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Sustainable Development Study Center

 

Introduction

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Sustainable Development Study CenterSustainable Development Study Centre is working as an interdisciplinary setup with Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Geography and Biotechnology. The center is currently focusing on research activity encompassing sustainable livelihoods, environmental management and community development in Pakistan with national attention drawn to the problems of environmental degradation and related issues. It is hoped that SDSC will help to pioneer a new trend for applied research emerging from academia to influence policy makers in the area of socioeconomic development. In addition the center has established linkage with other institutions of higher learning in environmental research. The center has designed interdisciplinary courses and research to overcome the trust deficit between policy makers and academia.

 

 

The Objectives of SDSC are to:

  • Address Pakistan’s sustainability issues with innovative, integrated, collaborative, and trans-disciplinary research.

  • Mobilize S&T for managing boundaries between knowledge and action

  • Enhance postgraduate teaching in the emerging field of sustainability science with emphasis on critical analyses and thinking

  • Build capacity to develop SDSC as a center of excellence on sustainability research and teaching at national and International level.

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Academic Programmes

 

The following Academic Programmes are offered in Environmental Science at SDSC:

  • BSc (Hons)

  • MPhil

  • PhD.

Research Groups

  • Following research groups are working at SDSC:

  • Sustainable Development

  • Environmental Toxicology

  • Water and Waste Water Management

  • Occupational Health & Safety

  • Air Pollution monitoring and Control

  • Renewable energy

  • Conservation biology/ Bio-diversity

 

Facilities

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The SDSC became fully operational in the March 2007 in a purpose built four story building. The infrastructure includes laboratories, lecture rooms, conference rooms and a library. There are well equipped laboratories (Soil and Plants Analysis, Alternative Energy, Aquatic and Environmental Toxicology, Air pollution, Water research, Environmental microbiology and Biotechnology to facilitate the research requirements of BSc (Hons), MPhil and PhD students. Library has a collection of more than 515 reference books and computers are available for the students to avail internet and digital library facilities.

 

Special Features

 

SDSC has academic and research collaborations with the following international and national organizations/departments/ institutes:

  • Worldwide fund for Nature (WWF Pakistan)

  • King Edward Medical University (KEMU Pakistan)

  • College of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Punjab, Pakistan.

  • NEC Consultants (Private) Limited

  • Solution Environmental & Analytical Laboratory, Pakistan

  • Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Aquadem  (Turkey)

  • Lahore Waste Management Company. (LWMC)

  • LEED Pakistan.

  • Urban Unit

  • Ministry of Environment, Government of Punjab

 

Career Opportunities in this discipline are immense and are further going to increase in Pakistan and abroad in future. Environmental Science graduates can find jobs in

  • Research and Development Organizations

  • Industries

  • Health Department

  • Environmental NGOs

  • Environmental Consultancies

  • Solid Waste Management Companies

  • Environmental Education

  • Social Development Sector

 

Courses

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BSc (Hons.) Environmental Science

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Year-1

 

Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-1101

Introduction to Environmental Science

2

ENVSC-1101P

Introduction to Environmental Science (Practical)

1

Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-1201

Fundamental of Ecology

2

ENVSC-1201P

Fundamental of Ecology  (Practical)

1

 

           

Year-2

 

Semester III

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-2101

Chemistry of the Environment

2

ENVSC-2101 P

Chemistry of the Environment (Practical)

1

Semester IV

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-4209

Environment Profile of Pakistan

3

ENVSC-2202

Environmental Monitoring (Air Water Soil and noise)

3

ENVSC-2202P

Environmental Monitoring (Air Water Soil and noise) (Practical)

1

 

 

Year-3

 

Semester V

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-3101

Introductory Environmental Economics

3

ENVSC-3102

Applied Ecology

3

ENVSC-3102P

Applied Ecology (Practical)

1

ENVSC-3103

Fundamentals of Earth Sciences

3

ENVSC-3104

Environmental Microbiology

3

ENVSC-3104P

Environmental Microbiology (Practical)

1

ENVSC-4210

Analytical Techniques in Environmental Science

1

ENVSC-4210 P

Analytical Techniques in Environmental Science ( Practical)

2

Semester VI

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-2201

Physics of the Environment

2

ENVSC-2201P

Physics of the Environment ( Practical)

1

ENVSC-3201

History and Philosophy of Environmental Thought

3

ENVSC-3105

Environmental Toxicology

2

ENVSC-3105 P

Environmental Toxicology ( Practical)

1

ENVSC-3202

Environmental Polices & Regulations ( Practical)

2

ENVSC-3202 P

Environmental Polices & Regulations (Practical)

1

ENVSC-3203

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics

3

ENVSC-3204

           Environmental Technology

3

ENVSC-3204 P

     Environmental Technology  (Practical)

1

ENVSC-3205

Natural Resource Management

2

ENVSC-3205 P

Natural Resource Management  (Practical)

1

 

           

Year-4

 

Semester VII    

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-4201

Environmental Management    Systems

2

ENVSC-4201P

            Environmental Management Systems (Practical)

1

ENVSC-4202

Remote Sensing and GIS

3

ENVSC-4202P

Remote Sensing and GIS (Practical)

1

 

Elective – I

2+1

 

Elective – II

2+1

ENVSC-4299

Research Project / Internship

3

Semester VIII

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-4101

Conservation Biology

3

ENVSC-4101P

Conservation Biology (Practical)

1

ENVSC-4102

Environmental Impact Assessment

2

ENVSC-4102P

Environmental Impact Assessment (Practical)

1

 

Elective – III

2+1

 

Elective – IV

2+1

ENVSC-4299

          Research Project /Internship

3

 

 

Elective Courses

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-4203

Health and Environment

2

ENVSC- 4203P

Health and Environment (Practical)

1

ENVSC- 4204

Data Analysis

2

ENVSC-4204P

Data Analysis (Practical)

1

ENVSC- 4205

Environmental Biotechnology

2

ENVSC- 4205P

Environmental Biotechnology (Practical)

1

ENVSC- 4206

Environmental Governance

2

ENVSC- 4206P

Environmental Governance  (Practical)

1

ENVSC- 4207

Water Resource Management

2

ENVSC- 4207P

Water Resource Management (Practical)

1

ENVSC-4208

Disaster Management

2

ENVSC-4208P

Disaster Management (Practical)

1

ENVSC-3201

History and Philosophy of Environmental Thought.

