Departments » Environmental Science
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Studies in Environmental Science was started in the year of 1992, under the stewardship of Prof. P. Venkataramaiah, in the Department of Physics. The Department was subsequently headed by coordinators Prof. J. Shashidhara Prasad, Prof. Nagappa, Prof. S. L. Belagali and Dr. A. G. Devi Prasad. The Department was shifted to new building in 2002 with good infrastructure and laboratory facility.
The facilities in the Department include: Wi-Fi connection, Seminar halls with advanced projector system, Instruments such as: PCR unit, Gel Electrophoresis unit, Gas Chromatography and High Speed Defreeze Centrifuge.
M Sc Degree
Duration: 2 years
About the course: The program is of semester scheme, involves four semesters. As the course is multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary, teaching mainly focuses on various subjects such as: Environmental Chemistry and Instrumentation, Environmental Microbiology, Toxicology, Biotechnology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Water and Waste Water Engineering, GIS and Remote Sensing, Environmental Laws and Policy, Environmental Impact Assessment and Current Environmental Issues. A study-tour to different industries and treatment plants for practical understanding of the subject is mandatory per semester. Along with the theory and practical classes, a project work is compulsory in the fourth semester of the course, under the supervision of Faculty members which helps the students for their career in future.
Eligibility: Any science graduate from any national and international recognized university is eligible to apply.
M Phil Degree
Duration: 1 year with 2 semesters
About the course: Self-financed M Phil in Environmental Science is approved by the University.
Eligibility: Candidates possessing M Sc in Environmental Science from any national and international recognized university is eligible to apply.
Ph D Degree
Duration: 2 -7 years
About the course: The Department offers Ph D program that prepares promising students in the various disciplines of Environmental Science. A six months course work is compulsory for registration. Periodic assessment of the candidate and his/her research work will be carried out based on the quality of research publications in peer reviewed journals.
Eligibility: Candidates with M Sc Degree in Environmental Science and allied subjects from any national and international recognized University are eligible to apply. Selection is based on the entrance exam conducted by the University followed by an interview. Fellowship holders are exempted from the entrance exam.
The faculties have undertaken several individual and collaborative research projects having regional, national and international importance, from various agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Philips, Institute of Excellence (IOE-MHRD). The department is encouraging interdisciplinary research work with national research institutes such as CFTRI and sister departments of the University. The department is offering free consultation services to the public as well as industries on Environment related issues and problems such as EIA of developmental projects, assessment of water quality, wasteland development and conservation of economically potential plants.
THRUST AREAS OF RESEARCH
- Environmental chemistry
- Environmental microbiology
- Environmental toxicology
- Solid waste management
- GIS and remote sensing
- Conservation of biodiversity
0N-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
Dr S L Belagali
1. A study on the composting phenomena - its relevance, physio-chemical and spectroscopic approach (2010 onwards)
Dr A G Devi Prasad
1. Identification and Documentation of Medicinal Legumes in Western Ghats of Karnataka (2010 - 13)
Dr N S Raju
1. Environmental Impacts of Exploitation of Medicinal Plants in Western Ghats (2010 - 13)
2. Screening of Organophosphorus Pesticide degrading Microorganisms in Polluted Soils of Mysore District (2011-14)
3. Vermicomposting Technology for Socio-Economic development of Rural SC/ST and Weaker Sections in Mysore District, Karnataka (2011-14)
Dr G V Venkataramana
1. Production of manure using organic waste by composting and vermin-composting technology (2008-12)
2. Studies on impact of industrial effluents on the occurrence and distribution of freshwater hydrobiont in Chikkadevaraya Canal of Krishnarajasagar Dam, Mysore district, Karnataka (2009-13)
3. Impact of anthropogenic activities on diversity of freshwater fish fauna in western Ghats, Karnataka (2010 - 13)
4. Evaluation of impact of pollutants on Fishes and diversity in aquatic bodies of Mysore District (2011-14)
Dr S Srikantaswamy
1. Speciation of heavy metals and their geochemical behaviour in urban waste water- a case study of Mysore city (2010 - 13)
Dr A G Devi Prasad
1. NPECC's International Suvarna Parisara Rathna, 1988
2. Indira Priyadarshini Best Scientist Award, 2011, by Bose Science Society
1. Jindal Jubilee Gold Medal
2. Smt. Basavaraju Gemini Distilleries Endowment Gold Medal
3. Late B. Basavalingappa Memorial Trust Endowment Gold Medal
4. Smt. Meenakshamma Chandrashekar Gold Medal
5. Murthy's Cash Prize For Excellence
Ø Conducting exhibition and rallies to create environmental awareness in public.
Ø Extension activities related to greening the waste lands
Ø Dissemination of expertise and training to current environmental issues and problems in rural and urban areas
For more information contact:
Department of Studies in Environmental Science
University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore -570 006