The importance of environmental science and environmental studies cannot be disputed. The need for sustainable development is a key to the future of mankind. Continuing problems of pollution, loss of forget, solid waste disposal, degradation of environment, issues like economic productivity and national security, Global warming, the depletion of ozone layer and loss of biodiversity have made everyone aware of environmental issue. Environmental management has captured the attention of health care managers. Managing environmental hazards has become very important.
Inspite of the deteriorating status of the environment, study of environment have so far not received adequate attention in our academic programmes. Recognizing this, the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed the UGC to introduce a basic course on environment at every level in college education. Accordingly, the matter was considered by UGC. This was followed by framing of the core module syllabus for environmental studies for undergraduate courses of all branches of Higher Education. The success of this course will depend on the initiative and drive of the teachers and the receptive students.
The courses have been approved by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of W.B. and are taught under the University of Kalyani.
At present we have Sri Ankur Biswas acting as the HOD of the Department.