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Environmental Engineering - Courses, Colleges, Career, Scope and Salary


There is a lot of scope for Environmental Engineering as of today due to the need for sustainable development in India; Image Courtesy:

Environmental Engineering is an emerging branch of engineering that applies the principles of science and engineering to improve the environmental factors like air, water, and/or land resources from the harmful effects of pollution and to provide healthy resources for one and all.

The major areas in Environmental Engineering include air pollution control, industrial hygiene, radiation protection, hazardous waste management, toxic materials control, along with water supply, waste water management, storm water management, solid waste disposal, public health, and land management. Apart from these major areas in Environmental Engineering, there are a few sub-sections to these too.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Maths is mandatory for admission into B.E. or B.Tech program of Environmental Engineering.

  • Entrance Exams are conducted for admission into these programs.

  • Postgraduate studies and PhD can also be taken up after completion of graduation and post graduation respectively.


Advent Envirocare is the leading company for Environmental Engineering Research and Development in India

Career and Job Prospects

There are a lot of job opportunities out there for an Environmental Engineer and they are as follows,

  • A Researcher

  • A Designer

  • A Planner

  • An Operator of pollution control facilities

  • A Professor

  • A government regulatory agency official

  • A manager of programs

  • Professional society work

Employment opportunities can be found in private consulting engineering firms, universities, private research firms, testing laboratories, government agencies (central, state and local), or all types of major corporations and private businesses.

There is a huge possibility of finding jobs in chemical manufacturing units, mines etc.

Apart from jobs in government agencies like the Central Pollution Control Board, the private sector openings would be with companies that are engaged in infrastructure projects with environmental consulting firms.


Himalayan University, Itanagar, is the top most college for Environmental Engineering in India

Top 5 Colleges/Institutes for Environmental Engineering 2017

1Himalayan UniversityArunachal Pradesh
2KLE College of Engineering and TechnologyKarnataka
3Pondicherry University School of Engineering and TechnologyPuducherry
4University School of Engineering and TechnologyDelhi
5SBS State Technical CampusPunjab


State Wise List of Engineering Colleges

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