Environmental Studies (AECC)

Environmental Studies (ENVS) is a compulsory paper (AECC-Elective) for all the students of Semester II under B.A./B.Sc. Honours/ General/ Major stream.

[Marks distribution: Total marks: 100; Theory: 50, Project: 30, Internal Assessment: 15, Class attendance: 5]

Syllabus: ENVS (AECC Electives)
Link for Class Lectures:

Class Guidelines

1. Unit 1: Introduction to Environmental Studies Part 1

2. Unit 1: Introduction to Environmental Studies Part 2

3. Unit 1 (Additional video): Sustainable Development 

4. Unit 2: Ecosystems Part 1

5. Unit 2: Ecosystems Part 2

6. Unit 3: Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Resources Part 1

7. Unit 3: Renewable Non Renewable Energy Resources Part 2

8. Unit 4: Biodiversity and Conservation Part 1

9. Unit 4: Biodiversity and Conservation Part 2

10.Unit 4: Biodiversity and Conservation :: Part 3

11. Unit 4: Biodiversity and Conservation :: Part 4

12. Unit 5: Environmental Pollution || Air, Water and Soil

13. Unit 5: Environmental Pollution || Waste Management

14. Unit 6: Environmental Policies & Practices || Part 1

15. Unit 6: Environmental Policies & Practices || Part 2

16. Unit 7: Human Communities and the Environment Part 1

17. Unit 7: Human Communities and the Environment Part 2

18. Unit 7: Human Communities and the Environment Part 3

19. Unit 7: Human Communities and the Environment Part 4

20. Unit 7: Human Communities and the Environment Part 5

21. Unit 7: Human Communities and the Environment Part 6

22. Unit 7: Human Communities and the Environment Part 7

Study Material

Textbook for Environmental Studies: A book by UGC (based on UG ENVS syllabus)

A Bengali Book on ENVS

Unit 1: Sustainable Development

Unit 2_Ecosystem

Unit 3: Renewable Energy

Unit 3: Water Usage and Over Exploitation

Unit 4: Biodiversity (English)

Unit 4: Biodiversity (Bengali)

Unit 4: Ecosystem and biodiversity services

Unit 5: Pollution

Unit 5: Composting

Unit 5: Waste Management:  Study material 1       A handbook on waste management

Unit 6: Social Issues and the Environment (Ref: Chapter 6 of this book  )

Unit 7: Chipko Movement

Unit 7: Resettlement and rehabilitation_Case studies

Unit 7: Human population growth_Environment_Human health and welfare_UGC ENVS Module

Unit 7: Environmental Communication and Public Awareness: Case studies

Unit 7: Environmental Ethics:Role of Religions and Cultures