Department of Environmental Science
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   Introduction :


The Department of Environmental Science is established in 1986 in Shivaji University with Ph.D. in Environmental Science. Consecutively the Department started M.Sc. course in 1989. Today the Department hosts five courses as M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PG Diploma in Environmental Protection and Management and PG Diploma in Industrial Safety, Health and Environment.

  Research Areas :

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Wetlands
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Coastal Environment
  Subject Specializations :
  • Pollution Monitoring, Biodiversity Conservation
  • Toxicology studies, Demographic studies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Biodiversity Conservation

  Academic Programmes Offered : 

  • M.Sc.  
  • M. Phil
  • Ph.D.
  • P.G.D.E.P.M.
  • P.G.D.I.S.H.E.

Bridge Courses :
Department conducted a one time bridge course for M.E.M. students of SCIBER, Kolhapur.

 

  Course Structure :(Papers)

I . M.Sc. Environmental Science

First year :      No. of papers – 8  No. of Practicals - 4

Semester I

Sr. No.

Title of the paper

Marks

Credit

EVS01

Introduction of Environmental Science

100

4

EVS02

Environmental Chemistry

100

4

EVS03

Environmental Biology

100

4

Optional 1

 

100

4

Practical 1

Environmental Chemistry

100

4

Practical 2

Environmental Biology

100

4

Optional Papers : 1. Information Technology in Environmental Sciences (Env.Sci. Dept.)

       2.       Economic Geography ( Geography Dept. )

Semester II

Sr. No.

Title of the paper

Marks

Credit

EVS04

Statistics and computer application in Environmental Science

100

4

EVS05

Environmental Pollution

100

4

EVS06

Environmental Geo-science and Climatology

100

4

Optional 2

 

100

4

Practical 3

Computer application and statistical methods

100

4

Practical 4

Pollution studies

100

4

Optional Papers : 1. Environmental Biotechnology ( Env. Sci.  Dept.)

                                   2. Ecological and Resource Economics  ( Economics Dept.

           3. Geohydrology and Oceanography (Geography Dept.)

Second Year :  No. of papers – 8  No. of Practical - 4

Semester III

Sr. No.

Title of the paper

Marks

Credit

EVS07

Natural Resources and their conservation

100

4

EVS08

Environmental Engineering

100

4

EVS09

Environmental Policy and Legislation

100

4

Optional 3

 

100

4

Practical 5

Environmental Engineering and Toxicology

100

4

Practical 6

Project (one year )

50

2

 

Industrial Project of one month

50

2

Optional Papers : 1. Environmental Toxicology and Public Health  ( Economics Dept.)

                                   2. Global Business logistics  ( Economics Dept. )

           3. IPR, Technology Commercialisation, Bio safety and Bioethics.
               ( Env. Biotech.  Dept.)

Semester IV

Sr. No.

Title of the paper

Marks

Credits

EVS10

Socio-economic aspects of Environment

100

4

EVS11

Environmental Health Hazards and Disaster Management

100

4

EVS12

Environmental Planning and Management

100

4

Optional 4

 

100

4

Practical 7

Environmental Monitoring and Energy studies

100

4

Practical 8

Project ( one year )

100

4

 Optional Papers : 1.  Environmental Monitoring and Energy Studies (Env. Sci.  Dept.)

                                    2. Water and Waste Water Treatment Technologies.(Env. Biotech. Dept)

                                    3. Remote Sensing Applications in Geography ( Geography)

Field Visits: Short industrial and nature visits of Environmental importance.

Inplant Industrial Training : One month inplant industrial training is compulsory.

Project ; The students are assigned a one year duration project based on any environmental problem in second year .

Study Tour: A study tour of 10 days duration to industry and places of environmental importance is compulsory. A report of the study tour is to be submitted.

