The Department of Environmental Science came into existence under the School of Earth Sciences at the Central University of Rajasthan in July 2011. The Master's programme in Environmental Science was started as the flagship program of the department with the immediate effect. In the following Academic year 2013-2014, Integrated M.Sc. (5-year program) and full-time PhD programmes were introduced in the department. All the programmes follow the Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) consists of core and elective courses. Students' evaluation consists of continuous assessment throughout the semester.

Department of Environmental Science is committed to providing all students with an excellent educational and research experience that includes real-life environmental problem solving, and field and laboratory work using tools of remote sensing, nanotechnology, ecology, environmental biotechnology, and chemistry. Looking at the present scenario and futuristic needs, the department has been established with the objectives:

  • To impart knowledge of environmental problems on a regional and global scale.
  • To train the students for scientific analysis of environmental components for efficient environmental decision making and management.
  • To act as an interface between academia and organization for interdisciplinary collaboration for environmental research.

Department of Environmental Science also actively participate in the extracurricular activities as follows:

  1. Extracurricular activities: 

  • Celebration of Ozone Day 16 September 2019 Offline

  • Celebration of Marathon and Tree Plantation, 02 October 2019

  • Celebration of Swachhta Pakhwada from 16th January to 31st January 2020

  • Celebration of World Environment Day 05th June 2020

  • A pledge as a part of Jal Shakti Abhiyan – March 22nd, 2021

  • Celebration of Wild Life week celebration 5-6th Oct, 2021 Offline

  • Celebration of National Youth Parliament (Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivek Ananda and Subhas Chandra Bose)

  • Celebration of Jal Shakti Mission Digital India: Student registered in SWAYAM e-portal, Source

 

 

Integrated M. Sc. Environmental Science (05 years)

Program Objectives

1. Integrate environmental science with other disciplines for ecologically sustainable development.

2. Motivate students for environmental protection and improvement.

3. Develop an attitude of concern for the environment.

Program Outcomes

On completing the program, students will be able to:

1. Understand the basic concepts, principles, and methods related to the environment with knowledge support from other disciplines.

2. Use various state-of-the-art tools and techniques in the field of environmental monitoring and assessment. 

3. Acquire knowledge of socio-economic impacts of environmental problems.

4. Serving to various sectors of academia, research, industries, and consultancies. 

 

 

M. Sc. Environmental Science (02 years)

Program Objectives

1. Impart basic knowledge about the environment and its allied problems at local, regional and global scale.

2. Train the students for scientific analyses of environmental components and their management.

3. Provide practical training on modern instrumentation and analytical techniques for environmental analyses.

4. Prepare for global competence for career options in research fellowship programmes, education, research, industries, consultancy, environmental journalism, etc.

5. Understanding the impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and mitigation strategies.

Program Outcomes

After completion of Programme, student will able to  

1. Use concepts and methods from ecological, biological, chemical, geological and geospatial sciences and their application in environmental problemsolving.

2. Apply environmental concepts and methodologies to analyse and understand the interactions between social and environmental processes.

3. Demonstrate proficiency in conducting interdisciplinary research and communication skills.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of legal, regulatory and ethical considerations relating to environment.

5. Availability of qualified personnel for advance research.  

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Objectives

1. To create a researcher focused on interdisciplinary socio-ecological issues and the application of sustainable approaches for addressing environmental concerns and challenges

2. To train and provide hands-on training to students in modern tools and techniques to address environmental issues.

3. To prepare future workforce for designing, conducting independent research in the area of interest.

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the program, the student will be

1. Able to work on various interdisciplinary aspects of the environment for sustainable development of society.

2. Able to handle recent tools and techniques to find the solution for different environmental challenges.

3. Able to work as an independent researcher to work for society and contribute to solutions to the environmental challenges 

Regular

Dr. Alok Kumar (on lien)

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences)

alok_evs@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Garima Kaushik

Assistant Professor

M.Sc, NET-JRF (UGC), Ph.D (JNU, Delhi)

garimakaushik@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Laxmi Kant Sharma

