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Environmental Science

The Department of Environmental Science has been set up under the Faculty of Life Science and Technology. The department is interdisciplinary in nature & has been sharing its knowledge & facilities with other departments of the University since its commencement. Later, the department introduced major courses i.e. Ph.D, M.Sc.(Environmental Science), B.Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science. After few years, the department started offering PG Diploma in Safety, Health & Environment (PGDSHE), PG diploma in Environment Pollution Management (PGDEPM) and two certificate courses titled Certificate in Waste Management and Biomedical Waste Management with the vision of generating efficient problem-solving ability within students. The department is well equipped with modern facilities for pursuing research in various fields of environmental science. Environmental Science department encourages the sustainable management, protection, restoration of natural resources & also carries leading researches in the field of environmental biotechnology, biodiversity, agro waste management, mushroom production culture, EIA, EHS, air & water pollution analysis & other relevant environmental aspects addressing major challenges facing our planet.


The mission of the Department of Environmental Sciences is to contribute efforts and solution for sound environment management and sustainable development through quality education, vast practical analysis and training exposure. We are keen to create better minds for solving global challenges in supplies of natural resources, mitigation of natural hazards, protection of the environment biodiversity conservation and public awareness.


The department endeavors to maintain unity and create excellent minds with respect to nature and biodiversity conservation by the Indian Constitution and UN vision. We nourish future environmental leaders to create a sustainable society that embodies respect & care for thesociety, nature and biodiversity as a part of our social responsibilities. This vision inspires us to achieve excellence in innovative and transformative research in our doctoral and master’s programs.

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Technology is performing under the leadership of Dr G.P. Richhariya as Dean (FLST).

Faculty MembersDesignationQualification
Dr. Mahendra Kumar TiwariProfessor Head of Department M.Sc., Ph.D., SLET, PGDSHE
Dr. R L S SikarwarProfessorM.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D, FES, FBS,FAPT, FLSc, FIAAT
Mrs. Suman PatelAssistant ProfessorM.Sc, M.Phil
Mr. Bhupendra SinghTeaching AssociateM.Sc, M.Phil


DurationCourse OfferedEligibility
3 YrsB.Sc. (Environment )10+2 with PCB or equivalent with minimum 50% marks
2 YrsM.Sc. (Environment Science)Science Graduation with min 50% marks
1 YrsPG Diploma in Safety, Health &
environment ( PGDSHE)
Graduation with min 45% marks
1 Yrs

PG Diploma in Environment Pollution
Management (PGDEPM)


Graduation with min 45% marks
6 monthsCertificate in Waste Management10+2
6 monthsCertificate in Biomedical Waste
As per University PhD OrdinancePhD.PG in relevant subjects with minimum 55 % marks


Most environmental scientists work for federal, state, or local governments, where they conduct research, advise on policy, and verify that businesses are following regulations. As of 2012, most environmental scientists (22%) worked in state government. Another 21% worked for companies providing management, scientific, and technical consulting services. These professionals usually help companies comply with regulations. 14% worked for local government agencies. 10% provided engineering services, and 7% worked for the federal government.

 The job outlook for environmental scientists is excellent. Employment is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Issues like climate change and fracking have spurred more public interest in the environment. The country's aging infrastructure will also have to be replaced. These issues will likely fuel job growth.

  • Environment Science provides diverse knowledge on pollution monitoring, analysis, interpretation, problem-solving, survey work, ecological services, biodiversity conservation, law, policies, forestry, Environment Impact Analysis and many other multidisciplinary aspects. All these domains have widened the opportunities for the students of environmental science in vast job sectors including govt. sectors, private sectors, industries, teaching, research, consultancies and NGO’s etc.

  •  The students of environment science hold a number of reputed designations and posts with handsome payment. Salary may vary according to the size of the organization, sectors, working location, education, and various other factors. We are giving you a rough idea here. The figures we are showing here may vary according to the organization. In India, the minimum salary of a bachelor’s degree holder in this field is around Rs 3 lakhs per annum. With a good working experience in this field along with masters or Ph.D. degree, the average salary can go up to Rs. 8 lakhs per annum. There is a huge opportunity to start a career with environmental consultancies and later establish your own consultancy.

Brief details of the job sectors for environmental science students are given below:

Government Sectors 
MoEF, Pollution Control Boards, CPCB, SPCBs, Forest Departments, Water Departments, ZSI, BSI, IBWL, WII, IIFM, IARI, IISER, ICAR, NEERI, UNDP, Water Authority and Urban Planning Municipal Corporations etc.  as Scientist, Project Assistant, Research Assistant and Associate, Coordinator, Field Specialist, supervisor, advisor etc.

As a professor, associate professor & assistant professors, lecturers in government and private universities/ colleges, PGT and TGT in Schools,.

Research and Development Lab: Almost all the universities, Govt. research organizations, MNCs and industries have an Environmental Department. You can start working as a JRF, Project Assistants, project officer etc for various projects of monitoring and analysis.

