This course is aimed at creating a concern among students on energy conservation and environmental protection. Studentsfrom all streamsexcept those from Physics might enrolfor this course. This is a purely lecture based four credit courseconsisting of 72 teaching hours. In brief the course outline is as follows: It deals with the energy sources which are currently accessed and brings out the need for conservation of energy and increasingly depending on non-conventional energy sources like solar, tidal etc.There is a detailed discussion on various solar energy based devices, which one can implement in daily lives. In addition, the basic ideas on environmental pollution and its harmful effects are touched upon and the need for bringing pollution levels to a minimum is emphasized. The course also deals with environmental impact assessment and statutory provisions concerning conservation of environment.A student who attends this course would definitelygain a better understanding of the energy sources currently available to us and the environment we live in so that he/she might aim for sustainable living.
This course is part of the UG programme and hence assessment of student progression is that of our UG programme.