Master of Science in Environmental Science With Specialisation

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters- Specialisation)
Eligibility:
• Bachelor’s degree in Environment Science or any science can opt for a specialisation
• Any bachelor’s degree will need to take a bridge programme and will receive the general master’s degree or a specialisation in Culture and Environment The prevailing socio-ecological problems require a multidisciplinary approach that transcends the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. An integration of natural sciences with social sciences and humanities in a holistic study of the world around us is required to achieve the objectives of the programme. This programme trains students in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills and provides them with the ability to study and understand the environmental and sustainability issues with special reference to Northeast India. The programme includes the biological and social aspects that relate to current environmental
issues, conservation strategies, legal aspects, basic ecological and technological concerns and advances, and scientific analysis and solutions to environmental problems. The programme offers two specialisations that a student can opt for:
Waste Management, or Culture and Environment.
The programme helps students to:
• Acquire and apply scientific knowledge on environmental issues to understand the essential underlying scientific concepts
• Develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues by relating scientific knowledge with environmental, social, cultural (indigenous), and economic perspectives.
• Recognize different methods of waste management and be able to apply the same giving emphasis to waste minimization
• Acquire the necessary problem-solving skills that would enable students to examine and propose alternatives to a variety of environmental problems through research and experimentation
• Appreciate and promote the different components of culture and its significance in the preservation of environmentally conducive indigenous methods and traditional practices
• Critically evaluate attitudes, behaviour and values and consequently adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, an element of responsible global citizenship

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