M.Sc in Environmental Science

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

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Typology Master
  • Master


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Starts Location
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The Registrar Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Starts On request
The Registrar Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Increased population pressure and advanced technologies of development in the recent past have resulted in several environmental problems that have considerable implications for sustainable economic development of India. Industrialization, globalization, increasing competition for land, water and other resources through developmental activities have caused colossal damage to the environment besides putting food security of India at risk.

Every major indicator shows a deterioration in natural systems i.e. forests are shrinking, deserts are expanding, crop lands are losing top soil, the stratospheric ozone layer continues to thin, green house gases concentration is increasing causing global warming, the number of plant and animal species are diminishing, air pollution has reached health threatening levels and damage from acid rain can be seen on every continent. Fossil fuels - much used energy sources worldwide are depleting and global trends have shown increasing significance of renewable relative to conventional energy.

The need of the hour is to have global commitment with regional initiatives of human to make our environment sustainable. Thus implementation of every environmental policy, programme, project and plan comes down to the common denominator � Environmental Education. �Environmental education is an integrated process which deals with man�s relationship with his natural and man made surrounding including relation of population growth, pollution, resource allocation and depletion, conservation, technology and urban and rural planning to the local human environment�. Environment education is intended to promote the awareness and understanding of the local & regional environment with its global ramification. It is intended to improve the quality of life, develop innovative sustainable development technologies and to increase people employment opportunities. Thus, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni established the department of Environmental Science on 26.8.2008 under College of Forestry.


Sustainable management and conservation of natural resources and adapting Hill Farming Systems to changing environment.
  • Regular and continuous monitoring of change
  • Impact assessment of change
  • Developing adaptation and remedial strategies


  • To impart post graduate education and training on eco-systems � environment interrelationships.
  • To conduct applied and strategic research on resource management for sustained productivity and environment amelioration.
  • To provide advisory and consultancy services on environmental monitoring and impact assessment.
  • Undertake research on new and renewable energy sources.

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