M.Sc Environmental Science course of open distance learning (ODL) mode in JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER) have important learning outcomes and measurable learning Objectives. M.Sc Environmental Science course provides students with an understanding of key concepts in Environmental Science using a problem based approach in a series of seminars, field, and practical trainings, which enable the students to apply the concepts in freshwater, marine and atmospheric environments. Key skills training in the research process, a fundamental calculation for environmental science, and finding and using sources is included in this module. Today best practice procedures in environmental management are rapidly becoming international rather than national. JSS School of distance learning programme looks to provide in depth learning in environmental education, which will serve as a focus for research into local, regional and global environmental issues, management and policies in response to the urgent and increasingly complex challenges of the new century.
This course is designed to provide foundation knowledge of environmental issues and problem-solving strategies at national as well as at global level. A student who successfully completes this course should be able to demonstrate the following:
With increasing public concern about the environment, worlds of possibilities are available for graduates in terms of employment and research opportunities. Coupled with the growth of the global economy, the need for competent graduates with knowledge in Environmental Science is tremendous in the international arena as well. Careers in Environmental Science are so varied it is difficult to consider them as one category. Graduates of this programme can gain employment with consulting firms, research bodies, government and non-government organizations as Environmental consultant, Environmental education officer, Environmental manager, Nature conservation officer, Recycling officer, Sustainability consultant, Waste management officer, Water quality scientist. As private companies and industries are emphasizing more on the science of sustainability, they are looking for a wide range of professionals to manage the process related to environment.
This course is intended for professional’s practitioners, researchers and students from wide range of backgrounds who aim to develop their knowledge and insights pertaining to the environment. The course in designed to provide critical and practical skills to analyze, evaluate, design and implement solution and strategies with regards to water and health issues. The prudent management of our precious water resources, environment conservation, and sustainable development are high on the agenda of global concerns. Addressing these challenges requires professionals with a high degree of specialization and interdisciplinary approach. In order to develop improved systems and practices to preserve the most precious resource of our planet, there are a great demand fort rained people. In view of the huge focus and investment made by all nations on the water sector, there is a tremendous need for specially trained manpower for supporting the institution involved in the development and management of water, at both the grass roots levels and at the institutional level. Applying knowledge gained through environmental science is the only way to solve these problems so that the environment can be preserved. The rapid urbanization of the environment needs to be studied constantly in order to avoid altering and damaging the environment significantly. Ultimately, environmental science is necessary to save the environment from destruction and all of its dependents from extinction.
In IVth semester, students undergo exclusively research and industrial training by experienced researchers and professionals.
Graduation in science (B.Sc/B.FSc/B.Sc in Agri./ B.Sc in Geography/B.Sc in Horticulture/BE or B.Tech in Civil & Environmental Engineering/MBBS/ BDS/B.Pharm) from any institution/University recognized by UGC and industrial professionals who are working as Environmental consultant, Environmental education officer, Environmental manager, Nature conservation officer, Recycling officer, Sustainability consultant, Waste management officer, Water quality scientist, etc with a science degree.
With increasing public concern about the environment, worlds of possibilities are available for graduates in terms of employment and research opportunities. Coupled with the growth of the global economy, the need for competent graduates with knowledge in environmental science is tremendous in the international arena as well. Careers in environmental science are so varied, and it is difficult to consider them as one category. Graduates of this programme can gain employment with consulting firms, research bodies, government and non-government organizations as Environmental consultant, Environmental education officer, Environmental manager, Nature conservation officer, Recycling officer, Sustainability consultant, Waste management officer, Water quality scientist. As private companies and industries are emphasizing more on the science of sustainable, they are looking for a wide range of professionals to manage the process related to environment. As-per the company act, it is mandatory to establish Environment-Health-Safety department at every industries where Environmental Science graduates and professional have high demand in career placement. In addition, teaching and research opportunities are enormous and on demand for M. Sc Environmental Science graduate at national as well as international level.
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Development of value added curriculum that emphasizes the analytical skills, critical thinking, employability and research.
Designing and demonstration of safe scientific and management approaches for sustinable management of water and energy issues (Water and wastewater treatment, integrated water resources management, renewable energy production, waste to wealth, etc.).
Development of new ideas and feasible technologies for sustainable environmental management, symbiosis and research incubation at the national and international level.
Scientific engagement and participation, scientific innovations, collaboration in research and social oriented activities for overall development of the Department.