Industrial Sectors
ONGC, SAIL, Food processing industries, Refineries, Distilleries and Fertilizer plants  Reliance, KJS Cement and other leading industries (power plant, cement industries, steel industries, tanneries and other manufacturing industries) as a Liaisoning Officer, EHS Supervisor, R&D Officer, Assistant Manager and Deputy General Manager.

Environmental Consultancies

Project Assistant, Project Manager, EIA Coordinator, Liaisoning Officer etc. at reputed consultancies like ERM, In Situ Envirocare, Enviro Analysts & Engineers Private Limited, SMS Envocare Limited, Creative Enviro Services, Asian Consulting Engineers (Pvt.) Ltd., Design Private Limited, Ambiental Global Private Limited, Paramarsh Servicing Environment and Development, Aracadis India Pvt limited.

Achievements/ Events

S.no.Name of Project/ TitleFunding AgencySchemeYear of fundingDurationAmountStatus/ Remarks
1.Study of Flora and Biodiversity of Parasamaniya Plateau of Satna District of Vindhyan Region, Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh Biodiversity Board, Bhopal (M.P.)Major Research Project2014For 3 years9.98 LakhsCompleted
2.Assessment of Mercury Contamination In Water, Soil And Coal At Ncl, Singrauli” Study of Ill Health of Employees Due to Impact of Mercury and Their Control MeasuresMoU basis, Department of Environment, Northern Coalfield Limited (NCL), SingrauliConsultancy Project



6 MonthMoU basisCompleted
3Ecological restoration study of one of N.C.L. minesNorthern Coalfields Limited, Singrouli, IndiaConsultancy Project20144 monthsMoU basisCompleted
4Protection of slopes by Vetiver plantationNMDC Ltd, Panna Diamond Mining ProjectConsultancy Project20146 months70000Completed
5Study of Flora and Fauna along with the water bodies & Avifauna and butterfly richness comparison at DMP Panna, NMDCDMP/Majh./DGM NMDC Ltd, Panna Diamond Mining ProjectConsultancy Project20156 Months1,97,000.00 
6water bodies & Avifauna and butterfly richness comparison at DMP Panna, NMDC.Panna Diamond Mining Project.Project    
7Preparation of PBR of Nagod Janpad block of Satna district.M.P. State Biodiversity Board, Bhopal.Project202112 month01 Lakhongoing
8Preparation of PBR of Sohawal Janpad/ Block of Satna district.M.P. State Biodiversity Board, Bhopal. 202112 month01 Lakhongoing

Seminars/ Workshops organized by Department

S.NoName of programDateSponsored/ organized  by
1.        National Workshop and capacity building program in “Waste to Wealth”22nd to 23rd August 2014

International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM), Bhopal &

AKS University, Satna (M.P.)

2.       Seminar on International Biodiversity day22 May 2016Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
3.       National workshop on water conservation and Management Chief Guest was Dr Rajendra Prasad (Water Man) Water Raman Magsaysay Awardee16 June 2016Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
4.       Workshop on “Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood improvement” at Parasamaniya forest on International Forestry Day21/03/2017Department of Environmental Science, Forest Department, Satna  & AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
5.       National Seminar on “Connecting people to nature in the city and on the land from poles to equator” World Environment Day05 June 2017Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
6.       Workshop on “Wet lands are useful to reduce the risk of natural disaster” on world wetland day2 Feb 2017Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)

National Seminar on “Climate Change and its Impacts on Environment in Indian Perspective” during


6th and 7th April 2018

Department of Environmental Science, MPCST, Bhopal


AKS University

8.       National Seminar on “Beat Plastic Pollution” on World Environment Day05 June 2018Department of Environmental Science, AKS University Satna
9.       Regional Seminar on “Beat Air pollution” on World Environment Day05 June 2019Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
10.International Webinar on COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Environmental Development5-7 June, 2020Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
11.Online Quiz on Environment and Human Health21-24 June 2020Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
12.Environment Awareness Quiz on                         COVID-19: Upcoming Challenges in Present Environment.16 June 2020

Jointly Organized by

Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna and

Dept. of Zoology & Dept of Botany Govt. P.G. College Satna M.P.

13National Web conference on Plastic and E waste management: A challenge to clean environment.28 July 2020

Organized by

Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna

In association with

Glocal Environment & Social Association GESA New Delhi &

M.P. Pollution Control Board Satna

14National  Web Conference on “ Challenges and Opportunities in life sciences for self sustaining life security18-19 August 2020Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
15Online Quiz on World Ozone Day16 September 2020Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna (M.P.)
16.2nd National Workshop on  Entrepreneurship Skill for Self Dependency20-26 March 2021

Jointly Organized by

Department of Environmental Science, AKS University, Satna M.P.


Department of Zoology and Botany, Govt. Autonomous P.G. College Satna M.P.

