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Environmental Science

Environmental Science

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The Department of Environmental Science (initially the Department of Environmental Studies), Shillong College was established in the year 2009. During its initial years, the Department solely catered to the need of under graduate students of all streams by teaching the compulsory subject Environmental Studies as directed by the Honourable Supreme Court. Later, in view of the varying environmental issues and problems prevalent in today's world, the vast scope of the subject, its limited representation in the region and the keen interest of the students, an honoursprogramme in the subject was offered from the academic session 2017.
As a subject Environmental Science deals with numerous issues that intermingle amongst various fields of study and involves interdisciplinary learning which deals with pressing concerns of matters relating to human beings, the environment and the inter-relationship of various factors that make life possible on Earth. More importantly, its study can help bring about possible solutions to various environmental problems and improve conservation efforts.
The main aim of the department is to bring to the fore the importance of Environmental Science as a subject of learning. The department tirelessly works towards attracting the younger generation to this subject matter which holds great importance as well as scope. It also focuses its endeavors to educate young minds towards being more environmentally conscious. A major objective of the Department is to equip its students with proper knowledge, skills and training to be able to serve society in best way possible. The Department will continue to strive for excellence and contribute to the healthy and positive growth of the academic environment not only in the college, but in society and the nation as a whole.
NameEducational Qualification

Working since


Dr. (Smt.) M. B. Lynser(Head)

M.Sc (Env. Sc), Ph.D, NET

[email protected]
Dr. Balawan Joshua Mawrie

M.Sc (Env. Sc), Ph.D, NET

03-09-2014[email protected]
Dr.(Smt) B. NongbriM.Sc (Env. Sc), Ph.D.
10-07-2019[email protected]
Shri. B. H. DiengdohM.Sc (Env. Sc), NET
Ph.D (ongoing)
15-05-2017[email protected]
Dr(Smt). T. L. NonglaitM.Sc (Env. Sc), Ph.DNET.04-02-2019[email protected]
B.Sc (Environmental Science)
The faculty members of the department are actively involved in research activities. They also have a number of publications in reputed journals, book chapters and seminars proceedings. Ongoing and completed projects undertaken by the teachers of the Department are given below:
• College funded project: Study on Plant Diversity in Shillong College extended campus at Umroh-Mawkasiang, Shillong. - Completed
• Minor Project Funded by UGC: Non Timber Forest Products use and extraction in Community Forests of East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, India– Completed
• College funded project: Comparative Analysis of surface and underground waterquality in the 4th Furlong Area, Shillong - Ongoing.