Earth and Environmental Sciences are interdisciplinary, integrating principles of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics, as well as quantitative and critical thinking skills, to address geological and environmental issues related to the solid earth, the oceans, and the atmosphere. Cognizant of the above, the Department's programs and courses are designed to encompass a broad spectrum of basic scientific disciplines. The mission of this department is as follows:
- Graduate well rounded scientists who comprehend the multiple facets and relationships between different components of the earth and environmental systems.
- Equip students to participate in scientific and technological advancements across various disciplines while paying special attention to minimizing damage and distress to earth systems.
- 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.
- Attract and retain talented faculty to strengthen the existing areas, as well as to diversify wherever necessary.
- Create an ambience for superior teaching and research in frontier areas.
- Promote EES education and research in the country and enhance public-awareness about earth system related issues by organizing public lectures, seminars, workshops, schools, and conferences.
To achieve all of the above, we are constantly endeavouring to
- Design, develop, and refine curriculum based on expert inputs, industry and research needs, and student responses;
- Set-up well-equipped undergraduate teaching labs
- Deliver existing and new courses for advanced learners via the National Knowledge Network (NKN) and/or develop Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)for the dissemination of knowledge
- Create an ambience for superior teaching and research in frontier areas