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Environmental Studies Semester 1 (FE First Year) BE Biotechnology University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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University of Mumbai Semester 1 (FE First Year) Environmental Studies Revised Syllabus

University of Mumbai Semester 1 (FE First Year) Environmental Studies and their Unit wise marks distribution

Units and Topics

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Syllabus

100 Overview of Environmental Aspects
  • Definition, Scope and Importance of Environmental Study
  • Need for Public awareness of environmental education
  • Introduction to depletion of natural resources: Soil, Water, Minerals and Forests.
  • Global crisis related to – Population, water, sanitation & Land.
  • Ecosystem:
    Study of ecosystems: Forest, desert and aquatic (in brief).
    Energy flow in the Ecosystem, an overview of Food Chain, Food Web and Ecological Pyramid.
    Concept of ecological succession and its impact on human beings (in brief).
    Case Study on Chipko Movement (Uttarakhand, India), (began in 1973).
200 Aspects of Sustainable Development
  • Concept of sustainable development
  • Social, Economical and Environmental aspect of sustainable development.
  • Control Measures:- 3R (Reuse, Recovery, Recycle), Appropriate Technology, Environmental education, Resource utilization as per the carrying capacity.
300 Environmental Pollution
301 E‐Pollution
304 Water Pollution
  • Sources and Treatment, Concept of waste waters ‐  Domestic & Industrial and treatment.
  • Case Study:- Minamata Disease.
305 Land Pollution
  • Solid waste, Solid waste Management by Land filling, Composting.
306 Air Pollution
  • Sources, Effects of air pollution with respect to Global Warming, Ozone layer Depletion, Acid Rain, Photochemical smog
  • Two Control Measures‐  Bag house Filter, Venturi scrubber.
  • Case Study:- Bhopal Gas Tragedy
400 Pollution Control Legislation
  • Overview
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoE & F).
  • Organizational structure of MoE & F.
  • Functions and powers of Central Control Pollution Board.
  • Functions and powers of State Control Pollution Board.
  • Environmental Clearance, Consent and Authorization Mechanism.
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • Any two case studies pertaining to Environmental Legislation.
500 Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Limitations of conventional sources of Energy.
  • Various renewable energy sources.
  • Solar Energy:- Principle, Working of Flat plate collector & Photovoltaic cell.
  • Wind Energy:- Principle, Wind Turbines.
  • Hydel Energy:- Principle, Hydropower generation.
  • Geothermal Energy:- Introduction, Steam Power Plant
600 Technological Advances to Overcome Environmental Problems
  • Role of Technology in Environment and health
  • Concept of Green Buildings, Indoor air pollution
  • Carbon Credit:- Introduction, General concept.
  • Disaster Management:- Two Events: Tsunami, Earthquakes, Techniques of Disaster Management
  • Case Study:- Earthquake in Japan
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