We always take care of everything in our home, but we do not take care of things outside our home, that is why different studies are conducted in this field to bring awareness and tell how to keep the house clean and tidy. A professional degree comes in the name of a B.Sc in Environmental Science, through which students are made aware of environmental pollution and are taught about scientific methods to deal with it.
If you are also an environment lover, you have passed the 12th class from the science stream, then you can go towards B.Sc. Environmental Science course, Today we will talk about its eligibility, fees, college, and career options after BSc Environmental Science.
What is BSc Environmental Science?
B.Sc Environmental Science is a 3-year undergraduate course that is divided into 6 semesters. During this course, you will be taught about Ecosystems, Ecological Systems, and Sustainable Development. This course primarily focuses on saving the environment by saving natural elements like trees, water, soil, forests, etc.
To take admission to Bachelor in Environmental Science course, you have to pass the 12th class with a science stream in which you should have passed 12th from PCM ( Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) and PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as the main subjects.
If we talk about minimum marks, then there should be 50% marks, only then you will be able to take admitted to a reputed college.
Admission to B.Sc is also made on a merit basis, if we are going to take admission on the basis of merit, then try to get excellent marks in class 12th i.e. 90% or above 90%. Along with this, some colleges also recognize National Level Entrance Exam. As well as some top universities conduct their own entrance exam, through which you can take admission to B.Sc Environmental Science. These are some top entrance exams.
|CUET||National Testing Agency||12th pass or equivalent and there is no age limit|
|LPUNEST||Lovely Professional University||12th pass or equivalent with minimum 60% marks|
|NIMSEE||NIMS University||12th pass or equivalent with minimum 50% marks|
|KCET||Karnataka Examination Authority||12th pass or equivalent with minimum 45% marks and SC/ST 40%|
|Fergusson College Pune||merit-based||35,000|
|Mount Carmel College Bangalore||merit-based||2,33,000|
|St Xavier Ahmedabad||merit-based||35,000|
|NIMS University Jaipur||NIMSEE||1,05,000|
|Lovely Professional University||LPUNEST||3,55,000|
|natural resources management||environmental economics|
|environmental policies||water pollution control|
|air pollution control||disaster management|
|research methodology||resource economics|
|sustainable development||ecological systems|
|environmental journalist||3-4 lakhs|
|environmental photographer||3-4 lakhs|
|director of waste management||4-6 lakhs|
|environmental Scientist||8 lakhs|
- It promotes sustainable development (fulfilling today’s needs without compromising resources for future generations) and a sustainable way of living.
- It also aware people of environmental problems and consequences.
- It deals with the use of natural resources effectively without exploiting the environment.
Career after BSc Environmental Science
Due to climate change and increasing pollution, the demand for professional candidates increases rapidly in the field of environmental science. After completing the bachelor’s and master’s in Environmental Science, you have many job options like Microbiologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Environmentalist, etc.
These are specialist who deals with the purification of the environment and improving the environment by scientific methods. They also noticed the impact of the rapidly increasing population on the environment. Whenever a new industry is set up in a region they conduct inspections, sampling, and finding the environmental problems so they can reduce the potential threats to the environment. It also helps in the implementation of legal rules and regulations.
These are the professional who deals with various pollution such as water pollution, and soil pollution; to prevent contamination from them. They generally work in environmental labs or fields. They sample the contaminated pollutants by using scientific equipment like a microscope.
They are lab professionals who mainly work in ecological labs and fields. Microbiologist deals with this study on microorganisms like bacteria, virus, and fungi; also what are the effects of them on human beings, plants, and animals? microbiologists are also associated with genetic engineering and biotechnology.
They are working in the organizations’, businesses to make the environmental pollution policies and uplift the business towards sustainable development. They also work with governments and International Organizations such as IPCC, and WMO on environmental policies. whenever a development project is to be started, an environmental impact assessment EIA certificate is needed, in this scenario environmental consultant plays a crucial role.
Environmental Science Teacher
If you are interested in teaching field then you can become an environmental science teacher in school and college. Along with that, after passing the Master’s and NET, you can work on the post of Assistant Professor and pursue your Ph.D. After completing Ph.D., you can become a professor in the university as well as continue research.
The professionals who properly handle and manage the environment’s harmful chemicals. It also includes the study of Hazardous chemicals that impact badly on the environment and living organisms. They conduct research on alternative chemicals that are less harmful to the environment. Environment Chemists can work in state and government regulatory agencies.
If you want to Pursue Core research on Environment then you must go for Environmental Scientist. They are professionals who deal with environmental protection and human health.
What to do after BSc Environmental Science?
MSc Environmental Science
This is a 2-year postgraduate degree course that you can pursue after graduation from a subject related to environmental science. some universities conduct a specific exam for admission to MSC while some universities accept nation-level or state-level entrance exams along with that a few universities give your admission on a merit base. The top entrance exams are CUET PG, IIT JAM, BHUPET, and NEST.
Top Universities for MSc environmental science
|Punjab University Chandigarh||merit base|
|Banaras Hindu University Varanasi||BHU PET|
|Amity University Mumbai||merit base|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||merit base|
|Indian Agriculture Research Institute||ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF|
|University of Hyderabad||CUET PG|
If we talk about course fees then it can be from 30,000 to 100000 per year. You can work on these job profiles after completing the Ph.D. in environmental science: environmental officer, waste management officer, waste resource specialist, climate controller, meteorologist, water resources expert, researcher, etc.
Doctor of Philosophy in environmental science and Doctor of Philosophy in earth science are mainly two courses that offer research in the fields of environment.
It will take you at least 4 to 5 years to do a Ph.D. A candidate who completes their master’s degree in Ecology, environmental science, life sciences, or another related branch of Science and Technology with an aggregate of 55% can enroll for Ph.D. Top entrance exams are UGC NET, IIT JAM, ICAR AICE, etc.
Ph.D. environmental science universities
|Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Delhi||Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi|
|Punjab University (PU), Chandigarh||Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, solan|
|Govind Bhalla Pant University Agriculture Technology, Uttrakhand||Allahabad State University, Allahabad|
The total course fees can be from 2000 to 3 lakh depending on the university. After completing the Ph.D. you can enter in these job profiles: research assistant, environmental journalist, research associate, zoologist, professor, etc.
|environmental consultancies ( RAMKY, ENZEN)||environmental NGOs|
(Green Peace, WWF, CSE Delhi)
|State (SPCBs), national (CPCB Labs), and international (UNEP, WHO) agencies||Research Labs|
|Government PSUs (IOCL, NTPC)||Private Industries|
|AECOM Technology Corporation||Nalco W7ater India Ltd.|
|Gujarat enviro protection and infrastructure limited||Enviro Control Associates India Pvt Ltd|
|Aquatech System’s Asia Pvt. Ltd||WAE Crop Pvt Ltd|
|Paramount Ltd||Earth-Water Limited|