The Department aspires to advance and impart knowledge about the environment and natural resources, including their characteristics and dynamics, their economic and societal values and their management in an ecologically, socially, technically, and economically sound and sustainable manner. The Department offers masters in Geoinformatics and doctoral programme. The programme prepare students to meet the changing needs of society for effective and integrated environmental management. The courses equip them with cutting edge tools and techniques through teaching and research. The Department's areas of research include remote sensing, GIS, GPS, forestry, applied ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity assessment, conservation and characterization and related fields.
Head of Department
Dr Sudipta ChatterjeeHoD and Associate Professor, " Sudipta Chatterjee has been working for conservation of forests and biodiversity since past 21 years. He is a recipient of the Whitley Associate Award, UK, in 2009 for conservation of Rhododendrons in Eastern Himalaya.. He worked as Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas Management Specialist in Sikkim Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management Project, Integrated Development Division, Louis Berger Group Inc, , Head, Forests Conservation Programme of WWF-India and Biodiversity and Conservation Programme of Winrock International India."