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    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN

    M. Sc. SYLLABUS SEMESTER SYSTEM

    [CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM]

    Prepared by Department of Environmental Science The University of Burdwan Burdwan 713 104

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    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN

    M. Sc. SYLLABUS (w.e.f. Session 2014 - ) [CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM IN SEMESTER SYSTEM]

    The M. Sc. Programme includes four semesters each being of six months duration. It is composed of four components viz., I) Teaching II) Laboratory Work III) Field/Outreach Programme and IV) Dissertation Distribution of Credits for M. Sc. Programme is: Total credits for M.Sc. degree programme = 96

    I) Teaching: 60 II) Lab work, Field work and Dissertation: 36

    Distribution of credits for teaching (Total 60 credits) I) Core Courses: 44 II) Optional Courses (Major): 08 III) Minor Electives: 2

    Distribution of Total credits for M. Sc. Degree Programme 96 Semesters EST

    Teaching (unit)

    Lab Work (unit) ESP

    Field Work/ Outreach Pgm ESF

    Dissertation ESD

    Total

    12 Core Courses 12x4 = 48 3 Optional Courses 3x4 = 12

    Lab I 4 Lab II 4 Lab III 4 Lab IV - 4 Lab V - 4 Lab VI (unit1) 2 Lab VII - 4 Lab VIII (unit3) - 2

    Unit2 2 Unit4 - 2

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    24 Core Course Semester I

    4x4 = 16 Lab I 4 Lab II 4 2x4 = 8

    24

    Core Course Semester II

    4x4 = 16 Lab III 4 Lab IV 4 2x4 = 8

    Semester III Core Course Plus Optional Course (Major)

    3x4 = 12 1x4 = 4

    Lab V 4 1x4 = 4 Lab VI (unit1) 1x2 = 2

    Unit2 1x2 = 2

    Dissertation work will be started in Sem - III

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    Semester IV Core Course Plus Optional

    1x4 = 4

    Lab VII 1x4 = 4

    1x4 = 4 24

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    Course (Major) & Optional Course (Minor) (other dept.) Report preparation on Field survey and Outreach program

    1x4 = 4 1x4 = 4

    Total 60 28 4 4 96

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    I) Teaching: Teaching is the major component of the programme. It covers 64 credits out of total 96 credits. The remaining three components i.e., Laboratory Work, Field Work/ Outreach Programme and Dissertation share 36 credits Teaching course includes Core courses, Optional courses (major) and Optional Course (minor). There are all together 12 core courses, 2 optional courses (major) and 1 optional course (minor) offered in Sem I, II, III & IV; Optional courses (major) are offered only in Sem III & IV and optional course (minor) is offered in Sem IV only which is offered by other PG Departments. III) Field/Outreach Programme: Students have to go for field survey work and Outreach Programme in Sem IV for securing 2 credits. Minor Elective paper carries 2 credits in IV Sem along with this Paper IV) Dissertation: Each student will take a project for his/her dissertation work under the supervision of formally assigned supervisor of the Department. They can start the work on research project from the Sem III and will submit in Sem IV. Students will have to present the work and defined it in a open viva-voce and will secure 4 credits. Examination: In each Teaching course of 50 marks is divided into two parts: Theory paper of 45 marks and mid-term Internal Assessment is of 5 marks In each general laboratory work i.e., Lab I, II, III, IV, V, & VII will carry 50 marks in total; for Lab VI will be divided into two units: unit1 & unit2 each carrying 25 marks, unit2 is marked for Field Work or survey; for Lab VIII is also divided into unit3 & unit 4 each carrying 25 marks, unit4 is outreach programme In Dissertation paper 50 marks is divided into two parts: written document 30 marks and viva-voce 20 marks. Duration of Theoretical Examination Time: 3 Hours Duration of Practical Examination Time: Minimum 4 Hours & Maximum 5 Hours Distribution of Marks: Total Theoretical Marks 45: Five questions of 2 marks out of 8; three questions of 5 marks out of 8 questions; two long questions of 10 marks out of 4 questions.

