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Environmental science

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                                                                                                                                        22/09/2015
Departnment of Environmental Sciences



All students are hereby informed that department is planning to celebrate World Wildlife Week in first week of October and for the same faculty and students meeting is organised in Vasundhara(LS-2) on Friday 25/09/2015 at 1pm.





Ms.Rupali Gaikwad
Head
Envirnmental Science.

INTRODUCTION:

Environmental science with its multidisciplinary nature and holistic approach focuses on conservation and management aspects which help for survival of life on earth by understanding and tackling various problems that deteriorate the quality of the environment. Understanding of Environmental Science is becoming ever more necessary for every person and it is responsibility of all to protect and restore the quality of our environment by using scientific knowledge.

Scope and Importance:

Scope of Enviornmental Science is broad based and it encompasses a large number of area and aspects as follows
Natural Resourses: conservation and management Natural resources are the life supportive for the human society, so it is very important to conserve,manage and use them judicially for the benefit of all.
Ecology and Biodiversity: India is one of the twelve mega diversity country in the world and has two hot spot of biodiversity namely Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas which exhibits high species richness and endemism.
Environmental pollution and control: In the era of highly developing modern society the problem of deterioration of air water and land are at alarming stage as threat to human survival. Global environmental problems like climate change, global warming, ozone layer depletion, acid rain etc. are vulnerable for the survival of life on earth.
Social issues in relation to development and environment: Evergrowing population is root cause of all environmental and social problems. Poverty, malnutrition,illiteracy, poor health and sanitation and gender inequality are the main areas that need to be focused to achieve the aims of sustainable development in the society.
Environmental awareness and education: Following the Supreme Court directives environmental education has been made compulsory in our country right from the school stage to college/university level in order to aware the people about the status of our environment.
Environmental legislation: India is first country to have provision for protection and conservation of environment in its constitution. Hundreds of acts, rules and amendments are being made all over the world in order to maintain and restore the wholesomeness of the natural resources.
Energy crises:Demand for easily available, accessible, cheap, nonpolluting and high energy efficient renewable energy technologies are increasing day by day.

FACILITIES

-One wet laboratory and one dry laboratory.
-Modern instruments for accurate analysis like: UV visible spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, High Volume Air Sampler, COD digester and digital titrator, Sound level meters, Sunshine recorder, GPS, Bomb calorimeter and on field air and water sampling equipment.
Separate classrooms for B.Sc and M.Sc with electronic teaching aid like LCD projector and Over Head Projector.
-Internet facility for students

COURSE STRUCTURE:

F.Y.B.Sc.

Group offered: Chemistry, Zoology, Botany and Environmental Science.
Semester I
101 Basic Biology Theory
102 Environmental Chemistry Theory
Semester II
101 Natural Resources Theory
102 Basic Geosciences Theory
103 Practicals based on 101and 102  Practicals

S.Y. B.Sc.

Any two science subjects (Chemistry/Zoology/Botany) and Environmental Science.

Semester I
201 Ecology and Ecosystem  Theory
202 Hydrology Theory
Semester II
201 Biological Diversity    Theory
202 Soil Science Theory
203 Practical based on 201and 202 Practical


T.Y. B.Sc.

Environmental Science as a principle subject (Six theory papers and three practicals.)

Semester III
301 Terrestrial Ecosystems and Management Theory
302 Wildlife biology Theory
303 Water Quality Theory
304 Current issues in Environmental Science Theory
305 Environmental Governance and Equity: Law and ethics Theory
06 Environmental Biotechnology-I Theory


Semester IV
301 Aquatic Ecosystems and Management Theory
302 Nature Conservation Theory
303 Air and soil Quality Theory
304 Current issues in Environmental Science Theory
305 Environmental Governance and Equity: EMS, ISO 14000 Theory
306 Environmental Biotechnology-II Theory
307 Practical based on 301and 302 Practical
308 Practical based on 303and 304 Practical
309 Practical based on 305and 306 Practical


M. Sc. I


Semester I
101 Environmental Geosciences Theory
102 Environmental Chemistry Theory
103 Environmental Biology Theory
104  Statistical and Research Methods Theory
105 Practical Courses + Field Work Practical


Semester II
201 Environmental Economics Theory
202 Water and Wastewater Engineering Theory
203 Environmental Pollution: Water and Soil Theory
204 Environmental Law, Ethics and Policy   Theory
205 Practical Courses + Field Work Practical



M.Sc. II

Semester III
301 Air pollution and Climate Change          Theory
302 EIA and Environmental Auditing Theory
303 Remote Sensing and GIS          Theory

Any one of the optional
311 Restoration Ecology Theory-Option 1
312 Biodiversity and Conservation Theory-Option 1
304 Practical Based on courses opted Practical


Semester IV
Any one of the optional
401 Forestry and Habitat Management Theory Option-1
401 Watershed Management Theory Option-1
401 Environmental Management Systems Theory Option-1
402 Environmental Toxicology, Health and Safety Theory
403 Environmental Planning Theory
404 Practical based on above Practical
405 Dissertation Thesis


