M.Sc. Environmental Science is a 2-year full-time postgraduate course divided into 4 semesters. Candidates enrolled to the course have the option of specializing in many different areas such as Engineering, Ecology, Biology Conservation, and Chemistry. Professionals of the field generally work in areas related to locating and protecting the earth’s resources, waste management, and in capacities such as Environmental Engineer, Conservationist, and the like.
Top Institutes offering M.Sc. Environmental Science are:
The program includes advanced lessons in predicting hazards and advising on issues related to regulatory compliance. Candidates can choose to narrow their focus to areas of particular interest during the course of study. The course is offered in both regular and distance learning modes across the country’s institutes.
The average annual M.Sc. Environmental Science course fee charged in India ranges between INR 20,000 and 3 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 15 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Given below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in the Science stream|
|Admission Process||Counselling after qualification of online test|
|Course Fee||INR 20,000 to 3 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 15 lacs|
M.Sc. Environmental Science program aims to produce trained professionals who are equipped to deal with the scientific, legal, socio-economic, technological, and policy-based concerns related to environment and resource management. The curriculum has been designed essentially on the concept of sustainable development in an inter-disciplinary framework, with emphasis on research and application.
The course aims to address the growing need for competent professionals in society for applying most effective management practices drawn from various disciplines to create innovative solutions for a sustainable future. M.Sc. Environmental Science program also aims to develop a holistic approach to environmental and resource-based problems in students from diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds.
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each are listed below.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE FEES|
|Amity University||Mumbai||INR 1,83,000|
|Amity University||Gurgaon||INR 1,76,000|
|SGT University||Gurgaon||INR 2,00,000|
|Suresh Gyan Vihar University||Jaipur||INR 1,56,000|
|Biyani Girls College||Jaipur||INR 80,000|
|Uttaranchal College of Bio-Medical Sciences And Hospital||Dehradun||INR 1,12,000|
|Manav Rachna International University||Faridabad||INR 1,92,000|
|Shoolini University||Solan||INR 1,51,000|
|Thapar University||Patiala||INR 2,13,000|
|Amity University||Gwalior||INR 1,61,000|
|Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research||Pune||INR 1,60,000|
|Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University||Lucknow||INR 1,20,000|
|Amity University||Noida||INR 2,01,000|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||Pune||INR 98,994|
|The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda||Baroda||INR 1,00,000|
|Annamalai University||Tamil Nadu||INR 26,770|
|Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi||INR 60,000|
|Integral University||Lucknow||INR 80,000|
|Andhra University||Visakhapatnam||INR 20,000|
|Maharishi Dayanand University||Rohtak||INR 20,274|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, aspiring candidates need to have completed:
The admission process for the course is varied, as various institutes have their very own criteria and processes of admission. Admission to the course is often based on the candidate’s performance at the level of graduation, and often, on performance in a relevant online entrance test and interview conducted by the concerned university/institute.
The online test is generally an hour long and consists of multiple-choice questions assessing students based on proficiency in English, Analytical Reasoning, and Quantitative ability.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Geo environment||Introductory physics|
|Ecological principles||Conservation of life support system|
|Environmental chemistry||Environmental pollution|
|Solid waste management||Environmental analysis|
|Regional global environmental issues||Environmental technology|
|Environmental impact assessment||Environmental biotechnology|
|Environmental energy management||Project|
|Industrial biomedical waste management||Seminar|
Successful professionals of the field work for both government and private organizations, and may also engage in research-oriented work.
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Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Environment Photographer||Wildlife Photographers produce images of animals or plants in their natural environments for conveying a larger picture of life in the wild. They may enhance such photographs and images through natural or artificial means. They alter light to utilize various cameras and lenses, and produce compelling images through the tools and techniques at their disposal.||INR 6,00,000|
|Environment Journalist||Environmental Journalists write investigative pieces exposing illegal activity, or emerging environmental problems. They write hard news meant solely to communicate new information, engaging human interest stories that describe the effects of environmental problems on specific people or communities. Types of Environmental Journalism involve doing background research, and sometimes, interviews.||INR 3,90,000|
|Research Assistant||Research Assistants are mostly found in the social science or laboratory settings. They are often undergraduates looking to get credit for assisting professors in their research, by performing experiments under their supervision. Some Research Assistants might work for novel writers, and other professions that might need someone to track down information.||INR 4,00,000|
|Product Manager||Product Managers help ensure that the product is being made as efficiently as possible and that the people building it have access to the latest technologies and techniques. Based on users’ feedback, they work towards the features they are seeking and gather and analyse their feedback and usage data. Based on such data, they make decisions about the future of the product, the possibilities, and the features that need to be prioritised or dropped altogether, and produce product roadmaps.||INR 15,77,000|
|Wildlife Film Maker||Wildlife Film-making is a fascinating, unpredictable career option involving observing and recording wild creatures in their natural habitats, and recording their ways on camera.||INR 3,45,000|