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The Department of Environmental Science is presently offering Post Graduate (M.Sc.) and Ph.D. programme in Environmental Science. The programs of department revolves around multidisciplinary and integrated study of the earth, atmospheric, biological and chemical processes and their linkages with developmental perspectives for attaining a more sustainable environment. The focus includes understanding complex interactions between the different components of nature (between and beyond disciplinary boundaries), impact on food security and associated ecosystem services in the immediate and long-term perspectives besides environmental monitoring and management.

Department Overview

Established in

2010 
(Initially named as Centre for Environmental Science and since 2018 name changed to Department of Environmental Science

Employee Strength

Faculty- 06
Staffs - 02

Student Strength

Research Scholar & JRF-29
PG-Students - 80
MPhil/PhD Graduated - 03

Placement 2021
(Job, Higher Studies) 

x (tentative)

Publications, Books & Patent
(Last 5-Years)

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Board of Studies (BoS)

BoS is a statutory body for each department/centre, primarily responsible for syllabus design and regular update. As described in the Ordinance section 25.10,

The functions of the Board of Studies shall be:-

  • To recommend to the School Board, courses of studies offered by the Department/Centre and continue updating syllabus;
  • To take all steps in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations about teaching and evaluation of various courses/programmes of the Department/Centre;
  • To recommend to the School Board measures for the improvement of teaching and research in the Department/Centre;
  • To constitute panels of experts to be considered for appointment as Examiners, Board of Examiners for various courses/academic programmes and M.Phil./Ph.D. thesis representing various specializations of Departments/Centres; and
  • To perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the School Board, the Academic Council, the Executive Council and the Vice-Chancellor.

Department Committee (DC)

As enshrined in the Ordinace-26, the Department/Centre Committee (DC/CC) shall consist of the Head of the Department/Centre, as Chairperson ex-officio, and all faculty members of the Department/Centre.

26.2 The Department/Centre Committee shall have the following functions, namely–

  • To make proposals to the Board of Studies on academic programmes concerning teaching and research, and the creation, specialization and abolition of teaching posts;
  • To propose schemes for the maintenance and improvement of the standards of various programmes of study and research of the Department/Centre;
  • To apportion the teaching and co-curricular work of the Department/Centre among the teachers thereof and monitor the proper execution thereof;
  • To consider and decide on the assignment and utilisation of the space, equipment and other assets of the Department/Centre and other matters of general and academic interest of the Department/Centre;
  • To consider and recommend perspectives and major thrust areas for research and to propose research projects to be taken up by the members of the Department/Centre, individually/collectively;
  • To review and apprise the SRC/URC with the current status of research in Department/Centre;
  • To suggest to SRC/URC norms related to qualifications and research experience of a faculty to be recognized as a research degree supervisor and to constitute Department/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRC/CRC);
  • To suggest to University Admission, Teaching and Evaluation Committee (UATEC) on any issue related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation in courses and students’ assessment of courses, offered by the Department/Centre to improve quality of education.
  • To constitute such Committee(s) comprising members of the Department/Centre, and if necessary external experts, for framing and implementation of rules and regulations related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation, maintenance of students’ records including alumni affairs as well as promotion of research and development; and
  • To perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Ordinances or Regulations, or by the Vice- Chancellor/Dean/School Board from time to time.

Department Research Degree Committee (DRDC)

Departmental/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRDC/CRDC) deal with all matters connected with the Ph.D. Programme of the Department and report the matter to the University Research Degree Committee (URDC), as per University Ordinance-33. It consists of the Head of Department/Centre as Chairman and other faculties in the department.

