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The man-environment relationship indicates that pollution and deterioration of the environment have a social origin. Environment pollution has become a major global concern. Global society is facing the challenge of improving the quality of air, water, soil, environment and maintaining the ecological balance. The growth of industrialization, urbanization, modern agricultural development and energy generation has resulted in the indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources for fulfilling human desires and needs, which has contributed in disturbing the ecological balance on which the quality of our environment depends. In recent time, one of the major issues is the threat to human life from the progressive deterioration of the environment. Today we have environmental problems such as acid rain, ozone depletion, global warming, climate change, effects of pesticides and fertilizer, Solid waste, hazardous waste- Treatment & disposal. Roots of these problems are a lack of adequate awareness, knowledge, and understanding of our environment. Sustainable development emphasizes the use of natural resources and employing eco-friendly technology for production, processing, and operation in industries and making societies ready for environmental development and management.
The School of Environment and Sustainable development is offering M.Phil. / Ph.D. programme since its inception in 2011. M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences was introduced during the academic year 2015-16 to support the basic research understanding in the field. Environmental Sciences is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences covers ecology; ecosystem; biodiversity; natural resources; environment and energy; environmental pollution; pollution control technology; environmental monitoring and assessment; green technology; environmental laws and regulation; instrumentation and statistics; Industrial hygiene and safety; environmental toxicology; environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology; sustainable development and management.

Vision:
To Impart Environmental Education
Develop Innovative technology for Environmental Sustainability
The School of Environment and Sustainable Development achieved EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AWARD by 21st Business School Affairs (BSA) and Dewang Mehta Business School
School is focusing on Technology Transfer from lab to land for Developing Ecovillage to benefit the society


Programmes offered
  1. Ph.D. in Environment and Sustainable Development
  2. M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences

Faculty Profile:

Dr. Bhawana Pathak, Associate Professor & Dean
Research Area: Plant behavior Ecology; Biodiversity conservation; Environmental Biotechnology/ nanotechnology; climate change
Email: bhawana.pathak@cug.ac.in

Dr. R. Y. Hiranmai, Associate Professor
Research Area: Organic farming; Vermi- technology; Solid Waste management
Email: Rhiranmai.yadav@cug.ac.in

Dr. Rajesh Singh, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Bio-electrochemical wastewater treatment, Pollution monitoring
Email: rajesh.singh@cug.ac.in

Dr. Paulami Sahu, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Hydrogeology, Groundwater pollution, Groundwater Management, Remote Sensing and GIS.
Email: paulami_sahu@cug.ac.in

Dr. Kumari Rina, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Water Resource Management, Natural resource management, remote sensing and GIS, Land use/Land cover studies
Email: rina.sesd@cug.ac.in

Dr. Dheeraj Rathore, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Ecology, Stress Physiology, Physiology of Biofuel Production and sustainable agriculture
Email: dheeraj.rathore@cug.ac.in
School of Environment and Sustainable Development (SESD)