The eligibility requirement for Graduate Courses and Short – Term Courses is a pass in the 10+2 examination in Science ( including biology ), or an engineering diploma.
For postgraduate degree leading to the Master’s degree ( M.Sc. ) one should be a graduate, a B.Sc. with Biology / Life / Environmental / Agriculture Science ( 3 – year course after 10+2 ). The basic requirements for a postgraduate is a degree in chemical or civil engineering. Candidates having engineering degree ( B.E. / B.Tech. ) in Mechanical or Electrical with some experience can also opt for such courses.
For Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering the eligibility conditions remain same as those for the Postgraduate Degree. Various courses varying from short term to postgraduate degree level have been designed to suit the needs and requirements of the field of the study. The course have been designed in an integrated multi – disciplinary approach with a view to give graduates a better insight to the environmental problems confronting the dwellers of the present generation and in an attempt to conserve the Earth resources for the future generations.
The syllabus for Postgraduate Program covers all the important aspects of Environmental Science, but emphasis is laid more on the current problems that are disastrous to ecology and environment.
Short Term Courses :
A number of short term courses and workshops of one to three weeks are run by New Delhi – based institutions Wildlife Institute of India and Center for Science and Environment. These courses help not only professionals but also fresher to know about the environment. Apart from these institutions, some short – term courses are also being offered by various universities like Sikkim Manipal University.
Graduate Level Courses :
At the first – degree level, Environmental Science as one of the combinations is available in a number of universities. These universities offer B.Sc. in Environmental Science. Some of the universities have also started a three – year Bachelor degree course in Environment Management ( BEM ). At present the BEM course is offered by Andhra University at its affiliated Visakhapatnam – based Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management and at a few affiliated colleges of the Chennai – based University of Madras.
Postgraduate Level Courses :
At the postgraduate level the courses offered are M.Sc. in Environment Science and M.E. / M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering. An Environmental Engineer not only deals with issues such as Pollution, Oil Spills and Toxic Wastes but also is involved in designing recycling or waste management systems. There are also a number of Postgraduate Diploma Courses in Environmental Science, mostly of one – year duration.