Bachelor of Science In Environment & Sustainability (BSc-ES)

Programme Objectives

Bachelor of Science in Environment and Sustainability (BSc-ES) is a full-time undergraduate programmeoffered by the School of Public Health at DYPU. The curriculumof the programme is in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.The programme is designed to address the growing demand for professionals who can understand, analyse, and respond to complex challenges in our environment. This interdisciplinary programme integrates pedagogy and principles from the health sciences, social sciences, engineering, policy, and management to develop well-rounded graduates capable of making a positive impact on the global environment landscape.

Scope of The Programme

The world is facing a myriad of environment related challenges such as the increasing pollution, population explosion, rapid urbanization, inappropriate waste management and so on. A BSc ES programme provides students with a holistic understanding of these complexities, enabling them to collaborate across disciplines and devise comprehensive solutions. The demand for environment science professionals is escalating, both locally and globally. Health departments, non-governmental organizations, environmental organization and agencies, healthcare institutions, research organizations, and international agencies all require skilled individuals who can devise evidence-based strategies with a strong focus on environmental action to achieve change on the ground.

Duration & Pedagogy

The programme commences in the first week of July every year. It is a 160 credits 4-year full time programme spread across 8 semesters. Pedagogy for each module has been meticulously planned with emphasis on experiential learning through interactive class discussions, internships, field assignments, and research projects. Embedded within it are principles of ethics, ecological awareness, language, culture and communication setting the direction for an understanding of the multistakeholder involvement in environment and sustainability. The school infrastructure has been thoughtfully designed to promote interaction and team work.

A crucial component of the programme is practical training and internships, where students gain real-world experience by working with environment science agencies, NGOs, healthcare facilities, and research institutions. Additionally, the programme is designed to empower students with communication, social and interpersonal skills as well as an innate understanding of Data Science and Analytics, which they would need to thrive in the workplace.The School has forged meaningful collaborations with various national and international organizations, government and voluntary organizations, policy think tanks, consultant agencies andenvironmental and public health institutes to provide ample exposure to its students.

Choice based electives provides students the flexibility to tailor their education based on their interests and career aspirations, making the programme versatile and adaptable to changing needs. Students can opt for disciplinary minorelectives in the areas of gender & environment, behaviour change theories, one health, environmental entrepreneurship and more. Students also have the unique opportunity to be part of various student driven activities. These include student clubs, professional development events, hackathons, field trips, observing health days, contributing to the school newsletter, cultural and sports fest. These provide them a chance to explore new topics, showcase leadership skills, be culturally sensitive and gain new skills.

edX Online Courses

Another unique initiative that provides all students enrolled for the programme, access to the edX online portal that delivers a plethora of well curated courses offered by leading universities in the world. This aids in broadening their horizons as they are exposed to a global student community and learn from the perspectives shared by a larger group of experts from the field.

BSc ES - Programme Structure

FIRST YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester I
ES-CC 101Foundations of Environmental Sciences-1 ES-CC 102 Introduction to Earth System Science ES-CC 103 Concept of Environment & Sustainability ES-CC 104 Environmental Degradation: Air and Forest ES-OE ###Open Electives 1
Semester II
ES-CC 106 Foundations of Environmental Sciences –II ES-CC 107 Environmental Degradation:  Water & Soil ES-CC 108 Introduction to Research & Evidence ES-CC 109 Language and Communication ES-OE### Open Electives 2
SECOND YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester III
ES-CC 201 Ecology, Environment & Development ES-CC 202 Environmental Microbiology, Biotechnology & Ecology ES-CC 203 Environment & Health ES-CC 204 Environmental Economics, Policy & Governance ES-DME### Disciplinary Minor Elective 1
Semester IV
ES-CC 206 Research Methods (Quantitative) ES-CC 207 Foundations of Biostatistics ES-CC 208 Sustainable Ecosystem ES-CC 209 Climate Change and its Impact ES-DME### Disciplinary Minor Elective 2
THIRD YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester V
ES-CC 301 Research Methods (Qualitative) ES-CC 302 Environmental Ethics & Society ES-CC 303 Geospatial Technology I: GIS of the Environment ES-CC 304 Resource Management – Air, Water, Waste ES-DME### Disciplinary Minor Elective 3
Semester VI
ES-CC 306 Geospatial Technology II: Remote Sensing of the Environment ES-CC 307 Climate Hazards and Disaster Preparedness ES-CC 308 Environment Legislations & Policy ES-CC 309 Clean Energy, Technology and Policy ES-CC 310 Internship
FOURTH YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester VII
ES-CC 401 Environment Impact and Risk Assessment ES-CC 402 Environmental Data Management & Analysis ES-CC 403 Environmental / Climate Data Modelling ES-DME### Disciplinary Minor Elective 4  
Semester VIII
ES-CC 405 Capstone Research Project ES-CC 406 Environmental Science Practicum    

Disciplinary Minor Electives

DME  1 (Any one) ES-DME 205.1 Gender and Environment DME 2(Any one) ES-DME 210.1 Human Wildlife Conflict and Management DME 3 (Any one) ES-DME 305.1 Environment Law  DME 4 (Any one) ES-DME 404.1 Disaster Management
ES-DME 205.2 Behaviour ChangeTheories and Models ES-DME 210.2 Case Studies in Global Environmental Sciences ES-DME 305.2 Operations Research ES-DME 404.2 Biodiversity and Conservation
ES-DME 205.3 Built Environment and Health     ES-DME 404.3 One Health

Open Electives [Choice Based Electives]

Open Electives 1 (Any Two) Open Electives 2 (Any Two)
ES-OE 105.1 Photography ES-OE 110.1 Performing Arts (Street Play/Playback Theatre)
ES-OE 105.2 Pottery ES-OE 110.2 Short Film Making
ES-OE105.3 Community Health Promotion ES-OE 110.3 Environment Journalism
ES-OE 105.4 Demystifying Biostatistics ES-OE 110.4 Foreign Language

Programme Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of BSc -ES, graduates should be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of environment sciences and its linkages to human behaviour including climate adaptation and resilience.
  2. Comprehend the Economic, Policy and Governance that impact Environment and contribute to disparities.
  3. Learn and appreciate climate and green finance.
  4. Use research methodologies both qualitative & quantitative to carry out environment focused research.
  5. Use the fundamental concepts of programme implementation including planning, assessment, and evaluation to address environment challenges
  6. Apply principles of communication to effectively communicate scientific evidence through the right channels.
  7. Use Geospatial technology to generate, analyze and disseminate crucial evidence

Placement Opportunities And Job Roles

BSc Environment & Sustainability (BSc ES) graduates can look forward to opportunities that span a variety of sectors, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the programme. The specific job roles available will depend on interests, skills, and any additional specialization or concentrations that is pursued during the course of the degree.Some potential placement opportunities and job roles for individuals with BSC ES are as follows:

•Environmental Scientist      

•Environmental Science Teacher

•Environmental Chemist

•Field Researcher

•Environmental/Climate Journalist

•Environmental Data Support Associate

•Data Visualization Analyst

•Geospatial Analyst

•Environmental Communications Associate

•Environmental Policy Analyst

•Project Associate

•Environmental Education Officer

•Environmental Manager

•Nature Conservation Officer

•Environmental Consultant

•Recycling Officer

•Sustainability Consultant

•Waste Management Officer

•Water Quality Scientist

•Research Associate

Eligibility Criteria

1. Prospective candidates are required to have successfully completed the 10+2 or an equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board with a minimum aggregate of 50%.

2.Those who fall under the category of Foreign Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRI), or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), should have undertaken an equivalent grade examination outside India.

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