Sr. Secondary : Environmental Science 333

By Ms. Neelam Gupta   |   National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Learners enrolled: 8103

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences including but not limited Ecology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Mineralogy, Oceanology, Limnology, Soil Science, Geology etc. to the study of the environment and solution of environmental problems. Environmental Sciences emerged from the field of natural history and medicine during the enlightenment.

Environmental Science assesses the impact of human activity on the global environment and develop scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure and sustainable global environment. It encompasses both the biological and the earth sciences.

The course covers all the major components of the environment including origin and evolution of earth and life, natural resources, ecological principles and population dynamics, pollution, wildlife conservation and impact of individualization. In addition, it also addresses related some economic, cultural and ethical aspects which are important to ensure a sustainable future for humans. This course also provides information related to Environmental issues related to sustainable livelihood and human welfare.

Some important topics includes in Environmental Science Senior Secondary course as follows:

1. Origin, Evolution and its uses by humans

2. Principles of Ecology

3. Human settlement and their impact on environment

4. (a) Environmental Pollution and Natural Disasters

    (b) National and Global Environmental Issues

5. Conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources

6. Sustainable development with regards to agriculture and cleaner technology

7. Environmental Management (ethics, legislation and organization related to environment)

8. (a) Water Resource Management

    (b) Energy and Environment

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 24 weeks
Category :
  • Environmental Sciences
Credit Points : 8
Level : School
Start Date : 01 Apr 2020
End Date : 30 Sep 2020
Enrollment Ends : 30 Sep 2020
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Ms. Neelam Gupta

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Ms. Neelam Gupta has done Masters in Botany, Masters in Philosophy in Botany and B.Ed. from Agra University. She has also done certificate course in Russian from University of Delhi. She has an experience in More than 23 years in the field of School education of Open and distance mode. Her expertise for developing Self Learning Material. Question Bank, Assignments. Audio-video aids and e-content for NIOS learners at OBE, Secondary and Senior Secondary level (Science, Biology and Environmental Science). Her strength is hard worker, self-motivating & dedicated towards her work. Her goal is to give best to her organization.

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For Senior Secondary Level Passing Certificate

1. In order to obtain Senior Secondary (12th) passing certificate from NIOS, the learners are required to enroll in minimum five subjects including one or maximum two languages on SWAYAM. For examination and certification the learners must also enroll with NIOS.

2. The admission in NIOS is done through online mode only. The learner can visit the official website of NIOS i.e.,
www.nios.ac.in or www.sdmis.nios.ac.in. The learner can also visit the Regional Centre or nearest AI (study Centre) or designated Common Service Centre (CSC), the list of which is available on the website and take help for online admission in NIOS.

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