Functions of DRDC/CRDC are as follows:

  • Allotment of Supervisor, Co-Supervisor, recording reasons for not admitting a candidate.
  • Recommendation for extension of time for submission of thesis
  • Recommendation to peruse a part of research outside the University
  • Approval of the Course Work
  • Assessment and Grading in Course Work
  • Monitoring the research progress of the candidate
  • Approval of Research plan proposal/language
  • Sanction of duty leave to the Ph.D. candidate
  • Assessment of Ph.D. work through pre-submission seminar
  • Maintaining the record of research paper publications of the candidate
  • 11 Recommendation of panel of experts for thesis evaluation
  • Assessment of revised thesis for satisfactory compliance, if any
  • Arrangement of Viva-voce in the absence of the supervisor
  • Recommendation to waive the Viva-voce

Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

A Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is constituted for every research scholar admitted in PhD programme. The Committee would guide the research scholar to develop the study design and methodology of research and to To periodically review and assist in the progress of the research work of the research scholar. The committee shall have also have power to recommend the co-supervisor and cancellation of registration

Vision

  • To develop a citizen who are sensible and responsible to the environment and shall incorporate the values of environmental conservation and protection in their major to minor decision makings.
  • To inculcate innovative skills, creativity and compassion towards protecting and improving the environment.
  • Innovative teaching, and high quality research for postgraduate and doctoral programs through inter-disciplinary subjects.

Mission

  • To evolve as an institution in providing knowledge and skills to students and assist them in such placements that they can engage themselves in suitable capacities to analyse and solve environmental problems.
  • To quest solution based research into environmental processes, optimum utilization of natural resources, environmental pollution and restoration of the degraded environment.
  • To develop the department as an interface between indigenous knowledge and modern science for environmental protection and conservation.
  • To strengthen the department as a facilitator to provide solution to end users in mitigating different scales (local, national, regional and global environmental issues).
  • Objectives of the Programme: The two year (four semesters) Post Graduate Programme is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills to postgraduate students. The major thrusts of the programme include:
    • To study issues related to exploitation of natural resources, the impacts of human activities thereon and the implications of environmental degradation on human development.
    • Natural Processes in the Environment, which focus on the natural processes such as the hydrological, atmospheric, Biogeochemical, micro-biological and ecological processes.
    • The Human Dimension of Environmental Change: to understand the determinants of the growth of populations and economies, and how this growth results in demand for natural resources, leading to scarcity, pollution and risks for human health.
    • Analytical Tools in Environmental Science: basic tools for analysing environmental issues, such as data collection and analysis and modelling of air, water, soil and biological systems.
  • Programme outcome:
    The students are trained in a way so that they can learn to analyse and asses environmental systems and problems; be able to propose sustainable solutions and contribute to the development of policies and strategies for environmental planning.
  • Eligibility :
    B.Sc. in any science subjects such as Zoology/Botany/Physics/Chemistry/Life Sciences/Geology/ Agricultural Science / Environmental Science/Ecology/ Biological Sciences/ Natural Resource Management / Water Resources Management or Integrated B.Sc. B.Ed with a minimum of 55% marks for General /OBC candidates and 50% marks for SC/St candidates from any recognised University.
  • Intake:45 annually
  • Objectives of the Program::
    The Ph.D. programme includes one semester course work and intensive field and laboratory work. It is designed to in a way that the research scholar can independently and in team explore the environmental processes, problems and solutions under the expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in University.
  • Program Outcomes:
    The research scholars shall develop and ability of independently carry out diverse research in the field of environmental science. After completing the programme they can be able to contribute in the domain of environmental science in capacity of professionals, teacher and scientist.
  • Eligibility:
    Master’s Degree from any recognised University in any branch of Biological Science (Botany/Zoology/Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biosciences/ Biotechnology/ Environmental Science /Biomedical/ Bioinformatics/ Agricultural Science/ Plant Science) with 55% in aggregate or its equivalent Grade B in UGC 7 point scale. A Relaxation of Grade for SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) /Differently abled candidates.
  • Intake:
    as per the advertisement of admission
  • Laboratory facility
  • The department is equipped with environmental science laboratory for high and research and teaching purpose. The well-equipped wet laboratory is meant for carrying out experimentation and research in Ecology, Biomanipulation and biocontrol, Biogeochemistry, Pollution monitoring and control, Environmental Engineering, Environmental biotechnology and microbiology, ecotoxicology, Soil sciences, Solid Waste management and many others. Sophisticated and high end equipment if available in the department laboratory and central instrumentation facility like Atomic Adsorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), UV-Vis-spectrophotometer, CHNS analyser, Ion chromatography, Automated solvent extractor, Gas Chromatograph (GC), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS), Kjeldahl nitrogen assembly, Microwave digestion system, Rotary Evaporator, Flame photometer, Incubator shaker, BOD incubator, Respirable dust sampler.

