Periods/week : 3 Periods & 1 Tut /week.                                                                  Ses. : 30 Exam : 70

Examination (Practical): 3hrs.                                                                                   Credits: 4

Module 1 : Introduction.

  • Definition, scope and importance.
  • Measuring and defining environmental development; indicators.                    (1 Lecture)

 

Module 2 : Ecosystems.

  • Introduction, types, characteristic features, structure and functions of ecosystems.
    • Forest
    • Grass Land
    • Desert
    • Aquatic (Lake, rivers and estuaries)                 (2 Lectures)

 

Module 3 : Environmental and Natural Resources Management.

    • Land resources
    • Land as resource
    • Common property resources
    • Land degradation
    • Soil erosion and desertification
    • Effects of modern agriculture, fertilizer –pesticide problems.
  • Forest resources.
    • Use and over-exploitation.
    • Mining and dams – their effects on forest and tribal people.
  • Water resources.
    • Use and over- utilization of surface and groundwater.
    • Floods, droughts.
    • Water logging and salinity.
    • Dams –benefits and costs.
    • Conflicts over Water.Energy resources
  • Energy resources.
    • Energy needs.
    • Renewable and non renewable energy sources.
    • Use of alternative energy sources.
    • Impact of energy use on environment             (8 Lectures)

 

Module 4 : Bio-diversity and its conservation.

    • Value of bio-diversity -consumptive and productive use, social, ethical, aesthetic and option values.
  • Bio-geographical classification of India – India as a mega diversity habitat.
  • Threats to bio-diversity –Hot-spots, habitat loss, poaching of wild life, loss of species, seeds, etc.
  • Conservation of bio-diversity – Insitu and Ex-situ conservation.         (3 Lectures)

 

Module 5 : Environmental Pollution –Local and Global Issues.

    • Causes, eeefffects and control measures.
      • Air pollution.
      • Indoor air pollution.
      • Water pollution.
      • Soil pollution.
      • Marine pollution.
      • Noise pollution.
      • Solid waste management, composting, vermiculture.
      • Urban and industrial wastea, recycling and re-use.
  • Nature of thermal pollution and nuclear hazards.
  • Global warming.
  • Acid rain.
  • Ozone depletion.                                                                     (8 Lectures)

 

Module 6 : Environmental Problems in India.

    • Drinking water, sanitation and public health.
    • Effects of the activities on the quality of environment.
      • Urbanization.
      • Transportation.
      • Industrialization.
      • Green revolution.
  • Water scarcity and groundwater depletion.
  • Controversies on major dams – resettlement and rehabilitation of people: problems and concerns.
  • Rain water harvesting, cloud seeding and watershed management.      (5 Lectures)

 

Module 7 : Economy and Environment.

  • The economy and environment interaction.
  • Economics of development, preservation and conservation.
  • Sustainability: theory and practices.
  • Limits to growth.
  • Equitable use of resources for sustainable life styles.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment.                                                     (4 Lectures)

 

Module 8 : Special issues and Environment.

  • Population growth and environment.
  • Environmental education.
  • Environmental movements.
  • Environment vs Development.                                                                        (2 Lectures)

 

Module 9 : Institutions  and Governance.

  • Regulation by Government.
  • Monitoring and enforcement of Environmental regulation.
  • Environmental acts.
    • Water (Prevention and control of pollution) act.
    • Air (Prevention and control of pollution) act.
    • Environmental Protection act.
    • Wild life Protection act.
    • Forest conservation act.
    • Coastal zone regulations.
  • Institutions and policies relating to India.
  • Environmental Governance.

 

Module 10 : International conventions.

  • Stockholm Conference 1972.
  • Earth Summit 1992.
  • World Commission for Environmental Development (WCED)                        (2 Lectures)

 

Module 11 : Case Studies.

  • Chipko movement.
  • Narmada Bachav Andolan.
  • Silent Valley Project.
  • Madhura Refinery and Taj Mahal.
  • Industrialisation of Patancheru.
  • Nuclear reactor at Nagarjuna Sagar.
  • Tehri dam.
  • Ralegaon Siddhi (Anna Hazare).
  • Kolleru lake. –aquaculture.
  • Florosis in Andhra Pradesh.                                                                 (3 Lectures)

 

Module 12 : Field work.

  • Visit to a local area to document and mapping environmental assets –river / forest / grass land / hill / mountain.
  • Study of local environment- common plants, insects, birds.
  • Study of simple ecosystems –pond, river, hill, slopes etc.
  • Visits to industries, water treatment plants, affluent treatment plants.  (5 Lectures)
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Periods/week : 3 Periods & 1 Tut /week.                                                                  Ses. : 30 Exam : 70 Examination (Practical): 3hrs.                                                                                   Credits: 4 Module 1 : Introduction. Definition, scope and importance. Measuring and defining environmental development; indicators.                    (1 Lecture)   Module 2 : Ecosystems. Introduction,...