Question 1

What undergraduate programs are offered by the Department of Environmental Science at IIS (deemed to be University) Jaipur?


The Department of Environmental Science offers a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Environmental Science (as one of the electives), which provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices related to the environment, including but not limited to ecology, conservation, pollution control, and sustainability.

Question 2.

What are the eligibility criteria for the B.Sc. in Environmental Science program?


Candidates must have completed their 10+2 education with a science background, including subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics. A minimum aggregate percentage, as specified by the university, is also required.

Question 3.

What are the eligibility criteria for the M.Sc. in Environmental Science program?


Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with 50% aggregate in the qualifying exam or 55% in the subject in which admission is sought.

Question 4.

Is a student from a mathematics/physical science background eligible for admission to M.Sc. Environmental Science programme?


Yes, as Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary subject, therefore,  students with Mathematics, Computer Science, Geography, and Statistics backgrounds are eligible for admission to  M.Sc. (Environmental Science) in our university. No matter which science subject one would have studied at the graduate level, the basic scientific knowledge required for M.Sc. Environmental Science is covered during the first semester of the programme.

Question 5.

How can I apply for the Environmental Science programs at IIS (deemed to be University)?


You can apply online through the official IIS University website (https://onlineadmission.iisuniv.ac.in/). The application form, along with detailed instructions, will be available during the admission period. Make sure to submit all required documents and the application fee. Alternatively, you can also apply offline by visiting the university to purchase an application form and submit it in person.

Question 6.

What are the key subjects covered in the B.Sc. & M.Sc. Environmental Science curriculum?


The B.Sc. & M.Sc. curriculum includes subjects like Environmental Pollution and Control, Ecology, Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Toxicology Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Geology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Laws and Policies, Disaster Management, Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Research Methodology, etc. These courses provide a solid foundation in environmental science and its applications. For more details regarding the syllabus and complete list of courses offered, please visit our website, https://environment.iisuniv.ac.in

Question 7.

What career opportunities are available after completing a degree in Environmental Science?


Graduates can pursue careers in environmental consulting, conservation, research, environmental policy, academics, and sustainability management. Opportunities exist in both the public and private sectors, including NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions and corporations.

Question 8.

Is internship a mandatory component of the course curriculum?


Internships/dissertations are an integral component of the postgraduate curriculum. Faculty members actively support and recommend students for internships at organizations such as the Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Industry, the Central Pollution Control Board, environmental consultancies, the Centre for Science and Environment, NEERI, IITM, and others. The University maintains numerous partnerships with research institutions, providing students with opportunities to enhance their research skills.

Question 9.

Does the department offer any practical training or internships?


Yes, the Department of Environmental Science emphasizes practical training. Students are encouraged to participate in internships, fieldwork, and research projects to gain hands-on experience and practical skills. The students are facilitated for training at various research organisations and national organisations like Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Boards, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, Centre for Environment Education, Central Road Research Institute, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Industry, Environmental Consultancies, etc where the students also get placement opportunities after training.

Question 10.

What kind of research opportunities are available in the department?


The department is involved in various research areas including climate change, air pollution monitoring, water and wastewater treatment, biodiversity conservation, Soil pollution monitoring and control, solid waste management and sustainable development. Students have opportunities to work on research projects under the guidance of experienced faculty members. The University also provides seed money for conducting small research projects in the form of student projects at UG and PG Levels.

Question 11.

Are there any student organizations or clubs related to Environmental Science?


Yes, the university has an Eco-friendly association focused on environmental awareness, sustainability, and conservation. This club provide platforms for students to engage in activities, workshops, and events related to environmental science.

Question 12.

What facilities and resources are available to Environmental Science students?


The department is equipped well with laboratories, high-end equipment & research facilities, a well-stocked library, and access to various online databases and journals. Fieldwork opportunities and collaborations with environmental organizations are also available.

Question 13.

Are there opportunities for students to participate in environmental projects or research during their studies?


Yes, students are encouraged to engage in research projects and participate in ongoing environmental initiatives. Our faculty members often involve students in their research projects, and there are opportunities to present findings at conferences and seminars.

Question 14.

How does the Environmental Science programme prepare students for further studies or professional certifications?


Our program provides a strong foundation in environmental science, making graduates well-prepared for advanced studies such as PhD programs and for preparation for competitive examinations like UGC-NET, GATE, JSO (at central & state Pollution Control Boards) etc. We also offer guidance on obtaining professional certifications like Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Certification, LEED Accreditation, Environmental Auditor and others.

Question 15.

Are there opportunities for interdisciplinary learning within the Environmental Science program?


Yes, our program encourages interdisciplinary learning through electives and collaborations with other departments such as Zoology, Chemistry, Geography, Biotechnology, Psychology, Botany, Computer Science, Statistics, etc. and Engineering. This approach helps students gain a broader perspective on environmental issues.

Question 16.

Does the department provide campus placement opportunities?


The university has a central Placement cell that facilitates placements in various organisations. In addition to that, the students are regularly updated at the departmental level regarding the advertised vacancies in various organisations providing jobs and training