Environmental Science

INTRODUCTION

Sustainable Development Study Centre is working as an interdisciplinary setup with Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Geography and Biotechnology. The center is currently focusing on research activity encompassing sustainable livelihoods, environmental management and community development in Pakistan with national attention drawn to the problems of environmental degradation and related issues. It is hoped that SDSC will help to pioneer a new trend for applied research emerging from academia to influence policy makers in the area of socioeconomic development. In addition the center has established linkage with other institutions of higher learning in environmental research. The center has designed interdisciplinary courses and research to overcome the trust deficit between policy makers and academia.

The Objectives of SDSC are to:

  • Address Pakistan’s sustainability issues with innovative, integrated, collaborative, and trans-disciplinary research.
  • Mobilize S&T for managing boundaries between knowledge and action
  • Enhance postgraduate teaching in the emerging field of sustainability science with emphasis on critical analyses and thinking
  • Build capacity to develop SDSC as a center of excellence on sustainability research and teaching at national and International level.

Facilities

The SDSC became fully operational in the March 2007 in a purpose built four story building. The infrastructure includes laboratories, lecture rooms, conference rooms and a library. There are well equipped laboratories (Soil and Plants Analysis, Alternative Energy, Aquatic and Environmental Toxicology, Air pollution, Water research, Environmental microbiology and Biotechnology to facilitate the research requirements of BSc (Hons), MPhil and PhD students. Library has a collection of more than 515 reference books and computers are available for the students to avail internet and digital library facilities.

Special Features

SDSC has academic and research collaborations with the following international and national organizations/departments/ institutes:

  • Worldwide fund for Nature (WWF Pakistan)
  • King Edward Medical University (KEMU Pakistan)
  • College of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Punjab, Pakistan.
  • NEC Consultants (Private) Limited
  • Solution Environmental & Analytical Laboratory, Pakistan
  • Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Aquadem  (Turkey)
  • Lahore Waste Management Company. (LWMC)
  • LEED Pakistan.
  • Urban Unit
  • Ministry of Environment, Government of Punjab

Career Opportunities in this discipline are immense and are further going to increase in Pakistan and abroad in future. Environmental Science graduates can find jobs in

  • Research and Development Organizations
  • Industries
  • Health Department
  • Environmental NGOs
  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Solid Waste Management Companies
  • Environmental Education
  • Social Development Sector

The following Academic Programmes are offered in Environmental Science at SDSC:

  • BSc Hons (Morning and Evening)
  • MPhil (Evening)
  • PhD.

Following research groups are working at SDSC:

  • Air Pollution Monitoring and Control
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Public Health
  • Ecosystem Services Valuation
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Industrial Ecology and Eco-Entrepreneurship
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Solid and & Hazardous Waste Management
  • Sustainable and Renewable Energy
  • Water and Waste-Water Management

Courses

Year-1
Semester I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-1101 Introduction to Environmental Science 2
ENVSC-1101P Introduction to Environmental Science Practical 1
Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-1201 Fundamental of Ecology 2
ENVSC-1201P Fundamental of Ecology Practical 1
Year-2
Semester III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-2101 Chemistry of the Environment 2
ENVSC-2101P Chemistry of the Environment Practical 1
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-4209 Environment Profile of Pakistan 3
ENVSC-2202 Environmental Monitoring (Air Water Soil and Noise) 3
ENVSC-2202P Environmental Monitoring Practical (Air Water Soil and Noise) 1
Year-3
Semester V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-3102 Applied Ecology 3
ENVSC-3102P Applied Ecology Practical 1
ENVSC-3103 Fundamentals of Earth Sciences 3
ENVSC-3104 Environmental Microbiology 3
ENVSC-3104P Environmental Microbiology Practical 1
ENVSC-3107 Climate Change 3
ENVSC-4206 Environmental Governance 2
ENVSC-4206P Environmental Governance Practical 1
Semester VI
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-2201 Physics of the Environment 2
ENVSC-2201P Physics of the Environment Practical 1
ENVSC-3105 Environmental Toxicology 2
ENVSC-3105P Environmental Toxicology Practical 1
ENVSC-3205 Natural Resource Management 2
ENVSC-3205P Natural Resource Management Practical 1
ENVSC-3206 Environmental Economics 2
ENVSC-3206P       Environmental Economics Practical 1

 

