Department of Energy and Environment

Environmental Science came in existence since the inception of the university (Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, established in 1991 by M.P. Act 9 ) as a separate Institute. In the later phase, during the restructuring of the University, it merge in faculty of Science and Environment as a separate department and renamed as Energy & Environment in 2008.

Department is conducting a Two year M.Sc. course in Environmental Science, which is designed to meet the national and international requirements of Environmental Monitoring, Management, EIA, Hazards and Risk assessment. This course bridges the gap between Science & Technology and provide extensive training to the students for getting jobs in Universities, Colleges, Industries, Ministries, Judiciary, Research organizations, Multinational companies, Administration and NGO's etc.

Ph.D. Programme in Environmental Science & Technology discipline is also available. Besides M.Sc. course and Ph. D. Programme the department is dedicated for the Water Conservation Programme of the University. Recently the department has started Rain Water Harvesting, Ground water targeting, GIS based rural resource planning etc. Artificial Ground Water Recharging and Extensive Training Programme for the rural folk with the help of Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India. 

Faculty Profile of the Department

Dr. Sadhana Chaurasia is an Associate Professor and Head, Department of Energy and Environment. Her area of research work includes Environmental Monitoring, EIA and Environmental Ecology. She has more than 90 research papers to her credit. She has 25 years of teaching & research experience. She has supervised eight Ph. D. students and participated in more than 50 national and international symposias, seminars, and Training programmes. She got Best Science Teacher Award in 2013 and Fourth Ranking in Research Publication in Indian Citation Index (2014).
Dr. Sadhana Chaurasia
Dr. Ghan Shyam Gupta is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Energy and Environment. He obtained M.Sc. (Chemistry) from Bundelkhand University, Jhanshi and Ph.D. (Chemistry- Applied Chemistry) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has completed various research projects on surface and environmental Chemistry field funded by DST, UGC, CPCB etc. He has more than 75 research papers in his credit. He has got Sulabh International Award (II) and Best Science Research award (MPCST). He has also 25 years teaching & research experience. In extracurricular activities, he has got Colour & Championship (Athletics), BHU, Gold medal in SAARC Athletics competition.
Prof. Ghan Shyam Gupta
Dr. Shashikant Tripathi is a Professor in Remote Sensing and GIS Division, Department of Energy and Environment. He is Post Graduate in Geology and Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He did P.G. Diploma in Environmental Geology from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun. He has completed a pilot project from Groupment pour de Development de la Teledetection Aerospatiale (GDTA), Toulouse, France. He has also participated in various national and international symposia/seminar, and Training programmes. He has research experience of more than 30 years and teaching experience of 25 years. His area of research includes Hydrogeology and environmental geology. Twenty Ph.D. theses have been awarded under his supervision and guidance. More than 75 research papers have been published by him.
Prof. Shashikant Tripathi