ADMISSION CRITERIA:

I} B.Sc. Environmental Science Department of Environmental Science initiated the B.Sc. course in the academic year 2005-06. It is a three years programme based on semester system of evaluation as per the University of Pune.
  1. 1. To secure admission to F.Y.B.Sc. Environmental Science, a student must have a science stream with Biology at 10 + 2 level.
  2. Those students who will take admission for F.Y.B.Sc. Environmental Science must have a combination of three (Chemistry/Zoology/Botany) of the remaining subjects.>
  3. There should be at least 50% marks at H.S.C. level for open category students and at least 45% marks for the reserved category students.
  4. Selection of the students will be based on the Merit.
  5. Total number of seats available is 60 and norms as set up by University/Government will be followed to accommodate students from reserved categories and other universities.
  6. 6. Copies of relevant documents including attested photocopies of caste certificate and caste validity certificate should accompany the application form, failing of which the student will be treated as open category student

Examination: Examination will be conducted according to the norms set up by the University of Pune. Semester pattern will be followed for the evaluation of B. Sc. Environmental Science students.
Fee Structure: Fees for the entire year will have to be paid at time of admission as per the details notified from time to time by the University of Pune.
II} M.Sc. Environmental Science Department of Environmental Science initiated the M.Sc. course in the academic year 2007-08. It is a two year programme based on semester system of evaluation as per the University of Pune.
  1. To secure admission to M. Sc. Environmental Science, a student must have passed B. Sc. Degree
  2. There should be at least 60% marks at B.Sc. level for open category students and at least 55% marks for the reserved category students.
  3. Selection of the students will be purely based on the merit.
  4. Total number of seats available is 24 and norms as set up by University/Government will be followed to accommodate students from reserved categories and other universities.
  5. Copies of relevant documents including attested photocopies of caste certificate and caste validity certificate should accompany the application form, failing of which the student will be treated as open category student

Examination: Examination will be conducted according to the norms set up by the University of Pune. There will be semester pattern for evaluation of M. Sc. Environmental Science students.
Fee Structure:Fees for the entire year will have to be paid at time of admission as per the details notified from time to time University of Pune
Highlights of the course:
Career opportunities for Environmental Science students:Students having master’s degree in Environmental Science have following openings in various sectors.
  • -Jobs in Government Sector: in State and Central pollution control board- as a field officer and environmental officer, lab analyst in the pollution control boards lab. Job in Indian Forestry Services.
  • In Industry- Effluent treatment plant supervisor, Environment, Health and Safety Officer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Auditor.
  • Consultancy services- Environmental Impact Analysis experts, Environmental Analyst, field officers
  • Non- governmental Organizations
  • Teaching , Research and development field: Environmental Journalist in any newspaper, magazine or television station
  • Ecologists : to study environmental influences such as temperature, rainfall, altitude, kind and quality of food etc. and their effects on plant or animal growth and development, ecosystem study etc
  • Job Prospects Abroad: there are many research institutions in India and abroad required experts from the field of environment. Students having master’s degree in Environmental Science can be placed as Research Assistant, Environmental Scientist and Research Fellow. There are various companies and consultancies outside India specialized in hazardous waste management, water recourse management, Waste Water Treatment, Environmental Pollution Control and Urban Planning environmental experts find various jobs in these companies.
PLACEMENT: The Department of Environmental Science has an active placement cell with a view to provide better opportunities to the students in various industries, consultancies, governmental and non governmental organisations, teaching and the research projects run by various institutes all over India. In connection with it the department has also received good response from the various organisations.
The department encourages its students to undertake research activities in a highly conducive and encouraging atmosphere. Final year students of M.Sc. course undertake a dissertation project which helps them to develop a futuristic research mind.
Special guidance for preparation of SET and NET exam is provided to make students competent in educational field

Research projects/Schemes undertaken By Teachers:
Sr. No Name of the investigators Title of the Research Project Name of funding Agency Duration Amount Sanctioned (Rs.) Major /Minor
1 Chavan Vinayak Dhananjay Study of Habitat Status and present Lizard Diversity in Northern Western Ghats by using RS and GIS BCUD,Pune University 2 Years 170000/- Minor
2 Gaikwad Rupali Dilip Studies on the Effluent of Laundry Units: Treatment, Toxicity and its Fate in Environment BCUD,Pune University 2 Years 190000/- Minor
3 Karikar Shraddha Prabhakar Habitat Quality Assessment of water bodies w r t Bird as a Bioindicators BCUD,Pune University 2 Years 180000/- Minor
4 Kulkarni Priti Anil Conservation of Sacred groves with Community Participation in Maval Tahsil PUNE BCUD,Pune University 2 Years 180000/- Minor
5 Mulla Amir Inayatulla Effect of Chromium and Lead on Some Biochemical Parameters of Umbonium vestiarium (L) Collected from Malvan Shore BCUD,Pune University 2 Years 225000/- Minor
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Programmes Offered: BSc and MSc in Environmental Science

