Department of Environmental Sciences
The Department of Environmental Sciences is a newly constituted department at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. The Department was established to teach one semester interdisciplinary compulsory course on Environmental Studies after the University of Delhi’s mandate in 2014-15. After the introduction of Choice Based Credit System in 2015-16 this paper became a four credit, AECC (Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course) for students. Students enrolled at the University are required to study and appear for this paper either in the first or second semester of their academic year.
Environmental Studies course at Sri Venkateswara College aims to provide students with the extent of understanding environmental issues. It is done through integrated, problem-oriented study with fieldwork. It is an interdisciplinary compulsory course with an objective to create environmental awareness among students of all disciplines. Sri Venkateswara college faculties with wide-ranging expertise and background in the subject teach the course.
The Department of Environmental Studies develops interests among students in a number of areas, including ecology; energy resources; biodiversity; conservation; pollution; waste management; environmental policy and practices; human communities and environment and global climate change. The Department of Environmental Science is also associated with many field experts who have contributed significantly in the field. Students are also offered internship opportunities within the department and the department also promotes field-based research, participation in conferences, workshops and seminars.