What does the programme offer? During the first three semesters, students will be taught a rich mix of fundamental courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology, as well as a basic foundation in the principles of Engineering. In addition, students will be exposed to several courses in humanities that will provide them with a better appreciation of science and its societal implications, as well as sharpen their skills in communicating science both to experts in their fields and to society at large. After successful completion of the first three semesters, students majoring in Earth & Environmental Science will be required to take a fixed number of core-courses in this Major. Students can then acquire additional expertise in special areas of their choice by crediting elective courses from among a wide range of special topics courses; additional elective courses in any of the other science/engineering disciplines could lead to a minor specialization, provided the minimum credit requirements for doing so are met. Students majoring in Earth & Environmental Science will be taught salient topics in Environmental Chemistry, Earth Science, Atmospheric Science and Environmental Engineering. The Laboratory Courses are thoughtfully designed to help understand various concepts taught in the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme, provide hands on experience with state of the art equipment and teach essential experimental techniques in earth & environmental management. The Earth & Environmental Science students will have opportunities to undertake research/practice oriented projects in the final semesters in an Earth & Environmental Science area of their choice.
Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2016 and those who are expecting to complete their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2017 are eligible to apply. The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects during their II PUC / 12th Standard. Candidates who have studied Biology, Statistics, Electronics, Computer Science, etc., in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are also eligible to apply. The candidates must have secured a first class or 60% or equivalent grade (relaxed to pass class for SC/ST candidates) in the II PUC / 12th Standard examination.
Based on the merit list of one of the following national examinations:
- KVPY-SA [appeared in 2015 and selected for the Fellowship]
- KVPY-SB [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship]
- KVPY-SX [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship]
- KVPY Fellows selected through the Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST candidates [appeared in 2015 for SA, 2016 for SB/SX and selected for the Fellowship]
- (IIT)JEE-Main: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD)
- (IIT)JEE-Advanced: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD)
- NEET-UG: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD).
Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Person with disability (PWD) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates: As per Government of India regulations.
Depending on their performance in national examinations such as KVPY, IITJEE (Main and Advanced), and AIPMT, students will be able to avail themselves of the standard fellowships offered by agencies such as KVPY and DST-INSPIRE.