About Department

The Department of Environmental Science was established in 2008 and pioneers the field of undergraduate study of the subject by running the first ever B.Sc. (Hons.) course in Environmental Science under the University of Kalyani. The departmental laboratory is well equipped with scientific instruments for environmental monitoring including assessment of water, soil, and noise parameters. Seminar lectures are also arranged to provide the students better exposure of the subject. Every year two academic excursions are organized in different areas to expose the students to varied environmental set up.

The faculty members of the department are engaged in different research activities and share their experiences with the students. The faculties keep them up-to-date by attending various International/ National Conference/ Seminar/ Workshop/ Symposia. A good number of research publications have been made by the faculty members in different international/ national peer-reviewed journals of repute. Dr. Piyal Bhattacharya is performing the task of Principal Investigator of a major research project funded by the DST-SERB (Start-up Research Grant for Young Scientists), Government of India. He had completed another minor research project (MRP) funded by the UGC.

The Department houses an array of sophisticated as well as routine analytical instruments: Ion-Selective-Electrode bench top Meter, Digital VIS Spectrophotometer, Vertical Laminar Air Flow, Colorimeter, Digital Weighing Balance, Centrifuge Machine, Digital pH Meter, Digital Conductivity Meter, GPS, Compound Microscope, Double-distilled water Distillation Unit, Single-distilled water Distillation Unit, Hot Air Oven, Mechanical Shaker, Autoclave, Compact dry and wet bulb thermometer, Pocket Digital Thermometer, Pocket Digital Conductivity Meter, Pocket Digital Salinity Meter, Pocket Digital TDS Meter, Pocket Digital DO Meter, Digital Sound Level Meter, Hot Plate, Planimeter, Rotameter, Mirror Stereoscope, etc.

The Department is proud of having considerably good success rate for its outgoing students. The alumni of this department after graduation have pursued their M.Sc./M.B.A. from different institutes of repute, e.g., University of Kalyani, Visva-Bharati University, University of Calcutta, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, University of Burdwan, Guru Ghasidas Vishyavidyalaya, Asutosh College, etc.