Dr. Shivaraju H.P has special knowledge in preparation and characterization of catalytic nanomaterials for sustainable environmental applications (Photoelectrocatalysis/electrocatalysis) such as removal/treatment of emerging pollutants in water and air, energy production and antimicrobial activity, CO2 reduction into useful compounds, intensification of methan yield in biomethanation (photo-electrochemicl reduction), etc. He has well experienced in the comprehensive study on evidence of accumulation of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including persisting organic pollutants (POPs), pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) and trace metals in environment. Development of novel water/wastewater reclamation techniques (Photoelectrocatalysis/electrocatalysis AOP, self sustaining hybrid processes, multi-functional membrenes, point-of-use advance filters, etc), Alternative energy research (Electrochemical conversion of CO2 into CH4/value added organic compounds, Electrocatalysis interfaced Hybrid Biomethanation, Biochemical Electrocatalysis [Microbial fuel-cell]), Integrated water resource management (water quality monitoring, technological frameworks for catchment management, pollution remediation techniques (self-sustaining) by utilization of solar-energy, Conceptual models with integration of Citizen Science (participatory), and monitoring (GIS-RS) approaches), and Fate, transportation & remediation of CECs are his special interests in research. He has developed sustainable technologies for remediation and treatment of POPs, PPCPs, trace metals, industrial dyes, hazard organics, pathogens etc in environment (water & air) using alternative and renewable energy sources and technology transformation for the social benefit. He has synthesized various advanced photocatalytic nanomaterials like doped metal oxides, nanocomposites, polymer blends, hybrid co-catalyst systems, and supporting catalytic materials under different synthetic methods like hydrothermal, salvothermal and sol-gel techniques. The nanoarchitecture and in-situ modification strategies for all of these nanomaterials were optimized for ideal catalytic applications by exploring efficient synthetic routes and potential modifiers. He has successfully demonstrated efficient treatment/removal methods for the hazardous pollutants and pathogens in water and wastewater by employing those catalytic nanomaterials. He has successfully developed solar-light responsible metal-oxide based nanocomposites for sustainable utilization of the natural sunlight as a major energy source for environmental remediation applications. He has prepared various nanostructures and nanocomposites such as TiO2/FeO3, CeO2/TiO2, ZnO/Al2O3/SiO2, PU/TiO2, etc for applications of sustainable renewable energy production processes such as biogas production, hydrogen production and solar light harvesting. He is actively involved in designing and eco-friendly synthetic novel routes for advance nanoparticles using bio-solvents, surfactants and conditioner as an effective capping and properties controlling agents. He has good expertise in the material characterization and analytical techniques like UV-Vis spectrometry, FTIR, powder XRD, ICP-MS, GC-MS, SEM, TEM, PALS, PL, Zeta potential, GC-MS, HPLC, AAS, etc. In addition, he has carried out many research works related to the environmental issues like impact and risk assessment, environmental remediation, hazardous waste management (waste to energy), climate change and CO2 mitigation approaches, industrial pollution and public health, biodiversity and conservation, integrated water resource management and governance, etc.
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Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Master of Technology (M.Tech)
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Passionate Environmental Engineer dedicated to designing and assessing the environmental impacts of engineering plans. Desire to become a valued member of a technical team for advancement through the performance and commitment for the sustainable development of the University and Nation . To implement and to create environmental awareness among the youngsters. To brighthen the image of our institute and the University. Sincerely contribute to bring a reconginition to Faculty of Life Sciences and our University to the best.
Dr. PALLAVI N is an academician and Environmental Engineer by profession as well as dedicated reseacher. She has completed her Bachelor in Environmental Engineering (2005) and Masters in Environmental Engineering (2010) from Sri Jayachamarejendra College of Engineering. She has qualified State level (K-SET) in 2010. She has recieved her Doctral degree (2019) from JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysuru under the guidance of Dr. H. P Shivaraju.
She has worked as a teacher at different hierarchy and currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Water & Health, Faculty of Life (Natural) Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysuru. Goal driven Educator with 10 years of teaching experience. She is known for her patience and caring teaching profession in the department
Her area of interest is Central Composite Design for the environmental applications, hydrology, advanced water and wastewater treatment and environmental modelling.
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Creating clean environment by understanding the application of various energy resources.
Contribute to the society and nation to move towards sustainable development.
Dr. Vadiraj K T is currently working as Assistant Professor in Environmental Science at Faculty of Natural Sciences. He obtained his Masters` (2012) and Doctorate (2017) degree from Mysore University in Environmental Science. He has qualified both state level (K-SET) in 2015 and national level eligibility test (UGC-NET) in 2018 and recently National Eligibility Test (Dec-2018) conducted by Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) in Environmental Science.
He is keen towards understanding the dynamic relationship between the natural resources and energy demands. His research interest is focused on renewable energy harnessing techniques and their advantages towards sustainable development. His field of research includes solar energy harvesting and biodiesels.
When asked about the research interest he said “Today all are talking about the pollution caused by energy generation, but not looking towards the infinite energy sources such as Sun or Biomass. They can provide a sufficient energy for the betterment of mankind. I appreciate the quantity of energy available from these renewable resources to reduce the stress on the conventional energy sources for a sustainable management. While teaching environmental science, I make sure that students should understand and appreciate the multi-disciplinary approach in the subject”.
He has undergone various training, workshops and visited national level institutions in the field of photovoltaic cells during his research. He recently undergone Teacher’s Induction program at IISER, Pune under PMMMNMTT program by MHRD, Govt. of India and secured ‘A’ grade in overall assessment.
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1. Sustainable Energy Harvesting
2. Waste management.