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 Career in Environmental Science and Technology

Environmental science is a multi-disciplinary field that integrates physical, chemical, biological and information sciences including ecology, botany, biotechnology, hydrology, physics, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, oceanography, limnology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, geography, meteorology, statistics, environmental law and earth sciences.  Environmental science provides a quantitative, integrated, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental components and ecosystems. 

Environmental technology focuses on design and technology for improving environmental quality in every aspect.  Environmental scientists work on subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, and the effects of global climate change.

Basically, environmental monitoring and assessment may be of these types:

  • Ambient air quality monitoring.
  • Indoor air quality monitoring.
  • Water quality monitoring.
  • Soil and sediment monitoring.
  • Noise level monitoring.
  • Assessment of solid waste generation.
  • Assessment of plankton in aquatic ecosystem.
  • Assessment of benthic organisms in aquatic ecosystem.
  • Biodiversity assessment.
  • Assessment of Oil spill.
  • Assessment of microbial load.
  • Assessment of radiation contamination.
  • After pursuing a PG degree, the candidate can choose any of the options given below:
  • Academics and teaching.
  • Research scientists in research institutions.
  • Lab in-charge in testing laboratories.
  • Scientific officer in scientific governmental organizations or NGOs.
  • Environmental officer in consultancies or industries or similar firm.
  • ETP/STP in-charge in industries as well as municipality or municipal corporations.
  • Environment and safety officer on various project sites.
  • Ecologist for sensitive areas or special regions.
  • Pollution controller in production industries.
  • EIA coordinator in EIA consultancy or similar firms.
  • Consultant in EIA consultancy or similar firms.
  • Environmental Journalist for various magazines, newsletters.