    Lab staffs and their contact

Laboratory Assistant: Mr. Dharmendra Kumar

: 0631-2229- 
: dharmendra@cub.ac.in

Laboratory Assistant: Mr. Amarjeet Kumar

: 0631-2229- 
: amarjeet@cusb.ac.in

S.No. Research Scholar/JRF/Project staff Photograph Guide Academic Qualification Research Area Achievement/Award /Publication
1 Avinash Dass
avinashdass@cusb.ac.in
CUSB2003275004
Dr. Rajesh Kr Ranjan MSc. Environmental Science Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Climate Change
2 Devendra kumar tiwari
qwerty10129@gmail.com
Prof. P. Parth Sarthi M. Sc. Tech. Climate change and modelling
3 Anant Kumar Yadav
anantkumar281294@gmail.com
CUSB 32075190003
Ram Kumar M.sc Environmental science No
4 Banaja Prakashini Samantaray
banajaprakashini@gmail.com
CUSB2003275005
Prof Dr Ram Kumar MSc Zoology Zooplankton diversity, Aquatic ecology Samantaray, B. P., & Parida, S. P. (2020). Vitamin-C Treated Haematology Assessment of Swiss Albino Mice (Mus musculus).
Nayak, Y., & Samantaray, B., P., L. B. (2020). Effect of Rearing System in Production Performance and Egg Quality Characteristics of Vanaraja Layers (Gallus Gallus Domesticus). International Journal of Modern Agriculture, 9(4), 332-341.
5 Vikram Raj
vikramraj@cusb.ac.in
CUSB2003275012
Prof. (Dr.) Pradhan Parth Sarthi MSc Aerosol dynamics, cloud microphysics and thermodynamic, precipitation, climate variability
6 AMRENDRA KUMAR
amrendra@cusb.ac.in
CUSB1703275002
DR. NINGOMBAM LINTHOINGAMBI DEVI M.Sc in Environmental Science Characterization and Source Apportionment of Atmospheric Particulates (Aerosols) in Indo-Gangetic Region, India Published Articles in national/ International Journal:-
  • Kumar, A. and Devi, N. L. (2021). Monitoring and characterization of atmospheric aerosols in the Guwahati, Northeast, India. J. Ind. Geol. Cong. Vol. 12 (2), 53-57.
  • Kumar, A., Yadav, I. C., Shukla, A. and Devi, N. L. (2020). Seasonal variation of PM2.5 in the central Indo-Gangetic Plain (Patna) of India: chemical characterization and source assessment. SN Applied Sciences, 2(8), 1-13.
  • Devi, N. L., Kumar, A., and Yadav, I. C. (2020). PM10 and PM2.5 in Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) of India: Chemical characterization, source analysis, and transport pathways. Urban Climate, 33, 100663.
  • Yadav, I. C., Devi, N. L., Kumar, A., Li, J. and Zhang, G. (2020). Airborne brominated, chlorinated and organophosphate ester flame retardants inside the buildings of the Indian state of Bihar: Exploration of source and human exposure. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 191 (2020), 110212.
  • Sonu, K., Yadav, I. C., Kumar, A. and Devi, N. L. (2019). Dataset on assessment of heavy metals contamination in multi-environmental samples from Patna, India, Data in brief, 25 (2019), 104079.
    Publication in Conference
  • Kumar, A. and Devi, N.L. (2020). Monitoring and Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols in Guwahati, Northeast, India. Online International Conference On “Recent Developments in Earth & Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management and Climate Change with special focus on Eastern Himalayas”. (Abstract Published).
  • Devi, N. L. and Kumar, A. (2020). Long term Monitoring and Assessment of Atmospheric Aerosols in Indo–Gangetic Region of India. Conference proceedings, London United Kingdom. Jan 20-21, 2020, Part XI.
  • Kumar, A. and Devi, N.L. (2020). Aerosol Characterization Over Mangrove Forest Region in India: A Review. Climate Change, Mangrove & Sustainable Management, ISBN: 978-93-88901-10-9.
  • Kumar, A. and Devi, N.L. (2018). Monitoring of Biomass Burning emission in India: A Review. National Conference on Civil Engineering and Sustainable Urban Development. (Abstract Published).
  • Published Book Chapter in an International Journal
  • Kumar, A. and Devi, N.L. (2019). Endosulfan Contamination in Indian Environment. Endosulfan: Uses, Toxicological Profile and Regulation. Nova Science Publisher. Series:Â Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology, BISAC: TEC003030, ISBN:Â 978-1-53615-910-3.
7 Archisman Barat
archismanbarat@cub.ac.in
CUSB1503275001
Prof. Pradhan Parth Sarthi M.Sc. ; M.Phil. Atmospheric Science and Climate Change Awards: UGC-NET-JRF (June 2015) ASRB-NET (December 2015)
Publications:
In SCI Journals

  • Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sinha, A. K. (2021). Surface Urban Heat Island (SUHI) Over Riverside Cities Along the Gangetic Plain of India. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 1-21.
  • Kumar, P., Kumar, S., Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., & Sinha, A. K. (2020). Evaluation of NASA’s NEX-GDDP-simulated summer monsoon rainfall over homogeneous monsoon regions of India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 141(1), 525-536.
  • Kumar, P., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Barat, A., & Sinha, A. K. (2020). Evaluation of CORDEX-RCMS and their driving GCMs of CMIP5 in simulation of Indian summer monsoon rainfall and its future projections. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13(5), 1-14.
  • Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sinha, A. K.. (2020). Observed and simulated winter temperature over Gurudongmar area, North Sikkim, India. MAUSAM, 71(1), 115-124.
  • Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Barat, A., Kumar, P., Sinha, A. K., & Goswami, V. (2019). Linkage of aerosol optical depth with rainfall and circulation parameters over the Eastern Gangetic Plains of India. Journal of Earth System Science, 128(7), 1-9.
  • Kumar, S., Kumar, P., Barat, A., Sinha, A. K., Sarthi, P. P., Ranjan, P., & Singh, K. K. (2019). Characteristics of observed meteorological drought and its linkage with low-level easterly wind over India. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 176(6), 2679-2696.
  • Barat, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sarthi, P. P. (2018). Characteristics of surface urban heat island (SUHI) over the Gangetic Plain of Bihar, India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 54(2), 205-214.

