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Environmental Studies : Pollution, Climate Change and Safety Management

IGNOU via Swayam


Environmental Studies : Pollution, Climate Change and Safety Management is a crucial area of study in today's world, given the increasing threats posed by pollution to human health, ecosystems, and the planet's sustainability. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the key concepts, principles, strategies, and technologies involved in managing environmental pollution and ensuring safety across various sectors. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore the causes and consequences of pollution, along with the tools and techniques available for its prevention, control, and mitigation.


Week 1: Basics of Ecology and Environment, Ecosystem, Types of Ecosystem

Week 2: Basics of Natural Resources, Management of Natural Resources, Resource Conservation

Week 3: Impact of Man on Environment, Global Environmental Issues and concerns

Week 4: Air Pollution Basics, Effects of Air Pollution, Air quality standards and air quality monitoring

Week 5: Air Pollution Control and its Equipment, Noise Pollution and its basics

Week 6: Monitoring techniques of noise level, Noise pollution Control, Introduction of Water Pollution

Week 7: Water treatment processes, Soil pollution

Week 8: Basics of Solid Waste, Solid waste management, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Week 9: Rules, regulations, laws etc. regarding Environmental protection, pollution prevention and control, Environmental audit

Week 10: Introduction about environmental safety, Concept of work safety and health, Measures to control the hazards

Week 11: General Working Environment, Importance of safety signs and their usage, Standards of safety and health

Week 12: Introduction of Climate Change, Climate change mitigation, Impact of climate change

Taught by

Dr. Harish Kumar Ghritlahre, Dr. Manoj Verma



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