IGNOU launches Master of Science course
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Master of Science (Environmental Science) has been launched by IGNOU’s School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS). Master of Science (Environmental Science) programme aims at generating skilled man power to tackle the growing environmental and developmental problems and changes arising from the transition to a sustainable society.
This programme will give an insight into the socio-economic causes and the characteristics of pollution and degradation of the natural environment, including the effects on human beings, the atmosphere, ecosystem and the other organisms. The programme will provide learners with the necessary means to develop the capacity to carry out independent assessments on environmental issues. In addition, learners will be wellequipped to analyse and assess environmental systems and problems; be able to propose sustainable solutions to environmental problems; and contribute to the development of policies and strategies for environmental planning.
While giving this information Regional Director of IGNOU U C Pandey informed that the issues concerned with the environment are diverse and interconnected. Therefore, a holistic, scientific and sustainable environmental management strategy is the need of the hour. Being an interdisciplinary field of knowledge, environmental science includes specialisations with multidisciplinary scope in which the students will learn to address the challenges of maintenance of environmental integrity for sustainable development in relation to human activities.
The basic eligibility for this programme is Graduation in Science from a recognised university. Programme is being offered in English. The minimum period for the programme is two years and maximum is four years. It means that, the students can complete this programme in a minimum period of two years.
However, their registration will remain valid for 4 years. It will be offered twice in a year ie in both January and July cycle of admissions. The university will charge Rs 7,500 per year for this programme for two years.