Environmental Science MU BPH_C_205_T

Environmental Science

No. Details Hours
1. Multidisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies: 5
Scope and Importance
Need for Public Awareness
•   Depleting Nature of Environmental resources such as Soil, Water, Minerals,
and Forests.
•   Global Environmental Crisis related to Population, Water, Sanitation and Land.
•   Ecosystem: Concept, Classification, Structure of Ecosystem, overview of Food
chain, Food web and Ecological Pyramid
2. Sustainable Development 5
•   Concept of sustainable development
•   Social, Economical and Environmental aspect of sustainable development.
•   Control Measures: 3R (Reuse, Recovery, Recycle), Appropriate Technology,
Environmental education, Resource utilization as per the carrying capacity.
3. Environmental Pollution: 11
•   Air Pollution: Sources, Effects of air pollution with respect to Global Warming,
Ozone  layer  Depletion,  Acid  Rain,  Photochemical  smog,  Two  Control
Measures, Bag house Filter, Venturi scrubber.
Case Study: Bhopal Gas Tragedy
•   Water Pollution: Sources and Treatment, Concept of waste waters – Domestic
&Industrial and treatment.
Case Study: Minamata Disease.
•   Land Pollution:  Solid waste, Solid waste Management by Land filling,
•   Noise Pollution; Sources and Effects
•   E-Pollution: Sources and Effects.
4. Environmental Legislation: 5
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoE&F). Organizational structure of
•   Functions and powers of Central Control Pollution Board.
•   Functions and powers of State Control Pollution Board.
•   Environmental Clearance, Consent and Authorization Mechanism.
Environmental Protection Act
•   Any two case studies pertaining to Environmental Legislation.
5. Renewable sources of Energy: 5
•   Limitations of conventional sources of Energy.


•   Various renewable energy sources.
•   Solar Energy: Principle, Working of Flat plate collector & Photovoltaic cell.
•   Wind Energy: Principle, Wind Turbines.
•   Hydel Energy: Principle, Hydropower generation.
•   Geothermal Energy: Introduction, Steam Power Plant
6. Environment and Technology 5
•   Role of Technology in Environment and health
•   Concept of Green Buildings, Indoor air pollution
•   Carbon Credit: Introduction, General concept.
•   Disaster Management: Two Events: Tsunami, Earthquakes, Techniques of
Disaster Management
•   Case Study: Earthquake in Japan



  1. Hazardous Waste Incineration, Brunner R.C., McGraw Hill Inc
  2. Global Biodiversity Assessment, Heywood V.H and Waston R.T., Cambridge Univ. Press
  3. Environmental Science systems & Solutions, Mckinney M.L. and School R.M., Web enhanced edition.
  4. Fundamentals of Ecology, Odum E.P., W.B. Saunders Co. USA.
  5. Textbook of Environmental studies by Erach Bharucha, University Press.
  6. Environmental Studies by R. Rajagopalan, Oxford University Press.
  7. Essentials of Environmental Studies by Kurian Joseph & Nagendran, Pearson Education
  8. Renewable Energy by Godfrey Boyle, Oxford Publications.
  9. Perspective Of Environmental Studies, by Kaushik and Kaushik, New Age International
  10. Environmental Studies by. Anandita Basak, Pearson Education
  11. Textbook of Environmental Studies by Dave and Katewa, Cengage Learning
  12. Environmental Studies by Benny Joseph, Tata McGraw Hill
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