Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)

Updated on 31 Jul, 2010

Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 2,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

The programme is of use to general public, at every age and at all levels of formal and non-formal education. Professionals, ecologists, hydrologists, foresters, landscape architects, administrator and planners, engineers, industrialists, agriculturists, among others, will benefit from this programme. The NGOs with their dissemination capabilities shall find it very useful.

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 TS-5  Ecology, Environment and Tourism  8
 AHE-01  Human Environment (without AHE project)  6
 PES-01  Project Work – Environmental studies  4

The evaluation consists of two parts: 1) continuous evaluation through assignments, and 2) term-end examination. For the final result all the assignments of a course carry 30% weightage while 70% weightage is given for term-end examination. The following is the scheme for awarding divisions and grades:

Division Percentage Range Grade Point Grade
I 80% and above A - Excellent 5
  60% to 79.9% B - Very Good 4
II 50% to 59.9% C - Good 3
Pass 40% to 49.9% D - Satisfactory 2
Unsuccessful Less than 40% E - Unsatisfactory 1

You are required to score at least 40% marks at the term-end examination separately for all courses and the Project Work. In the overall computation too you must get at least 40% marks to claim the Certificate in Environmental Studies.

Assignments constitute the continuous evaluation. The Submission of assignments is compulsory. The marks that you get in your assignments will be counted in your final result. Assignment of a course carries 30% weightage. Therefore, you are advised to take your assignments seriously. A simple omission on your part may result in a loss to you.

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