Advance Diploma Course in Environment ProtectionGuru Nanak Dev University
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The Guru Nanak Dev University's Faculty of Life Sciences offers Advance Diploma Course in Environment Protection to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:
Structure and function of special types of eco systems, their biotic and abiotic components, productivity, food chains and energy flow with reference to ecological efficiency in Aquatic systems (Pond and Marine) & Terrestrial eco systems (grassland, forest and desert).
Basic concepts, population characteristics, Biotic potential, population dynamics. Population dispersion-emigration, immigration and migration, population cycleseffect of population pressure on environment.
Biodiversity and wildlife of India and its conservation:
Biogeographic zones of India, Diverse Flora and Fauna of India, Conservation of Biodiversity, Biodiversity Conservation Strategies, Wildlife of India, National Parks and Sanctuaries, Modes of Wild life conservation, special projects on endangered wild life and other conservation measures.
Community Movements :
Community Movements for ecological conservation of environment. Van
Mahotsava, Chipko Movement, Project Silent Valley, Project Tiger, Ganga
Action Plan, Joint Forestry Movement.
Socio-economic Aspects on Environment:
Comparison of environment of developed and developing countries, Scientific uncertainty and disputes over dangerous levels, Political and Economic Incentives for environment destruction - prospects for sustainability. Corporate responsibilities and consumer pressure.
Environment Ethics and Laws:
State laws regarding the protection of environment pollution, 42nd Constitutional Amendment and issue of Environmental Protection 1976, Indian Constitutional provisions regarding environmental protection, Factories Act, 1948 (Amended in 1987), Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 (Amended in 1995), Water Protection and Pollution Control Act 1974 (Amended in 1988), establishment of the department of Environment and Forest 1985, Air, Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1981 (Amended in 1987), Motor Vehicle Act, 1938 (Amended in 1988), Kyoto Meet on climate change, Kyoto Protocol (1977) : main Features.
Pesticides and their effect on Health:
Introduction, some common pesticides, effects o DDT, BHC, Parathion, Carbary, and Aldrin and their persistence in soil, biological magnification, mode of poisoning of pesticides, Degradation and mobility of pesticides, prevention measures.
Natural Disaster Management:
Introduction, types of natural disasters, Causes and management of floods,
landslides, earthquake, volcanoes, Tsunamis, National Disaster Management Policy.
Rain Water Harvesting:
Conservation of ground water and its budgeting. Rainwater harvesting, its need and advantages, Recharge to Ground Water (Natural & Artificial) Sources of water recharge, methods of artificial recharge to ground water
Correlation and Regression, Simple and Practical correlation, Rank and Multiple Correlation, Curvilinear regression: Linear, Exponential, power, Logarithmic and Quadratic Functions
Renewable and Non- Renewable energy sources. Advantages of Renewable Sources, Sustainable Fuels. Solar energy, Wind energy, Energy from bio-mass, Green fuels, Management of Energy Crisis.
Sustainable development earth charter, Rio declaration, population problem and suggested solutions, conservation of renewable resources, conservation of forests, conservation of ozone layer and Global Warming Control.
Computation of various statistics based on theory paper.
Visit to (i) Effluent treatment plant.
(ii) Solid waste management.
(iii) Bird Sanctuary / National park and its report.
Collection of Industrial waste samples and its quantitative analysis for heavy
metals like Cr, Hg, Pb, As, Cu, Cd, Ni, Zn, etc. Project report on judicial activism in Environment (at least two case studies). Survey report of effect of economic status on environment (through questionnaire).