3

 

 

 

Environmental Science as Allied Subject

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Year-1

Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-1101

Introduction to Environmental Science

2

ENVSC-1101P

Introduction to Environmental Science (Practical)

1

Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-1201

Fundamental of Ecology

2

ENVSC-1201P

Fundamental of Ecology (Practical)

1

 

Year-2

Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-2101

Chemistry of the Environment

2

ENVSC-2101P

Chemistry of the Environment (Practical)

1

Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-4209

Environmental Profile of Pakistan

3

  

MPhil Environmental Science

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Year-1

Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-7101

Conservation Biology

3

ENVSC-7101P

Conservation Biology (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7102

Stress Physiology

3

ENVSC-7102P

Stress Physiology (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7103

Sustainability Science

4

ENVSC-7104

Wastewater Management (Treatment & Reuse)

3

ENVSC-7104P

Wastewater Management (Treatment & Reuse) (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7105

Restoration Ecology

3

ENVSC-7105P

Restoration Ecology (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7106

Sustainable Agriculture

3

ENVSC-7106P

Sustainable Agriculture (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7201

Aquaculture Practices and Management

3

ENVSC-7201P

Aquaculture Practices and Management (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7202 

Sustainable Development  & Environmental Economics

3

ENVSC-7202P 

Sustainable Development  & Environmental Economics (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7203

Public Health & Environment

3

ENVSC-7203P

Public Health & Environment (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7207

Solid Waste Management

3

ENVSC-7207P 

Solid Waste Management (Practical)

1

ENVSC-7208

Occupational Safety and Environment

3

ENVSC-7208P

Occupational Safety and Environment (Practical)

1

 

Year-2

Semester III & IV

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-7499

Thesis

12

 

 

PhD Environmental Science

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The Sustainable Development Study Centre offers 18 Credit Hour course work for PhD.

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENVSC-8101

Climate Change and Natural Resource Management

3

ENVSC-8102 

Sustainability Science

3

ENVSC-8103 

Wastewater Engineering

3

ENVSC-8104 

Aquaculture Practices and Management

3

ENVSC-8105

Sustainable Development & Environmental Economics

3

ENVSC-8106

Public Health & Environment 

3

ENVSC-8114

Wetlands Management

3

 

COURSES OFFERED / TO BE OFFERED FOR PH.D COURSE WORK.
 
Semester II (To be offered by SDSC)
Course Code (s)
Course Title (s)
Credit Hour(s)

ENVSC-8115

Environmental Policy Evaluation

03

ENVSC-7142

Project Development & Management

03

ENVSC-8101

Climate Change & Natural Resource Management

03

ENVSC-8109

Urban Ecology & Ecosystem Health

03

 
Semester II (To be offered by other departments)
Course Code (s)
Course Title (s)
Credit Hour(s)
GEOG-7209
Spatial Modeling
03
BIOTECH – 8102
Applications of Biotechnology
 

 

 

 

Faculty

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Name

Designation

Area of Interest

Dr. Engr. Abdullah Yasar

Ph.D. (PU) *

Director & Associate Professor

Waste To Energy, Water And Waste Water Treatment ,Air Pollution Control ,Environmental Impact Assessment ,Auditing & Monitoring

Dr. Amtul Bari Tabinda Akhtar

Ph.D (PU) *

Associate Professor Environmental Toxicology. Environmental Chemistry

Dr. Faiza Sharif *

PhD (GCUL)

Associate Professor

Habitat Restoration

Dr. M. Farhan

 

Assistant Professor

 

Dr. M. Afzal

Assistant Professor

 

Mr. Muhammad Umar Hayyat 

M.Phil (GCUL)

Assistant Professor

EIA & Environmental Monitoring

Mr. Mujtaba Baqar

 

Lecturer

 

Mr. Rizwan Rasheed

 

Lecturer

 

Ms. Gul Zareen Ghafoor

 

Lecturer

 

Mr. M. Naveed Anwar

 

Lecturer

 

Ms. Laila Shahzad

 

Lecturer

 

Teaching/Research Assistant

Mr. Rashid Mehmood

 

Ms. Ghazala Riaz

 

Ms. Saleha Munir

 

Visiting/Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Ali Iqtadar  Mirza

M.Phil (KU), MSc (PU)

Mr. Syed Tariq Rizwan

 

Dr. Ijaz Qureshi

 

Ms. Nusrat Gill

 

Interim Faculty Placement

Dr. Kashif Nazir

 

Dr. Abdul Razzaq

 

*HEC Approved Supervisor

 

 

Contact Us

 

Dr. Engr. Abdullah Yasar

Director,

Sustainable Development Study Center

GC University Lahore.

UAN: 111-000-010 Ext: 256, 332

Ph: +92-42-99213357-62

Email: chairperson.sdsc@gcu.edu.pk, yasar.abdullah@gcu.edu.pk

 

 

 

 


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