Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management was established in March 1986 for a single purpose of conducting studies of wetland functions as well as its ecology. Initially the organization was known as the Institute of Wetland Management & Ecological Design. It takes great pride in being an institute which can prepare the only digital information system of wetland in any individual state. The scope of its research work spans into measurement of water, development of pollution abatement technologies, rainwater harvesting, hazardous waste management and soil pollution. It was in April 2005 that the need to broaden the scope of the institute was strongly felt and hence its name was changed to ‘Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management’.
Facts & Figures of Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management
Type of Institute
Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal
Governing Body Members
Research & Development Centers
Department of Environment Monitoring and Environment Management
Amenities for Analysis of Environmental Samples
Facilities for Life Sciences Studies
No. of presentations made
Department of Rain Center
How to reach
5.3 Kms from Kolkata Chitpur Terminal Railway Station
11.9 Kms from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport
Why to join the Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management in West Bengal?
1. State-of-the-art laboratories available
In order to conduct a series of research in various departments, the Institute of Environment Studies and Wetland Management has:
Art Laboratory: To detect various kinds of pollutants of soil and water through chemical analysis.
Microbiology Referral Laboratory: To detect the quality of soil and water for areas that are ecologically sensitive.
Bacteriological Laboratory: To test facilities for detection of pathogenic contamination in fast food items such as ice creams.
Due to these kinds of research activities, the Institute has also earned the reputation of being referred by the UNICEF for providing assistance in the study and research of arsenic pollution occurring in the groundwater