Environmental Engineering is a newly emerging discipline with brilliant opportunities. Pollution is increasing drastically and as an environmental engineer, you will be conducting various research and development activities to cover and decrease the threat of environmental pollution. By combining various methods of engineering with science, you will be improving the quality of water, land, and air while providing a healthy environment for human existence.
Scope of Environmental Engineering in India
Environmental Engineering is a sub-branch of chemical engineering and civil engineering. It is multidisciplinary and applies ideologies of various science and engineering fields to study issues related to environment and engineer effective solutions to fix those issues. Environmental Engineering involves expertise in multiple fields such as management of hazardous waste, air pollution control, hygiene for industries, toxic supplies control, disposing of solid waste, management of land, and protection from radiation.
Various NGOs, industries, consulting firms, research firms, laboratories, chemical manufacturers, mining firms and government agencies are open with opportunities for environmental engineers with bachelor degrees.
Professionals with M.Tech or Ph.D. Environmental Engineering have highly paid opportunities to work with government authorized assessment committees. These committees study the environmental risks involved with industry-based projects. After analyzing they submit the reports to the concerned authority.
Students can opt for environmental engineering as an undergraduate course, post-graduate course and Ph.D course.
For UG courses: You must have completed your 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths for getting admission in B.E or B.Tech Environmental Engineering. Or, you can opt for B.Tech Civil Engineering or B.Tech Chemical Engineering and then go for a Master’s in environmental engineering.
For Postgraduate and Ph.D. courses: You can opt for M.Tech Environmental Engineering after your graduation. There are various entrance exams for admission into this program. After your masters, you can further opt for a Ph.D. if you are a research aspirant.
The cost of undergraduate environmental engineering courses varies from 3 lakhs to 8 lakhs. For M.Tech in Environmental Engineering, candidates may incur a cost from 1.5 lakhs to 3 lakhs.
Scholarships for Environmental Engineering in India
1. Indian Oil Corporation Scholarship Scheme for Engineering Student
2. KVPY Fellowship
3. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College Students in India
4. MHRD Scholarship assistantship for Post Graduate Engineering
5. ONGC Scholarship
6. NTPC Scholarship
Salary after Environmental Engineering
As the demand for environmental engineers is increasing, there are various opportunities with Pollution Control Boards. As an entry-level engineer with a B.Tech degree at the Pollution Control Board, you will be getting a salary ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000. After M.Tech in environmental engineering, you will be earning an attractive salary of Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 60,000. If you are going for research, you will be paid as high as Rs. 90000.
Private recruiters in India namely AECOM, Brunel India Private Limited, Sima Labs, IDS Group, Kalpan Hydro Company, UEM Group also hire environmental engineers at good pay band.
Why choose LPU for Environmental Engineering
At Lovely School of Chemical Engineering, you will be imposed with industry-based learning. You will get a chance to participate in National and International Conferences organized at the campus itself.
You will get exposure to a multidisciplinary curriculum, the foremost need for Environmental Engineering.
Top-notch and modern labs will provide you with hands-on practices and familiarity with the tools like water and air quality monitoring systems, volatile organic compound analyzers, and other industry-standard tools.