Resources and Environment

By DR. V KRISHNA KUMAR   |   Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Maharaja's College, University of Mysore, Mysuru
Learners enrolled: 1595
The environment studies enlighten us, about the importance of protection and conservation and our indiscriminate release of pollution into the environment. At present a great number of environment issues, have grown in size and complexity day by day, threatening the survival of mankind on earth.The Study of  environment and resources  includes Natural resources Principle of resources Use of resources and its impact on environment and it also focuses on  environment changing Interface of environment with resources.

Pedagogy :

Online teaching 
One to one interaction
Presentation and discussion using ppt etc
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 09 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Apr 2023
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week - I - 1. Meaning Nature and Components of Environment | 2. Meaning Nature and Components of Resources | 3. Classification of Resources |
Week - II - 4. Distribution and Utilization of Water | 5. Resources and Environmental Interface | 6.Types and Distribution of Forests |
Week - III - 7. Types and Distribution of Fisheries | 8. Types and Distribution of Flora & Fauna | 9.Types and Distribution of Soils |
Week - IV - 10. Economic & Environmental Significance & conservation of Water| 11. Distribution of Utilization of Mineral Resources | 12. Distribution of Utilization of Energy Resources |
Week - V - 13. Coastal Erosion and control | 14. Earth’s Natural Resources | 15. Basic Energy Resources |
Week - VI - 16. Energy Crisis | 17. Global Warming | 18. Water Resources |
Week - VII - 19. Climate Change | 20. Karnataka Forest Cover | 21. Goa Forest Cover |
Week - VIII - 22. Bihar Forest Cover | 23. Kerala Forest Cover | 24. Soil Erosion & conservation |
Week  - IX - 25. Conservation of Biodiversity | 26. Endangered  Species | 27. Environmental Hazards |
Week - X - 28. Forest Resources | 29. Global Biodiversity | 30. Sustainable Development|
Week - XI - 31. Himachal Pradesh Forest Cover | 32. Haryana Forest Cover | 33. Chattisgarh Forest Cover | 34. Gujarat Forest Cover |
Week - XII - 35. Jammu & Kashmir Forest Cover | 36. Population Explosion | 37. Assam Forest Cover | 38. Andhra Pradesh Forest Cover |

Books and references

Reading material


Type of publication (article/notes)

Content Abstract

Number of pages

Environmental Geography,

R.B. Singh

Heritage Publishers New Delhi,1990 

Text Book


Environmental Geography

Savinder Singh

Prayag Pustak Bhawan,1997

Text Book


Resource  Geography

Rajashekhar shetty

Guptha Publisher Mysore,2014

Text Book


Instructor bio


Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Maharaja's College, University of Mysore, Mysuru
Dr.V.Krishna Kumar, obtained his M.A in Geograplıy securing first class from University of Mysore. Mysuru. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from University of Mysore, Mysuru, for his research work entitled "Changing Land Use Pattern and its Impact on Environs of Mysore City under the guidance of Prof. Subash  Sanna Siddannanavar. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience at University level. He has also wide vast experience in coaching students appearing for various competitive examinations. He has participated in several conferences/seminars and has published more than 15 research articles in reputed international and national journals. He has already published 3 noteworthy books in Geography, which have been commended both by the teaching and the student fraternity. His research insights are frequently published in numerous nationally recognized newspapers and magazines. He successfully serves as an Assistant Professor at Department, of Geography, Maharaja's College University of Mysore Mysuru.

Course certificate

Assessment/Assignment marks will be considered for Internal Marks and will carry 30 percent for overall Result.

End Term Exam- will have 100 questions and will carry 70 percent of  overall Result.

*All students, who obtain 40% marks in in-course assessment and 40% marks in end-term proctored exam separately, will be eligible for certificate and credit transfer.

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