Thursday, September 13, 2012

Careers in Environment Science

The increasing menace of pollution has given rise to the Environmental Science. Environment Science is the study of pollution, climatic changes, energy conservation, plastic menace, biodiversity and global warming. Environmental Science is a part of social science and natural science. A person who specializes in this subject is known as environmentalist.

The function of Environmental Scientists is to understand the earth processes such as pollution control, comprehensive climate changes, managing of natural resources, and evaluating other energy systems. Environmental Scientists also device various ways to reduce the environment pollution and to increase the use of green energy. Because of the increasing climate problems and increasing awareness about the environment, environment Science is a hot career options among youth.

List of Courses: -

  • Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)    
  • Certificate Courses in Environmental Science
  • Diploma in Environmental Law
  • Diploma Courses in Environmental Science    
  • Diploma Course in Environment Protection
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & water Management
  • Master of Science in Environmental Management
  • Master of Philosophy in Environmental Biology
  • Master of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environment
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Science    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science




For admission in to bachelor’s degree program, you need to have a 10+2 examination certificate with science subject such as (biology, math and chemistry).  The duration of this course is 3 years.

For pursuing a master’s degree you should have a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, math and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.



Some of its specialized fields are:  -

  • Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership
  • Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology & Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Policy and Conflict Management
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Fire Science
  • Occupational Safety & Health/Environmental Management
  • Water and Watershed
  • Wildlife & Forestry

Job Prospects


There are great career opportunities in the field of environmental science. Graduates can work with different government departments and agencies like Forest and Environment, Urban planning, Pollution Control Boards, Industries, Water resources and Agriculture etc. Job prospects for trained professionals with qualification in environmental engineering are bright in research centers, NGOs and various governmental departments working towards green environment development. Candidates with M.Tech in environmental engineering have opportunities to work for government built assessment committees which study and analyse the environmental risks involved in certain projects. The report of such a committee is then submitted to the concerned authority for further observation and appropriate actions are taken based on the recommendations. Scholars with PhD in environmental engineering can opt for teaching jobs in colleges and universities and can also go for research work in industries. 

Some job roles: -
  • Agricultural engineers
  • Biologists
  • Chemical engineers
  • Chemists
  • Civil engineers
  • Ecologists
  • Geography experts
  • Geologists
  • Hydro-geologists
  • Public health experts
  • Solid waste management professionals
  • Hazardous waste management professionals
  • Water treatment technicians
  • Wastewater treatment technicians

Remuneration: -

Graduates who are working in government sector can start earning in the range of Rs. 12,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. Candidates with a postgraduate degree can earn initially within the range of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 and those with a Ph.D degree can earn in between Rs. 50000 - Rs. 75000.

Top Institutes in Environment Science

B.Sc. in Environment Science can be pursued from:
    South Gujarat University, Surat
    University of Delhi
    Berhampur University
    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
    University of Mysore
    University of Pune
B.E. in Environment Science can be pursued from:
    P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya
    Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi
    Gujarat University, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
    Visveswariah Technological University, AIT, Chikmagalur
ME and MTech are offered in:
    Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya , Indore (MP)
    UP Technical University (Instt of Engg & Tech) Lucknow
    Visveswariah Technological University, AIT, Chikmagalur-577102
    Thapar Instt of Engg & Technology, Patiala
    IIT, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras
    Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

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