IGNOU launches an MSc in Environmental Sciences in ODL mode


IGNOU launches an MSc in environmental sciences

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New Delhi:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a new study program in Environmental Sciences starting from the January 2021 admissions cycle. The Masters program will be offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and transdisciplinary, IGNOU, in open and distance learning mode (ODL).

The MSc (Environmental Sciences) program aims to generate a skilled workforce to tackle growing environmental and development issues and the changes resulting from the transition to a sustainable society.

The program will provide learners with the means to develop the ability to conduct independent assessments of environmental issues. In addition, learners will be well equipped to analyze and assess environmental systems and issues; be able to propose sustainable solutions to environmental problems and contribute to the development of environmental planning policies and strategies.

Program objectives:

  • Equip learners with knowledge and understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes in the environment.
  • To expose learners to the theoretical principles involved in air, water and soil pollution and monitoring systems.
  • Emphasize the principles and practices involved in the sustainable management of natural resources and the management of the environment.
  • Impart knowledge and understanding of impact assessment, environmental auditing and laws.


All applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline from a recognized university are eligible to apply for this program.


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