Top 10 Environmental Science Universities in India

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1. Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi

Courses Offered:
M.Sc Programme
M.Phil/Ph.D Programme

JNU is a public central University located in New Delhi. The university is one-of-a-kind and offers a wide variety of courses. It has School of Environmental Sciences that specializes in research in remote sensing application in geosciences. The School also carries out research on subjects such as Environmental Biosciences, Ecology, Geomics, Glaciology, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Pollution studies, Radiation Physics and Environmental Physics. With such diverse research interests, over 100 students have so far successfully completed their Ph.D. programme in different aspects of Environmental Sciences.

2. Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur

Courses Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science
Master of Philosophy in Environmental Science
Master of Science in Environmental Science

Acharya Nagarjuna University, located in Andhra Pradesh is one of the major universities in the country having many colleges and institutes in the region. The university is making focused efforts towards resource mobilization in various domains. The Environmental Science Department was established in the year 1992 with an intake of 24 students. The department received financial assistance from the University Grants Commission in 1994 under the Emerging Areas Assistance Programme, and was able to procure all the instruments necessary for training and a large collection of books, encyclopaedias, and journals.

3. Andhra University College of Science & Technology, Visakhapatnam

Courses Offered:
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
Andhra University College of Science & Technology, located in Visakhapatnam, is affiliated with the Andhra University and accredited by NAAC with an A grade. The institute comprises of various schools, amongst which is the School of Life Sciences. The school carries out research on various Environmental Science subjects and has dedicated departments for the same, namely Department of Botany, Department of Zoology, Department of Marine Living Resources, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Human Genetics, Department of Environmental Sciences, Department of Microbiology, and Department of Biotechnology. Environmental science is becoming an interesting career option these days because of the increasing level of consciousness among people about the environment.

4. TERI University, Delhi

Courses Offered:
M.Sc. in Climate Science and Policy
M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Resource Management
M.Sc. in Geoinformatics
M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology
M.Sc. n Water Science and Governance
M.Tech in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management
M.Tech in Urban Development and Management
M.Tech in Water Science and Governance
Ph.D. in Bioresources and Biotechnology
Ph.D. in Business Sustainability
Ph.D. in Energy and Environment
Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management
Ph.D. in Regulatory and Policy Issues
Ph.D. in Water Science and Governance
Diploma in Renewable Energy
Advanced PG Diploma in Renewable Energy
Diploma in Water Science and Governance

TERI University, located in Delhi is a one-of-its-kind university that dedicatedly imparts education in the field of environmental sciences. The University came into existence in the year 1998 when it was founded as ‘TERI School of Advanced Studies’. The School was subsequently renamed as TERI University in the year 2006. The University has been recognized by the United Grants Commission. The University was conceived to disseminate the vast reservoir of knowledge created by TERI, a not-for-profit, independent research institute recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development. The University has been ranked number one in the field of sustainability and has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council as an ‘A’ grade university. This is the only university in India that provides multiple courses in M.Sc., M.Tech, Ph.D. and Diploma programmes.

5. Aligarh Muslim University

Courses Offered:
Master of Technology in Environmental Engineering

Aligarh Muslim University, located in Uttar Pradesh is a public university, funded by the central government of India. The university offers courses on Environmental Sciences. M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering is typically a two-year course that covers subjects such as Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Microbiology, Computational Methods, Water Supply Management, Waste Water Management, Municipal Water Treatment, Industrial Water Treatment, Applied Statistics for Environmental Engineering, Environmental Impact Assessment, Industrial Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution Control, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Remote Sensing and GIS Application, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology etc.

6. Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi
Courses Offered: Master of Technology in Environmental Science and Engineering

Jamia Milia Islamia University, located in Delhi, is a public central university. The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers a Post-Graduate course that forms the basis for M. Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering that offered by the Department of Civil Engineering. This is a three-year course, and is open to in-service engineers and scientists.

7. Delhi Technological University, New Delhi

Courses Offered:
B.Tech in Environmental Engineering
M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering
Ph.D in Environmental Engineering

Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), is a renowned government university located in New Delhi, India. It is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India. It was previously affiliated with the University of Delhi, and was given the state university status in 2009. The university has the Department of Environmental Engineering, which is a global leader in developing engineering solutions to societal-scale challenges. The department also provides opportunity to working engineers for upgrading their qualification under Continuing Education Programme on part time basis for the post graduate level. The department conducts cutting-edge research, in developing the vital areas that address the societal needs for environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

8. University of Mumbai

Courses Offered: M.Sc in Environmental Science

University of Mumbai, previously known as University of Bombay was established in 1857. It is one of the oldest and premier universities in India. M.Sc in Environmental Science programme focusses on topics such as basic ecology, environmental geography, basic statistics, air and water pollution, terrestrial pollution, pollution monitoring and control, industrial hygiene and toxicology, and environmental management aspects.

9. Nalanda University, Bihar

Courses Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Studies

Nalanda University, located in Bihar was established recently as a revival of an ancient center of learning at Nalanda. The university began its first academic session on September 1, 2014. The University offers a wide variety of post-graduate and doctoral programmes. The School of Ecology and Environment Studies at the Nalanda University offers a broad range of academic pursuits from natural sciences to social sciences. The School offers a Masters and Doctorate programme in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Given the inter-disciplinary character of the School, the University has appointed a core faculty drawn from natural sciences and social sciences.

10. Osmania University, Hyderabad

Courses Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Studies

The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad, India. The University is accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A’ Grade and conferred with the status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ by the UGC, New Delhi.

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