World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health
Department of Environmental Health Engineering
Faculty of Public Health
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research
(Deemed to be University)
Accredited by NAAC with A++ Grade & Graded by UGC as Category I University
Center for Advanced Research on Environmental Health : Air Pollution
The B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Health Sciences (BEHS) is a full time undergraduate degree program. The duration of B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Health Sciences program is Four Years (3 academic years, comprising six semesters and 1 year of exclusive training in various laboratories). During the final year the students will be rotated to laboratories, governmental and non-governmental organizations for gaining practical training to facilitate learning by observation and practice. According to WHO estimates, 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment. The deaths of 1.7 million children under 5 and 4.9 million adults aged 50 to 75 could be prevented through better environmental management (https://www.who.int/news-room). Rapidly developing countries, including India bear a large proportion of this burden, but yet lack capacities to recognize, assess and manage environmental hazards. Skilled human resources are scarce in the area of environmental health. This program lays a strong foundation to the students for preparing themselves as future leaders in environmental health sciences.