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Environmental Science

Environmental scientists conduct research to identify, control, or eliminate sources of pollutants or hazards affecting the environment or public health. Their research generally involves determining data collection methods; collecting and analyzing air, water, and soil samples; analyzing environmental data gathered by others; and analyzing for correlations to human activity. They also need to prepare reports and presentations that explain their findings.

Career Options

  • Environmental scientists often begin their careers as environmental technicians or research assistants. These professionals can work their way up to supervisory positions over time. Eventually
  • they may be promoted to program management or research positions. Other environmental scientists and specialists leave the private sector to teach or conduct research as faculty members in academia. Graduate study is often required for advancement
  • as well as academic positions.

Educational Qualifications

  • • Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream

Personal Skills

  • • Ability to work with a team • Communication and quantitative skills • Critical thinking & problem solving • Detail-oriented • Inquisitive • Interpersonal skills • Integration and application of knowledge • Observational and investigative skills • Physical stamina for fieldwork • Professional values & ethics • Understanding of relationships
  • interactions and patterns

Courses to be pursued

  • • B.Sc. /M.Sc. (Environmental Sciences) • B.Sc. / M.Sc. (Microbiology) • B.Sc. /M.Sc. (Geosciences) • B.tech/ M.Tech in Environmental Engineering • Specialized Courses in Hydrology and Waste Management • PhD. (In Environmental Sciences or other related fields)

Top Colleges

  • St. Stephen's College. New Delhi,Delhi NCR. Address: University Enclave, North Campus, Delhi, 110007 Phone: 011 2766 7271 http://www.ststephens.edu/
  • Loyola College, Chennai. Chennai,Tamil Nadu. Address: Sterling Road, Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034 Phone: 044 2817 8200 http://www.loyolacollege.edu/

Working Conditions

Environmental scientists and specialists work in offices and laboratories. Some may spend time in the field gathering data and monitoring environmental conditions firsthand. Most environmental scientists and specialists work full time.

Top Companies

  • Aastha Enviro Systems Pvt Ltd Address: No.37-A, Ground Floor, Mayur Vihar, Opp. Jeevan Anmol Hospital, Phase -I,, Pratap Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110091 Phone: 011 2279 1211 http://www.aasthaenviro.com/
  • Centre for Science and Environment Address: 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, Vayusenabad, Near Batra Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi 110062 Phone: 011 2995 5125 http://www.cseindia.org/

Successful Persons

Anadish Pal

Anadish Kumar Pal (born 1963) is an Indian inventor, poet, and environmentalist. He is of Bengali origin. Anadish Pal has obtained ten United States patents, a significant patent issued in 2009 for an electromagnetically controlled, fuel-efficient internal combustion engine is titled, "Relaying piston multi use valve-less electromagnetically controlled energy conversion devices".

Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Chandi Prasad Bhatt (born 1934) is an Indian Gandhian environmentalist and social activist, who founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS) in Gopeshwar in 1964, which later became a mother-organization to the Chipko Movement, in which he was one of the pioneers, and for which he was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1982, followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2005. Today he is known for his work on subaltern social ecology, and considered one of India's first modern environmentalists. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize.

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