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Environmental Science

Overview

The Department of Environmental Science is on the mission to research in detail on environmental impact and identify multiple problems with their root cause. Study and approach each problem in an innovative way to identify a technological solution helping resolve those problems. Our approach is to ensure each impact to environment is sensed, measured, recorded and reported to create an accountability framework. Once data is captured and available, it can be utilized in multiple ways to create different analytical framework support a lot of decision making. Hence the Departments mission is to create awareness, represent facts, and achieve their commitment to the environment in terms of saving on trees cut, reduction in land, water, air pollution, reduction in CO2 emission.

Inception – 1993

Vision 

Empowering students with required skills for protecting our fragile environment.

Mission

A Commitment towards practicing and preaching activities that leads to a pollution-free environment.

Head of the Department

Dr ( Mrs). Helen Roselene, Associate Prof., M.Sc, B.Ed., M.Phil, and PGD Pollution analysis, Ph.D. Lead Auditor

Email : evs@mccblr.edu.in

2022 – 23

  • Event: Talk on silk waste management to farmers of Kanakapura- Dr Helen Roselene.
    Details: Dr Helen Rosalene spoke to farmers about how to use the silk waste that is generated to make various useful products and not allow it to get wasted.
  • Event: Seed ball making workshop
    Details: Dr. Soumya G.S. taught the students to make seed balls so that they can carry these seedballs while travelling and disperse them.
  • Event: Eco Friendly product exhibition.
    Details: Students of environmental sciences make eco-friendly products and sold it in the campus to create awareness.
  • Event: Webinar- save soil.
    Details: Awareness on conservation of soil was conducted through a webinar.
    Resource person: Deepa Srinivas, a volunteer at Isha foundation.
  • Event: Eco-friendly Ganesha making workshop.
    Details: On occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi, Dr Soumya G.S. taught the teachers and students to make eco-friendly Ganesha and created an awareness about harmful effects of POP made idols and disposal.
  • Event: Academacia: Eco-Poly.
    Details: an intercollegiate environmental awareness game was conducted
  • Event: Cul-Week: Capture the moment.
    Details: On occasion of cul-week a photography competition was conducted for the students.
  • Event: 3-day Seminar-International Environment Leadership Program.
    Details: International Environmental Leadership Programme was jointly conducted by Institute of Bioecosciences, Virginia, US and Mount Carmel College Autonomous, Bangalore, India. It was a three-day programme conducted on December 12th, 13th, and 14th 2022. The programme was a platform for students to showcase their research skill abilities, interact with the world-renowned experts in the field of Environmental Science, Ecology, Economics and Music. The cohort team was engaged three months in prior to the event, where they were asked to choose the topic of their interest, research and present it in the event and judged by the peer team.
  • Event: International Conference: Retrofitting strategies for Sustainable development goals
    Details: In association with KSPCB a 2 day international conference was organised to enable discussion and deliberating strategies aiming towards achieving sustainable development goals.
  • Event: The Chatter box- Webinar on student’s career counselling
    Resource person: Professor Anantanarayanan Raman, Professor of Ecology with Charles Sturt University, NSW and a scientist with CSIRO, Australia.
  • Event: Workshop on Natural resource management using GIS.
    Resource Person: Mr. Shashank

2021 – 22

  • Competitions-
    1. Urban lockdown farmers.
    2. Bird feeders
    3. Innovative Sustainable Food conservators.
  • Tree mapping using GIS and oath.
  • World photography day celebration in association with Oh Snap!
    1. Competitions – A’pic story and Alter ego
  • Fresher’s day: Competition – The species rant.
  • Eco-friendly Ganesha Making.
  • World Wildlife Week-Virtual tour to urban jungle.
  • Academicia- who’s earth is it anyway.
  • Awareness programme on sanitary waste disposal.
  • Workshop on eco-friendly products.
  • Prathibimb Ayushi Science fest 2021 – webinar-Impact of covid on the environment.
  • Tree plantation drive.
  • Drawing and sketching competition- The tribal story.
  • Trekking, camping in the forest.
  • Intercollegiate Competition- The last Olympian.
  • Awareness program on judicial use of resources on occasion of World Earth Day.

