The unsustainable organization of natural resources hinders social development and worsens disparities in wealth and health. Contamination, the exhaustion of natural resources and the collapse of environmental functions are problems of local and global concern. Economic development and increasing living standards in India contribute to the urgency of these important concerns. As an emerging economy, India is in its peak of infrastructural development and needs environmental experts, trained personnel for monitoring of pollution and assessing the environmental impacts of developmental projects of industries, mining, housing, urbanization etc.
Therefore, the management of our natural resources, environmental conservation, sustainable development and the improvement of poverty are very important. It’s been generally accepted by scientific community that we need sustainable methods and interaction with environment.
Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions. To find sustainable solutions and improve the quality of human life, we must first understand the processes that sustain natural systems, how these systems function and how they interact with one other and with human society.
Therefore, the curriculum has components of disciplinary areas such as physical sciences, earth and atmospheric sciences, environmental biology, and environmental monitoring and management.
Environmental studies is the interdisciplinary educational field which scientifically studies human interaction with the environment in the benefits of solving complex problems. It is a wide field of study that includes also the natural environment, built environment, and the sets of relationships between them. The field includes study in basic principles of ecology and environmental science, as well as associated subjects such as ethics, policy, politics, law, economics, philosophy, environmental sociology and environmental justice, planning, pollution control and natural resource management.
Aim of the MSc Environment Programme in Hyderabad
The aim of the MSC-Environment programme is to offer expert knowledge essential to contribute, directly or indirectly, to the preservation and sensible use of natural resources for the benefit of society.
Trains environmental activists To contribute towards sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, combat and reduce pollution of air, water and soil, enhance technical management knowledge and develop and promote technology for sustainable management.
To sensitize students towards developing the earth as a green planet for a clean habitat for all living forms.
Successful participants will develop the capacity to carry out independent scientific and technical research and assessments on environmental issues. They will also learn to analyse and assess environmental systems and problems; be able to propose sustainable solutions to environmental problems; and contribute to the development of policies and strategies for environmental planning.
The MSc Environment course is designed for students/professionals:
- who want to extend their academic studies or go on into research in academic and policy making
- NGO workers, Social and environment activists
- who want to take some time out from careers in the environmental sector to reflect on how new ideas might inform their professional practice;
- who want to develop academic knowledge and skills for environmentally related jobs in public and private sector institutions.
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