About the Book
importance of environmental science and environmental studies cannot be
disputed. The need for sustainable development is a key to the future
of mankind. Continuing problems of pollution, loss of forest, solid
waste disposal, degradation of environmental issues like economic
productivity and national security, Global warming, the depletion of
ozone layer and loss of biodiversity have made everyone aware of
environmental issues and consequences.
of the deteriorating status of the environment, study of environment
has so far not received adequate attention in our academic programmes. Recognizing
this, the Hon’ble supreme court directed the UGC to introduce a basic
course on environment at undergraduate level in college education. Accordingly, UGC constituted an expert committee, which drafted the core module course, comprising of 7 units and field work.
This book tries to cover up and match with the module core syllabus suggested by UGC, New Delhi for all branches of Engineering.
About the Author
Y. Anjaneyulu, M.Tech
(Environmental Management), M.Sc. (Environmental Technology) and M.Sc.
(Industrial Chemistry). He has 30 years of teaching experience and
presently working as Director, Institute of Science
and Technology, JNTU. Earlier he was Professor and Head, Centre for
Environment, JNTU, Hyd. He is involved in designing and conducting
postgraduate courses. He has already authored books on Environmental Science and Technology, besides presenting 70 research papers in journals.