Earth Day 2024: Here’s a list of ‘green skills’ courses you can take to do your bit for the environment | Education news

With Earth Day 2024 being celebrated on Monday, April 22, it becomes pertinent to note that the need for green or sustainable learning has only grown over the years. LinkedIn’s Global Green Skills Report 2023 shows that demand for people with ‘green skills’ has also increased rapidly.

If you are someone who wants to do your bit for the environment and earn good money at the same time, below are some of the courses you can sign up for:

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Masters in Climate Finance and Sustainability, IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has introduced an online master’s course on Climate Finance and Sustainability. A GATE score is not required to qualify for the course. The selection of the candidate will be based on academic and professional background, followed by a test and an interview.

The course aims to provide training and exposure on carbon management, ESG (environmental, social and governance) aspects and green finance in a one-year, fully online program with a flexible curriculum, self-paced learning opportunities, live and interactive sessions and hands-on learning . Students are given the opportunity to complete the program in a period of one to three years. They can also receive an exemption from the institution for a maximum of 60 credits for higher education.

MTech in Sustainable Engineering/Energy Science and Technology, IIT Hyderabad

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Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad offers three different interdisciplinary two-year MTech programs in Sustainable Engineering, Energy Science and Technology, and Electronic Waste Resources Engineering and Management. The course is conducted under IIT’s Greenko School of Sustainability.

The sustainable engineering course covers various topics, including infrastructure, energy systems and industrial processes. A GATE score is mandatory for the course. Candidates are selected through the online COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal) process. Selected candidates will be informed by email.

Pollution Monitoring, Ministry of Environment

The course on Pollution Monitoring under the Green Skill Development Program of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will help students gain a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of air, water and soil pollution, its management and control, while teach them basic skills. . It will also cover the science of the atmosphere, including its physics and chemistry, which is important for understanding air pollution and its spread.

Environmental Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur offers an environmental engineering course. Interested students must have a bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental, mechanical, chemical and agricultural engineering or a related branch.

The subject includes knowledge of various topics, water and waste treatment, aerosol properties, regional climate change and modeling and simulation of environmental systems. Candidates from civil, chemical and environmental engineering background can get direct admission on the basis of GATE scores while for others, GATE scores are mandatory along with written test and interview.

PG Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy, WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India offers a PG Diploma course in Environmental Law and Policy in association with National Law University, Delhi (NLUD). The one-year course covers green law issues worldwide, especially in the Indian context.

The course is available to law graduates and professionals working in the field of the environment to enrich their understanding of the issues, institutions and initiatives in environmental law and policy. In addition, the students receive practical training.

In addition to the above-mentioned courses, magazines such as ‘Towards Responsible Use of Plastics’ by the Center for Environment Education aim to inculcate behavioral changes among students towards responsible use of plastics.