Associate Professor

M.Tech, Ph.D

laxmikant_evs@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Nivedita Chaudhary

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.; NET-JRF (UGC); Ph.D. (BHU, India); PostDoc (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Agriculture Research Organization, Israel)

nivedita@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Professor, Head & Dean

Ph.D. (Geophysics/Meteorology) from BHU, M.Sc. (Tech.) in Geophysics (Meteorology) from BHU and DYSc. From BHU

rajesh.kumar@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Ritu Singh

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Environmental Science), UGC-NET-JRF, Ph.D (Environmental Science, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Reserach (IITR) & BBAU)

ritu_ens@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Shailesh patidar

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Sardar Patel University), NET, Ph.D. (CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, MKBU), Postdoc- 1. University of Michigan, USA. 2. Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea.

shailesh.patidar@curaj.ac.in

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Major Equipment in the Departmental Instrumentation Laboratory

Sl. 

Name of Instrument

1

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System- THERMOSCIENTIFIC 

2

Touch Thermal Cycler(PCR)- BIORED

3

ArcGIS Arc Info Ver10- ESRI India

4

ERDAS Educational Kit- ESRI India

5

ArcGIS Ver10.1 Software- ESRI India

6

Envi Version 5.0 Software

7

Visual Mod Flow Flex Pro V-2015.1 Single User SCHLUMBERGER

8

Mike 11 Lab Kit

9

Mike-she Lab Kit

10

Aerosol Spectrometer DHI SOFTWARE

11

UV Visible Spectrophotometer- AGILENT

12

Rotary Evaporator -Heildolph

13

Ion Chromatograph- METROHM

14

Fume Hood- MAC

15

UPLC

Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography- AGILENT

16

Double Distillation Unit -BOROSIL

17

Refrigerated Centrifuge- Neugen UCO2R

18

Microscope -Leica DM750 system with camera

 1. Remote Sensing and GIS (DST-FIST Supported)

2. Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology

3. Air Monitoring Laboratory

4. Laboratory of Water and Soil analysis

5. Departmental Instrumentation Facility

 

 

Since 2011, the Department of Environmental Science has received numerous research grants of about Rs. Cr. 1.36 from various National and International funding agencies. For research activities from external funding agencies are listed below:

1. Indian Space Research Organisation

2. Department of Science and Technology

3. SERB, DST

4. University Grant Commission

5. Ministry of Earth Sciences

6. Ministry of Water Resources

7. International Collaboration (Indo-Mexican)

Department also has MoUs with other external agencies/universities/institutes for mutual academic development:

1. UANL, Monterrey, Mexico

2. Tripura University

3. MoU with ISRO SAC, ISRO

Research Grants:

Completed:

1. HoD Environmental Science, DST FIST, 80 Lakhs, 2016-2021

2. Dr. L.K. Sharma, 04 projects (MoEFCC (GoI)-1, SAC (ISRO)-2 NRSC (ISRO)-1), total amount Rs. 62.93 Lakhs

 3. Dr. Alok Kumar, UNU (Japan), USD 12320 

4. Dr. Garima Kaushik,  UGC-1 and Indo-Mexican, total amount Rs. 20.88 lakhs

5. Dr. Ritu Singh, UGC-1 Rs. 6.0  lakhs

On-Going:

1. Dr. L.K. Sharma, SAC (ISRO)-1, SAC (ISRO)-1

2. Prof. Rajesh Kumar, DST, SERB CORE,  Rs. 59.4 lakhs

3. Dr. Shailesh Kumar Patidar, UGC-BSR and SERB, total amount 38.6 lakhs

4. Dr. Nivedita Chaudhary, UGC-BSR, 10.0 Lakhs

 

 

Achievement Title Attached File
  • Prof. Rajesh Kumar is listed in the top 2% scientists of India published by the Stanford list. (2020)

  • Dr. Laxmi Kant Sharma is top 5 scientists of the university based on the AD scientific index list. His research work highlighted in the national newspapers including Times of India, The Hindu, Patrika etc.

