Department of Environmental Science

Overview

This department aims at imparting knowledge to undergraduates from all study areas to help them understand and appreciate various concepts and issues about environment at local, regional and global levels. Case studies formed the basic pedagogical tool of delivery for this course. Inter‐disciplinarily is the main focus of teaching and learning strategies. The course content and suggested readings draw heavily from ideas developed through interdisciplinary works, especially as the assessment includes a compulsory project to be done by every student.

Courses

  • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) 1: Environmental Science

Activities

  • World Environment Day was celebrated with full enthusiasm by the teachers and students of Department of Environmental Science of Mata Sundri College for Women on 1st June 2017. Department of Environmental Science organized a competition entitled “Eco-Evolution” (Conceptual model competition for countering environmental issues) on 7th February 2018, for all undergraduate non science students of Delhi University. Field excursions were organized where students are taken to Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi and Yamuna Biodiversity Park, near Wazirabad, New Delhi where students are given special outdoor lectures by Principal Scientists and Nature education team officers. Students get enough opportunity to interact with the experts and learn various ecological processes and services while standing in field.
  • A lecture was delivered by chief guest Mr. Rajneesh Sareen, Programme Director, Sustainable buildings and Habitat Programme, Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi. The main objective of the lecture was to create awareness among students so that they can apply in the college as well as their homes as a part of green campus initiative. Mr. Rajneesh focussed about the sustainable development, carbon footprint, green campus programmes and solution to control the indoor air pollution by using some pollutant absorbing plants like cactus, aloe vera etc. He emphasised use of LEDs and solar panel for energy conservation in the college campus. He also suggested the annual energy audit to check the energy conservation status of the college annually. For the recharge of groundwater he discussed about water harvesting techniques like roof top water harvesting etc.
  • Competition Department of Environmental Science organized a competition entitled “Eco-Evolution” (Conceptual model competition for countering environmental issues) on 7th February 2018, for all undergraduate non science students of Delhi University.
  • The main objective of the event was to create awareness among students of the different colleges so that they can practically apply the same in their colleges as well at their home to counter environmental issues. The event was judged by two external environmental expertise namely Dr. Abhishek Chandra, (Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi) and Dr. J. Dinakaran (Director, Society of Environment and Development, Delhi) along with Dr. Kavita Singh (Course co-ordinator, Department of Environmental Science, Mata Sundri College for Women, Delhi) as an internal judge.
  • Field Excursions: Field Excursions are organized where students are taken to Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Yamuna Biodiversity Park, near Wazirabad, New Delhi and Delhi Ridge (Kamala Nehru Park) , New Delhi where students are given special outdoor lectures by Principal Scientists and Nature education team officers. Students get enough opportunity to interact with the experts to Study of Different Ecosystems, Biodiversity analysis, Role in Pollution Control, Natural Resources, Population Explosion learn various ecological processes and services while standing in field.
  • Nature interpretation tour at national zoological park on international day of forests National museum of natural history, subordinate office of ministry of Environment , Forest and Climate Change , Government of India organized ‘Nature Walk’ for college students on 21st March 2018 at National Zoological Park. This Nature interpretation tour raised students awareness about the forests and their importance to sustain wildlife and also motivate them to preserve forests.
  • Heritage Awareness Walk at Purana qila on World Heritage Day National museum of natural history, subordinate office of ministry of Environment , Forest and Climate Change , Government of India organized ‘Heritage Awareness Walk’ for college students on 18th April 2018 at Purna Qila. This walk raised students awareness about the diversity of cultural and natural heritage we have and also motivate them to keep our heritage preserved and intact.

Attendance Rules

In Environmental Science the students are required to attend not less than 68% of the lectures during each semester in order to enable them to appear for university examinations.

Assessment Scheme

A continuous process of internal assessment takes place during each semester. The assessing procedures usually include written assignments, projects, house exam and presentations. Final examinations are held in the month of November and May.

It is mandatory for a student to secure minimum 40% marks in each theory paper during final examinations, 40% in the internal assessment for each semester, to pass the examination.