Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences was established in 1995 as a center in the Department of Bio-Sciences. After trifurcation of latter, a separate department was created in September, 1998. The Department is a part of Faculty of Life Sciences, which comprises of Environmental Sciences, Botany, Zoology & Biotechnology.

The Department has 7 Teaching faculty members. The Thrust area of research includes Terrestrial Ecology, Solid Waste Management, Pollution studies, Limnology & Fisheries.  The Department conducts M.Sc., M.Phil & Ph. D. Programmes in Environmental Sciences. Our students are making contribution in areas such as Higher Education, Kashmir Administrative services, various Scientific Institutes of country, Army, Police etc. Besides, many of our students have qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) and GATE.


Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Prof. Piyush Malaviya Professor & Head M.Sc., Ph.D Env. Microbiology, Bioremediation E-mail:; piyushmalaviya@rediffmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419106740
Dr. Deepika Slathia Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Limnology, Microbiology E-mail: Mobile No.: 9419160433
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Atri Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Aerosol Chemistry, Soil Pollution Chemistry E-mail:, 2626 Mobile No.:
Dr. Meenakshi Khajuria Lecturer M.Sc., Ph.D Limnology, Aquatic environment E-mail: mk_env@rediffmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419149820