The Department of Studies in Environmental Science was started in the year 1992 which conducts M.Sc., M.Phil & Ph.D. Programmes. The Department used to be headed by Co-ordinators from the sister Departments like Department of Studies in Physics, with Prof. P.Venkataramaiah as the first Co-ordinator followed by Prof.J.Shashidhara Prasad & Prof.Nagappa. Dr.S.L.Belagali was appointed as Professor & Co-ordinator for Environmental Science department during October 1999 and he worked up to 5.11.2008 as the Co-ordinator. Later statues were framed and now Prof.S.L.Belagali has been appointed as the first Chairman of the Environmental Science department on 6.11.2008.
The Department of Studies in Environmental Science is engaged in the following academic activities.
Promotion of higher learning in the areas of Environmental Science
Research in thrust areas of national relevance.
Deputing teachers to take part in National & International Seminars and workshop forupdating their knowledge.
Conducting Seminars, Symposia and Conferences, to provide a platform for a one-to-one discussion for mutual benefit.
Encouraging Faculty members for higher studies and post-doctoral research in advanced countries.
Inviting experts from academics, industry, pollution Control Boards for interaction with students and staff members.
Extending research facilities and expertise available within the Department to Industries (through the University-Industry Interaction Center), Pollution Control Boards, as a part of the consultancy programme.
Writing books and popular scientific articles in English and Kannada to popularize environmental awareness among the general public.
Conducting various academic and cultural activities under the auspicious of the Environmental Association to keep the students and staff, up-to date on the latest developments in the Environmental Science.
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