The Department of Environmental Science is one of the six departments in the School of Biological Sciences. The main aim of the Department is to endow the students with sufficient knowledge in environmental issues, basic ability to think logically and the skills to utilize acquired knowledge to solve environmental problems in the various communities for their personal gains and the good of the society at large. Apart from teaching, Senior Members in the Department continues to engage themselves in active research and renders extension services to community. The Department of Environmental Science also renders outreach programmes through its facilities, i.e., Herbarium Unit and Botanical Garden to various categories of interest groups. These include Senior Members in the fields of applied biology and applied chemistry and students of first and second cycle institutions. Various religious and social groups also patronize the Botanical Garden.
The vision of the Department is to develop into a renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research into environmental issues.
The mission of the Department of Environmental Science is to offer equal opportunity to students to train as middle and high level Environmental Scientists by equipping them with relevant requisite knowledge and skills to solve environmental problems at the local, national and international levels.
The competencies of faculty members have been developed to solve environmental problems related to water, soil, atmospheric pollution, biodiversity and conservation. The Department regularly reviews its syllabus and introduces new programmes to meet the demand needs of the nation as well as international needs. It also encourages its faculty members and staff to develop themselves to play their roles effectively and for self advancement of their careers.
(i) Candidates must have passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Core Science.
(ii) In addition to the above, candidates must have obtained aggregate 10 or better in the following three elective subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics with grades not lower than D in Biology and one other science subject