Department of Environmental Science

Started in 1999 with the first batch of Graduate Courses, the Department of Environmental Science offers Courses designed to understand the environment and  thematic connections between a variety of science disciplines concerned with the local, regional and global environment.   It gives students a coherent and realistic picture of the applications of a wide range of scientific concepts as they manifest in our environment, to analyse the causes of its degradation and to enable them to participate in efforts to mitigate and solve these . In short, the aim of the Department is to increase students knowledge of the environmental challenges of today and their sustainable solutions while continuing to cultivate scientific critical thinking skills.

Mission & Vision: 

  • acquire and apply scientific knowledge about environmental issues so as to understand the underlying scientific concepts,
  • develop a deeper understanding of environmental problems and issues by relating scientific knowledge with other perspectives,
  • acquire the necessary problem-solving skills enabling them to examine and propose alternatives to a variety of environmental problems,
  • develop pro-environmental values and attitudes that foster environmental responsibility, and
  • critically evaluate their attitudes, behaviour and values and consequently adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.


Why choose:

The environment and natural resource base of  Bangladesh  are critical for the welfare of its people. Natural resource and environmental management and conservation are pre-requisites for sustainable development in the region. Achieving sustainable development requires an appreciation of the value of natural resources and the environment, and the development of the knowledge base and skills required for effective management. A firm grounding in these skills, knowledge and attitudes is provided through a study of Environmental Science.  The skills and abilities which students are expected to develop  like the knowledge and comprehension; application of knowledge and practical abilities  to cater the needs of the current market demand have been given priority.

Undergraduate Program

Course Plan

The program of study for bachelor degree will extend over a period of 4 (four) years and is divided into 8 (eight) semesters, each of 6 (six) months duration. Semester final examination will be held at the end of each semester for completion the semester. The course of study of the program has to be completed by a student over a maximum period of 12 (twelve) consecutive semesters.

Tution Fee:  1,80,000.00 ( 2017-18).

Course Description: The B.Sc Environmental Science : A four years’-long course with 154-credit undergraduate program at the end of which the student will earn a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences.  The Program is designed to promote a more holistic framework of environmental issues, the approach adopted must necessarily be interdisciplinary, involving inputs from various fields related to the issues being studied. While ensuring that the programme provides a global perspective, candidates should also be familiarised with the local and regional dimensions of the environmental issues being studied.


Requirements for Admission: The basic prerequisite for admission to the B. Sc (Hons.) course in Environmental Science : the students should have GPA 2.5 in S.S.C and H.S.C (Science) or equivalent.  Every student must qualify in the admission test set by the university each time.


Graduate Program:   Not yet started.

Certificate Courses: Six months long  Certificate Courses  on Organic Agriculture (OA) , Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), and Climate Smart  Agriculture (CSA)  offered

Faculty Members:

Name: Dr. Salma Hossain

Designation: Senior Asstt. Professor

Mobile no.: 01711 583646


Education:  B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, M.Phil. Ph.D (RU)

Joining Date: 03.02.1999

Research Interest: Environmental Science, Biodiversity, Cytogenetins, Botany

Teaching area: Environmental Science, Botany

Dr  Salma Hossain is carrying out a Research  Project funded by the University.



1.       Salma Hossain1, Rozina Parul2, M.I.Zuberi 3 

1 Department of Environmental Science; 2 Department of Pharmacy, Gono Bishwabidyalay, Savar,  Dhaka 1344, Bangladesh

2018.    Potential health dangers of new invasive species similar to indigenous plants that are used as food or medicine–an example from Bangladesh.

World Nutrition (U.S.A),  2018;9(3):163-175 DOI: 10.26596/wn.201893163-175



2. Hossain S. et al. ( 2018). Small Farmers and Resource-Conserving Agriculture: The Prospect of Attaining Environmental Sustainability through Zero Tillage Relay Cropping in Bangladesh. J Agri Res 2018, 3(5): 000171.

Open Access Journal of Agricultural Research ISSN: 2474-8846. June 22, 2018.

3. Salma Hossain et al. (2014) Potential threat to subsistence agriculture in Africa: Invasive alien species, Parthenium hysterophorus L. spreading  in the West Shoa Region of Ethiopia. Sarhad J. Agric. 30 (1), 117-125.

4. Hossain S. et al . (2010) Jackfruit (Artocarpus Heterophyllus Lam.) Diversity In Bangladesh: Land Use And Artificial Selection.  Economic Botany, 64(2), 2010, Pp. 124–136

5. Hossain Salma et al. (2011)   Current Status of Invasive Alien Species in Northern Bangladesh. In Proceedings  1st IOBC Parthenium weed workshop 2010 Nairobi, Kenya.

6. S.Zuberi, et al. (1981). The genetics of incompatibility in Brassica. I. Inheritance of self-incompatibility in Brassica. Heredity (U.K) , 46, 175–190.

7. Salma Zuberi  et al. (1983). Inheritance of Male Sterility in Brassica campestris L. 1983  . Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding:43,(3), 438- 440

8. S. Hossain etal.  (1983) The performance of Span- a Canadian zero-erucic acid variety and hybrids between Span and Indian varieties of rape seed (Brassica campestris L.) Bangladesh J. Bot. 12(2), 181-188.

9. S. Hossain et al. (1983) The performance of span-a Canadian zero-erucic acid variety and hybrids between span and Indian varieties of rape seed (Brassica campestris L.) 1983 M. Bangladesh Journal of Botany : 12(2),182-189.


Name:  Mrs. Nazneen Parveen

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Education : M.Sc, B.Ed (RU)

Mobile: 01716 748336

e-mail: Nazneenparveen

Joining Date: 01.01.2008

Teaching Interest: Environmental Science

Mrs Parveen is member of a  Research  Project team funded  by the University.


Naznin Parvin and Tabassum N. The Maritime Conquest: Bangladesh Wins another Legal Battle in the Bay.Gono Bishwabidyalay Journal, 2 (1), 2017.


Name: Mr. Mesbah-us-Saleheen

Designation: Professor (Part-time)

Education: M.A (DU) M.Phil. (NewZealand)

Mobile:  01715 101990


Joining Date: August, 2010
Teaching Interest: Environmental; Population; Human Geography; Urbanization.


Mr. Saleheen has his M.A in Geography and M.Phil from New Zealand. He has several papers to his credit.



Urbanization in Bangladesh, in J. Lidstone (ed.) Global Issues of our Time (Text-Book), Cambridge University Press, Sydney, Australia, 1995, (Joint).

Environmental Impacts in Chittagong Hill Tracts due to Human Interference. The Journal of Geo-Environment, No. 1, 101-112, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi. 2001

Ageing and Urbanization in Bangladesh. CUS Bulletin on Urbanization and Development, No. 42,  9-10. Centre for Urban Studies, Dhaka. January-June. 2002