World Environment Day and Environmental Engineering

Nature is everywhere. Humans are a part of nature. Today the world celebrates Environment Day, in order to understand and take action against the evils that are destroying our planet slowly but steadily. Deforestation, air pollution, land pollution, soil pollution, water pollution, toxic waste and global warming are some of the issues that need to be addressed by us immediately. We have been learning about these difficulties since school days and to solve them we have Environmental Engineers. World Environmental Day and Environmental Engineering are an important topic that children must learn about. After all, they are the future of Planet Earth.

World Environment Day Environmental Engineering

                                                      World Environment Day Environmental Engineering

Oxford Dictionary defines Environmental Engineering as: the branch of engineering that deals with the application of technology to the management of a specific indoor or outdoor environment or the natural environment as a whole, especially in the reduction of pollution, management of waste disposal, and mitigation of the impact of human industrial activity.

In India, there are several colleges that offer this course including Indian Institution of Technology (IIT).

Under Graduation Course: B. Tech Environmental Engineering

Eligibility: Passing STD 12 Science with subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration: 4 Years

Number of Semesters: 8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: ME /M. Tech Environmental Engineering

Course Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Successfully passing B. Tech Environmental Engineering or any other equivalent engineering branch.



Topics to Study

  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Environmental Science
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Engineering Physics
  5. Engineering Graphics
  6. Mechanics of Solids
  7. Elements of Mechanical Engineering
  8. Elements of Electrical Engineering
  9. Basics of Civil Engineering
  10. Computer Programming and Utilization
  11. Ecology
  12. Structural Engineering
  13. Fluid Mechanics
  14. Microbiology
  15. Environmental Structures
  16. Pollution and Control (Water)
  17. Chemical Engineering
  18. Pollution and Control (Air)
  19. Pollution and Control (Land)
  20. Environmental Resource Management
  21. Environmental Instrumentation
  22. Project Management
  23. Management Skills
  24. Waste water Treatment processes and plants
  25. Chemical treatment
  26. Solid Waste Management
  27. Energy sources and management
  28. Municipal Waste Management

Top Colleges

B.Sc. Environment Science:

  1. Berhampur University
  2. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  3. South Gujarat University, Surat
  4. University of Delhi
  5. University of Mysore
  6. University of Pune

B.E. Environment Science:

  1. Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi
  2. Gujarat University, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
  3. E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya
  4. Visvesvaraya Technological University, AIT, Chikmagalur

ME and M. Tech Environment Science:

  1. IIT, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras
  2. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya , Indore (MP)
  4. Thapar Instt of Engg & Technology, Patiala
  5. UP Technical University (Instt of Engg & Tech) Lucknow
  6. Visvesvaraya Technological University, AIT, Chikmagalur


  1. Air Pollution Control
  2. Design and Construction of Landfills
  3. Geo-Environmental Engineering
  4. Hazardous Waste Management
  5. Industrial Hygiene
  6. Land Management
  7. Public Health
  8. Radiation Protection
  9. Solid Waste Disposal
  10. Toxic Materials Control
  11. Waste water Management

Job Profiles after B. Tech:

  1. Environmental Journalist
  2. Project Assistant
  3. Research Associate
  4. Technical Assistant
  5. Working, volunteering and advocating for NGOs

Job Profiles after ME/M. Tech:

  1. Drilling Personnel
  2. Lead Project Engineer
  3. Marine Mammal Observer
  4. Seismic Acquisition Consultant
  5. Senior ROV Technician
  6. Reservoir Engineer
  7. Super Yacht Housekeeper
  8. Technical Engineering Manager


  1. AECOM
  2. Brunel India Pvt Ltd
  3. Dresser-Rand India Pvt Ltd
  4. Goodrich Corporation
  5. Kalpan Hydro Company
  7. Privi Organics Limited
  8. Sima Labs Pvt Ltd.
  9. SPML Infra Limited
  10. The Indure Private Limited


  1. State Pollution Control Board: Rs 15,000-Rs 30,000
  2. Tech Environment Engineering: Rs 35,000- Rs 50,000
  3. Research Work: Rs 50,000-Rs 75,000 

Environmental Engineering holds great importance in the 21st century. If you think this is your calling go for it with all your heart and help Planet Earth become as beautiful as it may have been before human destruction.

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Vinny Ahluwalia

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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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