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SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT STUDIES

Career Prospects

The domain of Ecology and Environmental Studies as a career offers immense job opportunities. The term ‘Ecology’ is the relationship of living things to each other and to what’s around them. The word ‘Environmental Studies’ incorporates within it several activities for the protection of the environment. This in turn creates immense job opportunities for the ecologists, environmental scientists, environmental biologists, environmental modellers, environmental engineers and environmental journalists. A Master or Doctoral Degree holder in Ecology and Environment Studies can get a good position/ job according to their knowledge and experience. There is a need for them in following departments/ organizations:

National Level Departments/ Organizations

  • Environment Agency (EA)
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Industries, distilleries, fertilizer plants, mines, refineries, textile mills etc.
  • Social Development
  • Research and Development
  • Forest and Wildlife Management
  • Pollution Control Boards
  • Urban Planning
  • Water Resources and Agriculture
  • Public Institutions and Private Industries and Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Environmental monitoring organisations;
  • Charitable trusts and NGOs

International Organizations

These organizations are involved in environmental management, and conservation efforts:

  • Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Earth System Governance Project
  • Embassies and other Inter-national organization related to environment

Job options 

An environmental science degree equips you with essential skills that could lead to a job in the environment sector or a range of other occupations... 

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Research scientist
  • Policy analyst
  • Fisheries technician
  • Environmental education officer
  • Laboratory technician/analyst
  • Infrastructural Project Management
  • Environmental education officer
  • Environmental manager
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Recycling officer
  • Waste management officer
  • Water quality scientist

...and the list goes on

Some other jobs where a degree in Environment would be useful

  • Environmental health practitioner
  • Landscape architect
  • Town planner
  • Toxicologist
  • Transport planner
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