UBMSFSII.7 : ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

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[50 lectures : 3 Credit]

 

The objectives of the course are:

 

  • The basic objective of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge about environmental studies.

 

  • To develop knowledge base for demographic and environmental factors affecting business.

 

  • To make the students aware of environmental problems related to Business and commerce.

 

 

Unit Name of the Topic No. of
    Lect.
     
Unit I Environmental Concepts: 12
  Environment: Definition and composition, Lithosphere, Atmosphere,  
  Hydrosphere, Biosphere  
  Biogeochemical cycles – Concept and water cycle.  
  Ecosystem & Ecology; Food chain, food web & Energy flow pyramid.  
  Resources: Meaning, classification( Renewable & non-renewable), types  
  & Exploitation of Natural resources in sustainable manner.  
     
Unit II Environment degradation: 13
  Degradation-Meaning and causes, degradation of land, forest and  
  agricultural land and its remedies.  
  Pollution – meaning, types, causes and remedies (land, air, water and  
  others)  
  Global warming: meaning, causes and effects.  
  Disaster Management: meaning, disaster management cycle.  
  Waste Management: Definition and types -solid waste management,  
  anthropogenic waste, e-waste & biomedical waste (consumerism as a  
  cause of waste)  
     
Unit III SUSTAINABILITY AND ROLE OF BUSINESS 13
  Sustainability: Definition, importance and Environment Conservation.  
  Environmental clearance for establishing and operating Industries in  
  India.  
  EIA, Environmental auditing, ISO 14001  
  Salient features of Water Act, Air Act and Wildlife Protection Act.  
  Carbon bank & Kyoto protocol.  
     
Unit IV INNOVATIONS IN BUSINESS- AN ENVIRONMENTAL 12
  PERSPECTIVE  
  Non-Conventional energy sources- Wind, Bio-fuel, Solar, Tidal and  
  Nuclear Energy.  
  Innovative Business Models: Eco-tourism, Green marketing, Organic  
  farming, Eco-friendly packaging, Waste management projects for profits,  
  other business projects for greener future.  
     

 

 

Reference Books :-

 

  Title Author Publisher
     
1.Environment Management N.K. Uberoi Excel Books, Delhi
     
2.Environmental Management – Text & Bala Krishnamoorthy Prentice Hall of India
Cases    
       
3. Environmental Management- Swapan C. Deb JAICO
National and global Perspectives    
       
4. Environmental Management Dr.Anand S. Bal Himalaya Publishing
      House
       
5. Environmental Priorities in India Khoshoo Environmental Society
      (N.Delhi)
       

 

 

(P.S. This post has been updated on 12th November 2014 as per the revised 2014-15 syllabus)

 

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