Environmental ScienceFeed



he School of Environmental Studies, established in 1980, is the first of its kind to be established in the State. The School was envisaged to actively participate in solving the environmental problems faced by the State and to train the manpower needed in the vital areas of environmental science. A full time Master's programme in Environmental Studies was initiated in 1986. Ever since its inception, the School has been actively involved in research on various aspects of air and water quality monitoring, eco-toxicology, estuarine productivity, water and waste water treatment, and applied microbiology. The faculty of the School is actively pursuing various research programmes. Seven research schemes (Rs. 14.00 lakhs) have been completed, the major among which are (1) Primary productivity in the Vembanad estuary (funded by UNESCO, Rs. 2.00 lakhs) (2) Hematological Studies on Marine and Fresh Water Mussels (funded by DST, Govt. of India, Rs. 7.33 lakhs), (3) Systematics and pathogenicity of Vibrinaceae associated with the larvae of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (funded by International Foundation for Science, Sweden, Rs. 2.79 lakhs), and (4) Development of Primary Cell Cultures and Cell Lines from Fish and Prawns (Funded by STEC, Govt. of Kerala, Rs. 1.15 lakhs).

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