Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
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|Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow|
BBAU Main Building
|Affiliation||UGC , AIU|
|Chancellor||Navjivan Lal Lakhanpal|
|Location||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Campus||250 Acre Urban|
BBAU's schools are:
- School for Ambedkar Studies
- School for Information Science & Technology
- School for Environmental Sciences
- School for Education
- School for Bio-Sciences & Bio-technology
- School for Legal Studies
- School for Physical Sciences
- School for Management
School for Environmental Sciences
Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science (DES) under SES runs a two-year full-time M.Sc. Environmental Science since its inception in July 1997. It started another two-year M.Sc. course in the session 2007-08 as Environmental Microbiology with emphasis on industrial waste management. The department offers Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Science. There are three professors, one reader and five lecturers in the department from specializations such as Environmental Microbiology, Stress Physiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Microbial Ecology, Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Management etc.
The department has shifted to a new building with a Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL), Central Research Lab, M.Sc. Environmental Science Lab and M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology. For CIL certain major equipment, e.g., Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, HPLC, Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis-double beam Spectrophotometer, Trinocular Microscope with Phase Contrast and fluorescent facilities are in process. A Field Research Laboratory with Green House, Net House and Tissue Culture facility has also been established.
The department organizes regular seminars during weekends for the students, where students speak on topics of their choice, to harness their oration skills and to create general awareness on aspects of environmental issues. The department is actively organizing special programmes on current topics in environmental science from time to time.
The Department of Environmental Science has 10 faculty members engaged in postgraduate teaching and research. The current emphasis is on developing individual core thematic research group with specializations of environmental sciences integrating its interdisciplinary nature. The main research activities of the department are provided below:
- Environmental stress on the growth response of medicinal plants
- Bioremediation of environmental contaminants including heavy metals
- Soil health and management
- Synegistic effect of herbicides and air pollutants on plants
- Physiological response and mechanism of metal tolerance in lichens of Garhwal Himalayas
- Land use modelling, water resource management, environmental planning, remote sensing & GIS
Department of Environmental Microbiology
The Department of Environmental Microbiology (DEM) under School for Environmental Sciences (SES) is running two-year full-time, M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology. It was started as M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology under Environmental Sciences from the session 2007-2008. The department has been sanctioned as independent by UGC-2010 under School for Environmental Sciences. The department offers Ph.D. degree in Environmental Microbiology.
There are one professor, two associate professors and three assistant professors in dthe epartment with diverse fields of specialization: Microbial Ecology, Bioremediation and Metagenomics, Rhizosphere Microbiology, Stress Physiology and General Microbiology. The department has well-equipped M.Sc. Laboratory.
The department organizes regular seminars during weekend in which students give presentations on their topic related with their courses of environmental microbiology. Due to rapid growth of Indian society and global interaction, there is contamination of food, water and also challenge to manage the limited natural resources of country. Hence, to orient the society for new challenges, school start new courses for M.Sc. Degree in the area of Food Microbiology & Toxicology, Industrial Microbiology and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology under the Contemporary and Innovative Courses Programme.
Environmental Microbiology endeavors for field-scale demonstration and optimization of technology for detoxification of distillery and pulp paper mill waste for the control of environmental pollution and conservation of aquatic resources for sustainable development of the industry.