In Association With

Bhopal Chapter, National Academy of Sciences India, Prayagraj UP

17Webinar on Ecosystem RestorationWorld Environment Day 5th June 2021Organized by Dept of Environmental Science AKS University, Satna & Zonal and Regional Office MP Pollution control Board

Invited talk by faculty members

Dr. Mahendra Kumar Tiwari

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: Invited as resource person to deliver lecture in the Refresher Course on Environmental Practices for Sustainable Development (ID) from 24/06/2019 to 06/07/2019 organized by UGC Human Resource Center and Department of Forestry Wildlife and Environmental Science, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur CG. On dated 28/06/2019

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: Invited as special guest and resource person in one day workshop on “Environmental sustainability” organized by Reliance Cement Maihar on dated 12 June 2019.

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: Invited as special guest and resource person in Environmental awareness program organized by Department of Forest Satna on 5thJune 2019.

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: invited as Chief guest in World environment day week program organized by Regional Office MP Pollution Control Board Satna on dated 03 June 2019.

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: Invited Lecture as Resource person “” in UGC and EPCO Bhopal sponsored National Workshop on “Solid waste management: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle organized by Govt. P.G. College Chhindwara MP on 28 Feb to 02 March 2019.

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: Invited Lecture on “waste minimization process” capacity building program on mining waste management one day workshop organized by IIWM Bhopal MP on dated 11thApril 2018.

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: invited as resource person on “E-waste management” program organized by MP Pollution Control Board Satna on dated 29thMarch 2016.

  • Mahendra Kumar Tiwari: Invited Lecture as resource person in training program entitled “Environmental Management & Waste Minimization” organized by MP Pollution Control Board and National Productivity Council Delhi from 21stto 23rdJanuary 2016.

Dr. R.L.S. Sikarwar

  1. Award Received: Received “P. Pushpangadan Biodiversity Access and Benefit Sharing Award-2020” on 26.02.2021 at CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow.

  2. Published 6 research papers in national and international journals on taxonomy and ethno botany.

  3. Evaluated two Ph.D. thesis of Devi Ahilya University, Indore and Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra.

  4. Attended National conference organized by S.K. Jain Institute of Ethno biology at Jiwaji University, Gwalior from 26-27 May, 2020 and delivered a invited lecture.

  5. Attended 43rd All India Botanical Conference, held at CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow from 19-21 March, 2021 and chaired a session.

  6. Delivered invited lectures in webinars organized by Dept. of Environmental Science; Department of Biotechnology (16.10.2020), AKS. University, Satna; Govt. P.G. College, Pipariya, Hoshangabad (15.01.2021); M.S.G. Model Science College, Rewa (25.01.2021);Ambah Model P.G. College, Ambah, Morena (28.01.2021); V.S. Govt. P.G. College, Obedullah Ganj, Raisen (01.03.2021); Govt. Home Science P.G. College, Hoshangabad (04.03.2021); T.D. University, Bangalore (03.07.2021).

  7. Reviewed several research papers of Journal of Indian Botanical Society and Ethno botany.

  8. Received project for preparation of PBR of Nagod block of Satna district from M.P. State Biodiversity Board, Bhopal

Training/ Workshop Attended By Faculty Members

Dr. Mahendra Kumar Tiwari participated in 3 days workshop on NABL accreditation organized by Zonal Office MP Pollution Control Board Rewa (MP), dated 26th – 28th Dec 2018

Mr. Niladri Sekhar Roy participated in two-week workshop on “Environmental Studies”

Conducted by IIT Bombay under MHRD Delhi from 2nd – 12th June 2015.

Students Activities and Achievement:

  1. Ankit Pandey (M.Sc, Environment Science), lead the Youth delegate for India – Azerbaijan Youth Dialogue 2018 at Embassy of Azerbaijan, New Delhi.

  2. Ankit Pandey and Chakradhar Pandey (M.Sc, Environment Science), Participated in 5thINDIA WATER WEEK 2017 organized by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

  3. Ankit Pandey (M.Sc, Environment Science), Participated in heritage conservation project of UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE VOLUNTEER 2017 under the elixir foundation, Patan, Gujarat.

  4. Ankit Pandey Participated in International Heritage Model United Nation Patan chapter which is integral part of UNESCO’S lets heritage program WHV 2017 and represented Narendra Modi prime minister of India at Patan, Gujarat.

  5. Chakradhar Pandey (M.Sc, Environment Science), participated in ALL INDIA INTER-UNIVERSITY GAMES as a Team Caption at KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar (Odisha).

  6. Chakradhar Pandey (M.Sc, Environment Science), achieved membership in the All India Students Association in February, 2018,

  7. Ankit Pandey and Chakradhar Pandey (M.Sc, Environment Science), Participated as a volunteer in earth hour 2018 and DMRC CAMPAIGN of World Wild Life Fund India (WWF) at New Delhi.

  8. Anurag Chaturvedi & Mr. Shubham Tripathi (M.Sc, Environment Science) have been awarded Yuva Sangsad on wildlife conservation, 2019, Bhopal.

Apart from academics, Environmental Science department often organizes different environmental awareness programs, biodiversity conservation, resources utilization and sustainability, disaster mitigation and management program, huge plantation within the university campus and outside the campus in association with various Govt. departments and NGOs.

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