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Rapid industrialization and population increase has put a big burden on our environment and on natural resources. It is thus essential that we take to conserving the environment before it is too late. Students who are highly motivated to pursue courses on conservation can learn from here the options available to them.


Courses on conservation are available at various levels from undergraduate to doctoral. Students from science, engineering or technology background are generally preferred for these courses, which are mainly postgraduate programs. The courses are available in various streams. A few such streams are natural resource conservation, wildlife conservation, soil and water conservation, conservation biology.

Admission criteria


For getting admission to such programs you need to be highly meritorious and should have the passion to save the environment. Most of the institutes conduct a rigorous entrance exam along with an interview for admission to such courses. These exams are not only knowledge based but also check the problem solving and analytical skills of the students. After all the students when they pass out from the institutes have to solve real world problems related to environment. The duration of masters programs is of 2 years, whereas the Ph.D programs can take anywhere from 2 years to more.





Conservation Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Conservation courses in India.


1. M.E Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
2. M.E Soil & Water Conservation Engineering
3. M.Phil Environmental Science
4. M.Sc Ecological Restoration
5. M.Tech Water Resources Engineering and Management
6. Master in Architectural Conservation
7. Ph.D Environmental Science
8. Post Graduate Diploma Ground Water Exploration


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Natural resource conservation


With our natural resources depleting very fast, it is very essential to safeguard whatever resources we are still left with. Alternate sources of fuel and energy are some steps in this direction.

Wildlife conservation


The various subjects on wildlife conservation are wildlife management, conservation of endangered species, coastal and marine management, watershed management and wilderness management.

Soil and water conservation


The courses in this field concentrate on managing water resources and the techniques which are used for conserving soil and water. Training is given for conservation methods like rain-water harvesting and reclaiming waste lands.

Conservation biology


In this course you will study nature, its biodiversity, protection of species, habitats, the ecosystem and how to prevent their extinction. It is important to understand that man is responsible for the large scale deterioration of the environment. We need to save it for our future generations.

Job opportunities


Jobs are available in various fields, such as researchers in institutes and laboratories, as lecturers in colleges and universities, in government and in NGOs. The nature of the work can be either field work or in the office. Irrigation and other government departments related to agriculture absorb many qualified students as scientists. Various jobs are available under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Moreover there is always the scope for further research in this field for the die-hard enthusiast.