II. PG Diploma in Environmental Protection & Management (P.G.D.E.P.M.)

Paper I- Basic Concepts

Paper II- Human Impact on Environment

Paper III- Natural Resources Management

     Paper IV- Optional Paper

1.       Pollution Monitoring and Control.

2.  Human Ecology.

3.  Conservation of Biodiversity.

Project : A project based on  environmental problem  is compulsory .

Seminars : Two seminars are compulsory.

Study Tour: A study tour to industries and places of environmental importance is compulsory . A report of the study tour is to be submitted .

III. PG Diploma in Safety , Health and Environment ( PGDISHE)

Paper - I   (ISHE 1 )  Occupational Health and Hazards                

Paper - II  (ISHE 2 )  Safety at Workplace

Paper - III   (ISHE 3)  Accident Prevention Techniques      

Paper - IV (ISHE 4 )  Safety Management System and Law   

ISHET 5In-plant Training and Industrial Visits

  • In-plant training of 3 weeks is compulsory and a Report to be submitted to the Department with due Certification of the industry where training is sought.

  • Minimum 5 Industrial Visits are compulsory.

ISHEP 6 : Project

One year compulsory Project on Industrial Safety to be completed before Theory examination and a  Report to be submitted to the Department

  Facilities / Services Offered

Environmental laboratories with sophisticated field monitoring facility for water, soil, noise pollution. The department provides consultancy services for air, water and soil monitoring to industries and local people.
The department has EduSat Interactive Terminal. The department has established the “Centre for Marine Environment” (CME)  at Malvan, Dist. Sindhudurg.

  Extension Services :
  • The students of the department take part in various extension activities, like NSS, Gram Swachata Abhiyan, Nirmal Gram Yojana of Govt. of Maharashtra.

  • Under National Environmental Awareness Campaign (NEAC) Department has taken cleaning of Ecchornia and Plastic in Rankala Lake.

  • The department has taken Tree Plantation and Nurturing Programme in University Campus in association with Rotary Club MidTown, Kolhapur.

  • The students also undertake cleanliness drives, street plays, and exhibitions to educate and create awareness about Environment in the general public.

  Consultancy Services :


The department provides consultancy services for air, water and soil monitoring to industries and local people. The charges are according to MPCB Mumbai .The departmental consultancy has undertaken different projects like

  • Panchaganga and Krishna River Water Quality Monitoring , 2007-08 ,MPCB(Rs. 3,93,332/-)

  • Terra Pharma Consultant , Goa (Rs.2,80,000 /-),

  • Ambient Noise Monitoring During Diwali Festival in Kolhapur (Rs.13,500/-)

  • Environmental Status Report, 2008 of Kolhapur Municipal Corporation(Rs. 2,45,000/-)

  Instruments/Infrastructure :

The department has it’s own lecture halls for M.Sc., DEPM, M. Tech. and PGDISHE students. Separate laboratories like Microbiological laboratory, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Remote Sensing laboratory  etc. The department also has Computer Laboratory with internet facility.

Sr. No.

Name of the Existing Equipments

1

COD Digester Apparatus

2.

Oxygen Bomb Colorimeter

3.

Electrophoresis Apparatus

4.

Stack Monitoring Kit

5.

Digital Flame Photometer

6.

COD Titrater

7.

BOD Analyser

8.

CO2 Incubator

9.

Gas Chromatograph

10.

Digital Conductivity meter

11.

Inverted Microscope

12.

Respirable Dust Sampler

13.

High Volume Sampler

14.

Noise Level Meter

15.

Lux meter

16.

Sun Shine Recorder

17.

Stack Monitoring Kit

  Collaboration :
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Sociology
  Faculty :
Sr.No. Teacher Name Designation Qualification Specialization
1.  Dr. P.D.Raut Reader and Head M.Sc.,Ph.D.,M.Ed., D.H.Ed., D.I.T., D.E.M. Environmental Toxicology, Biodiversity,  Bioremediation
2.  Ms. A.K.Patil Lecturer M. Sc .NET- JRF Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Pollution
 
  Contact Person :

Head,
Department of Environmental Science,
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