JNTUH B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16) Detailed Syllabus Environmental Science and Technology

Environmental Science and Technology Detailed Syllabus for B.Tech second year second sem is covered here. This gives the details about credits, number of hours and other details along with reference books for the course.

The detailed syllabus for Environmental Science and Technology B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16)  second year second sem is as follows.

B.Tech. II Year II Sem.     L/T/P/C
Course Code: ME408ES   0/0/3/2

Course Objectives:

  • Understanding the importance of ecological balance for sustainable development.
  • Understanding the impacts of developmental activities and mitigation measures.
  • Understanding the environmental policies and regulations

Course Outcomes:

  • Based on this course, the Engineering graduate will understand /evaluate / develop technologies on the basis of ecological principles and environmental regulations which in turn helps in sustainable development

UNIT-I Ecosystems:
Definition, Scope and Importance of ecosystem. Classification, structure, and function of an ecosystem, Food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids. Flow of energy, Biogeochemical cycles, Bioaccumulation, Biomagnification, ecosystem value, services and carrying capacity, Field visits.

UNIT-II Natural Resources:
Classification of Resources: Living and Non-Living resources, water resources: use and over utilization of surface and ground water, floods and droughts, Dams: benefits and problems. Mineral resources: use and exploitation, environmental effects of extracting and using mineral resources, Land resources: Forest resources, Energy resources: growing energy needs, renewable and non renewable energy sources, use of alternate energy source, case studies.

UNIT-III Biodiversity And Biotic Resources:
Introduction, Definition, genetic, species and ecosystem diversity. Value of biodiversity; consumptive use, productive use, social, ethical, aesthetic and optional values. India as a mega diversity nation, Hot spots of biodiversity. Field visit. Threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, man-wildlife conflicts; conservation of biodiversity: In-Situ and Ex-situ conservation. National Biodiversity act.

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  • Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses by Erach Bharucha for University Grants Commission.
  • Environmental Studies by R. Rajagopalan, Oxford University Press.


  • Environmental Science: towards a sustainable future by Richard T. Wright. 2008 PHL Learning Private Ltd. New Delhi.
  • Environmental Engineering and science by Gilbert M. Masters and Wendell P. Ela . 2008 PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Environmental Science by Daniel B. Botkin & Edward A. Keller, Wiley INDIA edition.
  • Environmental Studies by Anubha Kaushik, 4th Edition, New age international publishers.
  • Textbook of Environmental Science and Technology – Dr. M. Anji Reddy 2007, BS Publications.

For all other B.Tech 2nd Year 2nd Sem syllabus go to JNTUH B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 2nd Year 2nd Sem Course Structure for (R16) Batch.

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