Career In Waste Management

Does the mounting garbage bother you? Do you care for the environment? Then you surely are aware of the hazards caused by the increasing waste.

With a career in waste management, you coordinate and manage waste disposal, waste collection and recycling operations. The duties include:

  • Work with teams to create well-designed waste disposal plans.
  • Monitor waste disposal areas.
  • Write and monitor different types of necessary reports.
  • Ensure that all waste management measures are in keeping with the laws and regulations
  • Oversee and administer waste management budgets.

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

Aspiring students should have completed a Bachelor?s Degree in related field or equivalent in subjects like Environmental Science, Biology, Environmental Engineering or Geography can pursue M.Sc. in Environmental Management.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

The syllabus for M.Sc. in Environmental Management is as follows:

Sr. No. Subjects of Study
1 Basics of environment and its management
2 Environmental biology
3 Environmental chemistry and pollution
4 Environmental earth science and natural hazards management
5 Practical I
6 Environmental sampling and data analysis
7 Analytical methods for environmental monitoring
8 Management process and Organizational behaviour
9 Environmental law and management
  Practical II and Fieldwork
(a) Practical
(b) Fieldwork
10 Remote sensing and GIS - Application in environmental management
11 Energy and environment
 12 Environmental modelling
13 Basics of water supply and treatment
14 Practical III and Fieldwork
(a) Practical
(b) Fieldwork
15 Environmental impact assessment & risk analysis
16 Air pollution management
17 Wastewater management
18 Solid waste management and disposal
19 (a) M.Sc. Dissertation & (b) Viva-Voce

Employment Areas

  1. Colleges and Universities
  2. Environmental Management Boards
  3. Coastal Management Centers
  4. Biotech Companies
  5. Multinational companies
  6. NGOs

Careers Related To The Field

  1. Analyst - Environmental Management
  2. Manager - Environmental Management
  3. Environmental Officer/Manager
  4. Manager - Environmental Management Pharmaceutical
  5. Environmental Management System Assistant
  6. Environmental Economist
  7. Team Leader/Coastal Management Specialist
  8. Environmental Biotechnologist
  9. Environmental Technician - Supplier Management
  10. Trainee Medical Representative
  11. Product Manager - Environmental Health & Safety

Salary Range

The average salary is INR 62,000 in public sector companies and INR 1.31 lacs in private sector companies.

Top Universities

  1. Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  2. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
  3. Dimoria College, Kamrup, Assam
  4. Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam


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