculum of environmental science has, thus, been designed to incorporate and integrate the subject matters from a large number of disciplines. In its true sense the environmental science is not only multidisciplinary but has emerged out as an integrated subject. It embodies bulk of information pertaining to health education, medicine, life sciences, earth sciences, engineering, architecture, anthropology, history, culture, economics, ethics, psychology, etc.

Vision and Mission:

Our department endeavors to impart essential skills to the students who come here for their master’s studies to make them trained and knowledgeable Environmentalists. The department is working on diverse fields such as Pollution, Nanoscience, and Biodiversity Conservation among others and planning to introduce new arenas of studies such as oil testing in near future. The ongoing research is well in sync in solving some of the most pressing Environmental challenges faced by humanity. By our work, we hope to contribute in solving environmental challenges faced by us.

Contact Person:

Dr. Harendra K. Sharma,
Professor and Head,
Cell : 9826230662

Teaching Faculty:
  • Prof. P. Rajaram
  • Dr. S.N. Mohapatra
  • Prof. S. K. Shukla
  • Dr. Nimisha Jadon
  • Dr. P.K. Jain
M.Sc. Environmental Science Ph.D.: Fulltime / Regular
About courseM.Sc. Environmental Science
Course duration2 Years
Number of semester4 Semesters
Criteria of admissionBachelor of Science, Agriculture and Engineering with 50% marks.
Process of admissionOn the basis of the Index based on the merit in qualifying examinations.
Fees structureI Semester-Rs. 10220.00 , II Semester-Rs. 5900.00, III Semester-Rs. 6960.00Rs. 6960.00 , IV Semester-Rs. 5900.00 
Available seats :Open- 25
Syllabus as per semester wise 
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About coursePh.D.: Fulltime / Regular
Course duration-
Number of semester-
Criteria of admissionAs per UGC Regulation 2016 and University Ordinance 11
Process of admissionOn the basis of qualifying Ph. D. entrance test/UGC, CSIR NET-JRF
Fees structure-
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Syllabus as per semester wise 
Exam Time Table