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Careers In Sustainability

Careers in environment friendly careers are popularly being adopted today. With technological advancements and industrialization in recent years, the environment has suffered damaging effects. Now companies have cleaner and greener processes in place. The implementation of various laws also ensures the organizations adhere to the norms and discard the waste in an appropriate manner. There are ample career opportunities in sustainability if you want to pursue a career in this field.

A career in sustainability management involves analysis of the various policies, programs, understand the waste and come up with solutions to reduce it. Through this field challenges such as energy generation and supply, clean water, adequate sanitation, food production and distribution, human health and threats to biodiversity can be addressed. Sustainable managers are also responsible for marketing the new ideas to internal and external stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

To pursue M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, students should have passed the Bachelor’s Degree and intermediate in the second division with at least 50% marks.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

Year I
Sr. No. Subjects of Study
1          Global Sustainable Development
2          Biodiversity Conservation and Mgt.
3          Global Energy Policies & Resources
4          Green Movements
5          Green and Eco Philosophy
Year II
1          Environmental Policies and Perspectives
2          Environmental Disasters
3          Island Development and Biodiversity
4          Fragile Ecosystem Development
5          Forest and Wildlife Protection

Employment Areas

  1. Colleges and Universities
  2. Water Boards
  3. Transport and Water Management Companies
  4. Energy Research Centres
  5. City Municipalities
  6. Ministry of Environment

Careers Related To The Field

  1. Consultant
  2. Scientist
  3. Policy Advisor
  4. Program Coordinator
  5. Environmental Marketing Specialist
  6. Senior Development Manager
  7. Business Development Executive
  8. Regional Training & Development Manager
  9. Purchase/Vendor Development Manager
  10. Branch Manager
  11. Teacher & Lecturer

Salary Range

An entry level sustainability manager (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of INR 6,12,958. On the other end, a senior level sustainability manager (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of INR 10,62,403.

Top Universities

  1. Amity University, Mumbai
  2. Amity University, Gurgaon
  3. SGT University, Gurgaon
  4. Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur
  5. Biyani Girls College, Jaipur
  6. Uttaranchal College of Bio-Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dehradun
  7. Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad
  8. Shoolini University, Solan
  9. Thapar University, Patiala
  10. Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune
  11. Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow
  12. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  13. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  14. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  15. Integral University, Lucknow

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