M.Sc. (Ag.) in Environmental Science


Environmental challenges are all around us. Climate change, Global warming, Ozone layer depletion, acid rain, environmental pollution, photochemical smog, habitat loss, loss of biodiversity, ground water depletion, introduction of alien species, solid waste management and wastewater disposal are the major environmental challenges, the present world is facing. These environmental challenges would lead to various environmental threat if not managed properly in a scientific manner. To address these environmental issues and to find appropriate technology with scientific solution, the Master’s in Environmental Science program has been started at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in the year 1989.

Why this programme?

Study Programme

The Masters programme in Environmental Science has been designed following the ICAR/UGC guidelines. The course imparts:

Colleges offering

The master programme in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Environmental Science is offered by the Department of Environmental Sciences, Directorate of Natural Resource Management, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Application and Admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Environmental Science? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures. If you doubt whether admission is possible, feel free to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.

Future Career

Want to know about the job opportunities after completing the Master’s in Environmental Science Course. See where our alumni are placed.

Student placement

  1. Mrs. P. Vinothini, Environmental Scientist,Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Chennai
  2. Mrs. Akila. S, Assistant Professor, SRM, Chennai
  3. Mrs. Akhila. A, Teacher, Vocational Higher Secondary School, Kerala
  4. Mrs. Sangeetha. G, Assistant Professor, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindugal
  5. Mr. Yadav Prakash. S, Assistant Professor, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Agriculture College, Perambalur.
  6. Mrs. Priyatharshini. S, Assistant Professor, Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Pollachi.
  7. Mr. Vignesh Kumar. M, Assistant Professor, Krishna Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Tamil Nadu.
  8. Mrs. Megala Devi. R, Assistant Professor, Aravindhar Agricultural Institute of Technology, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
  9. Mr. Naveen Kumar A, Agriculture Officer, National Agro Foundation, Chennai
  10. Mrs. Sabithadevi. R, Assistant Professor, Imayam Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Trichy
  11. Mr. Khan Agha, Environmental Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Natural Resources, Afghanistan
  12. Mrs. M.S. Soundariya, Agriculture Field Officer, Central Bank of India, Tamil Nadu
  13. Mr. P. Jawahar, IAS, Secretary to Government, Puducherry
  14. Mr. C. Dhanabalan, Forest Range Officer, Tamil Nadu

Master’s in Environmental Science

Master Courses

After admission, the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of Environmental Science as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 70 credits, of which 30 credits are exclusively earmarked for their thesis Research.


Master’s thesis research

After completing the courses in the first year, the students start their thesis research. Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty, approved by the Dean of School of Post-Graduate Studies, who would guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic.


Research internship

The students are exposed to several scientific events like symposia and conferences. Many are encouraged to have internship training at other institutes for a couple of months, either in India or abroad.

Student Experiences

This course gave me a deep view about pressing global issues.
Problems like global warming, greenhouse effect, climate change etc, seem to be more threatening than they were after I get into this programme. This programme also created awareness in me about daily issues in the society like solid waste management, waste water management, problem of E-waste. I also learned about some of the pollution which aren’t even in the spotlight such as pesticide pollution, noise pollution, indoor air pollution, pollution due to microplastics etc., and I think people should talk about this more often. Overall, this programme has been an eye opening for me in many things and I intend to gain more knowledge and contribute my time and soul to be a part of something bigger.

Sundra Vigneshwar

“Since I adore nature, I decided to study environmental science. I’ve always found science to
be fascinating, so I knew I wanted to look at the environment from a scientific perspective. I am able to link my passion and what I think will be my contribution to the world thanks to the Environmental science major at TNAU. It is getting me ready for a fulfilling profession. The community for the major is fantastic; it is cooperative, promotes intellectual discovery, and values variety. Overall, ES affords me a great deal of academic flexibility and incredible options like study abroad, research, and field trips.” 
Priyanga S

I am very happy to complete environmental science course in the environmental science department. It was my goal and passion to study this course. This department encouraged me to explore my talent and potential by providing an exceptional integrated learning environment. I am really grateful to my teachers who have changed my whole aspect towards learning. And, I express my heartfelt thanks to the institution for giving me perfect opportunity to explore myself.”

Priyatharshini Sengottiyan

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