Year-4
Semester VII    
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-4201 Environmental Management Systems 2
ENVSC-4201P              Environmental Management Systems Practical 1
ENVSC-4202 Remote Sensing and GIS 3
ENVSC-4202P Remote Sensing and GIS 1
Elective – I 2+1
Elective – II 2+1
ENVSC-4299 Research Project / Internship 3
Semester VIII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-4101 Conservation Biology 3
ENVSC-4101P Conservation Biology 1
ENVSC-4102 Environmental Impact Assessment 2
ENVSC-4102P Environmental Impact Assessment 1
Elective – III 2+1
Elective – IV 2+1
ENVSC-4299              Research Project /Internship 3
 Elective Courses
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-3201 History and Philosophy of Environmental Thought 3
ENVSC-4203 & 4203P Health and Environment + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4204 & 4204P Data Analysis + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4205 & 4205P Environmental Biotechnology + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4207 & 4207P Water Resource Management + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4208 & 4208P Disaster Management + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4211 & 4211P Energy Sustainability and Environment + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4212 & 4212P Pollutant Movement in Soil 2+1
ENVSC-4213 & 4213P Solid Waste Management + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4214 & 4214P Occupational Safety and Health + Practical 2+1
ENVSC-4215 & 421sP Sustainable Consumption and Production 2+1
Year-1
Semester I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-1101 Introduction to Environmental Science 2
ENVSC-1101P Introduction to Environmental Science Practical 1
Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-1201 Fundamental of Ecology 2
ENVSC-1201P Fundamental of Ecology Practical 1

 

Year-2
Semester I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-2101 Chemistry of the Environment 2
ENVSC-2101P Chemistry of the Environment Practical 1
Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-4209 Environmental Profile of Pakistan 3
Year-1
Semester I & II (Students will take 4 courses per semester i.e. 12 credit hours)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-7102 Stress Physiology 3
ENVSC-7104 Wastewater Management (Treatment & Reuse) 3
ENVSC-7105 Restoration Ecology 3
ENVSC-7106 Sustainable Agriculture 3
ENVSC-7107 Research Methods in Environmental Science 3
ENVSC-7108 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 3
ENVSC-7109 Strategic Environmental Assessment 3
ENVSC-7110 Environmental Analytical Techniques 3
ENVSC-7123 Environmental Auditing 3
ENVSC-7127 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3
ENVSC-7130 Alternative Energy Sources 3
ENVSC-7130 Principals and Applications of Bioremediation 3
ENVSC-7139 Laboratory Management Practices 3
ENVSC-7144 Global Environmental Politics 3
ENVSC-7209 Eco Entrepreneurship 3
Year-2
Semester III & IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-7499 Thesis 12

 

The PhD candidates shall cover 18 credit hours course work in their year 1 i.e. prior to the start of their dissertation-thesis work.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVSC-8101 Climate Change & Natural Resource Management 3
ENVSC-8102 Sustainability Science 3
ENVSC-8103 Wastewater Engineering 3
ENVSC-8104 Aquaculture Practices and Management 3
ENVSC-8105 Sustainable Development & Environmental Economics 3
ENVSC-8106 Public Health & Environment 3
ENVSC-8107 Synopsis and Academic Writing 3
ENVSC-8108 Governance for Sustainable Development 3
ENVSC-8109 Urban Ecology & Ecosystem Health 3
ENVSC-8114 Wetlands Management 3
ENVSC-8115 Environmental Policy Evaluation 3
ENVSC-8116 Air Pollution Control 3
ENVSC-8117 Evaluation and Assessment of Conservation Areas 3
ENVSC-8118 Culture and Sustainable Development 3
ENVSC-8119 Green Marketing Management 3

Faculty

dr faiza sharif-1

Prof. Dr. Faiza Sharif 
PhD (GCUL)

Designation:
Director & Professor

Prof. Dr. Amtul Bari Tabinda

Prof. Dr. Amtul Bari Tabinda Akhtar *
Ph.D (PU)

Designation:
Professor

Prof. Dr. Engr. Abdullah Yasar

Prof. Dr. Engr. Abdullah Yasar *
Ph.D. (PU)

Designation:
Professor

Dr. Abdul-Sattar Nizami

Dr. Abdul-Sattar Nizami
PhD (Ireland), Postdoc (Toronto)

Designation:
Associate Professor

Mr. Muhammad Umar Hayyat

Mr. Muhammad Umar Hayyat
M.Phil (GCUL)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. M. Farhan

Dr. M. Farhan
PhD (GCUL)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. M. Afzal

Dr. M. Afzal
PhD (UOP, Malaysia)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

dr rizwan rasheed

Dr. Rizwan Rasheed
PhD. (GCUL),
Postdoc (Univ. of Nottingham, UK)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Waqas ud Din Khan

Dr. Waqas ud Din Khan
PhD (UAF), Postdoc (Australia)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mujtaba Baqar

Dr. Mujtaba Baqar
PhD (PU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr Laila Shahzad

Dr Laila Shahzad
PhD (LCWU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr Qaiser Farid Khan

Dr Qaiser Farid Khan
PhD (QAU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor (Contract)

Ms. Gul Zareen Ghafoor

Ms. Gul Zareen Ghafoor
MPhil (GCUL)

Designation:
Lecturer

Muhammad Naveed Anwar

Mr. M. Naveed Anwar
MPhil (NUST)

Designation:
Lecturer

Prof. Dr Amin U Khan

Prof. Dr Amin U Khan*

Designation:
Distinguished Professor