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B.A. (Hons.) Environment and Sustainable Development

Start Date

01 August 2023
End Date
31 July 2026
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3 Lacs

B.A. (Hons.) Environment and Sustainable Development

B.A. (Hons.) Environment and Sustainable Development-Programme Introduction

The B.A. (Hons.) Environment and Sustainable Development  programme at Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability (JSES) opens the pathway for working in international and national arenas in the challenging and exciting discipline of Environmental Studies. Environmental Studies has gained prominence in the present day and is set to become more and more sought after in the coming days. This is because a large number of businesses, governments, inter-governmental bodies and organisations in India and across the world are seeking ways to become more sustainable, energy efficient and climate-appropriate, and need experts in this area.

The multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies will allow you to gain knowledge of a number of key areas that play a role in environmental protection and sustainable development. These include sustainable management of natural resources, environmental sciences, policy, law and the social sciences. Students pursuing this degree programme will receive interdisciplinary education and will learn how to understand and connect perspectives from several key disciplines. They will, thus, become equipped with the skills needed to address the challenges of environmental protection and sustainable development, whether in the policy, law, science or conservation fields.

The B.A. (Hons.) Environment and Sustainable Development undergraduate programme will help you gain a thorough grounding of the subject area. You will be empowered to make a difference for the present as well as future generations, helping protect our common environment and shaping our collective futures. You will be able to bring about change in policy-making, management and governance that is directed towards balancing environmental, economic and social concerns, and sustainable development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning the basic theories of environmental studies.
  • To learn the philosophy behind environmental studies and different movements related to environment.
  • To appreciate the various existing theories related to environmental rights.
  • Ensuring that students from diverse backgrounds (including differently abled students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds) get a level playing field for their academic endeavours.
  • To learn the environmental ethics so that the practical applications of students produces benefit for the society.
  • Understanding the economic, cultural and political factors behind environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Appreciating the global nature of environmental and sustainability issues so that they can be applied contextually at all levels including global, national and local.
  • Learning the skills required to do critical analysis, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis and problem-solving exercises for environment.
  • To learn the skills required for the evaluation of environmental policies.
  • To get inter-disciplinary knowledge from other schools of JGU through cross-electives to get a better holistic academic training.

Why study B.A. (Hons.) Environment and Sustainable Development at JSES?

  • Environmental Studies programme opens the pathways for working in this challenging, complex and exciting discipline.
  • Gain knowledge of key areas in sustainable development and sustainable management of natural resources.
  • Curriculum with a global perspective, taught by research oriented internationally trained faculty.
  • Write a research thesis under faculty supervision and gain a solid foundation to pursue higher studies or research.
  • Benefit from JGU’s research-intensive environment and on-campus research centres.
  • Acquire the skills to excel in different roles in government bodies, non-profit organizations and the private sector.


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