  • Some of the alumni of our department are doing or have accomplished Ph.D./research in premier institutions of India e.g. IARI, JNU, TFRI, IIT Roorkee etc. while many of them are placed in NGO, consultancy and industries.  Some notable alumni are as below:

    Name of the Notable Alumni

    Batch

    Department

    Present Position

    Ms. Bhawana Choudhary 

    M.Sc. 

    (2015-17)

    Environmental Science

    Research Officer, UNFCC

    Mr. Pankaj Kumar Gupta

    M.Sc. 

    (2011-2013)

    Environmental Science

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada 

    And Ramanujan Fellow (2020)

    Dr. Swatantra Dubey

    Ph.D.

    (2015-2020)

    Environmental Science

    Postdoctoral Fellow,

    Seoul University of Science and Technology, South Korea

    Ms. Kritika Somawat

    M.Sc.

    (2017-2020)

    Environmental Science

    Scientific Officer, Rajasthan Pollution Control Board

 

 

JRF/SRF/GATE/ICAR/NET of students from last 3 years (2017-2021):
 

Name

JRF/SRF

Year 

Ashraf 

JRF (Inspire)

2017

Monalisa 

JRF (UGC)

2017

Rajit 

JRF (UGC)

2017

Diksha 

NET (UGC)

2019

K Sheetal, UGC-NET, 2019

NET (UGC)

2019

Prasoon Kumari Dwivedi

NET (UGC)

2019

Shashi Ranjan

NET (UGC)

2019

Ashraf 

SRF (Inspire)

2019

Monalisa 

SRF (UGC)

2019

Rajit 

SRF (UGC)

2019

Prity 

JRF (NFSC)

2020

Lukeshwari Shyam 

JRF (UGC)

2020

Prasoon Kumari Dwivedi

JRF (UGC)

2020

Preksha Palsania, , 2020

JRF (UGC)

2020

Atar Singh  

JRF (DST Project)

2021

Jitendra

JRF (UGC)

2021

Kirti Singhal

JRF (UGC)

2021

Naziya

JRF (UGC)

2021

Payal Sharma

JRF (UGC)

2021

Rakesh

JRF (UGC)

2021

Rakesh Saini 

JRF (UGC)

2021

Shalini Satya

JRF (UGC)

2021

Shyamli

JRF (UGC)

2021

Kirti Singhal

NET (ICAR)

2021

Saurabh Dhakad

NET (ICAR)

2021

Avinash

NET (UGC)

2021

Avinash Rajput

NET (UGC)

2021

Jitendra (Pursuing M.Sc.)

NET (UGC)

2021

Kirti Singhal

NET (UGC)

2021

Shruti Prabha

NET (UGC)

2021

Ramesh Kumar  

RA (DST Project)

2021

 

 

Travel Grants:

Travel, research grants etc.

  1. Mr. Rajat Gupta, received International Travel Grant from British Ecological Society, Liverpool, U.K. “Conference: Ecology Across Borders” 2021

  2. Ms. Rajshree Naik, received International Society of Wetland Scientist Travel Award, from SWS, 2020.

  3. Ms. Kritika Sharma (Ph.D. Scholar) Visited Mexico under Indo-Mexico bilateral project (DST-CONACYT Project Number: INT/MexicoP-04/2016 under PI– Dr. Garima Kaushik) from 14 January 2018 to 4 February 2018

  4. Ms. Sana Praveen (Ph.D. Scholar) selected in offline 3 days National training programme on micro algae diversity and their biotechnological potential at CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, Gujarat dated 14-16 Dec., 2021

 

Placement:

Information About Placement and Higher education of M.Sc. Students passed in 2018-19

Name of Student

Enrollment number

Students Engagement

Designation

Salary
(in Lakhs per annum )

