Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Garhwal

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Department of Environmental Sciences


Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences was established by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi under its ‘Emerging Areas Programme’ in the year 1994 for quality teaching and research. The Department started M.Sc. and D.Phil. in Environmental Sciences in the same year. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi has also assigned the duty of conducting environmental extension works to the Department. The Department of Environmental Sciences has been acting as a Resource Centre for other institutions and industries located in the Uttaranchal as expected by UGC, New Delhi.

The Department is known for its high profile teaching which is evidenced by the fact that it has produced thirteen batches of M.Sc. Environmental Sciences with the distinction that every student secured first division. More than 95% students of Environmental Sciences have got jobs in various capacities in various organizations (WWF, India; Forest Research Institute, Wildlife Institute of India, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Defense Research and Development Organization, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Cement, J.K. Cement, Swajal; Bajaj Autos, Central Pollution Control Board, National Highway Authority, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Tehri Hydro Development Corporation, Tata Consultancy and Centre for Environmental Education, India, in addition to Lecturers in Higher Education and Scientists in research institution). The course is conducted according to UGC guidelines with continuous assessment, seminars, group discussions, tutorials and computer assisted teaching as regular features. UGC has introduced NET examination in Environmental Sciences only in the year 1999.

The Department has made a national distinction in NET examination, as a total of 09 students have qualified within a short period of time. Complying with the Supreme Court’s order and successive instructions of the UGC, University has introduced foundation course in Environmental Sciences for all under-graduates of all branches, as a compulsory course. Recently, the Department has also started Advanced P.G. Diploma in Environmental Economics sponsored by UGC, New Delhi under its Innovative Program.

Department of Environmental Sciences
H.N.B.Garhwal University
Srinagar – Dist.Pauri Garhwal
(Uttarakhand) India – 246174


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