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Learning about mother nature in classrooms

delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2012 23:13 IST
Vanita Shrivastava

How about studying environmental economics? Or doing a BTech in environmental engineering? The spectrum of courses that have direct or indirect link with environment has increased over the years. More students are opting for such courses.

An environment ministry study in 2008 showed the number of courses themselves had increased from 52 in 1998 to 90 in 2008. Here’s a lowdown on some of institutes that have pioneered in environmental courses.

IIT Delhi The institute has a mandatory course on environment engineering for all BTech students. The course include, pollution prevention and control, air pollution and control, advance wastewater treatment process, environmental impact assessment etc.

IIT Kanpur IIT-K offers a course in environmental engineering. The program, which started in the 60’s, was re-designed in 1997.

Madras School of Economics The institute offers two courses on environmental economics — resource and environmental economics and environmental policy. These have been offered as optional subjects to students under MSc.

Indian School of Mines Located in Dhanbad, it is the only government institute, which offers a BTech degree in environmental engineering. The four-year course, started in 2005.