Sr.No. Photo Name of the teacher Designation  
1 Ms. Rupali Gaikwad
(M.Sc., M.Phil. ,SET)
Head and Assistant Professor Teaching Faculty
2 Ms. Priti Aphale
(M.Sc., B.Ed., SET)
Assistant Professor Teaching Faculty
3 Ms. Shraddha Kulkarni
(M.Sc., M.Phil., SET)
Assistant Professor Teaching Faculty
4 Mr. Vinayak Chavan
(M.Sc., NET, SET)
Assistant Professor Teaching Faculty
5 Dr. Ashish Vilas Mane
(M.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.A., PGD ISO. , NET, SET)
Assistant Professor Teaching Faculty
6 Mr. Amir Mulla
(M.Sc., SET, NET)
Assistant Professor Teaching Faculty

Note: Biodata of any of the above mentioned faculty member can be downloaded by clicking on their name.

  1. Ms. Rupali Gaikwad,Head and Assistant Professor , M.Sc., M.Phil. ,SET

    Completed Faculty development Programme in Geo-informatics arranged by C-DAC during 4/6/2012 to 23/6/2012

  2. Ms. Priti Aphale,Assistant Professor , M.Sc., B.Ed., SET
    Completed two months training course on GIS and RS at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun organized during the period 05/05/2014 to 27/06/2014
  3. Ms. Shraddha Kulkarni,Assistant Professor , M.Sc., M.Phil., SET
    Completed Faculty development Programme in Geo-informatics arranged by C-DAC during 4/6/2012 to 23/6/2012
  4. Mr. Vinayak Chavan,Assistant Professor , M.Sc., NET, SET
    Completed three months Certificate course on Remote sensing and GIS: Technology and applications at ISRO’S NRSC Hyderabad from 6/6/2011 to 26/8/2011
  5. Dr. Ashish Vilas Mane,Assistant Professor , M.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.A., PGD ISO. , NET, SET
    Completed two months training course on GIS and RS at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun organized during the period 05/05/2014 to 27/06/2014
 

 
 
  • Conservation of Sacred Groves with Community Participation in Maval Tehsil of Pune

    Ms. Priti A. Kulkarni

    Sr.No

    Name of Principal Investigator

    Year

    Title Of Project

    Funding Agency

    Amount Sanctioned(In Rs.)

    Major/ Minor/Any Other

    1

    Ms. Priti A. Kulkarni

    2012

    Conservation of Sacred Groves with Community Participation in Maval Tehsil of Pune

    BCUD, UoP

    1,80,000.00

    Minor

  • Study of Habitat Status and Lizard Diversity in Northern Western Ghats by Using Remote Sensing and GIS

    Shri. Vinayak D. Chavan

    Sr.No

    Name of Principal Investigator

    Year

    Title Of Project

    Funding Agency

    Amount Sanctioned(In Rs.)

    Major/ Minor/Any Other

    1

    Mr. Vinayak D. Chavan

    2012

    Study of Habitat Status and Lizard Diversity in Northern Western Ghats by Using Remote Sensing and GIS

    BCUD, UoP

    1,70,000.00

    Minor

  • Effect of Chromium and Lead on Some Biochemical Parameters of Umbonium vestiarium(L) collected from Malvan Shore

    Shri. Amir I.Mulla

    Sr.No

    Name of Principal Investigator

    Year

    Title Of Project

    Funding Agency

    Amount Sanctioned(In Rs.)

    Major/ Minor/Any Other

    1

    Shri. Amir I.Mulla

    2012

    Effect of Chromium and Lead on Some Biochemical Parameters of Umbonium vestiarium(L) collected from Malvan Shore

    BCUD, UoP

    2,25,000.00

    Minor

  • Habitat Quality Assessment of Lakes with Special Emphasis on Bird as Bio-Indicator

    Ms. Shradhha P. Karikar

    Sr.No

    Name of Principal Investigator

    Year

    Title Of Project

    Funding Agency

    Amount Sanctioned(In Rs.)

    Major/ Minor/Any Other

    1

    Ms. Shradhha P. Karikar

    2012

    Habitat Quality Assessment of Lakes with Special Emphasis on Bird as Bio-Indicator

    BCUD, UoP

    1,80,000.00

    Minor

  • Studies on the Effluent of Laundry Units: Treatment, Toxicity and its Fate in Environment

    Ms. Rupali D. Gaikwad

    Sr.No

    Name of Principal Investigator

    Year

    Title Of Project

    Funding Agency

    Amount Sanctioned(In Rs.)

    Major/ Minor/Any Other

    1

    Ms. Rupali D. Gaikwad

    2012

    Studies on the Effluent of Laundry Units: Treatment, Toxicity and its Fate in Environment

    BCUD, UoP

    1,90,000.00

    Minor

  • Treatment of Selected Industrial Effluents by using Electrocoagulation as Clean Technology Option

    Dr. Ashish Vilas Mane

  • Treatment of Selected Industrial Effluents by Using Specially Designed Unit in Combination with Electrocoagulation and Low Cost Ecofriendly Materials

    Dr. Ashish Vilas Mane

    Ongoing