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BHUBANESWAR: University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested all universities to make surroundings studies obligatory topic for undergraduate scholars of all branches.

According to the directive of Supreme Court, a direction on surroundings sciences should be implemented in any respect branches of upper training in India. The UGC had previous passed directions via a large number of letters to all the universities/institutions to compulsorily enforce six months core module syllabus on environmental studies for undergraduate classes in all branches of upper training.

In a letter issued on May 14, the UGC has directed the schools to verify the implementation of six month core module syllabus for environmental studies for undergraduate direction within the universities or its affiliated faculties and institutions in case not implemented so far. “The activity of educating the topic be entrusted with the lecturers who satisfy the qualifications laid down through the UGC,” learn the letter.

The UGC additionally urged the schools to create awareness a number of the scholars for preservation of surroundings which will move some distance for offering protected and wholesome environment for future generations.

The UGC really useful module syllabus has seven gadgets. First unit may have advent to surroundings studies, while 2d and third unit will likely be discussing on ecosystems and natural resources (renewable and non-renewable) respectively.

Content of the fourth unit is biodiversity and conservation. The 5th and 6th gadgets have topics like environmental pollution, environmental policies and practices respectively. The seventh unit is mentioning about human communities and surroundings.

The final unit consists of box paintings. A pupil will discuss with to a space to report environmental assets like river or woodland or wildlife. He/she can discuss with to a neighborhood polluted website online as part of the project. They can find out about commonplace plants, insects, birds, elementary ideas of id, simple ecosystems-pond, river and other aspects.

Rajani Ranjan Das, important of DR Nayapalli College Bhubaneswar, stated they've made this direction obligatory for certain streams of scholars. “We are taking steps to make obligatory for all streams,” he added.

A senior university professor stated several faculties and universities are yet to enforce this order.

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