B.A. (Hons.) Environmental Studies

Start Date
01 August 2021 

End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3 Lacs

JSES offers a three-year BA (Hons.) in Environment and Sustainability with a possible specialization of student’s choice within a wide pool of electives offered at JGU. JSES graduates must be able to understand the interrelation between the environment and society; to consider environment problems from a global perspective and take a local approach to solving them; to gauge the implications of decisions related to environmental policy.


The program will consist of student initiated projects that put theory into practice with real-world impact.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to B.A. ( Hons.) programme at JSES must have successfully passed the examination at the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent, Candidates will be selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental question, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview and at par JSAT/SAT/ACT score.

Students completing grade 12 in 2021 can also apply. 

Course Structure

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
 Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5
  • Introduction to Climate Change and Policy 

  • Introduction to Ecology 

  • Introduction to Environmental Law and Governance 

  • Introduction to Human-Environment Interaction 

  • Introduction to Wildlife and Forestry 

  • Globalization, Labor & Environment
  • Energy Science & Technology
  • Sustainable Food & Agriculture
  • Hydrogeology
  • Oceanography & Marine Biology
  • Communities & Ecosystems
  • Coral & Sea Level
  • Science & Politics In Environmental Decision-making
  • Forest Ecosystems & Management
 Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6
  • Environmental Ethics

  • Ecological Economics 

  • Global Environmental Pollution and Health 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment 

  • Energy and Environment 

  • +1 JSES Cross Elective 

  • Race, Poverty & Environment
  • South Asia: Environment, Development & Security
  • Dirty Politics: Regulating Hazardous Chemicals & Wastes
  • Environmental Justice
  • Geochemistry: Understanding Earth’s Environment
  • Introduction to Urban Studies: Shaping & Living the city
  • Introduction To Native Peoples & Sustainability
  • Global Environmental Policy & Law

Admission Procedure

Applicants for the B.A. (Hons.) Environmental Studies at JSES can apply direct through our online admission form available at our website.

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O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) awards Merit cum Means Scholarships (MCM) every year. The MCM Scholarship covers the tuition fee only. Scholarship applications will be opened by the University by 1 April and will be awarded to eligible students in July. The eligibility criteria includes annual family income, XII board score, JSAT or standardized examination results and faculty interview score. Weightage will also be given to curricular and non-curricular achievements.

Post Program Careers

A primary goal of the Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability is to offer undergraduate students a concentration in environmental studies with an opportunity to explore how humans interact with the environment, including physical, biological, philosophical, social, and legal elements. This includes forests and other public spaces, land use, all forms of energy, climate change, air, water, and toxic chemical pollution, wetlands, and delta management, transport and transport fuels, sustainability, environmental crimes, biodiversity and wildlife protection, food security, urban environmental issues, natural resources conservation and management, corporate social responsibility, environmental justice, and norms of international environmental law and policy.


For instance, graduates typically will be suited for, but not limited to Air Quality Analyst, AQI Consultant, Community Developer, Conservation Officer, Corporate CSR Consultant, Eco-tourism Operator, Environmental Analyst, Environmental Activist, Environmental Educator – Professor, Environmental Land Consultant, Environmental Lawyer, Environmental Lobbyist, Environmental Manager, Environmental Planner, Environmental Policy Advisor, Environmental Journalist, Environmental Researcher, Fisheries & Freshwater Consultant, Food Cooperative Specialist, Forest Resource Officer, Greenhouse Manager, Hazardous Waste Consultant, Land Use Planner, Non-profit Administrator, NGOs, Political Advisor – Sustainability, Remote Sensing Specialist, Sustainability Development Manager, Treatment Plant Operator, Urban Planner, Water Quality Inspector, & Wildlife Conservationist, wherein some career options would require post-graduation as well.

Admission Helpline

Mr. Anish Dhiman
Deputy Director Admissions & Outreach
M : +91 893 011 0914
Email :adhiman@jgu.edu.in

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