The importance of environmental science and environmental studies cannot be disputed .The need for sustainable development is a key to the future of humankind. Continuing problems of pollution, solid waste disposal, degradation of environment, issues like economic productivity and national security, Global warming, the depletion of ozone layer and loss of biodiversity have made everyone aware of environmental issues. The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janerio in 1992 and World Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg in 2002 have drawn the attention of people around the globe to the deteriorating condition of our environment. It is clear that no citizen of the earth can afford to be ignorant of environment issues

In spite of the deteriorating status of the environment, studies of environment have so far not received adequate attention in our academic programme. This course helps students to understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment, builds Knowledge and skills necessary to address complex environmental issues, as well as ways we can take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.

The syllabus for environmental studies and Human Rights includes Classroom teaching and filed work. Field study as essential as class work and form an irreplaceable synergetic tool in the entire learning process. As part of this course, the students should conduct a filed study and submit the report for internal assessment. Besides to Field study in V semester, a study tour is proposed to make a comparative study of Environmental protection and Human Rights initiatives of Government level agencies during V or IV semester for cognitive knowledge sake