Program Educational Objectives:

  • M.Sc.(Environmental Science)

    1. To produce competent professionals with a strong foundation of Environmental Sciences and application to be suitable for vital positions in the academia, industry and government and non-government institutions as skilled manpower.

    2. To prepare our graduates to become effective scientific communicators/collaborators in multidisciplinary teams providing technical leadership to engage with the challenging environmental problems of local, national and global nature.

    3. To instil the virtues of ethics, integrity and social responsibility in our graduates, and be ready to take up viable mission for the national cause.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science:

    1. To produce skilled, up-to-date, competent and adequately accomplished researchers in the domain of environmental science capable of taking up research questions independently.

    2. Our graduates shall be confident, creative and open minded to take new research challenges and think 'out-of-the-box' research ventures.

    3. Our graduates shall adhere to the norms and regulations of quality research ethics.

    4. To instil the virtues of ethics, integrity and social responsibility in our graduates, and be ready to take up viable mission for the national cause.

Program Outcomes:

  • The MSc in Environmental Science programme aims to produce students who at the time of graduation shall be able to:

    1. Apply the basic concepts of physical, chemical, mathematical, and biological sciences appropriately to the discipline of environmental science.

    2. Scientifically conduct studies (Monitoring, Modeling and analysis) of major environmental components such as air, water, soil, and sediments.

    3. Conduct risk assessment analysis of any environmental entities like river, lakes, agricultural lands, rural and urban atmosphere.

    4. Use state-of-the-art techniques, tools and skills necessary for accurate analysis of environmental samples.

    5. Address the environment and Resource management issues through appropriate application of remote sensing and GIS techniques

    6. Demonstrate the knowledge of sustainable waste management technologies and formulate the plan to set comprehensive waste recycling units.

    7. Assess, monitor, and analyze the impact of global climate change on regional and local ecosystems.

    8. Conduct effective and comprehensive biodiversity analysis of areas of ecological significance.

    9. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the environmental science.

    10.Able to function effectively on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish a common goal.

    11.Communicate effectively, both written and oral, with a range of audiences.

    12.Ddemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the environmental principles and apply these to his own work, as member and/or leader in a team, to execute multidisciplinary projects.

  • The PhD in Environmental Science program aims to produce students who at the time of graduation shall be able to:

    1. Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in life-long learning and continuing professional development.

    2. Identify, analyze, and address an environmental problem to find out an adequate and sustainable solution.

    3. Formulate relevant research questions, hypothesis, and objective to initiate research on environmental issues.

    4. Plan and conduct experiments, as well as analyse and interpret the results.

    5. Handle, run, calibrate, and maintain instruments and apparatus including highly sophisticated instruments like ICP-OES, GC, HPLC etc.

    6. Appropriately use and apply different statistical and other software for analyses of experimental data and interpretation.

    7. To develop scientific communication skills useful for publishing research findings.


    About the Department

     The department of Environmental Science was established in January 2004 with the objective of imparting education on regional and global environmental issues. The department offers two academic programmes M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science. The curriculum for M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes focuses on all-important aspects of Environmental Science, covering contemporary problems of nature conservation and environmental quality. Keeping in view the unique physiographic and agro-climatic settings of Northeast as a whole and Assam in particular, the department gives emphasis in teaching and research on various aspects of agro-ecosystem and hill ecosystems of Northeast India.