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Syllabus

SECTION-A

Introduction:Definition and scope and importance of multidisciplinarynatureof

environment.Needfor public awareness. (2)

NaturalResources:Natural Resources and associated problems, use and over

exploitation,casestudies offorestresourcesandwater resources. (4)

Ecosystems:ConceptofEcosystem, Structure,interrelationship,producers,

consumersanddecomposers,ecologicalpyramids-biodiversity andimportance.Hot

spots ofbiodiversity (4)

EnvironmentalPollution:Definition, Causes,effects andcontrolmeasures ofair

pollution, Waterpollution,Soilpollution,Marinepollution,Noisepollution,Thermal

pollution,Nuclear hazards.SolidwasteManagement:Causes,effectsandcontrol measure

ofurban and industrial wastes. Role ofan individual in prevention of

pollution.Pollutioncasestudies.Disaster Management:Floods,earthquake,cyclone

andlandslides. (5)

SECTION-B

SocialIssuesandthe EnvironmentFromUnsustainabletoSustainabledevelopment,

Urbanproblemsrelatedtoenergy, Waterconservation,rainwaterharvesting,

watershedmanagement.Resettlementandrehabilitation ofpeople; its problemsand 

concerns. Casestudies.Environmental ethics:Issuesand possible solutions.Climate

change,globalwarming,acidrain,ozonelayerdepletion,nuclearaccidents and

holocaust.Casestudies. Wastelandreclamation.Consumerismandwasteproducts.

EnvironmentProtectionAct.Air(PreventionandControlofPollution)Act. Water

(Preventionandcontrolofpollution)Act. WildlifeProtectionAct,ForestConservation Act,

Issues involvedinenforcement of environmental legislation Public awareness

(5)

Human Populationand the Environment, Population growth, variation among nations.

Population explosion– Family Welfare Programme. Environment andhuman health,

Human Rights, Value Education, HIV/AIDS. Women andchild

Welfare.RoleofInformationTechnologyinEnvironmentandhumanhealth.Case studies 

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