The Department was established in 1996 to cater the ever growing need of environmental education in the society. It is a full-time Masters’ course running under self finance scheme. At M.Sc. level 12 basic and applied courses are taught to students followed by one full semester of project work. The academic programme of the department has been periodically reviewed, revised and updated, keeping in mind the need for the changes desired in curriculum of individual courses. The department intends to impart special training to students who can easily handle the emerging environmental problems of various kinds faced by the industries and the society on the both technological and environmental fronts.
Our students have been associated with national centers of repute like Central Pollution Control Board, Tata Energy Research Institute, Indian Institute Technology, New Delhi, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, WWF, and Greenpeace etc. Students undergo for summer training at the end of II Semester at Apex Research Institute viz. Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi; ITRC (Lucknow), TERI (Delhi), JNU (Delhi), National Institute of Wildlife, Dehradun; Forest Research Institute, Dehradun etc. In addition to this training, they undertake a project at the Department as well.