Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Environmental Studies and Resources Management


Climate change has impacted every dimension of human life creating havoc through flash floods, earthquakes and wildfires to name a few. It has become increasingly apparent that a new task force is needed to meet competencies for tackling climate change and global emissions targets. The need for a science based upskilling is clear as modern environmental problems impact governments and industrial sector alike. IGMPI has launched a PG Diploma/Executive Diploma course in Environmental Studies and Resource management for the benefit of experienced professionals and newcomers to the industrial sector. This diploma course trains individuals to assume and lead managerial positions in the impact sector – particularly climate protection interfacing strategy, scientific communication and project management. Environmental Sciences encompass a broad range of jobs, including those with a focus on natural/physical sciences as well as social sciences and humanities.

A focus on environmental studies is crucial to strategies the available natural resource and their sustainable utilization. Through a myriad of case studies throughout the course, students will be able to identify the pain areas in natural resource management along with identifying suitable management and conservation strategies in an organization. They will be able to communicate important milestones and proceeding in workshops, conferences and seminars. Finally, they would be instrumental in policy research teams and public-private advisories on environmental management.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Environmental Studies and Ecosystem

  • Definition and Scope and Importance of Environmental Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies
  • Types of Ecosystems (Terrestrial, Aquatic)
  • Structure and Function of Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity: Definition, Importance, threats and Conservation
  • Module 2 : Natural Resources: Types and Management

  • Renewable and Non-renewable Resources
  • Conservation and Sustainable Use of Resources
  • Case Studies on Natural Resource Management
  • Module 3 : Water Resources Management

  • Hydrological Cycle
  • Sources of Water: Surface Water, Groundwater
  • Water Conservation Techniques
  • Challenges in Water Resource Management
  • Module 4 : Forest Resources

  • Types of Forests
  • Forest Ecosystem Services
  • Deforestation and its Impact
  • Sustainable Forest Management Practices
  • Module 5 : Soil and Land Resources

  • Soil Formation and Composition
  • Types of Soils
  • Soil Degradation and Conservation
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Module 6 : Energy Resources

  • Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Sources
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency
  • Global Energy Policies
  • Module 7 : Mineral Resources

  • Types of Minerals
  • Mining Methods and Environmental Impact
  • Sustainable Mining Practices
  • Recycling and Reuse of Minerals
  • Module 8 : Environmental Pollution and Control

  • Types of Pollution: Air, Water, Soil, Noise
  • Sources and Effects of Pollution
  • Pollution Control Technologies
  • Global Initiatives to Combat Pollution
  • Module 9 : Climate Change and Global Warming

  • Causes and Consequences of Climate Change
  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies
  • International Agreements on Climate Change (e.g., Paris Agreement)
  • Role of Individuals and Communities in Climate Action
  • Module 10 : Environmental Policies and Legislation

  • Global conventions on Environment Protection
  • Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Protection in India
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Role of Government and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Module 11 : Sustainable Development

  • Concept and Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Strategies for Sustainable Development
  • Case Studies on Sustainable Practices
  • Module 12 : Environmental Ethics and Education

  • Importance of Environmental Ethics
  • Ethical Issues in Environmental Management
  • Role of Education in Promoting Environmental Awareness
  • Community Participation and Environmental Movements
  • Module 13 : Waste Management

  • Types of Waste: Solid, Liquid, Hazardous
  • Waste Management Techniques
  • Circular economy
  • Module 14 : Urbanization and Environmental Impact

  • Urban Growth and its Environmental Effects
  • Sustainable Urban Planning
  • Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecology
  • Case Studies on Urban Sustainability
  • Module 15 : Agricultural and Rural Environment

  • Sustainable Agricultural Practices
  • Impact of Agriculture on Environment
  • Rural Development and Natural Resource Management
  • Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture
  • Module 16 : Marine and Coastal Resource Management

  • Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Marine Pollution and Control Measures
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Module 17 : Disaster Management and Risk Reduction

  • Types of Natural Disasters
  • Environmental Impact of Disasters
  • Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
  • Community-based Disaster Risk Management
  • Module 18 : Technological Advances in Environmental Management

  • Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Monitoring
  • Biotechnology for Environmental Conservation
  • Innovations in Renewable Energy
  • Smart and Sustainable Technologies
  • Eligibility

    Any graduation/B.Tech/B.Sc in Microbiology/Life Sciences/Botany/Zoology/Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B. Pharma/MBBS/BDS/BHMS/BUMS/BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate and Certificate Programmes.

    Programme Duration

    The candidate is expected to complete the programme in a minimum of 6 months (Executive Diploma) and maximum of 1 year (PG Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes, and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-paced and self-regulated performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying the certificate programs. Each of your module is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to the program.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online proctored exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/ Executive Diploma in Environmental Science by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resource department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing and interview skills.

    In recent months, the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global think tanks. The IGMPI ‘s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in the industrial sector on a regular basis.

    Future career prospects

    In this course, participants will be able to learn and understand and evaluate critical issues in environmental science that are driving changes in effective global governance. They will also be able to assess the implications for businesses and major public and private entities, and make key decisions for conservation and preservation of ecosystems and the available natural resources. In India, around 20% of employees work in the environment sector, which is expected to double by 2030. It is expected that by 2030, around 24 million green jobs will be available around the world. After pursuing environmental science courses, the candidate can work in various fields like the climate monitoring think tank task forces, pollution control board, environmental consultancy firms, public health sector, etc.

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    How to apply

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