  • Conference Paper
  • Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sinha, A. K. (2019, March 7). Urbanisation induced micro climate change over different cities of gangetic plain. 2nd International Conference On Frontiers in Biological, Environmental and Medical Sciences , Organised by The University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, West Bengal.
  • Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Sinha, A. K., & Kumar, P. (2018, October 24). Surface Urban Heat Island of Upper and Middle Gangetic Plain :A Satellite Based Approach. TROPMET 2018 National Symposium on Understanding Weather and Climate Variability : Research for Society, Organised by INDIAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, BHU, Varanasi
  • Barat, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., Sinha, A. K., & Sarthi, P. P. (2018, July 16). Surface Urban Heat Island over small towns of Eastern India. 2nd World Clean Environment Summit , Organized by International Benevolent Research Foundation, World Environment Foundation and Confederation of Indian Universities, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Barat, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., Sinha, A. K., & Sarthi, P. P. (2018, March 23). Urban Heat Island dynamics over Bihar: An exigency for being Climate Smart. Seminar on Weather ready Climate Smart organized By India Meteorological Department GoI and Indian Meteorological Society, Patna ,Bihar
  • Barat, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., Sinha, A. K., & Sarthi, P. P. (2018, March 21). Urbanisation induced temperature anomaly and micro climate change over some developing cities of Eastern Gangetic Plain : A satellite based approach. Two Day National Seminar on “Environmental Challenges : Monitoring, Assessment and Remediation, Organized by Dept. Of Zoology, Patna University, Patna, Bihar
  • Barat, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sarthi, P. P. (2017, February 11) . Urbanisation induced perturbations of climate and habitat over the cities of Bihar, India. UGC- sponsored National conference, ZooCon 2017, Organised by University of North Bengal, Siliguri, West Bengal, India
  • Barat, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sarthi, P. P. (2016, December 17). Surface Urban Heat Island (SUHI) formation over Patna and Bhagalpur. National Seminar on Environment and Development in Eastern India : Status, Issues and Challenges. Organised by Yugantar Bharati ,Nature Foundation, Ranchi University, Kolhan University,Vinoba Bhave University, Sidho Kanho Murmu University, Nilamber Pitamber University , Ranchi, India
8 FAIZ AHMAD SIDDIQUI
faiz@cusb.ac.in
CUSB 1703275004
Dr. Prashant M.Sc. Environmental Science Solid Waste Management
9 Sunny Kumar
sunny.kr@cub.ac.in
1403285004
Prof. Pradhan Parth Sarth M.Sc; M.Phil Climate Change and Modelling Awards:
UGC-NET (2013D, 2014D) ASRB-NET (March 2014)
Publications :
In SCI Journals
  • Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sinha, A. K. (2021). Surface Urban Heat Island (SUHI) Over Riverside Cities Along the Gangetic Plain of India. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 1-21.
  • Kumar, P., Kumar, S., Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., & Sinha, A. K. (2020). Evaluation of NASA’s NEX-GDDP-simulated summer monsoon rainfall over homogeneous monsoon regions of India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 141(1), 525-536.
  • Kumar, P., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Barat, A., & Sinha, A. K. (2020). Evaluation of CORDEX-RCMS and their driving GCMs of CMIP5 in simulation of Indian summer monsoon rainfall and its future projections. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13(5), 1-14.
  • Barat, A., Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sinha, A. K.. (2020). Observed and simulated winter temperature over Gurudongmar area, North Sikkim, India. MAUSAM, 71(1), 115-124.
  • Sarthi, P. P., Kumar, S., Barat, A., Kumar, P., Sinha, A. K., & Goswami, V. (2019). Linkage of aerosol optical depth with rainfall and circulation parameters over the Eastern Gangetic Plains of India. Journal of Earth System Science, 128(7), 1-9.
  • Kumar, S., Kumar, P., Barat, A., Sinha, A. K., Sarthi, P. P., Ranjan, P., & Singh, K. K. (2019). Characteristics of observed meteorological drought and its linkage with low-level easterly wind over India. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 176(6), 2679-2696.
  • Barat, A., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Sarthi, P. P. (2018). Characteristics of surface urban heat island (SUHI) over the Gangetic Plain of Bihar, India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 54(2), 205-214.
  • Conference Paper
  • Kumar, S., Barat, A., Sinha, A. K., Kumar, P., & Sarthi, P. P. (2018, October 24). Identification of drought hotspots over the Eastern Gangetic Plain using high resolution data. TROPMET 2018 National Symposium on Understanding Weather and Climate Variability : Research for Society, Organised by INDIAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, BHU, Varanasi 2. Kumar, S., Barat, A., Sinha, A. K., Kumar, P., & Sarthi, P. P. (2018, March 21). Drought over Bihar and its impact on Agriculture. Two Day National Seminar on “Environmental Challenges: Monitoring, Assessment and Remediation, Organized by Dept. Of Zoology, Patna University, Patna, Bihar
  • Kumar, S., Barat, A., Kumar, P., & Sarthi, P. P. (2016, December 17). Study of observed drought events over eastern Gangetic plain. National Seminar on Environment and Development in Eastern India : Status, Issues and Challenges. Organised by Yugantar Bharati ,Nature Foundation, Ranchi University, Kolhan University,Vinoba Bhave University, Sidho Kanho Murmu University, Nilamber Pitamber University , Ranchi
10 Rachana Singh
rachana@cusb.ac.in
CUSB1703275007
Dr Prashant M.Sc(Environmental Science) Wetlands
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Department of Environmental Science

  • Present Head
HOD Name Period Contact Image
Prof. Umesh Kumar Singh 21.09.2019-Onwards Contact : +91-8918274814
Email: umeshsingh@cusb.ac.in
  • Former Heads
  1. Prof. Ram Kumar (21.09.2017-20.09.2019)
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Manish Kumar +91 9122446390 manishraj@cub.ac.in