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Swayam

Environmental Pollution and Sustainable Management

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University and IGNOU via Swayam

Overview

The course on "Environmental pollution and Sustainable management" is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between the environment and human activities, along with the exploration of sustainablesolutions to address contemporary environmental challenges. Environment Scienceis a mandatory course in all the undergraduate and diploma courses. The course content will contain recorded videos, which are based on the syllabusdesigned by the experts. All the participants, who are enrolled for the course, cantake the course online. The students need to submit assignments and take proctoredtests. On successful completion of the exam, the student shall be provided with acertificate declaring the participation and successful completion of the course by thecandidate as per the guidelines.

Syllabus

Week 1

1.

Introduction to Environment and Ecology

2.

Global Environmental challenges and its impact

3.

Environmental changes and its consequences

Week 2

1.

Impact of Environment pollution on Human health

2.

Social issues and impact of Environment

3.

Fundamentals of earth’s Sphere

Week 3

1.

Introduction to Natural Resources

2.

Use of natural Resources and its environmental impact

3.

Overexploitation of Natural Resources and its impact

Week 4

1.

Principles of Conservation of Natural Resources

2.

Fundamentals of Ecosystem

3.

Food Web, Food Chain, Niche, Ecological Pyramids

Week 5

1.

Introduction to Natural Resources

2.

Use of natural Resources and its environmental impact

3.

Overexploitation of Natural Resources and its impact

Week 6

1.

Levels of Biodiversity and Causes of Biodiversity Loss

2.

Concept of Megadiversity

3.

Threats to Biodiversity

Week 7

1.

Biodiversity Conservation

2.

Endangered plant and animal species

3.

India: A Megadiversity nation

Week 8

1.

Environmental Pollution

2.

Types and Sources of Environmental Pollution

3.

Direct and Indirect Impact of Pollution on environment and society

Week 9

1.

Prevention and Control of Pollution

2.

Hazard and Disaster: Tsunami, Flood, Earthquake

3.

Natural and manmade disasters

4.

Tsunami 2004: A Case Study

Week 10

1.

The Bhopal Gas Tragedy: A Case Study

2.

Disaster management

3.

Control, prevention and Mitigation of disaster

4.

Concept of Environment Regulation

Week 11

1.

Environment Regulation in India

2.

Nuclear Hazards, Industries & Waste Management

3.

Ethics of Environmental Education, Environmental Values

4.

Sustainable Environment Development

Week 12

1.

Environment Remediation Concept

2.

Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Remediation

3.

Biofuels

4.

Sustainable Urban development

Taught by

Dr. P K Ghosh and Dr. Reecha Sahu

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