The united Nations Governance on Environment and Development held in ROI De Jeannie in 1992 and world Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg in 2002 have drawn the attention of people around the globe to the deteriorating condition of our environment. It is clear that no citizen of the earth can afford to be ignorant of environment issues. Environmental management has captured the attention of health care managers. Managing environmental hazards has become very important. Human beings have been interested in ecology since the beginning of civilization.Even our ancient scriptures have emphasized about practices and values of environmental inspiration.
It is now even more critical than ever before for mankind as a whole to have a clear understanding of environmental concerns and to follow sustainable development practices. India is rich in biodiversity which provides various resources for people. It is also basis for biotechnology. Only about 1. 7 million living organisms have been described and named globally. Still many more remain to be identified and described.
Attempts are made to conserve them in ex-situ and in-situ situations.Intellectual property rights (APRs) have become important in a biodiversity-rich country like India to rooter microbes, plants and animals that have useful genetic properties. Destruction of habitats, over-use of energy resource and environmental pollution have been found to be responsible for the loss of a large number of life-forms. It is feared that a large proportion of life on earth may get wiped out in the near future. Inspire Of the deteriorating Status Of the environment, study of environment have so far not received adequate attention in our academic programmer.Recognizing this, the Honorable Supreme Court directed the ICC to introduce a basic course on environment at every level in college education. Accordingly, the matter was considered by UGH and it was decided that a six months compulsory core module course in environmental studies may be prepared and compulsorily implemented in all the University/Colleges of India.
The experts committee appointed by the ICC has looked into all the pertinent questions, issues and other relevant matters. This was followed by framing of the core module syllabus for environmental studies for undergraduate courses of all branches of Higher Education.