Year of Placement

Type of Organisation

Name of the Company/Organisation in which Placed Enrolled for Higher Studies Started Business / Start-up / Entrepreneurship
Milap Dashora 2017MSES007 School of Earth Science, Central University of Rajathan, Rajasthan Ph.D.   Research. Scholar 2 2019 Central Government
Shashi Ranjan 2017MSES008 Falcon Classes India, Jind, Haryana     Senior Biology faculty 4.5 2019 Private Limited
Akanksha Rani 2014IMSES002 J.M. EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd. Jaipur, Rajasthan     Manager 3 2019 Private Limited
Diksha Kumari 2014IMSES006 Central University of Rajathan, Rajasthan     Junior Project Fellow 3.72 2019 Central Government
Himani Dhabhai 2014IMSES007 Regional College, Ajmer     Junior Project Fellow 3.72 2019 State Government
Kshitij Divyansh 2014IMSES008 Department of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of technology, Ranchi     Research Fellow and Research Scholar, 5.85 2019 Public Sector Undertaking
Preksha Palsania 2014IMSES012 School of Earth Science, Central University of Rajathan, Rajasthan Ph.D.   Junior Research Fellow 3.8 2020 Central Government
Sandeep Kalyan 2014IMSES015 School of Earth Science and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat Ph.D.   Junior Research Fellow 4.6 2020 Central Government
Prabhat Kumar 2014IMSES011 School of Environnmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Ph.D.          
Rajat Soni 2014IMSES014 Guljag Industries Limited, Jodhpur, Rajasthan     Environmental Engineer 4 2019 Private Limited
Sanjeet Kumar 2014IMSES017 Mahima Groups of Real Estate Pvt limited, Jaipur, Rajasthan     Executive Project liaison, 4.2 2019 Private Limited
Vikas Bhamu 2014IMSES023 Vardan EnvrioNet, Jaipur     Environmental Engineer 2 2019 Private Limited

Infomation About Placement and Higher education of M.Sc. Students passed in 2019-2020

Name of Student

Enrollment number

Students Engagement

Designation

Salary
(in Lakh )

Year of Placement

Type of Organisation

Name of the Company/Organisation in which Placed Enrolled for Higher Studies Started Business / Start-up / Entrepreneurship
Lukeshwari shyam 2018mses006 ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute Ph.D.   Junior Research Fellow 3.8 2020 Central Government
Dimple Tomar 2015IMSES004 Vardan Environet, Jaipur     Consultant 2.52 2020 Private Limited
Shivani Bhatia 2015imses020 Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune M.Tech.       2020  
Kritika Somawat 2015imses010 Rajasthan Pollution Control Board , Bhilwara, Rajasthan     Junior Scientific Officer 3.6 2020 State Govvernment
Ekta Sharma 2015imses005 Tropical Forest Research Institute, jabalpur MP Ph.D.   JRF 3.72 2020 Central Government
Siddharth Biswas 2015imses023 ICAR- National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore     JRF 4.65 2020 Central Government
Prasoon Kumar Dwivedi 2015imses018 TERI University, Delhi Ph.D.   Junior Research Fellow 3.8 2020 Private University

Infomation About Placement and Higher education of M.Sc. Students passed in 2020-2021

Name of Student

Enrollment number

Students Engagement

Designation

Salary
(in Lakh )

Year of Placement

Type of Organisation

Name of the Company/Organisation in which Placed Enrolled for Higher Studies Started Business / Start-up / Entrepreneurship
Bhumika Sood 2016IMSES004 JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur     Environment Officer 3 2021 Private Limited
Saurabh dhakad 2016IMSES016 Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur     Research Assistant 2.88 2021 Private Limited
Prafull pareek 2016IMSES011 Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun     Project Associate 4.2 2021 Central Government
Himanshu chaudhary 2016IMSES007 JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur     Environment Officer, 3 2021 Private Limited
Avinash 2016IMSES002 JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur     Environmental Trainee 1.8 2021 Private Limited

Head of the Department

Email: hod.envs@curaj.ac.in