2020 – 21

  • Event : Online competitions on 3rd June 2020.
    Details : On the theme -Environment the following competitions were conducted.
    1. Drawing/painting
    2. Poetry
    3. Best manager
  • Event : Webinar on 5th June 2020.
    Details : On the occasion of World Environment day, a webinar on eco-entrepreneurship was conducted.
    Resource Person : Ms. Kshama Rangan, Skills development specialist from Centre of sustainable development, Green Skills Academy, Bangalore
  • Event : Webinar on 16th August 2020.
    Details : A webinar on wildlife photography and conservation was conducted.
    Resource Person : Mr.Raghav Gupta, an IRS officer by profession and a wildlife photographer by passion.
  • Event : Competition Fashion for passion on 9th September 2020.
    Details : On the occasion of freshers day, a fashion with Recycled apparel and accessories competition was conducted.
  • Event : Competition Improv all-stars on 24th September 2020.
    Details : On the occasion of cul-week, an improv competition was conducted.
  • Event : Workshop- Grow Sustainable on 27th February 2021.
    Details : Fund-raiser. Workshop on organic paint, dreamcatcher, floor cleaner, soap, holi colour, and string art.
  • Event : Workshop-Ecoville on 4th March 2021.
    Details : Workshop on organic product making.
    Resource Person : Mrs. Anita Odekar, founder of Odekar Naturals.
  • Event : Competition- Neuron Knots on 9th March 2021 to 12th March 2021.
    Details : Cul-ah Preliminary: Quiz and sudoku Finals: Treasure Hunt
  • Event : Gaia on 12th March 2021.
    Details :1st edition of the magazine was released
  • Event : Karakaushalya on 19th March 2021.
    Details : Exhibition cum sale of eco-friendly products
  • Event : World water day- Webinar on 19th March 2021.
    Details : Webinar on ocean resource and sustainability.
  • Event : Webinar (GIS & RS) on 22nd March 2021
    Resourse Person : By Dr. Manjunath- basics of remote sensing and GIS were taught.
  • Event : World Forest Day workshop on 23rd March 2021.
    Details : Workshop on seed ball making , orchid cultivation, and distribution of vegetable seeds.

2019 – 20

  • Event : Seminar on 7th June 2019
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University.
    Details : Theme of the seminar – Air pollution. Final year students presented the poster in the seminar and won the best poster award.
  • Event : Seminar on 8th October 2019
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore Central University.
    Details : Final years attended a seminar on the water crisis.
  • Event : Seminar and visit to E Parisaraa Pvt Ltd. on 23rd November 2019.
    Organizing Committee :Zero Waste Society of India And Electrochemical Society of India
    Details : Seminar on Wealth From Waste; Series-1.
  • Event : World Environment day on 19th June 2019.
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous.
  • Event : Questathon 26th June 2019.
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : Quiz conducted on the occasion of freshers’ day.
  • Event : Competition 6th July 2019.
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : Conducted by Green Skill Academy.
  • Event : Tree plantation on 7th July 2019.
    Organizing Committee : Wilson Garden.
  • Event : Debate competition 18th July 2019.
    Organizing Committee :Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : Conducted on the occasion of cul-week day 2.
  • Event :Plantation program
    Organizing Committee :Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : First year and second years went for plantation program conducted by hasiru mission.
  • Event : Seed ball making workshop 23th August 2019.
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : Conducted on occasion of science day at Mount Carmel College, Autonomous.
  • Event : Eco-friendly ganesha making workshop 30th August 2019.
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : Conducted for teachers before Ganesh Chaturthi.
  • Event : CUl-ah 14th December 2019.
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : Green engine – Intercollegiate Competition was conducted.
  • Event : Talk on conservation of lakes 13th January 2020
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : i) Theme: Conservation of lakes
    Key note speaker- Dr. Hita Unnikrishnan
    ii)Devarbeesanahalli lake conservation –case study
    Speaker-Mrs Shalini Gopalkrishnan
  • Event : Swachh Bharat Pakhwada 16th to 31st January 2020.
    Organizing Committee : Department of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
    Details : To spread awareness on cleanliness as part of its ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’, the Ministry of Shipping is celebrating Swachh Bharat Pakhwada from 16th -31st January, 2020.

2018 – 19

  • World environment day celebration on 5th June 2018.
  • A logo competition was also held where students were expected to come up with a logo and environmental policy for the college 14th June 2018.
  • Smart city workshop.
  • Urban Gardening workshop.
  • Bird watching at lalbagh.
  • Awareness campaign on waste segregation.
  • Eco-friendly Ganesha making workshop.
  • Analysis of Drinking Water Quality, and waste water, Soil parameters, SPM and Noise Levels.
  • On site Experiential Learning for practical ecology
  • Extension activity with Rural Community.
  • Collaboration with NGOs, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).
  • Environmental Auditing and Management of the College as the part of extended learning.
  • Exposure to Research methodology and biostatistics and Geographic information system.

The B.Sc. Program on Environmental science and Sustainability lays a strong foundation for research in the field of Environmental science as the students are trained for water, air and soil analysis and interpret the data obtained scientifically .their exposure to community development program enables them extend their theoretical and practical knowledge to society .The collaboration with NGO and internship gives them exposure to safety, Health and Environment. The students are ready for working with Industry under SHE sector compilation of various forms for KSPCB and documentation of sustainable report.

Dr.Helen-Roselene

Dr. Helen Roselene

M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., PGDPA, PH.D., DBRM, V. LEAD Auditor ISO 14001:2015. IRCA, QCI.

HOD & Associate Professor

Soumya

Dr. Soumya G S

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.

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