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“I don’t want to protect the environment. I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting” ~Anonymous Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. It involves waste water management, air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, animal agriculture, environmental sustainability, public health and environmental engineering law. It also includes studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects. Environmental engineers spend time working in laboratories, in the field, at locations such as construction sites, mines, waste treatment facilities and in polluted environments. To minimize their risk of exposure to harmful chemicals and other pollutants, environmental engineers must wear protective clothing, which may include overalls, masks, gloves and safety glasses. Duties of Environmental Engineers Environmental engineers typically do the following: Prepare, review, and update environmental investigation reports. Design projects that lead to environmental protection, such as water reclamation facilities, air pollution control systems, and operations that convert waste to energy. Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures. Provide technical support for environmental remediation projects and for legal actions. Analyze scientific data and do quality-control checks. Monitor the progress of environmental improvement programs. Inspect industrial and municipal facilities and programs in order to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Advise corporations and government agencies about procedures for cleaning up contaminated sites.

Career Way

Diploma in Environmental Engineering
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10th (Science & Mathematics)
Entrance Exam --
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹60,000 to ₹2,50,000
Mode Regular
Goal Water Resource Manager, Urban Water Engineer

Colleges

Acharya Polytechnic, Bengaluru
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology (ATU), Chikmagalur, Karnataka
AKS University, M.P
Al-Falah University (AFU), Faridabad, Haryana
Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET), Noida
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna, Bihar
Assayer Institute of Innovative Education, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela, Orrisa
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
Ch. B.P. Government Engineering College, Jaffarpur, New Delhi
Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa Haryana
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow
Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning and Management, South Sikkim, Sikkim
Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam
Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU), Lucknow
Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Mathura
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Jagan Nath College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jagannath Institute of Engineering and Technology, Cuttack, Orrisa
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai (LD) College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
Mahamaya Technical University (MTU), Noida
Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal
Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Sharda University (SU), Noida
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi

Key Skills

Communication Skills
Organizational & time management skills
Planning Skills

Career Prospectous

Environmental Engineer
Wastewater Environmental Engineer
Environmental Compliance Engineer
Energy and Environment Engineer
Water Resource Manager
Urban Water Engineer
Planner
An Operator of pollution control facilities
Professional Society Worker
Safety Engineer
Environmental Health Research Scientist

Salary

Indians working with Central and State Pollution Control boards can get salaries ranging from ₹15,000 to 60,000.

Candidates with M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering receive attractive salary ranging from ₹35,000 to 1,00,000.

Doing a research work in Environmental Engineering can be high paying as the professional earns the salary between ₹50,000 to 1,50,000.

Role Models

  • G. D. Agrawal

    G. D. Agrawal or Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand (born 20 July 1932) is an Environmental Engineer in India. After having spent a considerable time in this arena, he continues to teach and inspire students as an Honorary Professor of Environmental Sciences at the Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, in Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh. He is notable for his successful fast in 2009 to stop the damming of the Bhagirathi River. He was the first member-secretary of the Government of India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) . He was formerly head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at IIT Kanpur. Agrawal is a sought-after environmental impact assessment consultant and is a director of Envirotech Instruments (P) Limited, New Delhi, a company that he established with some of his former students from IIT-Kanpur. He is an engineer's engineer, the person his peers turn to for solutions to difficult technical problems.

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