The new PG course for waste management is intended for turning out efficient environmental managers.
“E-waste is probably the fastest emergent sector in industry of global waste. During the year 2007, India alone had produced e-waste of 382,000 tons. With the exception of this India produces 188,500 tons municipal solid waste every day (annually 70 million ton), as well as the anticipated increase by the year 2047 will be around 260 million tons every year,” as per Dr. Margaret Bates, who is Professor of continues waste management, at University of Northampton, in U.K. He is also a specialist of chartered waste management as well as environmentalist, having 20 years experience in this field.
The combined M.Sc. degree for International Environment Management, in association with University of Madras was recently launched. This waste management course has been particularly designed for meeting the requirement as well as ever increasing sustainability demands for developed as well as quickly developing countries. According to Dr Bates, “India requires expertise in the waste management.”
Professor V. D. Swaminathan, the Director of University Students Advisory Bureau at Madras University, had signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Mr. Nick Petford, the Vice-Chancellor as well as CEO, The University of Northampton, used for knowledge transfer of E-waste Recycling as well as jointly award of program.
As per Prof. Jagannathan for Department of Geography in University of Madras, the joint M.Sc. course is produced for considering the opportunity which candidates would have to develop knowledge and skills at postgraduate level allowing them to turn into successful environmental managers.
Prof. Nigel Freestone, the HoD (Head of Department) of the Environmental Science, at University of Northampton said that this program will have sturdy industry interface. Potential candidates who choose for this program are anticipated to work with allied industry, research lab, and consultancy to discover solutions jointly. “We desire students to start real life problems like E-waste Recycling in their thesis/research.” The participants that exit program at diverse levels not capable to continue this course will get diploma, certificate, or Master’s degree, as per credits secured from total 180 credits.
Delivered in wide variety of formats, this Master’s degree course comprises three stages which take minimum one year for completion; on the other hand, candidates must have 4 yours maximum to complete this course. Inside stages 1-2, candidates will accomplish compulsory, optional modules, or individual research hypothesis. This waste management course is reviewed by the TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments) as well as TCAs (Time Constrained Assignments). No proper examinations are there for this program. “It is one type of distance learning program in which learning is possible through face-to-face conversions online with involvement of Skype,” According to Prof Jagannathan.