Earth is a dynamic planet whose surface is constantly modified by wind, water, earthquakes, volcanoes, and, increasingly, human activities. Its interior is also changing, as indicated by fluctuations in the strength and direction of the magnetic field and gas emissions from volcanoes. Global systems studies probe the processes that form and modify the planet, from cycling of water and human interactions, to magmatism and faulting at plate boundaries, to the recycling of plates within the convecting mantle. Our understanding of these systems requires measurements of present-day Earth structure, as well as records of the climate, tectonics, and ocean-atmosphere coupling since Earth's formation 4.5 billion years ago. Earth and Environmental Sciences, therefore, represent the integration of chemistry, biology, and physics as applied to Earth and planetary systems.
This multi-disciplinary, systems-based approach will form the basis for our graduate degree programs. IISER Bhopal intends to offer a holistic learning scheme encompassing several courses that incorporate multiple instruction methods and opportunities for individual study under the aegis of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. The courses offered here will opens doors to careers in environmental monitoring, public policy, environmental health studies, natural hazards, petroleum and mineral exploration, and water resources.
Earth and Environmental Sciences are interdisciplinary, integrating principles of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, along with quantitative and critical thinking skills, to address geological and environmental issues related to the solid earth, the oceans, and the atmosphere. To this end, the Department's programs and courses are designed to encompass a broad spectrum of basic scientific disciplines. The mission of this department is to graduate well rounded scientists who comprehend the multiple facets and relationships between different components of the earth and environmental systems. They will be capable of participating in scientific and technological advancements across various disciplines while paying special attention to minimizing damage and distress to earth systems.
Bhopal city is well situated for field studies in atmospheric sciences, geology, ground/ surface water science, and soil science. The department intends to develop beneficial relationships with governmental organizations, industries, and nearby educational institutions to build robust approaches to solve environmental problems of various intensities spanning across different geographical scales.
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Laboratory and Instrumentation facilities
- PANalytical Epsilon 5 fully integrated X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
- Metrohm Basic 883 Ion chromatography system
- DRI thermal-optical carbon analyzer
- Magee Scientific OT21 optical transmissometer
- Airmetrics Mini-Vol ambient particle samplers
- OPTEC NGN 3A nephelometer
- OPTEC LPV2 long path optical transmissometer
- TSI EPC 3083 environmental particle counter
- Vaisala WXT520 automatic weather station
- Aerosol re-suspension chamber
- Fully equipped mineralogy and petrology labs with over 200 mineral and rock specimens, mineral thin section and petrological microscopes (Leica DM 1000)
- 24” Lapro laboratory cutting saw for rock cutting
- 8000D-230 dual mixer mill and SPEX rock crusher
- Pall Cascada ultra-pure (18.2 MΩ) water system
- Ultra clean (class 1000) laboratories (in the process of being designed)
A multi-disciplinary, systems-based approach is the basis for our doctoral program. We offer a holistic learning scheme encompassing several courses that incorporate multiple instruction methods and opportunities for individual study under the aegis of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. Currently, EES offers a doctoral degree (PhD) program in all its major research areas.
The department also offers a couple of core courses and several professional electives to BS-MS students. The courses offered by our department are aimed at opening doors to careers in environmental monitoring, public policy, and environmental health studies, natural hazards, petroleum and mineral exploration, and water resources.