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    SEMESTER I General Theoretical Papers Marks: 180 General Practical Marks: 100 Internal Assessment Marks: 20 EST 101: Basic Ideas on Environment Marks: 45 EST 102: Physical Environment Marks: 45 EST 103: Environmental Biology Marks: 45 EST 104: Environmental Microbiology Marks: 45 ESP 105: General Practical Marks: 50 ESP 106: General Practical Marks: 50

    SEMESTER II

    General Theoretical Papers Marks: 180 General Practical Marks: 100 Internal Assessment Marks: 20 EST 201: Life Processes & Ecotoxicology Marks: 45 EST 202: Environmental Geosciences Marks: 45 EST 203: Soil Science, Energy Resource, & Environmental Statistics Marks: 45 EST 204: Environmental Pollution & Degradation Marks: 45 ESP 205: General Practical Marks: 50 ESP 206: General Practical Marks: 50

    SEMESTER III

    General Theoretical Papers Marks: 135 Optional Theoretical Paper (Major) Marks: 45 Special Practical Marks: 25 Field Work/ Survey Marks: 25 General Practical Marks: 50 Internal Assessment Marks: 20 EST 301: Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Laws Marks: 45 EST 302: Environmental Economics & Environmental Management Marks: 45 EST 303: Emerging Environmental Problems, Health Hazards & Genetic Engineering Marks: 45 EST 304: Remote Sensing & GIS (Special Paper) Marks: 45 ESP 305: General Practical Paper Marks: 50 ESP 306: Practical Paper Unit1 (Lab) Marks: 25 Unit2 (Field Work/ Survey) Marks: 25

    SEMESTER IV

    General Theoretical Paper Marks: 45 Optional Theoretical Paper (Major) Marks: 45 Optional Theoretical Paper (Minor) Marks: 45 Field Survey & Outreach Progrm Marks: 25 Minor Elective Marks: 25 Practical (unit3 & unit4) Marks: 50

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    Dissertation (Written + Vive-voce) Marks: 50 Internal Assessment Marks: 15 EST 401: Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Development Marks: 45 EST 402: OTP (Major): Environmental Toxicology Marks: 45 EST 403: OTP (Minor): Environmental Biotechnology Marks: 45 ESP 404: General Practical Paper Marks: 50 ESP 405: Practical Paper (unit3 & unit4) Marks: 50 Unit3 (Lab) Marks: 25 Unit4 (Outreach Pgm) Marks: 25 ESD 406: Dissertation [(Written + Viva-voce) (30+20)] Marks: 50 NB. Internal Assessment will be made through class test/ class work performance, etc.

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    FIRST SEMESTER ENVIRON 101 Marks: 45 No. of Lectures: 40 Time of Examination: 3hrs

    BASIC IDEAS ON ENVIRONMENT

    I Environmental awareness: Historic roots of nature protection, conservation and environmentalism, environmental futures; environmental ethics and philosophy; environmental education; ecofeminism, environmental agenda, green govt. politics

    [5] II Components of environment: Lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere; physical and biological environments

    [5] III Ecology and Biomes: Concept of ecosystem; homeostasis of the ecosystem structure and

    functional aspects of ecosystem; ecological energetics; landscape ecology ecological interactions; concepts of Gaia Hypothesis; Biomes and biome types; forest, grassland, tundra, desert biomes

    [5] IV Population and Human ecology: Population properties and dynamics of population growth, factors controlling population growth, metapopulation; mechanism of population equilibrium Human population growth, expansion and its causes; consequences of population growth and affluence; human demography, promotion and development, demographic transition; future of human population [4] V Life Processes and characteristics: Basic ideas with respects to growth, metabolism and

    developmental processes [5]

    VI Man, society and environment: Human civilization processes (Man-Environment relationship), society, class, gender; human settlements

    [5] Suggested Readings 1. Environmental Science S. C. Santra, New Central Book Agency. 2. Environmental Science; Cunningham & Saigo WCB McGraw Hill, 1999-5th Den. 3. Environmental Science-Enger & Smith. 7th Den, McGraw Hill 4. Fundamental of Ecology, E.P. Odum, W.B. Sauders Company, USA. 5. Concept of Ecology, E. J. Kormondy, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. 6. Environmental Biology, Biswarup Mukherjee, Tata McGraw Hill Co. Ltd., New Delhi. 7. Ecology a bridge between science & society, by E. P. Odum, Sinauer associates.

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    FIRST SEMESTER ENVIRON 102 Marks: 45

    No. of Lectures: 40 Time of Examination: 3hrs

    PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT I Fundamentals of Earth processes: Origin of Earth; Geological time scale; Geotectonics;

    Continental drift and mountain building with reference to plate tectonics; Extern